“Oral history interviewing is one more tool in the larger repertoire of methodologies used for research in history, anthropology, and folklore. Oral history collects information about the past from observers and participants in that past. It gathers data not available in written records about events, people, decisions, and processes. Oral history interviews are grounded in memory, and memory is a subjective instrument for recording the past, always shaped by the present moment and the individual psyche. Oral history can reveal how individual values and actions shaped the past, and how the past shapes present-day values and actions.”
Thanks for this post goes to Roderick, who, having studied Anthropology as his major course of study, has taken a keen interest in making sure I am aptly trained! Thanks Hon! Im sure this road Im on will prove to be just as fascinating to me as it has been to you over the years.