Archiving Oral History: A Manual of Best Practices

Lauren Kata, Ellen Brooks and Jennifer Snyder, editors

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology


While considering an archival plan for oral history interviews, it will be helpful to consider the multifaceted nature of oral history. Oral history interviews are: primary sources that are meant to be accessible, discoverable, and understood; evidence for historical and anthropological understandings, as well as other disciplines; cultural objects; and archival objects requiring long-term preservation. Therefore, the archiving of oral history interviews has its own set of principles and best practices that need to be acknowledged and addressed in a centralized resource. This document applies well-established best practices from professional organizations and institutions to oral history interviews and collections.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Commissioning bodyOral History Association
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2019


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