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The Ball State University Oral History Workshop was established in 2009 by Dr. Michael Wm. Doyle, an associate professor of history and director of the Public History Program.  Its mission is to instruct and supervise students in an immersive-learning course on how to record long-form interviews with eye-witnesses to significant events in the past for the sake of posterity.  This collection preserves single interviews conducted by students outside of a semester-long course format.  Interview projects, which consist of multiple interviewees reflecting on an experience they hold in common, are archived in separate collections and include the Vietnam Era Veterans Oral History Project (2009) and the Cantigny First Division Oral History Project III (2011-12).

 

For additional information about the Oral History Workshop:


Margaret A. Cude, "Take a Moment to Listen: Using Oral Histories to Preserve Individual Experiences,"Ball State Research (5 Dec. 2012)


Erin Moore and Bob Freeman, "Doyle and Students Collect Oral Histories of War Veterans," Emerging Media Initiative Update (April 2013)

 
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