The first time I read about an impostor who had fooled an oral historian was Bruce Jackson’s “The Perfect Informant,” originally published in the Journal of American Folklore in 1990. In this account, Jackson describes how he was slowly taken in by the fantastic tales of a Vietnam veteran—to the point that he was beginning to plan a...
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The Canadian Business History Association (CBHA/ACHA) held its first Annual General Meeting in Toronto on 3 May 2016. Elected to its first Board of Directors were two long-time supporters of the Oral History Centre in Winnipeg: Joe Martin and Janis Thiessen. Talks by Andrea Schneider, Douglas McCalla, Amy Korczynski, and Stephen Salmon are available...
Mar 2, 2016
It is easy to forget that oral history practices developed differently in different countries. The U.S. model - or, more precisely, the model developed by Allan Nevins, Louis Starr, and Elizabeth Mason at Columbia University in the 1950s and 1960s - was followed by the major oral history programmes in the United States and in some other countries, but practices in Great Britain...Feb 23, 2016
Scott Price has been the lead researcher on the Oral History project on the United Food and commercial workers local 832 since 2012. The project has gathered a range of sources on UFCW local 832 and the various industries they represent. Scott Price will post a monthly blog about information gathered through the project that demonstrate UFCW local's rich history.
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Oral History Interviews and Research on the Indigenous History of Tuberculosis Treatment in Manitoba, 1930-1970
By Dr. Mary Jane McCallum
What do Indigenous people recall of medical treatment for tuberculosis (TB) in Manitoba? We are interviewing First Nations, Métis and Inuit people who were patients and employees of TB hospitals in Manitoba between...