Date of Award


Degree Type

Open Access Master's Thesis

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Arthur R. King, Jr.

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© 1963 Ruth Bates Rickett


local history, oral history, tape recordings, Pomona, teaching, community, education

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Arts and Humanities | History | Oral History


The problem of the thesis is to develop rationale for the teaching of local history in the schools through the use of recorded documentary statements by eyewitnesses to local events. As illustrative of this mode of teaching local history, a series of recordings are made in which the residents of the Pomona, California, area who were eyewitnesses to the local events or who could relate reliable hearsay about the history of Pomona are interviewed. A research methodology for the taking, editing, and cataloguing of these tape recordings for school use is developed and executed.



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