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Workshop: Oral History - The Nuts and Bolts

Everything you need to start your own oral history project for no or at minimal cost.

How to Create Videos and Promote your Oral Histories

Creating videos out of pictures, newspaper clippings, and other archival materials can be done simply with software for little or no price at all.   Most PCs have Window's Movie Maker on it for free.  If you do not have it, you can get Window's Movie Maker for free. Here is a great how to video that will show you everything you would want to do to make videos with your oral histories.  It is timestamped for your convenience.  

Penn State Altoona Oral History Video

Here is an example of a video we did.  We just needed the audio, transcriptions, and digital objects and we were able to make the oral history come to life.