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H236: The Historian’s Craft: Oral History and IU/IU Southeast History: Home
This guide is designed to connect H236 students with relevant library resources.
The Institute for Local and Oral History at IU Southeast promotes the study and practice of local and oral history. Local history provides a window into how national and regional developments affect local communities and how local communities affect national and regional developments. Local stories also may differ significantly from existing narratives of history. Oral history provides firsthand accounts of history and adds new information not yet in the historical record. Our institute focuses on the southern Indiana area but also encompasses the Louisville area. We provide extracurricular opportunities to enhance student learning and promote campus and community engagement in history. We encourage students to engage in active and applied learning by doing history.