Ethnic Studies 001: Oral History or Social Issues Research Paper (Fisher): Oral History

NOTE: This Guide is currently being revised.

Online Resources

People are Knowledge--too

Researching the Person

Primary Source (original research)

Collecting Testimonies—creates a narrative

  • –  use to produce a speech, blog, oral history project, case study
  • –  use to document human rights violations
  • –  use for therapeutic purposes
  • –  use to challenge dominant narrative

Researching the Context

Understaning the  Context--relying on secondary sources

  • Chabot Library Databases
  • Chabot Library Catalog

Preparing to Interview

Pedro's Interviewing Tips

Oral History Project SAMPLE GUIDELINES

Interview--example (online)