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==Overview==
 
==Overview==
 
All of our oral histories are available to be heard in-person, in the reading room of the [http://www.swco.ttu.edu Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library]. Newer interviews with release forms will have a link on their page if a transcript exists. Due to copyright, we are unable to stream or duplicate interviews for researchers who cannot travel to Lubbock. Exceptions: copies can be made for family members or for people who have the consent of the interviewee and/or the interviewee’s family. Please contact reference staff if you have any questions on this policy.
 
All of our oral histories are available to be heard in-person, in the reading room of the [http://www.swco.ttu.edu Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library]. Newer interviews with release forms will have a link on their page if a transcript exists. Due to copyright, we are unable to stream or duplicate interviews for researchers who cannot travel to Lubbock. Exceptions: copies can be made for family members or for people who have the consent of the interviewee and/or the interviewee’s family. Please contact reference staff if you have any questions on this policy.
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==Further Information on Usage and Citations==
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For information on our oral history interview usage and restriction rules, please check out [[Usage]] and [[Citing]] pages.
  
 
==Visiting the Southwest Collection Procedures==
 
==Visiting the Southwest Collection Procedures==
For the safety and preservation of the original recordings, the Audio/Visual staff MUST digitize all interviews for patron usage and then will provide a CD to listen to in-house. If you travel to the Southwest Collection, you will not be handling the interview in its original format but instead will be listening to a digitized copy of the original interview. Because of our digitization workload, any researcher interested in listening to oral history interviews must make requests through our reference staff at least three weeks in advance. In your request, please include the name of interviewee and date of interview. Reference staff will check our holdings, confirm with Audio/Visual staff a more specific time frame for digitization, and then coordinate a time for you to visit.
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For the safety and preservation of the original recordings, the Audio/Visual staff has digitized all interviews for patron usage and will provide a CD to listen to in-house. If you travel to the Southwest Collection, you will not be handling the interview in its original format but instead will be listening to a digital copy of the original interview. All of our estimated 6,350 interviews have been digitized and can be accessed in our Reading Room at any time.
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Please contact Reference Staff at least 72 hours prior to your planned arrival to the Southwest Collection to ensure that the interview is ready for you. In your request, please include the name of the interviewee and date of interview. Reference staff can then check our holdings, and confirm or clarify your research needs.  
  
Please note: the oral history collection is in a transitional stage. We are currently digitizing all of the roughly 6,100 interviews in our holdings. This is a time-consuming and labor-intensive process, but the end result will allow patrons easier access to our holdings. Roughly 2,150 of the interviews have been digitized at this point (September 2015), and it is possible that the interviews you are interested in have already been digitized. We hope in the next four years to have completed the digitization process, and the three week wait time will be eliminated completely to the normal one to two days advance notice requirement of archival materials.  We thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.
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[http://swco.ttu.edu/Reference/rrhrs.php Reading Room Information ]
  
 
==Travelling to the Southwest Collection==
 
==Travelling to the Southwest Collection==
 
[http://www.ttu.edu/map/?b=Southwest%20Collection/Special%20Collections%20Library Campus Map]
 
[http://www.ttu.edu/map/?b=Southwest%20Collection/Special%20Collections%20Library Campus Map]

Latest revision as of 18:30, 4 June 2019

We are so pleased that you are interested in the Southwest Collection's Oral History Collections.

Overview

All of our oral histories are available to be heard in-person, in the reading room of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library. Newer interviews with release forms will have a link on their page if a transcript exists. Due to copyright, we are unable to stream or duplicate interviews for researchers who cannot travel to Lubbock. Exceptions: copies can be made for family members or for people who have the consent of the interviewee and/or the interviewee’s family. Please contact reference staff if you have any questions on this policy.

Further Information on Usage and Citations

For information on our oral history interview usage and restriction rules, please check out Usage and Citing pages.

Visiting the Southwest Collection Procedures

For the safety and preservation of the original recordings, the Audio/Visual staff has digitized all interviews for patron usage and will provide a CD to listen to in-house. If you travel to the Southwest Collection, you will not be handling the interview in its original format but instead will be listening to a digital copy of the original interview. All of our estimated 6,350 interviews have been digitized and can be accessed in our Reading Room at any time.

Please contact Reference Staff at least 72 hours prior to your planned arrival to the Southwest Collection to ensure that the interview is ready for you. In your request, please include the name of the interviewee and date of interview. Reference staff can then check our holdings, and confirm or clarify your research needs.

Reading Room Information

Travelling to the Southwest Collection

Campus Map