|Oral histories do not provide the definitive version of history. Instead they offer a discussion between the interviewer with knowledge of history and a participant in one or more historic events. As primary source material, an oral history interview includes only the perspective of the source in response to questioning. It includes only those facts elicited by the interviewer as they are best remembered by the interviewed, along with the latter's opinions and analysis.|
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