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One-Minute Guide to Oral Histories

 by Carole Hicke

  • Ascertain willingness of narrator to participate.

  • Research narrator's background; prepare and send outline.

  • Schedule appointments.

  • Obtain signed release agreement at first interview.

  • Tape-record interviews.

  • Get interviews transcribed.

  • Review transcript; then get narrator to review.

  • Deposit corrected transcripts, tapes, and release agreements in the appropriate library, archives, or historical society.

The One-Minute Guide to Oral History Interviewing

  • Ensure that equipment is functioning properly.

  • Label tapes with names interviewer, narrator, date, tape number.

  • Take outline, photos, clippings to interview.

  • Obtain signature on release agreement.

  • Develop rapport but remain neutral.

  • Ask who, what, where, when, why, how.

  • Remain polite but firmly in control.

  • Listen carefully--and pursue new topics.

  • Use silence.

  • Ask for examples and anecdotes as illustrations.

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