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These recordings were made in 2012 as part of the course requirements for History 596 - Oral History at Eastern Washington University. According to the syllabus, the course was designed to provide a solid foundation in ethics and the practice of oral history. Students taking the course learned how to co-create primary historical documents through a series of readings, practical application, and the critique of existing interviews. The final project was to prepare an interview suitable for preservation at the Digital Archive. This course was taught by Dr. Laura Phillips.
Transcripts for these audio records are available in the Miscellaneous Family History Collection.
Eastern Washington University was founded in 1882 as the Benjamin P. Cheney Academy and then later in 1890 as Cheney State Normal School. In 1939, the school became Eastern Washington College of Education and in 1961, it became the Eastern Washington State College. Finally, in the fall of 1977, Eastern Washington University was formed converting the academic departments into schools and colleges. Eastern Washington University is located in Cheney, WA.
All records are in English.
These records are open for research.
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Eastern Washington University, History Department, Oral History Project, 2012, Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/, [date accessed].
Original records held at the Digital Archives.
For more information about Oral History projects at Eastern Washington University, please contact the Eastern Washington University History Department.