Oral History and the American Experience in World War II

John Chambers (History) and
Shaun Illingworth (Director, Rutgers Oral History Archives)

Focusing on the remembered and represented experiences of Americans during the Second World War, this seminar introduces students to oral history of the common people as a methodology for helping to reconstruct the social and cultural history of the past. With the acclaimed Rutgers Oral History Archives, students will learn about conducting and evaluating interviews. Students will explore written and visual representations of World War II and have a chance to discuss the wartime experience in person with a guest veteran or person from the home front.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 10 index 13024