Bibliography
A selected bibliography of books on oral history practice, use, and theoretical issues. Addresses and prices have been listed for less accessible materials. Other excellent books on oral history are now out of print, but look for them in your local library under "oral history" or "interviewing."
 
Oral History Manuals

Baum, Willa K. Oral History for the Local Historical Society. 1987, 68 pp.
      Alta Mira Press, Orders. 15200 NBN Way, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214
      phone: 1-800-462-6420, fax: 1-800-338-4550
      e-mail: explore@altamirapress.com, website: www.altamirapress.com

Baum, Willa K. Transcribing and Editing Oral History. 1977, 127 pp.
      Alta Mira Press, Orders. 15200 NBN Way, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214
      phone: 1-800-462-6420, fax: 1-800-338-4550
      e-mail: explore@altamirapress.com, website: www.altamirapress.com
      Comprehensive advice and examples on each step from the tape to
      the written record.

Dunaway, David K. and Willa K. Baum. Oral History: An Interdisciplinary
      Anthology. Second Edition. 1996. 439 pp.
      Alta Mira Press, Orders. 15200 NBN Way, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214
      phone: 1-800-462-6420, fax: 1-800-338-4550
      e-mail: explore@altamirapress.com, website: www.altamirapress.com
      A collection of the best scholarly writing on oral history, its uses, promise and problems.
      Not a manual, but full bibliographies following each chapter are a key to
      all the writings on oral history up to 1995.

Frisch, Michael. A Shared Authority. Albany, NY: State Universityof
      New York Press, 1990. State University of New York Press, State
      University Plaza, Albany, NY 12246.

Gluck, Sherna and Daphne Patai, ed. Women's Words: The Feminist Practice
      of Oral History. Routledge: New York and London, 1991, 234 pp.
      A collection of 13 essays on interviewing technique, interpretation,
      and advocacy issues by two generations of feminist oral historians.

Grele, Ronald J. Envelopes of Sound: The Art of Oral History.
Second Edition, revised. Chicago, IL: Precedent Publishing, Inc., 1985

Hartley, William G. Preparing an Oral History Primer Publications, 1976

Havlice, Patricia Pate. Oral History: A Reference Guide and Annotated
      Bibliography. 1985, 140 pp. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland and Co., Inc.
      (Box 611, Jefferson, NC 28640).
    This 1985 bibliography gives annotated entries on manuals, articles
    about oral history, guides to collections, and books based on oral history.
    A well-done subject index enables users to find publications on their topics.

Holstein, James A. and Jaber F. Gubrium. The Active Interview. Thousand Oaks, CA: 1995
      Alta Mira Press, Orders. 15200 NBN Way, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214
      phone: 1-800-462-6420, fax: 1-800-338-4550
      e-mail: explore@altamirapress.com, website: www.altamirapress.com
      Addresses general interview techniques for qualitative research.

Ives, Edward D. The Tape-Recorded Interview: A Manual For Field Workers in
      Folklore and Oral History. Second Edition, 1995. 130 pp.
      Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press (Knoxville, TN 37996-0325).
    A full and readable manual by a leading folklorist, especially strong on
    recording techniques. Includessample of form letters, agreements,
    accession forms.

Jackson, Bruce. Fieldwork. University of Illinois Press, 1987.
      Comprehensive guide to doing oral history. Strong on equipment,
      including videotape and film.

Mercier, Laurie and Madeline Buckendorf. Using Oral History in Community
      History Projects. Oral History Association, 1992. Pamphlet Series #4.
      Oral History Association, Dickinson College
      P.O. Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013-2896
      phone: (717)245-1036, e-mail: oha@dickinson.edu
      website: Oral History Association

Morris, Gabrielle. Head of the Class: An Oral History of African-American Achievement
     in Higher Education and Beyond
. Twayne Publishers, 1995, 199 pp.

Nathan, Harriet. Critical Choices in Interviews. Conduct, Use, and Research
      Role. University of California, Berkeley: Institute of Governmental
      Studies, 1986.
    Treats interviews of all kinds.
    "Essential reading for the serious oral historian"--W.K. Baum.

Neuenschwander, John H. Oral History and the Law. Oral History Association,
      1993. Pamphlet Series #1
      Oral History Association, Dickinson College
      P.O. Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013-2896
      phone: (717)245-1036, e-mail: oha@dickinson.edu
      website: Oral History Association

Oblinger, Carl. Interviewing the People of Pennsylvania. 1978, 84pp.
      Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (Box 1026,
      Harrisburg, PA 17120.)
      A thoughtful book that combines theory and method with many clear examples.

Oral History Evaluation Guidelines. Oral History Association, 1992.Pamphlet
      Series #3.
      Oral History Association, Dickinson College
      P.O. Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013-2896
      phone: (717)245-1036, e-mail: oha@dickinson.edu
      website: Oral History Association

Perks, Robert and Alistair Thomson, eds., Oral History Reader, Routledge: New York, 1998.

Portelli, Alessandro. The Battle of Valle Giulia: Oral History and
    the Art of Dialogue. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1997.

Portelli, Alessandro. The Death of Luigi Trastulli, and Other Stories:
    Form and Meaning in Oral History. Albany, NY: State University of
    New York Press, 1991.

Reimer, Derek, David Mattison and Allen W. Specht. Voices, A Guide to Oral
      History. 1984, 74 pp. Victoria: Provincial Archives, British Columbia
      Crown Publications, 521 Fort Street, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 1E7,
      website: www.crowpub.bc.ca 
      An excellent manual aimed at radio-broadcast-quality interviews.
      Detailed information on equipment and recording methods.
      Good examples of cataloging. A best buy.

Ritchie, Donald A., Doing Oral History. Twayne Publishers, New York,
      1995, 265 pp. Simon Schuster Macmillan, 866 Third Avenue, New York 10022
      Practical advice on oral history--planning, conducting, videotaping, preserving,
      teaching, presenting, and using in research and writing.

Rubin, Herbert J. and Irene S. Rubin. Qualitative Interviewing. The
      Art of Hearing Data. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1995.
      Alta Mira Press, Orders. 15200 NBN Way, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214
      phone: 1-800-462-6420, fax: 1-800-338-4550
      e-mail: explore@altamirapress.com, website: www.altamirapress.com
      For qualitative researchers, including oral historians, linking
      techniques with theories of how people communicate meaning.

Schorzman, Terri A., A Practical Introduction to Videohistory: The
      Smithsonian Institution and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Experiment.
      Krieger Publishing, Malabar, Florida, 1994.

Shumway, Gary L. and William G. Hartley. An Oral History Primer
      Primer Publications, 1971.

Thompson, Paul. The Voice of the Past: Oral History. 1988 2d
      ed.,expanded, 257 pp. New York: Oxford University Press (2001 Evans Road,
      Cary, NC 27513).
      A theoretical and practical guide by England's leading oral historian.
      This is the best book so far on oral historiography from a grassroots
      perspective.
"For academics who already are historians but want to
      master oral history"--C. Morrissey

Yow, Valerie Raleigh. Recording Oral History: A Practical Guide for Social
      Scientists. 1994, 283 pp.
      Alta Mira Press, Orders. 15200 NBN Way, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214
      phone: 1-800-462-6420, fax: 1-800-338-4550
      e-mail: explore@altamirapress.com, website: www.altamirapress.com
       Discusses oral history as a qualitative research method in social science, with
       practical advice and sample forms and guides as well as theoretical considerations.


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