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Welcome to the Institute for Oral History's updated oral history manual!

For the entire introductory workshop manual, click on INTRODUCTION TO ORAL HISTORY in the box to the right. You may print the manual for educational purposes.

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Discovering oral history: What is it?
Understanding oral history: Why do it?
Planning a project: Where to begin?
Establishing ethical relationships
Preparing legal documents
Choosing digital recorders
Using Digital Media
Focusing & researching a topic
Selecting narrators
Creating an interview outline
Composing questions
Making contact & setting up
Getting the story
Protecting & preserving recordings
Time coding & indexing oral histories
Transcribing oral histories
Critiquing & citing oral histories
Reaching the public with oral history outcomes
Learning more: Resources

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