Resource: Oral History Principles & Best Practices

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Post by ReginaBateson » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:41 pm

For those of us who do interviews, DART suggests that we may need to do our interviews with the intention of posting them online or archiving them. To me, this type of interviewing has many similarities with oral history.

Yet oral history is a separate discipline, with its own ethical standards and practices -- some of which are in conflict with current practices in political science. So as we consider moving closer to this model of interviewing, it may be useful for us to consult with oral historians, or even to attend their Annual Meeting. As a first step, here is a link to the Oral History Association's Principles and Best Practices: ... practices/ .