Once you have successfully completed your interview you are ready for the next and final stage—processing your oral history interview. Transferring your files The first step is to transfer your audio files to a computer and re-name them if necessary.
Recording an oral history interview – what equipment do you need?
You don’t necessarily need expensive equipment for recording an oral history interview (for example, you could use a basic digital voice recorder or the audio recording feature on your phone) but to create a polished, professional recording, use the best
Setting up your oral history interview
Once you have made all the necessary plans for your oral history interview (i.e. choosing your interviewee, doing the necessary background research, deciding on your topic and devising a list of questions) the next step is setting up your oral
Planning an oral history interview – how to get started
If you are new to oral history the first thing to do before you start planning an oral history interview is to be clear about the topic or theme you plan to focus on. Only then will you know which
The oral tradition of storytelling and its role in history
Within families and communities there will be stories that have been passed down through the generations, some of which may have been written, but many of which will have been passed down by word of mouth. This is all part