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Oral History

The Alliance has compiled this set of oral history resources from throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Oral History Techniques

Indiana University’s Center for Documentary Research and Practice provides a guide and oral history interview techniques.

Principles and Standards and Evaluation Guidelines

The Oral History Association shares its Principles and Standards and Evaluation Guidelines. The Association encourages those who produce and use oral history to recognize certain principles, rights, technical standards, and obligations for the creation and preservation of source material that is authentic, useful, and reliable.

Smithsonian Folklife and Oral History Interviewing Guide

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage provides guidance on conducting an oral history interview and sharing that information. The guide also includes a glossary of key terms, sample forms, a bibliography and other resources on oral history.

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