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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 who use oral history to document and change their own communities. This series fills the gap in oral history research and practice by providing concise, instructive books that address the special circumstances of oral history practiced outside the academy. Each title provides practical tools for conducting and presenting an oral history project that conforms to the best practices of the Oral History Association while being accessible to community-based organizations who use oral history methods.

Left Coast Press invites manuscripts and inquiries for the series. If you practice oral history as a librarian, museum curator, public historian, educator, community activist, social scientist, or any related field, consider sharing your experience through publication. We look for both traditional and innovative applications of oral history best practices to a wide variety of fields.

Contact Nancy MacKay at nancymackay@gmail.com. It is not necessary to have a fully developed idea; we would like to work with you at any stage of your project.  Instructions for submitting a proposal: http://www.lcoastpress.com/prospective_authors.php.

Learn more about the series and what we're looking for if you're interested in writing for it from Series Editor Nancy MacKay here

Editorial Board

Series Editor:

Nancy MacKay, Mills College

Proposals and inquiries about manuscripts should be directed to: nancymackay@gmail.com.

Series Titles

Story Bridges
A Guide to Conducting Intergenerational Oral History Projects
Angela Zusman (Author)

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