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Compiling an oral history

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The Son once interviewed me for a sculpture he was doing of me, and it was interesting. Somehow being asked questions by someone else triggers more memories and associations than asking yourself the same questions. Perhaps it’s because your personality/psychology is responding to the presence of the other person.

At some point, you may want to approach someone—a parent or a grandparent or someone who’s lived through some event—and compile an oral history. Alex Kingsbury has some good tips regarding:

  • preparation,
  • technology,
  • questions,
  • silence, and
  • resources.

Take a look.

Written by LeisureGuy

10 July 2008 at 1:05 pm

Posted in Daily life

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