BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Oral History’

  • As the Chief of Museum Learning at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Tim Grove has quite a few stories to tell about his experiences in public history. In this excerpt from his book A Grizzly in the Mail and Other Adventures in American History, Grove describes an exhibit project about the Lewis and Clark expedition […]

  • LISTEN: This panel discussion focused on the role of the First Lady of the United States. Panelists discussed the contributions, both individually and collectively, that our First Ladies made while living in the White House and how their legacies continue long after a presidential administration. Key takeaway messages : The shared roles as White House […]

  • All of us want more people to visit and become involved in our site. The five technical leaflets in this bundle do just that! Attracting the underserved segments of your community to your museum as visitors, members, and donors could begin with TL 265 and TL 263. These two case studies focus on how to […]

  • The University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs hosted the Presidential Sites and Libraries Conference, Renewing Ideals and Engaging the Public, June 21 – 24, 2010. Conference participants included presidential sites and libraries directors, government officials, presidential scholars, members of the media, and representatives of institutions engaged in the preservation, restoration, education, and presentation of […]

  • This curriculum is intended for use by service providers  (field service programs, state and regional museum associations, etc.), consultants, and others who present training workshops for paid and unpaid staff of museums, historical societies, historic houses and other organizations. The curriculum content is based on standards in the StEPs program and geared for small- to […]

  • “When oral history archives consisted mostly of analog audio tapes and printed transcripts, the archivists’ functions were usually seen as the final steps in the processing of interviews. Digital technology has eliminated the distinction between the creation of oral history and the preservation and management of it. Information systems must now be at the heart of […]

  • Digital tools for oral history collecting, curating, and dissemination was a topic at the Institute of Museum and Library Services’s WebWise 2012 Conference. We were pleased to feature it again on a WebWise Reprise webinar. Speakers: Dean Rehberger, Director of MATRIX: the Center for Humane Art, Letters, and Social Science Online at Michigan State University […]

  • The Shiloh Museum’s Oral History Interview Form provides spaces for information regarding the interviewer, the interviewee, and details regarding the content of the interview.

  • The Shiloh Museum’s Oral History Interview Tips include advice on things to do and think about before the interview, while meeting the interviewee, during the interview, at the end of the interview, and after the interview. This document also provides a brief description of necessary forms for the interview process.

  • The Shiloh Museum’s Oral History Release Form provides safe, legal access to the information collected and recorded during an oral history interview. The signatures from the interviewer, interviewee and director of the museum ensures that all parties involved are aware of the ownership of rights associated with the oral interview products