Oral History Interview Question Lists
6/14/2011
These Web sites and books will help you make the most of your oral history interviews.
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Oral History Interview Question Lists

20 Questions for interviewing Relatives
 
Oral History Interview, Questions and Topics
www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Quest.html

Suggested Topics and Questions for Oral Histories
www.genealogy.com/00000030.html?cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688&o_xt=1029688


Oral History Interviewing Advice

51 Birch Street
51birchstreet.com/index.php
Companion site to a family documentary based on the filmmaker's interviews with relatives and family friends.

Baylor University Oral History Workshop on the Web
www.baylor.edu/oral%5Fhistory/index.php?id=23560

Capturing the Past
www.byubroadcasting.org/capturingpast

Cyndi's List: Oral History and Interviews
www.cyndislist.com/oral.htm

How do I transcribe oral history recordings?
www.le.ac.uk/emoha/training/no15.pdf

Making Sense of Oral History
historymatters.gmu.edu/mse/oral
Linda Shopes' guide to begin working with oral history interviews as historical evidence.

Oral-History Interviewing Tips
www.familytreemagazine.com/articles/memoirs2.html

Packing for an Interview
www.familytreemagazine.com/articles/apr00/pack.html

Southern Oral History Program
sohp.org

Videotaping Hints
www.familytreemagazine.com/articles/apr00/taping.html


Books on Oral History Interviewing

Doing Oral History by Donald A. Ritchie (Oxford University Press)

How to Create a Video Family History: The Complete Guide to Interviewing and Taping Your Family's Stories & Memories by Rob Huberman (ComteQ Publishing)

Keeping Family Stories Alive: Discovering and Recording the Stories and Reflections of a Lifetime by Vera Rosenbluth (Hartley & Marks)

Listening For Our Past: A Lay Guide To African American Oral History Interviewing by Hasker Nelson, Heritage Research Creations

The Oral History Manual by Sommer Barbara W. (AltaMira Press)

Recording Oral History, Second Edition: A Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Valerie Raleigh Yow (AltaMira Press)

Touching Tomorrow: How to Interview Your Loved Ones to Capture a Lifetime of Memories on Video or Audio by Mary LoVerde (Fireside)

Transcribing and Editing Oral History by Willa K. Baum, AltaMira Press

Women's Words: The Feminist Practice of Oral History by Sherna Berger Gluck (Routledge)


Where to Hear Oral History Interviews Online

Black Oral History Project (Washington State University)
www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/Holland/masc/xblackoralhistory.html

Countown to Millennium: Oral Histories in Southeastern Ohio
home.frognet.net/~cntdown

Iowa Women Artists Oral History Project
www.lucidplanet.com/iwa

Southern Oral History Program
sohp.org

StoryCorps
www.storycorps.org

Veterans History Project
www.loc.gov/vets

Voices of the Colorado Plateau
archive.li.suu.edu/voices

Women's History and Issues from Oral Histories in the Perry Library (Old Dominion University)
www.lib.odu.edu/special/oralhistory/womenhistory

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