More and More Every Day

2.38. Using Your Oral Histories – Biographical Stories Part III of III

May 12, 2021 SMCCHistory Season 2 Episode 38
More and More Every Day
2.38. Using Your Oral Histories – Biographical Stories Part III of III
Show Notes

It's the second season of the More and More Every Day Podcast. Join us every day for short (10 minute) episodes to talk all things oral history and challenge yourself with a daily oral history prompt.

Today's prompt: Using the interview you have conducted, draft a biographical story of your narrator including all of these elements: Title, role, 500 words about him/her and his/her context, quotes, and a conclusion. Throughout the story,  identify good spots for audio or video clips, and/or images.   


Resources 

  • Swain, Ellen D. “Oral History in the Archives: Its Documentary Role in the Twenty-First Century.” The American Archivist, vol. 66, no. 1, 2003, pp. 139–158.
  • Mahajan S. Beyond the Archives: Doing Oral History in Contemporary India. Studies in History. 2011;27(2):281-298. doi:10.1177/025764301245942
  • Thomson, Alistair. “Four Paradigm Transformations in Oral History.” The Oral History Review, vol. 34, no. 1, 2007, pp. 49–70. 
  • Previous challenges on context: You and Your Narrator in Historical Context (Part I) (Part II
  • South Phoenix Oral History Context labs: https://youtu.be/dfeMP9RNbx0 or https://youtu.be/pS-7jF56zJE 

Share your progress with us:
@SMCChistory (Twitter and Insta)
historysouthmountain@gmail.com

More and More Every Day is brought to you by the South Phoenix Oral History Project at South Mountain Community College, in partnership with the Southwest Oral History Association.