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Key Oral History Organisations

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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.
  • 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.

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.