Skip to content

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.

AAM Member-Only Content

AAM Members get exclusive access to premium digital content including:

  • Featured articles from Museum magazine
  • Access to more than 1,500 resource listings from the Resource Center
  • Tools, reports, and templates for equipping your work in museums
Log In

We're Sorry

Your current membership level does not allow you to access this content.

Upgrade Your Membership

Subscribe to Field Notes!

Packed with stories and insights for museum people, Field Notes is delivered to your inbox every Monday. Once you've completed the form below, confirm your subscription in the email sent to you.

If you are a current AAM member, please sign-up using the email address associated with your account.

Are you a museum professional?

Are you a current AAM member?

Success! Now check your email to confirm your subscription, and please add communications@aam-us.org to your safe sender list.