Oral history

Oral History: Origin

An oral history document is making a record of reconstruction or re-presentation of history. However, it will be an archival document originating from the person or organisation that created it. For that record to become an archival document, the origin, purpose and context of the record need to be preserved. Based on the privacy policy, the ownership of an oral history document will be within the interview object. But based on archive perspective, the origin of an oral history document will be the producing organisation or person. This is not about ownership but origin. For instance, X organisation is documenting a person telling his/ her life history or a person telling the history of a Tamil organisation in Norway. The origin of this oral history will be X organisation.

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