Oral Support: Topics for Conversation

Oral Support: Topics for Conversation

Websites, books and organizations to help you plan, execute and preserve oral history interviews.

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

Books

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)

Organizations

Baylor University Institute for Oral History
Suite 306, Carroll Library, 1 Bear Place #97271, Waco, TX 7679S, (254) 710-3437, <www3.baylor.edu/Oral_History>
 
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, <www.csulb.edu/depts/history/relprm/oral01.html>
 
Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory
Ashton-Aley West, Room 264, Bloomington, IN 47405, (812) 855-2856 <www.indiana.edu/-cshm>
Oral History Association
Dickinson College, Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013, (717) 245-1036, <omega.dickinson.edu/organizations/oha>

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, <www.sohp.org>

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

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