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2000 Oral History Evaluation Guidelines

The Oral History Evaluation Guidelines are provided as a record. Please see the new document “Principles for Oral History and Best Practices” for Oral History for the Oral History Association’s current guidelines, adopted in September, 2009. 2000 Oral History Evaluation Guidelines Oral History Association Pamphlet Number 3 Adopted 1989, Revised Sept. 2000 History of the […]

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Archiving Oral History: Manual of Best Practices

Adopted October, 2019 IntroductionArchives Principles and Best Practices Appraisal and Accessioning Metadata and Description Preservation Access Collaboration Ownership and Rights Management About the Document Archiving Oral History Print Version Introduction: Notes on Using this Document and Developing an Archival Plan  This document is intended to be viewed in context as an addendum to the Oral […]

2020 Submission Guidelines and Supplemental Information

The following documents are available to assist with submitting a proposal for the Annual Meeting. Find the Call for Papers here. Considering a Proposal? Abstract Guidelines Proposal Submission Instructions Submission Evaluation Criteria Considering a Proposal? What You Need to Know … Panel Types Before you begin, please note that OHA gives preference to whole panel […]

Deadline extended for comments on human subjects research rule excluding oral history from IRB review

Oral historians have until Jan. 6, 2016, to submit comments on a proposed landmark rule change that would exempt oral history and other related scholarship from federal rules aimed at protecting research subjects. Initially intended to protect subjects of biomedical and behavioral research, the rules promulgated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ […]

Oral History, Human Subjects, and Institutional Review Boards

Oral History, Human Subjects, and Institutional Review Boards Linda Shopes Since at least the mid-1990s, college and university students, faculty, and staff who conduct oral history interviews have increasingly found their interviewing protocols subject to review by their local Institutional Review Board (commonly referred to as an IRB), a body charged by the federal government […]

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Bibliography: Human Subjects and Institutional Review Boards

I. REGULATIONS, POLICIES, GUIDELINES, AND REPORTS II. COMMENTARY AND CRITICISM I. REGULATIONS, POLICIES, GUIDELINES, AND REPORTS Citro, Constance F., Daniel R. Ilgen, and Cara B. Marrett, eds. Protecting Participants and Facilitating Social and Behavioral Research. Washington, D.C: National Academies Press, 2003. Available at http://www.nap.edu/books/0309088526/html Chapter 3 provides a good history of human subjects regulation, with particular attention […]

Principles and Best Practices

Principles for Oral History and Best Practices for Oral History Adopted October, 2009 Introduction General Principles for Oral History Best Practices for Oral History PRINT The Principles and Best Practices for Oral History update and replace the Oral History Evaluation Guidelines adopted in 1989, revised in 2000. Introduction Oral history refers both to a method […]

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Bibliography: Historians and Institutional Review Boards

I. REGULATIONS, POLICIES, GUIDELINES, AND REPORTS II. COMMENTARY AND CRITICISM I. REGULATIONS, POLICIES, GUIDELINES, AND REPORTS Citro, Constance F., Daniel R. Ilgen, and Cara B. Marrett, eds. Protecting Participants and Facilitating Social and Behavioral Research. Washington, D.C: National Academies Press, 2003. Available at http://www.nap.edu/books/0309088526/html Chapter 3 provides a good history of human subjects regulation, with […]

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Introduction to the OHA’s Principles and Best Practices

  The History behind Our Work, 1966-2009, by Sherna Berger Gluck[1] This 2018 version of the Oral History Association’s Principles and Best Practices, like each one before it for the past fifty years, is a product of its time. Since the initial 1968 Goals and Guidelines was issued, the theory and practice of oral history […]

OHA Principles and Best Practices

Principles for Oral History and Best Practices for Oral History Adopted October, 2018 Introduction Core Principles of the OHA  OHA Statement on Ethics  Best Practices  For Participants in Oral History Interviews  Archiving Oral History  (Adopted October 2019) Glossary Print Version These documents replace the OHA’s previous Principles and Best Practices, which were revised and adopted […]