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Folk and Oral History Archives (online and offline)
March 2016

At Etihas.in, we have started listing many archives of oral and indigenous histories and heritage, online as well as offline. Our first listing was presented in the previous issue (here), and now we present some more interesting archives and resources. We may also list some research methologies and useful links for archivists here. The list is not in any particular order, but will keep improving.

memoryMemory of the World (UNESCO)
"World's documentary heritage belongs to all, should be fully preserved and protected for all".
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/flagship-project-activities/memory-of-the-world/homepage/

Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures
Don Bosco Museum in Shillong is a major tourists' spot providing a glimpse of the rich and multi-cultural lifestyles of the indigenous peoples of North East India.
http://www.dbcic.org/

tribalTribal Cultural Heritage in India Foundation
http://www.indiantribalheritage.org/

Regional Centre of Tribal Cultural Research and Training Institute
http://itda.vtpl.co/departments-2/tcr-ti-2/

ATALM annual conference on Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/LHTN-04-2015-0025

jarawaJarawa's - India's richest community?
http://www.survivalinternational.org/not-primitive?gclid=CJq__Zewl8sCFdeIaAod9K0JpQ

Celebrating Oral Poetries across the Planet
(Vocal and Verbal Arts Archives)
http://vovarts.org/

Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger (UNESCO)
http://publishing.unesco.org/details.aspx?Code_Livre=4728

sparowSPARROW
Sound & Picture ARchives for Research on Women
http://www.sparrowonline.org/

Vanishing Voices of the Great Andamanese
http://elar.soas.ac.uk/deposit/0014

The Travelling Archive
The Travelling Archive is a shared space of listening to field recordings which come out of a journey through the rich and varied folk music of Bengal, covering mainly Bangladesh and the eastern Indian state of West Bengal.
http://www.thetravellingarchive.org/home.php

kashmirKashmir Oral History project
http://kashmiroralhistory.org/

National Folklore Support Centre
http://indianfolklore.org/home.htm

World Music Archive: BBC Radio
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1QYgDsWdg6pfC7gSf3VCSD7/world-music-archive

mountainMountain Voices
http://www.mountainvoices.org/india.asp.html

Folklore of the Santal Parganas
An archive of oral histories made by Cecil Henry Bompas
https://archive.org/details/folklore_santal_parganas_0805_librivox

Meghal River Basin Oral Histories, Gujarat, India
Cornell University
https://ecommons.cornell.edu/handle/1813/29623

pankajPankaj Oudhia
Pankaj is a researcher documenting the traditional medicinal knowledge about Herbs and Insects in India. https://archive.org/details/pankajoudhia
http://www.pankajoudhia.com

Journal: Oral Tradition
http://journal.oraltradition.org/

More archives (from previous issue) on the next page >>

This list is in progress. Please let us know if you know of some good Oral history archive on the Internet which concerns us and we may have missed. Please report if you find any dead links.

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