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Subject Description

Oral History Programs

Programs that conduct taped interviews with people to collect material that may not be found in written form and exists mainly in the memories of participants with the objective of compiling a history that describes the significant and/or ordinary detail of individual, family or community life. Oral history programs are frequently offered by universities, aging-related programs or individual writers; and may focus on a particular era or event in an effort to capture the memories of those with firsthand experience or may simply record a family history that may be published in the form of the individual's memoirs.

Taxonomy Code: TA-3000.5900

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