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Primary Sources: Oral Histories

This guide provides information about the different types of primary source documents.

Oral Histories as Primary Sources

Oral histories provide a personal angle on history and often gives voice to the common person. However it important to keep in mind that oral histories are subjective and individualistic and that memory is fallible.

Doing Oral Histories

These sites and books provide information on how to do an oral history interview including techniques, equipment and transcribing interviews.

Digitized Collections of Oral Histories