Oroitzapenak Basque Oral History Project

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The Center for Basque Studies and Boise's Basque Museum and Cultural Center encourage anyone who may have interview tapes or photographs of your Basque family members to please share them with us, to be recorded and archived for future generations. The Center for Basque Studies will be glad to pay for the cost of copying photos and tapes. We also encourage you to conduct new interviews and compile photos to add to this collection.

Help Us Index the Existing Collection

At this stage in the project we are also looking for individuals to index tapes from the existing collection.  This consists of listening to interviews and writing a summary of the contents and lists of keywords at certain time intervals.  

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Links to Oral History Resources on the Web

NEW Urazandi Collection
The Urazandi (“from overseas”) Collection compiles the history of the most important Basque Clubs all over the World, based on first hand memories of those who emigrated. Contact the Center for Basque Studies for more information.

NEW Basque Songs in the 1940s, USA
This unique collection of six songs forms part of a group of field materials documenting Francisco Etcheverry, Matias Etcheverry, and Antoinette Erro performing Basque music on September 11, 1940, in Fresno, California. The recordings were collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell.

NEW Basque Diaspora Oral History Project UK

University of Nevada Oral History Program

Indiana University Oral History Research Center - Oral History Techniques

American Memory/Library of Congress - Guidelines

UC Santa Cruz Oral History Primer


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