Use these resources to design and execute your oral history project.
10 Tips for Interviewers. This list includes important things to remember and apply to help create a successful oral history.
A Practical Guide to Oral History. This guide, created by the Southern Oral History Program, contains useful information and a variety of useful resources for anyone conducting an oral history, including helpful tips and examples of interview documents.
The SOHP Forms contain the necessary documents you and the interviewee should complete for the interview. It includes the Consent form (no restrictions) and Deed of Gift (with restrictions); the interviewee will sign only one of these forms. Both the interviewer and the interviewee should also receive a copy of the form. Additionally, this document contains the Interviewee Life History Form, which can be supplemented with a resume or CV.
These resources were provided by The Southern Oral History Program (SOHP), the premier collection of research on the history and culture of the American South. In addition to helpful information, the SOHP has a collection of over 5,000 oral histories that can be found on their website.