Oral History NSW
Giving Voice to the Past
Giving Voice to the Past

Oral History Handbook 

5th edition, 4th impression 2013, by Beth M. Robertson  ISBN 0-646-4544-7

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The Oral History Handbook has been published by the Oral History Association South Australia since 1983, and is well established as the national standard.  The author draws on 25 years experience of practising and teaching oral history techniques and preserving sound recordings.


  • Introducing Oral History
  • Preparing for the Interview
  • Copyright and Oral History
  • Developing Questionnaires
  • Recording Equipment
  • Digital Recording Standards
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Summaries and Transcripts
  • Funding for Oral History
  • Guidelines of Ethical Practice
  • Commissioning Oral History
  • Recommended Reading