information of historical or sociological importance obtained usually by tape-recorded interviews with persons whose experiences and memories are representative or whose lives have been of special significance.
a book, article, recording, or transcription of such information.
- oral historian, noun
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How to use oral history in a sentence
Also, when Nelson died and Hugh Morrow did his own oral history project and talked to about 75 Rockefeller associates.
I often wonder if I should have donated the triage tag to the museum or recorded my oral history for its collections.
Video courtesy of The Center for oral history at West Point.Pronounced Dead in Vietnam, Lt. Bill Haneke Inspires Post-9/11 Veterans | Sandra McElwaine | November 11, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Show creator Matthew Weiner and star Jon Hamm offer an oral history of the gut-wrenching, Emmy-nominated episode.
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British Dictionary definitions for oral history
the memories of living people about events or social conditions which they experienced in their earlier lives taped and preserved as historical evidence
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