Oral History in Libraries and Archives

Authored by: Debra Gold Hansen

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ELIS4-120044733

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Abstract

This entry reviews the development of oral history in the United States, covering its theory and method, major professional associations, and influential programs. It also describes how oral history collections are processed, cataloged, and made available for public use and concludes with a discussion of the international oral history movement.

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