Document Type

Working Paper

Publication Date

Summer 2023


History -- Study and teaching, Oral history -- Methodology, Interviewing -- Study and teaching, Indians of North America -- Study and teaching, Sexual minorities -- Study and teaching


This chapter-length essay describes the practice of oral history through real world examples: the steps to conducting oral history interviews, things to consider when developing a project or an interview plan, and ethical considerations. How oral history has enlarged the historical record and changed scholarly interpretation of the past are highlighted.