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  • Catching Stories: A Practical Guide to Oral History
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  • Donna M. DeBlasio
  • 2009
  • Published by: Ohio University Press
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In neighborhoods, schools, community centers, and workplaces, people are using oral history to capture and collect the kinds of stories that the history books and the media tend to overlook: stories of personal struggle and hope, of war and peace, of family and friends, of beliefs, traditions, and values—the stories of our lives. Catching Stories: A Practical Guide to Oral History is a clear and comprehensive introduction for those with little or no experience in planning or implementing oral history projects. Opening with the key question, “Why do oral history?” the guide outlines the stages of a project from idea to final product—the interviewing process, basic technical principles, and audio and video recording techniques. The guide covers interview transcription, legal issues, archiving, funding sources, and sharing oral history with audiences. Intended for teachers, students, librarians, local historians, and volunteers as well as individuals, Catching Stories is the place to start for anyone who wants to document the memories and collect the stories of community or family.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Chapter One. Why Do Oral History?
  2. pp. 1-19
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  1. Chapter Two. Planning an Oral History Project
  2. pp. 20-41
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  1. Chapter Three. Ethics and Politics in Oral History Research
  2. pp. 42-55
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  1. Chapter Four. Legal Issues
  2. pp. 56-81
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  1. Chapter Five. Interviewing
  2. pp. 82-103
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  1. Chapter Six. Transcribing Oral History
  2. pp. 104-114
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  1. Chapter Seven. Catching Sound and Light
  2. pp. 115-135
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  1. Chapter Eight. Audio and Video Recording
  2. pp. 136-162
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  1. Chapter Nine. Archiving Oral History
  2. pp. 163-176
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  1. Chapter Ten. Funding
  2. pp. 177-195
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  1. Chapter Eleven. Sharing Oral History
  2. pp. 196-212
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  1. Contributors
  2. p. 213
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 215-218
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