Oral History Bibliography


Allen, Barbara and William Lynwood Montell. From Memory to History: Using Oral Sources

in Local History Research. Nashville: America Association for State and Local History, 1981.

Back, Kathryn, Cullom Davis, and Kay MacLean. Oral History: From Tape to Type.

  Chicago: American Library Association, 1977.

Baum, Willa K. Oral History for the Local Historical Society. Nashville: American

  Association for State and Local History and The Conference of California Historical Societies, 1987.

Baum, Willa K. Transcribing and Editing Oral History. Nashville: American Association for

  State and Local History, 1977.

Baum, Willa K. and David K. Dunaway, eds. Oral History: An Interdisciplinary Anthology.

  New York: Altamira Press, 1996.

Chapin, Alice. Reaching Back: A Workbook for Recording your Life’s most Meaningful

  Moments to Share with Future Generations. Cincinnati: Betterway Books, 1997.

Ericson, Stacy. A Field Notebook for Oral History. Boise: Idaho Oral History Center and

  Idaho State Historical Society, 1983.

Fletcher, William. Recording Your Family History: A Guide to Preserving Oral History

  Using Audio and Video Tape. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 1989.

Frisch, Michael. A Shared Authority. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1990.


Hoopes, James. Oral History: An Introduction for Students. Chapel Hill: University of North

  Carolina Press, 1979.

McCraken, Jane, ed. Oral History: Basic Techniques. Winnipeg: Manitoba Museum of Man

  and Nature, 1974.

McMahan, Eva M. and Kim Lacy Rogers, eds. Interactive Oral History Interviewing.

  Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 1994.

Ong, Walter J. Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the World. London: Routledge,


Oral History Association. Guidelines and Principles of the Oral History Association. Oral

  History Association Pamphlets, no. 3. Los Angeles, 1992.

Perks, Robert and Alistar Thomson, eds. The Oral History Reader. New York: Routledge,


Portelli, Alessandro. The Order Has Been Carried Out: History, Memory, and Meaning of a

  Nazi Massacre in Rome. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

Ritchie, Donald A. Doing Oral History: A Practical Guide. New York: Oxford University

  Press, 2003.

Sitton, Thad, George L. Mehaffy, and O.L. Davis Jr. Oral History: A Guide for Teachers

  (and others). Austin: University of Texas Press, 1983.

Thompson, Paul. The Voice of the Past. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Vansina, Jan. Oral Tradition: A Study in Historical Methodology. Translated by H.M.

  Wright. Chicago: Aldine Publishing Company, 1961.

Vansina, Jan. Oral Tradition as History. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985.

Government Documents

Baker, Holly-Cutting, Amy Kotkin, Margaret Yocom. “Family Folklore: Interviewing


Guide and Questionnaire.” Folklife Program, Office of American and Folklife Studies. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institute, 1978. http://library.ndsu.edu/grhc/history_culture/oral/interviews/intguide.html.


Library of Congress. Using Oral History.


http://memory.loc.gov/learn/lessons/oralhist/ohhome.html. (10 January 2005).


Journal Articles

Blatti, Jo. “Public History and Oral History.” The Journal of American History 77 no. 2.

  (September 1990): 615-625.

Bruemmer, Bruce H. “Access to Oral History: A National Agenda.” America Archivist

  54 (Fall 1991): 494-501.

Clifford, Florence Schmidt. “Interview Techniques and Notes – Family History.”

  Heritage Review (February 1986): 3-9. http://library.ndsu.edu/grhc/history_culture/oral/interviews/heritagereview.html.

Grele, Ronald J. “On Using Oral History Collections: An Introduction.” The Journal of

  American History 74 no. 2. (September 1987): 570-578.

Sommer, Barbara W. and Mary Kay Quinlan, "A Guide to Oral History Interviews", History

News, American Association of State and Local History Technical Leaflet #210, 55 no. 3 (Summer 2000): 1-8.


Thomson, Alistair. “Fifty Years On: An International Perspective on Oral History.” The


Journal of American History 85 no. 2. (September 1998): 581-595.

Newspaper and Magazine Articles

Morgan, George C. “Along those Lines: 12 Genealogical Resolutions.” Ancestry Daily

  News (31 December 1999). http://library.ndsu.edu/grhc/history_culture/oral/interviews/resolutions.html.

Peterson, Amanda. “Digging up your Roots … from Home!” The Village Family

  Magazine. Vol. 7 no. 6. (November/December 2003): 33-35. http://library.ndsu.edu/grhc/history_culture/oral/interviews/peterson.html.

Sommer, Barbara W. Sommer and Mary Kay Quinlan. “A Guide to Oral History

  Interviews” in History News. Nashville: America Association for State and Local History, 2000.

Veciana-Suarez, Ana. “Oral Histories offer link to Family Roots.” Grand Forks Herald

  (25 July 1994). http://library.ndsu.edu/grhc/history_culture/oral/interviews/suarez.html.

Web Pages

Bently, Elizabeth Marple. The Why of Oral History Interviews.

  http://www.marple.com/whyoral.html. (10 January 2005).

H-net. H-Oral History. http://www.h-net.org/~oralhist/. (10 January 2005).

History Matters. Oral History On-line.

  http://historymatters.gmu.edu/mse/oral/online.html. (10 January 2005).

Howells, Cyndi. Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet: Oral History and

  Interviews. http://www.cyndislist.com/oral.htm. (10 January 2005).

Johnson, Larry and Annette Lamb. The Topic: Oral History.

  http://www.42explore2.com/oralhst.htm. (10 January 2005).

Moyer, Judith. Step-by-Step Guide to Oral History.

  http://dohistory.org/on_your_own/toolkit/oralHistory.html. (10 January 2005).

Regional Collections

North Dakota State University the Libraries, Germans from Russia. Oral History.

  http://library.ndsu.edu/grhc/history_culture/oral/index.htm. (7 January 2005)..

Saskatchewan Archives Board.

  http://www.saskarchives.com/web/services-pub-family.html. (7 January 2005).

NOTE: For other Oral History Collections try doing a Google search at: http://www.google.com/.

**Compiled by: Jessica Clark, Acacia Jonas, Michael M. Miller, and Danielle Stuckle, January 2005

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