Oral History Webinar Series


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Recorded Webinars

Click the links below to access previously recorded oral history webinars.

Successfully Creating and Using Oral Histories
New to oral history, or need a brief refresher? This webinar introduces oral history in the NPS. It focuses on the project planning process and interview preparation and interviewing; discusses legal and ethical issues, recording technologies, processing and archiving interviews; and explores the uses of oral history. Sponsored by the Park History Program and taught by Lu Ann Jones, oral history program manager.

Transcribing Oral History Interviews
This webinar discusses the practice and philosophy of transcribing oral history interviews. Topics include skills needed by transcriptionists, transcription software, and alternatives to transcription. Sponsored by the Park History Program and taught by Teresa Bergen, author of Transcribing Oral History (Routledge, 2020).

Managing and Archiving Oral History Interviews for Preservation and Access
Even before oral history interviews are completed, the work of preserving and protecting them for future generations needs to begin. This webinar outlines how to create a preservation plan to ensure that recordings and supplementary materials are preserved and made accessible. Sponsored by the Park History Program and taught by Brenna Lissoway, archivist, Chaco Culture National Historical Park.


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