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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 […]

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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Annual Meeting Site Selection

OHA is continuously in the process of recruiting sites for future annual meetings. This process is initiated in various ways.  Most often, the OHA executive office works with a third-party negotiator to request bid proposals three to four years in advance of a meeting date. Requests are targeted towards conference venues (most often situated in […]

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Tooltips This is a test page. Please ignore any content on this page, we are just using it as a tool to test how the website will look with potential changes. Again this is a test. Pigs can fly, and flying is the best. Dogs are awesome and are way better and cuter than cats. […]

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 Statement on Ethics

Oral historians have ethical obligations that are both specific to oral history methodology and shared with other methodologies and practices, ranging from anthropology to archival work. Ethics encompasses the principles that should govern the multiple relationships inherent in oral history. Everyone involved in oral history work, from interviewers and narrators to archivists and researchers, becomes […]

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 […]

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 […]

Archiving Oral History

Adopted October, 2019 IntroductionArchives Principles and Best PracticesAbout the DocumentArchiving Oral History: Manual of Best Practices 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 History Association’s Principles and Best Practices. It is important to note […]