HOW DO YOU RECORD AN ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW?
We contacted Museum and Heritage Educator, Lisa Kerley and she gave a fascinating training session to the Out On An Island team who are LGBTQ+ or allies.
We put out an open invitation to anyone who identified as LGBTQ+ and who had an Isle of Wight connection to sit with an interviewer and to share their stories in their own words, anonymously if they preferred. This kind of interview invites the interviewee to talk freely without interruption, comment or judgment where possible to let a natural story unfold. It provides a valuable first hand account of lived experiences.
The recordings will be preserved for future generations and archived at Wessex Film and Sound Archives in Winchester Home – Hampshire Archives Trust | Preserving Memories for the Future and Carisbrooke Castle Museum, Isle of Wight Carisbrooke Castle Museum | The only public museum in the UK founded by a member of the Royal Family