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April OUPblog posts from The Oral History Review

As we turn the calendar to May—yes, we still use a paper calendar—we want to take a moment to summarize our April posts at the Oral History Review blog.

On April 1st we continued our 2016 occasional series, “Why I Love Oral History,” with a post from Adrienne Cain from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center (Houston Public Library), entitled “Launching into oral history.”

Re: The average number of interviews other institutions do a year

Hi Wendy,

Since your question involves quantitative analysis of oral history workflow, I felt I should chime in! I'm sure you will get a variety of responses depending on the composition of each oral history center and their policies regarding transcripts. I have a general hourly cost schedule I use for the Baylor University Institute for Oral History, but I tried to adapt it a bit for a one-person shop. Here are the results:

Calculations are in hours, and standardized for a one-hour interview:

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