Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley includes over 200 recorded interviews conducted between 1953 and 1990 by Hagley staff. In 2017, the Delaware Humanities funded a project to significantly enhance access to these important primary sources. The grant funded a project to add segment titles and synopses, keywords, and transcribed text to all audio files in the collection. This new information brought together audio and description making the digital recordings much easier to search and use.
The following are video demonstrations about using the collection.
NAVIGATING TO THE BRANDYWINE ORAL HISTORIES COLLECTION
Go to the collection by typing digital.hagley.org in your browser. Scroll to the collection titled Oral Histories on Work and Daily Life in the Brandywine Valley.
USING BRANDYWINE ORAL HISTORIES IN THE DIGITAL ARCHIVES
Time-code descriptions linked to the audio improve access to the oral history recordings. The following video demonstrates how to use this navigation feature.
SEARCHING THE COLLECTION
To search the collection, use the search box on the collection homepage. When you search you are looking through text in transcripts as well as text associated with the audio files. See the demonstration below of a search for "Sam Buchanan"
If you need assistance using the collection, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org