Welcome to the Oral History Association Network. Oral history is a field of study and a method of
gathering, preserving and interpreting the voices and memories of
people, communities, and participants in past events. Oral history is
both the oldest type of historical inquiry, predating the written word,
and one of the most modern, initiated with tape recorders in the 1940s
and now using 21st-century digital technologies.
Oral History Association network seeks to bring together
all persons interested in oral history as a way of collecting and
interpreting human memories to foster knowledge and human dignity. With
an international membership, the OHA serves a broad and diverse
audience. Local historians, librarians and archivists, students,
journalists, teachers, and academic scholars from many fields have
found that the OHA provides both professional guidance and a collegial
environment for sharing research.
Oral History Association Network Blog
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