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Speakers Bureau Catalog

Main Topic: Our Communities
Topic: General

Speaker: Mary Kay Quinlan

Introduction to Oral History

Mary Kay Quinlan presents an introduction to oral history for groups and organizations that want to know how this research tool can help them delve into the past. She discusses how the oral history process differs from other kinds of historical information gathering, outlines the steps involved in planning an oral history project and offers examples of how scholars, teachers and community oral historians at home and abroad use oral history to deepen their understanding of their world.

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