Oral History

A wordpress site for a great oral history project focused on the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky.  Looking for a way to build an online presence or community? WordPress has emerged as the leading tool for building blogs and websites on the internet. As a way to encourage folks to take the plunge, I am […]

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Jon Kay on July 6, 2011

http://media.blubrry.com/artisanancestors/p/ia700707.us.archive.org/12/items/ArtisanAncestorsPodcastseason1Episodes1-25/Episode25_ThePromiseOfOralHistory.mp3Podcast: Download (18.2MB) In this episode, I talk about the problems facing researchers who do oral histories. In recent weeks attention has focused on Boston College and the UK subpoena of oral history materials. While I don’t speak directly about this court case, I discuss what I think the meaning of the recent court ruling […]

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Jon Kay on April 28, 2011

The first installment of a series of videos that I did with Anna Batcheller and Suzanne Godby Ingalsbe at Traditional Arts Indiana. I will post the others in the weeks to come. This clip talks about thinking about and preparing to do a folklore or oral history interview.

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Jon Kay on December 29, 2010

Safeguarding your research data and having access to your materials when you need them are imperatives for anyone doing genealogical or historical research, which is why I use Dropbox to backup and sync my files to my various computers.  Offsite data storage helps prevent data loss from unforeseen issues such as theft and hardware failure. […]

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Jon Kay on December 27, 2010

In this post I share five digital tools that I use to edit and work with audio files, which I feel might be of interest to folks wanting to do oral interviews. I don’t use any of these tools to record interviews or my podcast, but I do use them to edit and work with […]

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