Definition of oral history in English:

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oral history

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noun

[mass noun]
The collection and study of historical information using tape recordings of interviews with people having personal knowledge of past events.
Example sentences
  • She spent almost thirty years collecting oral history and testimony in all parts of Wales.
  • The kinds of interviewing carried out in qualitative research are typical also of life history and oral history interviewing.
  • Using archive sources and oral history interviews, Professor Chamberlain will unravel their amazing stories.

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