“Interviews are not like books, because people’s lives are not like books,” says Martin Meeker, director of The Bancroft Library’s Oral History Center. “They go off in different directions.” For full story click here.
We spend a lot of time in this space pointing to particular people or projects that we think are doing interesting things with oral history. In June we talked to Josh Burford, who is using oral history to start important conversations in North Carolina. In April, we heard from Shanna Farrell, who discussed Berkeley’s Oral History Summer Institute. Last September we talked to Doug Boyd about how he uses oral history in the classroom, and the incredible potential that OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer) has for making oral histories more accessible. We love highlighting the exciting things others are doing, but sometimes we can’t help but brag about our own work. We’ve done something really cool, and we are so excited to share it with you. See full article here.