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Creating an Oral History Project
Learn how to collect a high quality oral history for yourself or another organization.
You may have noticed that a number of historical associations, women's groups, and other community groups recently have begun recording on tape the life stories of their older citizens. Historians have long been interested in learning about earlier times from older persons through a method known as oral history. Oral history refers to the tradition of recording facts of a historical nature relevant to a time and a particular setting. Use this publication to learn how to conduct an oral history project, get the forms required to produce and preserve a professional oral history, learn the dos and don’ts, and get two recommended lists of questions.