Oral History Resources from the Oral History Society http://www.ohs.org.uk

Oral History Handbooks and Bibliographies

  • Finnegan, Ruth, Oral Traditions and the Verbal Arts: A Guide to Research Practices, London, Routledge, 1992.
  • Hays, P., Speak for Yourself, Namibia, Longman, 1992.
  • Hutching, M., Talking History: a Short Guide to Oral History, Wellington, New Zealand, Bridget Williams Books/Historical Branch of the Department of Internal Affairs, 1993.
  • Matters, M., Oral History Cataloguing Manual, Chicago, Ill.: Society of American Archivists, 1995.
  • Perks, Robert, Oral History: An Annotated Bibliography, London, British Library National Sound Archive, 1990.
  • Perks, Robert, Oral History: Talking About the Past, London, Historical Association, second edition 1995.
  • Perks, Robert & Thomson, Al (eds), The Oral History Reader, London, Routledge 1998.
  • Ritchie, Don, Doing Oral History, New York, Twayne, 1995.
  • Ritchie, Don (ed), Oxford Handbook of Oral History, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010
  • Robertson, B., Oral History Handbook, fourth edition, Adelaide: Oral History Association of Australia (South Australia Branch), 2000.
  • Seldon, Anthony and Pappworth, Joanna, By Word of Mouth: Elite Oral History, London, Methuen, 1983.
  • Taylor, P., Telling It Like It Was: A Guide to Making Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History, Camberra: Australian Institute Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Studies, 1996.
  • Thompson, P., The Voice of the Past: Oral History, third edition, Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Trask, David and Pomeroy, Robert, The Craft of Public History: An Annotated Select Bibliography, Westport, Greenwood, 1983.
  • Wilton, J., Oral History in Australia: A List, Sydney: Oral History Association of Australia (NSW Branch), 1996.
  • Yow, V. R., Recording Oral History: A Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2nd edition, Walnut Creek, Calif.: AltaMira Press, 2005.

Theory and Practice

  • Armitage, S. H. with Hart, P. and Weatherman, K., Women’s Oral History: The Frontiers Reader (eds), Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2002.
  • Attwood, B. and Magowan, F.,Telling Stories: Indigenous History and Memory in Australia and New Zealand, Crows Nest, (eds), New South Wales: Allen and Unwin, 2001.
  • Bertaux, `d. (ed.), Biography and Society, The Life History Approaching the Social Sciences, London: Sage, 1981.
  • Bornat, Joanna, (ed.), Reminiscence Reviewed: Perspectives, Evaluations, Achievements, Buckingham, Open University Press, 1994.
  • Bornat, J., Perks, R., Thompson, P., Walmsley, J. (eds) Oral History, Health and Welfare, London: Routledge, 2000.
  • Chamberlain, M., and Thompson, P., Narrative and Genre, Contexts and Types of Communication, (eds), New Brunswick, N. J.: Transaction Publishers (previously published by Routledge, 1998.
  • Darian-Smith, K. and Hamilton, P., Memory and History in Twentieth Century Australia, (eds), Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1994.
  • Dunaway, David and Baum, Willa (eds), Oral History: An Interdisciplinary Anthology, London, Altamira Press, second edition 1996.
  • Evans, George Ewart, Spoken History, London, Faber, 1987.
  • Ferreira, M. M. and Janaina, A., Usos & Abusos da Historia Oral, (eds) Rio de Janeiro: Fundacao Getulio Vargas, 1996.
  • Frisch, Michael, A Shared Authority: Essays on the Craft and Meaning of Oral and Public History, Albany, State University of New York Press, 1990.
  • Gluck, Sherna Berger and Patai, Daphne (eds), Women's Words: The Feminist Practice of Oral History, London, Routledge, 1991.
  • Green, A. and Hutching, M., Remembering: Writing Oral History, (eds), Auckland, Auckland University Press, 2004.
  • Grele, Ronald (ed.), Envelopes of Sound: The Art of Oral History, Chicago, Precedent, second edition 1985.
  • Huen, P. L. P., Morrison, J. H., and Guan, K. C., Oral History in South east Asia: Theory and Method, Singapore: National Archive of Singapore and Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, (eds), 1998.
  • JeffreHistory y, J. and Edwall, G., Memory and History: Essays on Recalling and Interpreting Experiences, Lanham, (eds), Md.: University Press of America, 1994.
  • Lummis, Trevor, Listening to History: The Authenticity of Oral Evidence, London, Hutchinson, 1987.
  • McMahan, E., Elite Oral History Discourse: A Study of Cooperation and Coherence, Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1989.
  • McMahan, E. and Rogers, K. L., Interactive Oral History Interviewing, (eds) Hillsdale, N. J.:Erlbaum, 1994.
  • Meihy, J. C. S. B., (Re)introduzindo a Historia Oral no Brasil, (ed.), Sao Paolo: Xama.
  • Myers, L. E., Sharpless, R. and Charlton, T. L., Research Handbook for Oral History, Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.
  • Passerini, L., International Yearbook of Oral History and Life Stories, vol. 1, Memory and Totalitarianism, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.
  • Personal Narratives Group, Interpreting Women’s Lives: feminist Theories and Personal Narratives. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, (eds) 1989.
  • Plummer, K., Documents of Life 2: An Invitation to Critical Humanism, London: Sage, 2001.
  • Portelli, Alessandro, The Death of Luigi Trastulli and Other Stories: Form and Meaning in Oral History, Albany, State University of New York Press, 1991.
  • Portelli, A., The Battle of Valle Giulia: Oral History and the Art of Dialogue, Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1997.
  • Rogers, K. L., Leydesdorff, S. and Dawson, G., Trauma and Life Stories: International Perspectives, London: Routledge, (eds) 1999.
  • Samuel, Raphael and Thompson, Paul (eds), The Myths We Live By, London, Routledge, 1990.
  • Schneider, W., So They Understand: Cultural Issues in Oral History: Utah State University Press, 2002.
  • Schwarzstein, D., La Historia Oral, Buenos Aires: Centro Editorial de America Latina, 1991.
  • Seldon, A. and Pappworth, J., By Word of Mouth: Elite Oral History, London: Methuen, 1983.
  • Stricklin, D. and Sharpless, R., The Past Meets the Present: Essays on Oral History, Lanham, Md.; University Press of America, (eds) 1988.
  • Thompson, P. and Burchardt, N., Our Common History, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (eds) 1992.
  • Tonkin, Elizabeth, Narrating Our Pasts: The Social Construction of Oral History, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1992.
  • Vansina, Jan, Oral Tradition: A Study in Historical Methodology, London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1965.
  • White, L., Miescher, S. F. and Cohen, D. W. African Words, African Voices: Critical Practises in Oral History, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, (eds) 2001.

Periodicals

  • Bios – Zeitschrift fur Biographieforschung, Oral History und Lebensverlaufsanalysen [Germany], vol. 1 1998-
  • Canadian Oral History Association Journal, vol. 1 1975/6--
  • Cuadernos, [International] no. 1 1997--
  • Family & Community History Journal, vol.1 issue 1 1998--
  • Historial Oral [Brazil], vol. 1 June 1998-
  • Historia y Fuente Oral [Spain], no. 1 1989-
  • International Journal of Oral History, vol. 1 1980--??1990
  • International Yearbook of Oral History and Life Stories, vol. 1 1993--vol. 4 1996
  • Life Stories/Recits de Vie, [UK/France] no. 1 1985--no. 5 1989
  • Memory and Narrative, [International] vol. 1 1997--
  • Oral History [UK], vol. 1, no. 1 1969-
  • Oral History Association of Australia Journal, no. 1 1978-
  • Oral History in New Zealand, vol. 1 1988--
  • The Oral History Forum (formerly the Canadian Oral History Association Journal), vol. 1 1975/6-
  • Oral History Review, [US] no. 1 1973--
  • Voces Recobradas [Argentina], no. 1, 1998-
  • Words and Silences/Palabras y Silencios [International], no. 1 1997-

Key Studies using Oral History

  • Amin, S., Event, Metaphor, Memory: Chauri Chaura, 1922-1992, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.
  • Bozzoli, B., with Nkotsoe, M., Women of Phokeng: Consciousness, Life Strategy and Migrancy in South Africa, 1900-1983, London: James Currey, 1991.
  • Broadfoot, B., Ten Lost Years 1929-1939: Memories of Canadians who Survived the Depression, Toronto: Doubleday, 1973.
  • Caplan, P., African Voices, African Lives: Personal Narratives from a Swahili Village, London: Routledge, 1997.
  • Cruikshank, J., The Social Life of Stories: Narrative and Knowledge in the Yukon Territory, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1997.
  • Field, S., Lost Communities, Living Memories: Remembering Forced Removals in Cape Town: David Philip, 2001.
  • Fraser, R., Blood of Spain: The Experience of Civil War 1936-9, London: Allen Lane, 1979.
  • Fyfe, J., The Matriarchs: A Generation of New Zealand Women Talk to Judith Fyfe, Auckland: Penguin, 1990.
  • Genovese, E., Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World Slaves Made, New York: Pantheon, 1974.
  • Glassie, E., Passing the Time in Ballymenone: Folkore and History of an Ulster Community, Dublin: O’Brien Press, 1982.
  • Gluck, S. B., Rosie the Riveter Revisited: Women, the War and Social Change, Boston, Mass.: Twayne, 1987.
  • Greenspan, H., On Listening to Holocaust Survivors: Recounting and Life History, Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1998.
  • Haley, A., Roots, London: Hutchinson, 1977.
  • Hammerton, A. J. and Thomson, A., Ten Pound Poms: Australia Invisible Migrants, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2005.
  • Hareven, T., Family Time and Industrial Time: The Relationship Between the Family and Work in a New England Industrial Community, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982.
  • Hinton, W., Shenfan: The Continuing Revolution in a Chinese Village, London: Secker & Warburg, 1983.
  • Hofmeyer, I., We Spend our Years as a Tale that is Told: Oral Historical Narrative in a South African Chiefdom, London: James Currey, 1993.
  • James, D., Dona Maria’s Story: Life Journey, Memory and Political Destiny, Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2000.
  • Kay, B., Odyssey: Voices from Scotland’s recent Past, two volumes, (ed.), Edinburgh, Polygon, 1981/1982.
  • Kennedy, E. L. and Davis, M., Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of  Lesbian Community, New York, Routledge, 1993.
  • Langer, L., Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1991.
  • Lanzmann, C., Shoah: An Oral History of the Holocaust, New York: Pantheon, 1985.
  • Lowenstein, W., Weevils in the Flour: An Oral Record of the 1930s Depression in Australia, Melbourne: Hyland House, 1978.
  • Maloof, J., Voices of Resistance: Testimonies of Cuban and Chilean Women, Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1999.
  • Parker, T., The People of Providence: a Housing Estate and some of its Inhabitants. London: Hutchinson, 1983.
  • Passerini, L., Fascism in Popular Memory: The Cultural Experience of the Turin Working Class, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.
  • Portelli, A., The Order Has been Carried Out: History, Memory and the Meaning of a Nazi Massacre in Rome, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
  • Roberts, E., A Woman’s Place: An Oral History of Working Class Women 1890-1940, Oxford, Blackwell, 1984.
  • Roseman, M., The Past in Hiding, Harmondsworth, London: Penguin, 2000.
  • Rosengarten, T, All God’s dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw, New York: Knopf, 1971.
  • Summerfield, P., Reconstructing Women’s Wartime Lives, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1998.
  • Terkel, S., Hard Times, An Oral History of the Great Depression, New York, Pantheon, 1970.
  • Thomson, A., Anzac Memories, Living with the Legend, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.
  • Van Onselen, C., The Seed is Mine: The Life of Kas Maine, a South African Sharecropper, 1894-1985, New York: Hill & Wang.
  • Wigginton, E., Sometimes a Shining Moments: The Foxfire Experience, Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1985.
  • Zhang, X. and Ye, S., Chinese Lives, Harmondsworth, London: Penguin, 1989.