CFP: Practicing Oral History Monographic Series

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Left Coast Press invites manuscripts and inquiries for the series Practicing Oral History. If you practice oral history as a museum curator, public historian, librarian, transcriber, community activist, educator or related field consider sharing your experience through publication. We publish titles in methodology from any field or approach that applies oral history.

It is not necessary to have a fully developed idea. We would like to hear from you at any stage in your project. Contact series editor Nancy MacKay, to discuss your idea. And check the Left Coast Press catalog here,


Story Bridges: a Guide to Conducting Intergenerational Oral History Projects, by Angela Zusman. 2010.


Oral History with Immigrant Narrators, Carol McKirdy.

Practicing Oral History in Historical Organizations, Barbara W. Sommer.

Practicing Critical Oral History in the Schools, Christine K. Lemley.

Practicing Oral History to Connect University to Community, Beverly B. Allen and Fawn-Amber Montoya.

Related forthcoming:

Curating Oral Histories, rev. ed. Nancy MacKay.


Museums, historical societies, libraries, classrooms, cultural institutions, alumni associations, and neighborhood groups are among the growing list of organizations who use oral history to document and change their own communities. This series will fill the gap in oral history research and practice by providing concise, instructive books that address circumstances of oral history practiced outside the academy. Each title will provide practical tools for conducting and presenting oral history, based on the Best Practices of the Oral History Association while being accessible to community-based organizations who apply oral history methodology to their work.