: Becoming Minnesotan

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What makes a good interview question? How do I turn my interview questions into a script?

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Preparing for the interview, Gathering information about your narrator, Giving your narrator information about the project, Doing research on your narrator & topics related to his/ her story, Reviewing what you know about your narrator, Learning where to go for information.

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Setting up a controlled interview environment, Respecting your narrator, Tips for conducting an interview, Following a structure interview format, Wrapping up at the end of the interview.

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Learning about the oral history processs, Determining the purpose of your project, Establishing who you will interview, Doing general research on the topic, Becoming familiar with your equipment

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Why is oral history important? What is oral history? How is it different than a simple interview?
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Full Interviews of Immigrant Oral Histories

The Minnesota Historical Society has over 120 full immigrant oral history interviews, including transcripts and audio, that are available online for you to read or listen to.  These interviews were conducted with recent immigrants and refugees in Minnesota from the communities represented on this website.

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View the Full Interviews of the Immigrant Oral Histories

The Minnesota Historical Society has over 120 full immigrant oral history interviews, including transcripts and audio, available online for students and researchers.  These interviews were conducted with recent immigrants and refugees in Minnesota from the communities represented on this website.

If you want your students to go above and beyond the short excerpted stories available on the Becoming Minnesota website, they can use this resource for further exploration or in-depth research.  Most of the interviews are 1/2 to 2 hours in length.  

Note: The content of these full interviews has not been edited and some include graphic descriptions of torture and execution.  This is especially true of the Khmer stories. 

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