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Oral History Research and Resources

This guide provides resources on doing oral history research, locating oral histories in the UCSC Library and other libraries and institutions on the Central Coast of California and beyond, and oral history as a field.

Selected Bibliography of Books on Oral History

Barnett, Teresa and Chon A. Noriega. Oral History and Communities of Color. UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press, 2013.

Barnickel, Linda. Oral History for the Family Historian: A Basic Guide. Oral History Association, 2006.

Boyd, Nan Alamilla and Horacio N. Roque Ramirez, eds. Bodies of Evidence: The Practice of Queer Oral History. Oxford University Press, 2012.

Charlton, Thomas, Lois E. Myers, and Rebecca Sharpless. History of Oral History: Foundations and Methodology. AltaMira Press, 2007.

Charlton, Thomas, Lois E. Myers, and Rebecca Sharpless. Handbook of Oral History. AltaMira Press, 2006.

Freund, Alexander and Alistair Thomson, eds. Oral History and Photography. Palgrave Studies in Oral History, 2011.

Gluck, Sherna Berger and Daphne Patai. Women's Words: the Feminist Practice of Oral History. New York: Routledge, 1991.

Lanman, Barry Allen and Laura M. Wendling eds. Preparing the Next Generation of Oral Historians: An Anthology of Oral History Education. AltaMira Press, 2006.

Mackay, Nancy. Curating Oral Histories: From Interview to Archive. Left Coast Press, 2007.

Mackay, Nancy, Mary Kay Quinlan, Barbara Sommer. Community Oral History Toolkit. Left Coast Press, 2013.

Mercier, Laurie and Madeline Buckendorf. Using Oral History in Community History Projects. Oral History Association (Second Edition), 2007.

Neuenschwander, John A. A Guide to Oral history and the Law. Oxford University Press, 2009.

Perks, Robert and Alistair Thomson eds. The Oral History Reader. Routledge (Second Edition), 1998.

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

Ritchie, Donald. Doing Oral History: A Practical Guide Oxford University Press, 2003.

Sommer, Barbara W. and Mary Kay Quinlan. The Oral History Manual. AltaMira Press, 2002.

Yow, Valerie Raleigh. Recording Oral History: A Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2005.

Oral History Research Guide

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