Oral History Resources
Principles, Procedures and Best Practices
for Conducting Oral Histories
This resource on oral history principles and practices is largely the result of a collaborative effort by Jeff McCormack and Judith Mickelson who prepared an early version of this document in 2011 for the Virginia Food Heritage Project. In preparing this document, the authors have drawn mostly on their direct experience in recording oral histories in a variety of settings (including urban, rural, and remote, undeveloped areas (without electricity or phone service).