Collecting, Preserving and Educating

Month: December 2015

Doing Oral History

Our next meeting will be January 19, 2016.  At our January meeting Alice Smith will highlight the guidelines outlined in Donald A. Ritchie’s book Doing Oral History. This book is considered the premier guidebook to oral history used by historians, archivists, and genealogists as a core text throughout the history community. Alice will be discussing setting up oral history projects and conducting interviews. She will also be sharing some of the information gathered from an oral history project conducted about ten years ago while interviewing persons who worked the Russ farm in Delanco.  Alice M. Smith has been involved with the Riverside Historical Society since 1999.  She is a resident of Delran and is also an active member of the Delran Historical Society.