By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Oral Traditions Are Essential To History


November 14, 2016

Oral history is defined as the collection and study of historical information using sound recordings of interviews with people who have personal knowledge of past events.

In the past, oral tradition was used to preserve a record of history. As printing methods developed and more people were able to access print resources and read, the sharing of oral traditions faded. Fortunately, that began...

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