The Oral History: Theory and Practice course was first offered in Fall 2016 (History Department). It is a semester long class dedicated to an overall topic in which students explore and develop underlying themes. Students act as scholars while researching the designated topic using the 'Iolani School Archives and other sources. Students also act as historians and content creators in developing valuable final outputs which are transferred to the Archives at the conclusion of the course.
The 'Iolani School Archives also contains oral histories not related to this course.
Opinions expressed during interviews are not the opinions of ’Iolani School and may contain
viewpoints and/or manners of speech which are no longer deemed appropriate in today's society.
Such elements are included in an effort to preserve the history and context of the subject matter.
Fall Semester 2016
Rev. Kenneth A. Bray
'Iolani tenure, 1932-1952
(a) Oral history interview video recordings;
(b) Transcripts; and
(c) Thematic film short.
Enjoy the thematic film short and interview clips here. Complete interviews available through the 'Iolani School Archives catalog: OHTP Fall 2016: Father Bray. See the right menu for individual interviews.
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To view digital content from the catalog:
Topics explored through the course:
Fall 2016 (SY 2016/17) - Rev. Kenneth A. Bray
Fall 2017 (SY 2017/18) - 'Iolani During the WWII Era
Spring 2018 (SY 2017/18) - 'Iolani and Coeducation
Spring 2019 (SY 2018/19) - Mr. Harold Keables
Fall 2019 (SY 2019/20) - Vietnam War Era, 'Iolani Perspectives
[Course not offered in SY 2020/21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.]
[Course not offered in SY 2021/22 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.]
"Oral history is a field of study and a method of gathering, preserving and interpreting the voices and memories of people, communities, and participants in past events. Oral history is both the oldest type of historical inquiry, predating the written word, and one of the most modern, initiated with tape recorders in the 1940s and now using 21st-century digital technologies."
Oral History Association
For more information, schedule an appointment to conduct your research. Please note the Archives' open hours.
© The researcher assumes all responsibility for complying with Copyright and other Intellectual Property laws.