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Interviewing children/ minors

Oral Historians, 

A colleague in my History Dept has added an oral history project to her spring course in response to COVID-19 (she studies infectious diseases). She has a good program design and plans to archive the interviews her students conduct (remotely of course). She asked me today how to handle consent/ release if some one interviews a minor? I sent her our IRB guidelines on consent, but of course, with the new Federal Guidelines OH doesn't go through IRB....

Does anyone have strategies or consent or release forms they would be willing to share? Or advice?

Webinar: Oral History at a Distance: Conducting Remote Interviews

Sponsored by Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History and the Oral History Association

Tuesday, March 31, 1pm to 3pm CDT
Followed by an extended Q&A session

This webinar is free for the public, and requires no pre-registration. A recording of the webinar will be posted on the OHA website.

Re: Vermont Folklife Center Listening in Place Project officially launches

Foxfire also just launched a new "COVID-19 Oral History Project," which invites people from West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama to contribute interviews. The site include the project description and timeline as well as downloadable instructions, release forms, and additional info forms as PDFs: https://www.foxfire.org/covid-19-oral-history-project-2/.