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From John R. Henderson, Ithaca College.
Oral history is the main subject heading for books about oral history or collections of oral histories.Oral Biography is a related term.
Use the subject Interviewing for materials about the technique and methodology of conducting interviews.
Interviews is used as a subheading within a subject heading under names of individual persons, classes of persons, and ethnic groups for transcripts or recordings of what was said during the course of interviews with those persons, or for works about those interviews. For example: "African American women--Interviews."
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