Independent oral historian here looking for clarifying resources on pursuing copyright. In my interview agreement, narrators assign copyright to me and dedicate the future deposit of their oral history to an already designated archive. I'm curious as to the further steps I may need to make in formalizing copyright for any publicized work with these oral histories. I'm finding an affinity for the values of Creative Commons, but see the room for ethical conflicts in the potential sharing and reuse of publications without narrators' explicit permission.
The Baylor University Institute for Oral History invites individual scholars with training and experience in oral history research who are conducting oral history interviews to apply for support of up to $3,000 for summer 2017 and the 2017-2018 academic year. With this grant, the Institute seeks to partner with one scholar who is using oral history to address new questions and offer fresh perspectives on a subject area in which the research method has not yet been extensively applied. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural research on local, national, or international subjects is welcome.
A new episode of Amplified Oklahoma is now available. This month, we’re exploring a town that was once referred to as "the largest and wealthiest exclusive Negro city in the world." This episode features the history of Boley, Oklahoma, and how the town influenced and affected its residents. We’ll hear oral history interview excerpts from Henrietta Hicks and the late William Hunt. Dr.