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How have entire lives been so reduced?

“Written records are more reliable than oral tradition, by a disconcerting margin. You might think that each generation of children, knowing their parents as well as most children do, would listen to their detailed reminiscences and relay them to the next generation. 128 more words

Oral History

In The News: Library wants to hear your story

Originally published by the Rapid City Journal on December 18, 2014
Written by Meredith Colias, Journal staff

As a 28-year-old veterinarian, Keith Johnson knew he wanted more than a life spent checking on pigs in his native Iowa. 503 more words

Rapid City Public Library

Oral history: bringing our results back to the people

Honouring our partners in the field: Arctic elders and their representatives
Most of the Rovaniemi anthropology research team went this last week to Naryan Mar, the capital of the European Russian Nenets Autnomous Okrug… 862 more words

Indigenous Peoples

"Native American Testimony" by Peter Nabokov

A very excellent collection of (primarily) oral histories from American Indians, from 1492 – present.  Overall, there’s understandably quite a bit of anger and bitterness at the white man destroying the Indian way of life and taking their lands, whether through broken treaties, … 313 more words

Non-fiction

Kentucky Bourbon Tales

In case you missed it, KET ran an excellent documentary on the people of the bourbon industry tonight called Kentucky Bourbon Tales. It is based on a multitude of interviews taken as an oral history project spearheaded by the Nunn Center at the University of Kentucky. 83 more words

William Henry Somers - A Young WWI Soldier's Story

My grandfather entered the Army at the young age of 23 years. He had been born in Tuckerman, Arkansas in 1894 and spent his childhood on the family farm in Stringtown, Butler County, Missouri. 293 more words

Family History