Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Online Sources: Associations
Online Sources: Conducting Oral Histories
Book Sources: About Oral History
- A selection of books/e-books available in Trible Library.
- Click the title for location and availability information.
By Word of Mouth :"Elite" Oral History by
Call Number: D16.14 .S44 1983
"Designed as an introduction to the methodology of oral history, this book examines the strengths and weaknesses of oral history, discusses the methodology, evaluation, and use of oral evidence, and reviews several case studies..." American Political Science Review
Oral history and Public Memories by
Call Number: D16.14 .O735 2008
"What distinguishes these essays from much work in oral history is their focus not on the experiences of individual narrators, but on the broader cultural meanings of oral history narratives. "
Oral history Theory by
Call Number: D16.14 .A25 2010
"Each chapter provides a clear and user-friendly explanation of the various theoretical approaches, illustrates them with examples from the rich field of published oral history, and makes suggestions for the practicing oral historian."
Telling Stories by
Call Number: 61.29 .M39 2008
The Use of Personal Narratives in the Social Sciences and History
The Death of Luigi Trastulli, and Other Stories: Form and Meaning in Oral History by
Call Number: Online - EBSCO
"The essays that Alessandro Portelli has produced on the meaning of oral history are incredibly insightful. The book is a real breakthrough in the analysis of oral history and will stimulate work in the field for years to come." -- John Bodnar, Oral History Research Center, and Department of History, Indiana University
The Voice of the Past: Oral History by
Call Number: D16.14 .T48 1988
"... challenges myths of historical scholarship and looks closely at the use of oral sources by historians. "
Search for More
- Suggested terms to look for include - diary, diaries, letters, papers, documents, documentary or correspondence.
- Combine these these terms with the event or person you are researching. (example: civil war diary)
- Also search by subject for specific people and events, then scan the titles for those keywords or others such as memoirs, autobiography, report, or personal narratives.