Definition of oral history in English:

oral history

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[mass noun]
  • The collection and study of historical information using tape recordings of interviews with people having personal knowledge of past events.
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    • 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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