Oral History Resources

The Winter Institute has collaborated on several oral history projects since its beginning. We’ve produced documents to assist groups and individuals with conducting oral histories in their own communities.

Resource documents:

Click here for a pdf file giving an overview of planning and carrying out an oral history project

Click here for a pdf file of the comprehensive steps in conducting oral history projects.

Click here for an interviewing quick reference guide.

Click here for a paper presented by Community Building Coordinator and oral historian April Grayson at the “Historical Justice and Memory: Questions of Rights and Accountability in Contemporary Society” conference at Columbia University, New York, NY, December 5, 2013

These documents requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

Projects we’ve led or collaborated on:

Freedom Riders: http://winterinstitute.org/academic-service/documentary-projects/the-children-shall-lead/

Desegregation of the University of Mississippi schools of law and medicine: http://www.umopeningdoors.org/index.htm

“Open Doors” 40th anniversary of the University of Mississippi desegregation:  http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/opendoors

McComb Legacies (McComb MS): https://vimeo.com/album/126642

Our vimeo oral history channel: https://vimeo.com/user7908901

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