Organizing Oral History Projects
Chapter 4 from Thomas L. Charlton's classic text Oral History for Texans, instructs community organizations and individuals doing community history in planning and executing a successful oral history project.
Charlton presents the following important considerations for planning and organizing your community oral history project:
- Indentifying and setting goals
- Selection of oral history subjects
- Elites and nonelites
- Interview structure: life-review model
- Interview structure: subject-oriented model
- Processing oral history: to transcribe or not to transcribe?
- A few legal considerations
- Ethical considerations
- Preserving oral history