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Linda Shopes: A Very Selected Oral History Bibliography

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Mercier, Laurie and Madeline Buckendorf.  Using Oral History in Community History Projects, 2nd ed.

Carlisle, Pa.:  Oral History Association, 2007.

Mackay, Nancy.  Curating Oral Histories: From Interview to Archive.  Walnut Creek, Calif.: Left Coast

Press, 2007.

Neuenschwander, John H.  Oral History and the Law, 3rd ed.  Carlisle, PA:  Oral History Association,


Ritchie, Donald A.  Doing Oral History, 2nd ed.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2003.

Sommer, Barbara W. and Mary Kay Quinlan.  The Oral History Manual.  Walnut Creek, Calif.: AltaMira

Press, 2002.

Whitman, Glenn.  Dialogue with the Past: Engaging Students and Meeting Standards through Oral

History.  Walnut Creek, Calif.:  AltaMira Press, 2004.

Yow, Valerie Raleigh.  Recording Oral History:  A Practical Guide for Social Scientists, 2nd ed.  Walnut

Creek, Calif.: AltaMira Press, 2005.



Abrams, Lynn.  Oral History Theory.  Routledge:  London, 2011.

Bornat, Joanna, ed.  Reminiscence Reviewed: Perspectives, Evaluations, Achievements.  Buckingham:

Open University Press, 1994.

Charlton, Thomas L., Lois E. Myers, and Rebecca Sharpless, eds.  Handbook of Oral History.  Lanham,

Md.:  AltaMira Press, 2006.

Published in paperback in two volumes:  History of Oral History: Foundations and Methodologies (2007); and Thinking about Oral History:  Theories and Applications (2007)

Coles, Robert.  Doing  Documentary Work.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Field, Sean.  Oral History, Community, and Displacement: Imagining Memories in Post-Apartheid South

Africa.  New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Freund, Alexander and Alistair Thomson, eds.. Oral  History and Photography.  New York:  Palgrave

Macmillan, 2011.

Frisch, Michael.  A Shared Authority:  Essays on the Craft and Meaning of Oral and Public History.

Albany:  SUNY Press. 1991.

Grele, Ronald.  Envelopes of Sound:  The Art of Oral History, 2nd ed.  New York:  Praeger, 1991.

Gluck, Sherna and Daphne Patai.   Women’s Words: The Feminist Practice of Oral History.  New York:

Routledge, 1991.

Hamilton, Paula and Linda Shopes, eds.  Oral History and Public Memories.  Philadelphia:  Temple

University Press, 2008.

Jeffrey, Jaclyn and Glenace Edwall, eds.  Memory and History:  Essays on Recalling and Interpreting

            Experience.  Lanham, Md.: University Press of America (for Institute for Oral History), 1991.

Lanman, Barry A. and Laura Wendling, eds.  Preparing the Next Generation of Oral Historians: An

Anthology of Oral History Education.  Lanham, Md. :  AltaMira Press, 2006

Perks, Robert, and Alistair Thomson.  The Oral History Reader, 2nd ed.  New York:  Routledge, 2006.

Portelli, Alessandro.  The Death of Luigi Trastulli and Other Stories:  Form and Meaning in Oral History.

Albany:  SUNY Press, 1991.

———-.  The Battle of Valle Giulia: Oral History and the Art of Dialogue.  Madison: University of

Wisconsin Press, 1997.

Rttchie, Donald A., ed.  The Oxford Handbook of Oral History.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Schrag, Zachary M.  Ethical Imperialism: Institutional Review Boards and the Social Sciences 1965 –

2009.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.

Shopes, Linda.  “Making Sense of Oral History,” History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web,

Thompson, Paul.  The Voices of the Past: Oral History, 3rd  ed.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2000.



American Social History Project.  Who Built America?, Vols. I & 2.  New York: Pantheon Books, 1989,


Foner, Eric and Lisa McGirr, eds.  American History Now.  Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 2011.

Kyvig, David, and Myron A. Marty.  Nearby History: Exploring the Past around You, 2nd ed.  Lanham,

Md.:  Alta Mira Press,  2000.  This publication is the first in a series of technical manuals published by Alta Mira Press detailing how to research specific aspects of local history, including schools, houses and homes, public places, places of worship, and businesses.


 Oral History Association

Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA 17013

(Georgia State University, as of January 2013)

  • Holds an annual conference
  • Publishes the biannual Oral History Review
  • Publishes a triannual newsletter
  • Presents awards recognizing outstanding work in oral history
  • Maintains a Web site at
  • Publishes technical manuals on oral history, including the standard-setting Principles and Best Practices for Oral History, available on OHA’s website
  • Sponsors H-Oralhist, a listserv affiliated with H-NET; to subscribe, go to:; website also includes links to many good resources.


Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR)

  • Holds spring meeting and fall workshop;
  • Publishes a newsletter
  • Maintains a website at; consult website for membership information


Palgrave Macmillan’s Studies in Oral History series

  • Book series that both publishes work grounded in oral history interviews, ranging from single autobiographical accounts to edited and contextualized interviews on a given subject to more interpretive and theoretical studies; for a list of works published, go to:



Prepared by Linda Shopes

Updated August 2012

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