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Helpful Resources for Conducting Oral Histories

Oral History Workshop from University Archivist, Evelyn Taylor on conducting oral histories:

Oral History Workshop (MS Powerpoint, 736.5KB)
Oral History Workshop - Text Accessible Version (PDF, 3.0MB)
The Oral Historian's Cheat Sheet (PDF, 536KB)

Broome Library owns many books and videos containing examples of oral histories and information on how to conduct oral histories.

Oral History Books
Oral History CDs and DVDs

Transcribing Oral Histories:

Library of Congress Veteran's History Project: Indexing and Transcribing Your Interviews

Suggested Books from Broome Library:

Conducting Oral Histories: A Student's Guide to a Successful Interviewing Experience by Evelyn S. Taylor
Doing Oral History by Donald Ritchie
Oral History: An Interdisciplinary Anthology by David Dunaway and Willa Baum
Oral History Manual by Barbara Sommer and Mary Kay Quinlan
Transcribing and Editing Oral History by Willa Baum

Suggested Websites:

H-Net Discussion Networks
Library of Congress
Oral History Association
Regional Oral History Office
Southwest Oral History Association

Examples of Oral History Programs:

Air University
Baylor University Institute for Oral History
Best of History Websites
Center for History and New Media's Project Hurricane Katrina
Civil Rights Oral History Bibliography
Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University
Institute of Oral History at Univ. Texas-El Paso
John F. Kennedy Library Oral History Program
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Oral History on Space, Science and Technology, The National Air and Space  Museum
Oral History Program, Utah State University
Oral History Project, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Oral History Research Center, Indiana University Bloomington
Regional History Project, University of California, Santa Cruz
September 11 Digital Archive
Southern Oral History Program
University of Connecticut Center for Oral History
University of South Dakota Native Studies Oral History Center
University of Texas at Austin: U.S. Latino and Latina World War II Oral History Project
U.S. Army Guide to Oral History (PDF, 2.1MB)
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Program
U.S. Naval Institute
Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation

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For more information on oral histories or the University Archives, please contact University Archivist, Evelyn Taylor.