Oral History Associations
Oral History in Canada: Centres and Archives
Canadian Oral History Projects
see also: Jill Jarvis-Tonus, “Legal Issues Regarding Oral Histories,”
Canadian Oral History Association / Société canadienne d’histoire orale Journal, vol. 12 (1992): 18-24.
Handbooks and Guides
Oral History Handbooks
Allen, Barbara, and William Lynwood Montell. From Memory to History: Using Oral Sources in Local Historical Research. (Nashville: The American Association for State and Local History, 1981).
Baum, Willa K. Oral History for the Local Historical Society. 2nd edition rev. (Nashville: American Association for State and Local History, 1971).
Baum, Willa K. Transcribing and Editing Oral History. (Nashville: American Association for State and Local History, 1977).
Canada. National Archives [Public Archives of Canada]. Sound Archives Section. Recording Techniques for Oral History Interviews. (Ottawa, 1976). Cassette tape.
Canada. Public Archives. Sound Archives, Guide to Procedures. (Ottawa: Public Archives, Sound Archives Section, Minister of Supply and Service, 1979).
Corneault, Gilbert-L. “Oral History Workshop [Guide] Handouts.” (Winnipeg: Provincial Archives of Manitoba, 1989).
Curtiss, Richard D. et al, ed. A Guide for Oral History Programs. (Fullerton: California State University Oral History Program and Southern California Local History Council, 1973).
Davis, Cullom, Kathryn Back, and Kay Maclean. Oral History: From Tape to Type. (Chicago: American Library Association, 1977).
Deering, Mary Jo, and Barbara Pomeroy. Transcribing and Editing Oral History Interviews. (Washington, D.C.: George Washington University Library, 1976).
Dexter, Lewis Anthony. Elite and Specialized Interviewing. (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1970).
Fletcher, William. Recording Your Family History: A Guide to Preserving Oral History with Video Tape, Audio Tape, Suggested Topics and Questions. (New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1987).
Frisch, Michael. A Shared Authority: Essays on the Craft and Meaning of Oral and Public History. (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1990).
Georges, Robert A. and Michael Owen Jones. People Studying People: The Human Element in Fieldwork. (Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1980).
Gluck, Sherna, and Daphne Patai, eds. Women’s Words: The Feminist Practice of Oral History. (New York: Routledge, 1991).
Gebhard, Krzysztof, and Rhonda Wills, comps. A Guide to Collecting and Processing Oral History. (Regina: Saskatchewan Sound Archives Programme, 1981).
Grele, Ronald J. Envelopes of Sound: The Art of Oral History. Revised edition. (Westport, CT: Meckler, 1990).
Grele, Ronald J. “Useful Discoveries: Oral History, Public History, and the Dialectic of Narrative.” Public Historian 13, no. 2: 61-85 (1991).
Hoopes, James. Oral History: An Introduction for Students. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1979).
Hitch, Celia and Jay Norris. “Approaching Ontario’s Past: Conducting an Oral History Interview,” Number 7, (ISBN 0-919352-42-1 Ontario Historical Society, 34 Parkview Ave, Willowdale Ontario, M2N 3Y2, 1988)
Ives, Edward D. The Tape-Recorded Interview: A Manual for Field Workers in Folklore and Oral History. (Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 1980).
Jolly, Brad. Videotaping Local History. (Nashville, TN: American Association for State and Local History, 1982).
Kane, Lucile M. A. Guide to the Care and Administration of Manuscripts. (Nashville, TN: American Association for State and Local History, 1972).
Kates, Christine J.N. “Legal Oral History: An Interviewer’s Guide.” (Toronto: The Osgoode Society, n.d. . Typescript, including appendices).
Lance, David. An Archive Approach to Oral History. (London: The Imperial War Museum, 1978).
Langlois, W.J. “Oral History Tape and Transcript Procedures.” Reynoldston Research and Studies, Publication (May 1972).
Langlois, W.J., ed; Derek Reimer, assoc. ed.; Janet Cauthers and Allen Specht, asst. eds. A Guide to Aural History Research. (Victoria: Provincial Archives of British Columbia, Aural History, 1976).
McCracken, Jane, ed. Oral History: Basic Techniques. (Winnipeg: Museum of Man and Nature, 1974).
McMahan, Eva. Elite Oral History Discourse: A Study of Cooperation and Coherence. (Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1989).
McMahan, Eva and Kim Lacy Rogers, eds. Interactive Oral History Interviewing. (Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 1994).
Mercier, Laurie and Madeline Buckendorf. Using Oral History in Community History Projects. Pamphlet No. 4 (Los Angeles, CA: Oral History Association, 1992).
Moss, William W. Oral History Program Manual. (New York: Praeger Publishers, 1974).
Pilling, Patricia L. Oral History: Interviewing the Elderly. (Michigan Oral History Council, 1985).
Reimer, Derek, ed.; David Mattison and Allen W. Specht, asst. eds. Voices: A Guide to Oral History. (Victoria, BC: Provincial Archives of British Columbia, Sound and Moving Image Division, 1984).
Ridge, Allan D., ed. Writing Local History. 2nd rev. ed. Publication no. 3. (Edmonton, AB: Provincial Archives of Alberta, 1982).
Ritchie, Donald A. Doing Oral History. (New York: Twayne Publishers, 1995).
Robertson, Beth M. “Oral History Handbook” (revised as a 4th edition in 2000. 88 pages with illustrations and is available for $AUS20.00 (about $US10) plus postage by email order to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to: Oral History Association (SA Branch) , PO Box 3420 Rundle Mall Adelaide SA 5000 AUSTRALIA)
Rosenbluth, Vera. Keeping Family Stories Alive: A Creative Guide to Taping Your Family Life and Lore. (Vancouver, BC: Hartley & Marks, Inc., 1990.
Rothstein, S. “How to Write the History of Your Community, Congregation, or Organization.” Research Papers 2 (December 16, 1957).
Saskatchewan Archives Board. Exploring Local History in Saskatchewan. (Regina, SK: 1980 Diamond Jubilee Corporation, 1980).
Sitton, Thad, et al. Oral History: A Guide for Teachers (and Others). (Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1983).
Thompson, Paul. The Voice of the Past. Oral History. (London, UK: Oxford University Press, 1988).
Vanel, Kurtis. “Helpful Hints for Interviewers.” (Burnaby, BC: Simon Fraser University, n.d.) [Typescript].
Vansina, Jan. Oral Tradition: A Study in Historical Methodology. (Chicago: Aldine, 1961).
Whistler, Nancy. Oral History Workshop Guide. (Denver, CO: Denver Public Library, 1979).
Yow, Valerie Raleigh. Recording Oral History: A Practical Guide for Social Scientists. (Walnut Grove, London, New Delhi: AltaMira Press, 1994).
“Getting Started in Oral Traditions Research” by Elisa Hart with Illustrations by Wally Wolfe.
Manuals for Teachers:
Brown, Cynthia Stokes. “Like It Was : A Complete Guide to Writing Oral History” (ISBN 0-915924-12-9). Put out by the Teachers and Writers Collaborative, it is designed for junior high and high school students.
Lanman, Barry A., and George L. Mehaffy. Oral History in the Secondary School Classroom. (Los Angeles, CA: Oral History Association, 1989).
“Talking Gumbo”, a teacher’s manual for including oral history in secondary school classes and its companion video “You’ve Got to Hear This Story,” on how to do oral history interviews, are available from the Williams Center for Oral History at LSU. Contact the director Mary Hebert at.