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Oral History

This guide will help you to find reliable resources on oral history.

What is Oral History?

Oral history is a branch of the history discipline concerned with the collection and study of history via audio recordings of those with personal knowledge of places, events, etc.  Oral history helps to link human experience to historical materials.   

"Photograph of Frances Densmore and Mountain Chief (Blackfoot) during a 1916 phonograph recording session for the Bureau of American Ethnology"

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
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