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Asian American Experience: Interview Resources

This guide presents sample oral history resources for the course Asian American Experience. Fall 2014. Professor Allan P. Isaac. American Studies Department.

Celebrating Moon Festival

New York City. Celebrating the Chinese Moon Festival in Mott Street. Waiting for a Glimpse of the Moon / from a sketch by a staff artist. 

Links: Interview Questions

Use these resources to help you write great interview questions:

Resources: Print and Online

RU-owned resources that may help you to prepare for your interview:

Anderson, Kathryn and Dana C. Jack. “Learning to Listen: Interview Techniques and Analyses”. Women’s Words: The Feminist Practice of Oral History. Gluck, Sherna Berger and Daphne Patai, eds. New York: Routledge, 1991.

Borland, Katherine. “’That’s Not What I Said’: Interpretive Conflict in Oral Narrative Research”. Women’s Words: The Feminist Practice of Oral History. Gluck, Sherna Berger and Daphne Patai, eds. New York: Routledge, 1991.

Ellis, Carolyn and Leigh Berger. “Their Story/My Story/Our Story: Including the Reseacher’s Experiences in the Interview Research”. Handbook of Interview Research: context and Method. Gubrium, Jaber F. and James A. Holstein, eds. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2001.

Hesse-Biber, Sharlene Nagy and Patricia Leavy, eds. Approaches to Qualititative Research: A Reader of Theory and Practice. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Maines, Mary Jo, Jennifer L. Pierce, and Barbara Laslett. Telling Stories: the Use of Personal Narratives in the Social Sciences and History. Ithaka: Cornell University Press, 2008.

Shopes, Linda. Making Sense of Oral History. Ed. Visible Knowledge Project. February 2001. <http://historymatters.gmu.edu/mse/oral/>.

 

 

Borrowing Video Camera and Digital Audio Recorders

The Media Center, Douglass Library, has 6 digital audio recorders (loaned period: 3 days)  and 2 video cameras (loaned period: 2 days) for check-out. You need to use the booking form and bring it in person to the Media Center. For information, please call Media Center at 848-932-5034.