Consortium of Oral History Educators →

Martha Ross Center for Oral History

Resources:

An Introductory Bibliography of Oral History Sources

The Theory, The Research Techniques, and the Process of Oral History Interviewing

Allen, Barbara, and William Lynwood Montell. From Memory to History: Using Oral Sources in Local Historical Research. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1991.

Baum, Willa K. Oral History for the Local Historical Society. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History, 1987.

Baum, Willa K. Transcribing and Editing Oral History. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History, 1977.

Caudill, Orley B. The Spoken Word: A Manual for Oral Historians. Hattiesburg, Miss.: Caudill, 1975.

Charlton, Thomas L. Oral History for Texans. Austin: Texas Historical Commission, 1985.

Davis, Cullom, Kathryn Black, and Kay MacLean. Oral History:From Tape to Type. Chicago: American Library Association, 1977.

Deering, Mary Jo, and Barbara Pomeroy. Transcribing without Tears: A Guide to Transcribing and Editing Oral History Interviews. Washington, D.C.: George Washington University Library, 1976.

Dexter, Lewis Anthony. Elite and Specialized Interviewing. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 1970.

Dunaway, David K., and Willa K. Baum, eds. Oral History: An Interdisciplinary Anthology. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History, 1984.

Everett, Stephen E. Oral History: Techniques and Procedures. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, 1992.

Fletcher, William P. Recording Your Family History: A Guide to Preserving Oral History with Videotape, Audio Tape, Suggested Topics and Questions, Interview Techniques. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1986.

Frisch, Michael. A Shared Authority: Essays on the Craft and Meaning of Oral History and Public History. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1990.

Grele, Ronald J., ed. Envelopes of Sound: The Art of Oral History. New York: Praeger, 1991.

Harris, Ramon I. The Practice of Oral History: A Handbook. Glen Rock, N.J.: Microfilming Corp. of America, 1975.

Henson, Pamela M. and Susan L. McMurray. Oral History Project Procedures Manual. Revised ed. Washington, D.C.: Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution, 1988.

Hoffman, Alice M., and Howard S. Hoffman. Archives of Memory: A Soldier Recalls World War II. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1990.

Ives, Edward D. An Oral Historian's Work (videotape). Blue Hills Falls, Maine: Northeast Historic Film, 1988.

Jenkins, Sara. Past Present: Recording Life Stories of Older People. Washington, D.C.: National Council on Aging, 1978.

Lance, David. An Archive Approach to Oral History. London: Imperial War Museum and International Association of Sound Archives, 1978.

Moss, William W. Oral History Program Manual. New York: Praeger, 1974.

Neuenschwander, John N. Oral History and the Law. Denton, Tex.: Oral History Association, 1985; rev. ed., Albuquerque, N.M.: Oral History Association, 1993.

Oral History Association. Evaluation Guidelines. Los Angeles: OralHistory Association, 1992.

Portelli, Alessandro. The Death of Luigi Trastulli and Other Stories: Form and Meaning in Oral History. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1991.

Rosenbluth, Vera. Keeping Family Stories Alive: A Creative Guide to Taping Family Life and Lore. Point Roberts, Wash.: Hartley and Marks, 1990.

Schneider, William, and Daniel Grahek. Project Jukebox: Where Oral History and Technology Come Together. Anchorage: University of Alaska Anchorage, Center for Information Technology, 1992.

Stave, Bruce M. The Making of Urban History: Historiography through Oral History. Beverly Hills, Calif.: Sage Publications, 1977.

Stielow, Frederick J. The Management of Oral History Sound Archives. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1986.

Stricklin, David, and Rebecca Sharpless, eds. The Past Meets the Present: Essays on Oral History. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1988.

Thompson, Paul. The Voice of the Past: Oral History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.

Vansina, Jan. Oral Tradition: A Study in Historical Methodology. Chicago: Aldine, 1965.

Ward, Alan. A Manual of Sound Archive Administration. Brookfield, Vt.: Gower, 1990

Yow, Valerie Raleigh. Recording Oral History: A Practical Guide for Social Scientists. Beverly Hills, California: Sage 1994.

Videotaping Oral History Interviews

Fletcher, William P. Recording Your Family History: A Guide to Preserving Oral History with Videotape, Audio Tape, Suggested Topics and Questions, Interview Techniques. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1986.

Fuller, Barry, et. Al. Single-Camera Video Production. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1982.

Schorzman, Terri A., ed. A Practical Introduction to Videohistory: The Smithsonian Institution and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Experiment. Malabar, Fla.: Krieger, 1993.

Winston, Brian, and Julia Keydel. Working with Video: A Comprehensive Guide to the World of Video Production. London: Mobius International, 1986.

Oral History as an Educational Methodology

Brown, Cynthia Stokes. Like It Was: A Complete Guide to Writing Oral History. New York: Teachers and Writers Collaborative, 1988.

Flynn, Robert. When I Was Just Your Age. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1992.

Gardner, Joel R. "Using Oral History and Folklore in the Classroom." Special issue of New Jersey Folklore Society Review 11 (Spring-Fall 1990).

Hoopes, James. Oral History: An Introduction for Students. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1979.

Lanman, Barry A., and George L. Mehaffy. Oral History in the Secondary School Classroom. Los Angeles: Oral History Association, 1988.

Mehaffy, George L., Thad Sitton, and O.L. Davis, Jr. Oral History in the Classroom. How to Do It" series 2, no. 8. Washington, D.C.: National Council for the Social Studies, 1979.

Neuenschwander, John A. Oral History as a Teaching Approach. Washington, D.C.: National Education Association, 1976.

Wigginton, Eliot. Sometimes a Shining Moment: The Foxfire Experience. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1985.

Wood, Pamela. You and Aunt Arie: A Guide to Cultural Journalism. Washington, D.C.: IDEAS, 1975.