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Practicing Oral History

Museums, historical societies, libraries, classrooms, cultural institutions, alumni associations, and neighborhood groups are among the growing list of organizations that use oral history to document their own communities. At present, there are no handy resources for these professionals to plan and implement an oral history project within their own professional frameworks.

The Left Coast series Practicing Oral History fills this gap. Titles consist of concise, instructive books that address the special circumstances of oral history within a specific user community. Each title provides practical tools for conducting and presenting an oral history project that interprets the best practices of the Oral History Association to the particular needs of a community.

Contact Series Editor Nancy MacKay at nancymackay@gmail.com to tell us about your idea, project, or proposal. 

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Editorial Board

Series Editor:  Nancy MacKay, San Jose State University

Series Titles

Curating Oral Histories, Second Edition
From Interview to Archive
Nancy MacKay (Author)
Practicing Oral History in Historical Organizations
Barbara W. Sommer (Author), Nancy MacKay (Foreword By)
Practicing Oral History with Immigrant Narrators
Carol McKirdy (Author), Nancy MacKay (Foreword By)
Story Bridges
A Guide to Conducting Intergenerational Oral History Projects
Angela Zusman (Author)

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