Query: Oral history listening recommendation(s) for undergad oral history course


For a group of thoughtful undergraduates taking Introduction to Oral History, I would appreciate recommendations of an oral history audio recording, in English, that elicits good conversations about the interview process. As a class, we have read about interviewing, talked about ethics and strategies, listened to several kinds of interviews, and identified some amazing archives that share life stories and/or more targeted oral narratives about a community, event, or project. Students have also conducted interviews of varying lengths. 

This scientist used imaging techniques to rescue sound from the Nuremberg trials

"Here's something you don't hear every day: a Supreme Court justice grilling the top brass of the Nazi Party in court. But archivists are working to digitize thousands of old audio recordings of the Nuremberg trials, which will then be released to the public, likely in 2020."

Sonic South 2019: Call for Submissions

The Southern Oral History Program (SOHP), housed at the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, invites artists, composers, audio/radio producers, writers, and community members to use our interviews to create new and thought-provoking short-form audio documentaries, sound art, sonic experiments, and aural landscapes. 

NEW SUMMER WORKSHOPS: Oral History Summer School 2018 in Hudson New York, May and June

Oral History Summer School was established in Hudson, New York, in 2012, as a rigorous training program to help students from varied fields––writers, social workers, radio producers, artists, teachers, human rights workers––make use of oral history as an ethical interview practice in their lives and work. OHSS has two workshop this spring/summer which are now accepting applications. 

Full information about OHSS and the workshops can be found, below: 

Looking for audio from 1943 NBC Radio They Call Me Joe series

Hi, all,

am working on a radio story to air on the Austin NPR station (KUT) on Veterans Day about WWII. I would like to include information about efforts to create a multicultural military, or at least convey the idea of such. I've read about They Call Me Joe NBC radio series in various places, but have not found downloadable audio. I've contacted the Library of Congress (which has four of the 11 pieces produced), but not sure if they'll be able to do it, or do it within the time frame I need it. 

Anyone know of an alternative source for this audio?

Many thanks,

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