Oral History Methods


Oral History sculpts the newest tools available for practitioners of one of the most ancient of the scholarly disciplines. Using technical innovations from the 1963 portable cassette recorder to cutting edge digital tools today, oral historians co-create, archive, analyze, and share stories from people who otherwise historians might 'miss' because most people don't put their materials into archives, don't leave a written record, might not trust institutions like libraries, or plain and simple, don't have access. This course is a seminar for graduate students and advanced History Majors where we immerse ourselves in the methods, controversies, limits, and possibilities of oral history.
Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • R
Cross-Listed As
  • DOCST 515S
Typically Offered
Fall Only