|Oral history is a method of collecting historical
information through recorded interviews between a narrator with firsthand
knowledge of historically significant events and a well-informed
interviewer, with the goal of preserving substantive additions to the
historical record. Because it is primary material, oral history is not
intended to present the final, verified, or complete narrative of events.
It is a spoken account. It reflects personal opinion offered by the
interviewee in response to questioning, and as such it is partisan, deeply
involved, and irreplaceable.|
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