Oral histories are different from other interview in that they seek to obtain personal insight and reflections placed in a historical context. Because of this, interviewers must be aware of standard best practices and other considerations when preparing for and conducting an interview.
Before the Interview
During the Interview
After the Interview
The Oral History Association and other institutions have prepared very detailed guides to best-practices, standards, and resources for oral history interviews. For more information please consult the links listed below.