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Curating Oral Histories

From Interview to Archive, 1st Edition

By Nancy MacKay


156 pages

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Paperback: 9781598740585
pub: 2006-11-15
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The interview is completed, the recorder packed away, and you've captured the narrator's voice for posterity. The bulk of your oral history is finished—or is it? Nancy MacKay, archivist and oral historian, addresses the crucial issue often overlooked by researchers: How do you ensure that the interview you so carefully recorded will be preserved and available in the future? MacKay goes carefully through the various steps that take place after the interview—transcribing, cataloging, preserving, archiving, and making your study accessible to others. Written in a practical, instructive style, MacKay guides readers, step by step, to make the oral history “archive ready”, offers planning strategies, and provides links to the most current information in this rapidly evolving field. This book will be of interest to oral historians, librarians, archivists and others who conduct oral history and maintain oral history materials. See more at

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General