Welcome to H-Oralhist, a member of the H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences On-Line initiative. H-Oralhist is a network for scholars and professionals active in studies related to oral history. It is affiliated with the Oral History Association.

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Recent "Oral History Review" posts at OUPblog

Here's our regular check-in to alert H-OralHist readers to new posts from the The Oral History Review at Oxford University Press's OUPblog.

Our most recent piece went live 5/15/2015 with Samantha Snyder returning to talk about her recent work using Pop Up Archives transcription service: 

http://blog.oup.com/2015/05/pop-up-archive-oral-history-review/

Describing Oral History Collections

My institution, the Hershey Community Archives, catalogues its oral history collection on the item level. We create abstracts and a subject index (using controlled vocabulary) for each interview. The finding aid for this collection is available online through our website, www.HersheyArchives.org. While this approach has worked very well for us, there are times I wish that we had incorporated a field for biographical information. However, the information IS available in hard-copy form, housed with the interview transcripts.

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