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information of historical or sociological importance obtained usually by tape-recorded interviews with persons whose experiences and memories are representative or whose lives have been of special significance.
a book, article, recording, or transcription of such information.
the memories of living people about events or social conditions which they experienced in their earlier lives taped and preserved as historical evidence


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