Video can let you have backgrounds and environments that lend "local color" to your oral history interviews. Hiring videographers (or being one yourself) makes this even easier since they can set up cameras and microphones in all kinds of places.  Image courtesy of the Library of Congress collection.

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Kim Mann is the editor and a writer for the Academic Technology Blog. She earned her BA in English from the University of Minnesota in 2003 and her MA in American Studies from William & Mary in 2009, and her PhD in American Studies at the College in 2014. Her research is on technology, the interface, and the body in mid-twentieth century science fiction.

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