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Oral History and Presentation Collection

The Oral History and Presention Collection is list of interviews and presentations conducted by various organization which are housed in Texana/Genealogy.

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Library Use Only Databases

Check out these database to find more information on oral histories.

Texana Collection

The Texana Oral History Collection is comprised of transcribed interviews and presentations of fascinating folks from various organizations and various walks of life.

DVDs

Oral History Blogs & Podcasts

Listen and review these resources for information on the Oral Tradition.

Links to the Library

Additional Resources

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Oral Histories are first hand stories that have been gathered by conducting interviews with individuals who have observed or been part of an event. The focus is to collect and preserve that individual’s first-hand information and make it available to future researchers through audio recordings, handwritten notes, or videotapes.

Why conduct oral histories?   

  • as a preservation tool for future generations
  • as a depiction of who we are in the present and what we remember about the past
  • to aid in understanding how individuals and communities experienced life
  • to leave a record of what has changed and what has stayed the same over time
  • to help enrich the stories of the past

This guide is designed to introduce you to: books, databases, web sites, and information on microfilm related to Oral Histories.   

Featured Interview

Sitting Bull's great-grandson tells the story of his great-grandfather's betrayal.

Audio Books/CDs

Net Library ebooks

With electronic books, your public library is open 24/7! The San Antonio Public Library offers ways to access ebooks through NetLibrary for free with your San Antonio Public Library Card.

  • NetLibrary  
    Offers books related to oral histories. Once you log in, search for these & related terms to find books on the subject.

Web Sites of Interest

The Following web sites provide detailed information on topics related to Oral History.