Oral Support: Topics for Conversation

By Erika Dreifus Premium

Web Sites

20 Questions to Ask the Important Women in Your Life
Capturing the Past
Conducting an Oral History
Getting the Word
Marine Corps Oral History Program Oral History Primer
One-Minute Guide to Oral Histories
An Oral History Primer
Oral History Questions
Oral History Techniques: How to Organize and Conduct Oral History Interviews
Packing for an Interview
Video Cameras: Recording Words and Pictures


Doing Oral History: A Practical Guide, 2nd edition, by Donald A. Ritchie (Oxford University Press)

Keeping Family Stories Alive by Vera Rosenbluth (Hartley &. Marks)

Like It Was: A Complete Guide to Writing Oral History by Cynthia Stokes Brown (Teachers & Writers Collaborative)

The Oral History Manual by Barbara W. Sommer and Ross E. Cray (Rowman & Littlefield)

The Tape-Recorded Interview: A Manual for Fieldworkers in Folklore and Oral History, 2nd edition, by Edward D. Ives (University of Tennessee Press)

Transcribing and Editing Oral History by Willa K. Baum (Rowman & Littlefield)


Baylor University Institute for Oral History
Suite 306, Carroll Library, 1 Bear Place #97271, Waco, TX 7679S, (254) 710-3437, <>
California State University, Long Beach Oral History Program
Department of History, California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840, (562) 985-5428, <>
Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory
Ashton-Aley West, Room 264, Bloomington, IN 47405, (812) 855-2856 <>
Oral History Association
Dickinson College, Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013, (717) 245-1036, <>

Southern Oral History Program

University of North Carolina Center for the Study of the American South, CB #9127, 406 Hamilton Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, (919) 962-0455, <>

University of California at Berkeley Regional Oral History Office
The Bancroft Library #6000, Berkeley, CA 94270, (510)642-7395, <>
From the September 2004 Trace Your Family History.