The Welders' Reunion: Diary of an Oral Historian

Jolly, Margaretta (1997) The Welders' Reunion: Diary of an Oral Historian. Auto/Biography. pp. 105-112. ISSN 08989575

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This is an autobiographical account of a moment in an oral history project that I worked on in the late 1990s. The project grew out of some research I was doing for my Phd on letter writing during the Second World War. While I do not attempt to extrapolate or abstract in this paper, it implicitly addresses two current areas of debate in life history research. The first area is the different versions that people give of their lives, in youth and in old age; in letters, reminiscence and interview. The second area is that of the ethics of research and publication of people's life stories.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Centre for Community Engagement
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research
Depositing User: Margaretta Jolly
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:21
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2018 15:56
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