Here’s a great PDF resource Introduction to Oral History from Baylor Institute of Oral History to help interviewers, transcribers, and post production managers understand best practices, technical needs, and community access workflows.

One of the greatest technical oral history resources available on the internet, Digital Omnium covers many aspects of digital recording to help interviewers and their organizations along the journey of best practices and archival standard. Anyone interested in recording and preserving sound recordings, oral history, and the community narrative will find Douglas Boyd’s website invaluable.

The Southern Oral History Program exhibits some of the most advanced and user friendly listening I have yet to find on the internet. Its Long Women’s Movement project maps collected recordings and features excellent live transcription streaming. The University of North Carolina’s SOHP’s Resource Page is a must read for anyone interested in pursuing a local or regional oral history project. Within you’ll find an interviewing tips PDF and such links as A guide to oral history and the law by John A. Neuenschwander.

David Lee

David Lee

Public History at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico: Poverty, Homelessness, and Hunger in New Mexico Borderlands. All interviews are free of charge, open to all citizens of the United States and Mexico, and held at libraries, archives, and meeting spaces throughout the region. To schedule a potential public history interview: Email Phone: (505) 715-8779

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