Meaning of oral history

o'ral his'tory

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. information of historical or sociological importance obtained usually by tape-recorded interviews with persons whose experiences and memories are representative or whose lives have been of special significance.
  2. a book, article, recording, or transcription of such information.
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