Lindsey Barnes, Kim Guise; World War Words: The Creation of a World War II–Specific Vocabulary for the Oral History Collection at The National WWII Museum. Oral Hist Rev 2013; 40 (1): 126-134. doi: 10.1093/ohr/oht027
Many interpretative institutions today focus increasingly on narratives, storytelling, and the personal experiences of historical and everyday figures. Providing access to oral histories through a vocabulary focused on describing these stories and experiences is a unique and effective way to share these narratives. This article is a case study of the development of a controlled vocabulary for the oral history collections at The National WWII Museum.