Resources

The Michigan Oral History Association is currently in the process of developing resources for Oral Historians.

Look here for videos, forms, and other resources in the future! 

Until then, please feel free to take a look at our links to other groups and sites

Partners/Organizations Links

Historical Society of Michigan – Lansing, Michigan

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs – Lansing, Michigan

Michigan Historical Center – Lansing, Michigan

Michigan History Foundation – Lansing, Michigan

Oral History Association – Atlanta, Georgia

Library of Michigan – Lansing,MI

Michigan Genealogical Council – Lansing, Michigan


Local/Regional/National Oral History Resources

Wayne State University

Walter P. Reuther Library

http://reuther.wayne.edu/memory

Houses the Archives of Labor and Urban affairs. Its collection of interviews with union labor leaders is extensive.

Library of Congress

Veterans History Project

http://www.loc.gov/vets/vets-home.html

The Veterans History Project relies on volunteers to collect and preserve stories of wartime service that include from World War I to the present day. In addition, U.S. civilians who were actively involved in supporting war efforts are also included.

University of Michigan-Dearborn

Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

http://holocaust.umd.umich.edu/

Contains over thirty years of interviews with Holocaust survivors. Provides both audio recordings and transcripts of the interviews.

Oral History Association

http://oralhistory.org

Since 1966, the Oral History Association has served as the principal membership organization for people committed to the value of oral history. OHA engages with policy makers, educators, and others to help foster best practices and encourage support for oral history and oral historians. With an international membership, OHA serves a broad and diverse audience including teachers, students, community historians, archivists, librarians, and filmmakers.

National Park Service

Park History Program

The National Park service provides resources and interviews regarding the history of the nation’s National Parks.

Minnesota Historical Society

Voices of Minnesota

http://collections.mnhs.org/voicesofmn/

Concentrating on the history of Minnesota, the oral histories in the collection cover a wide range of topics.

Michigan State University

MATRIX: Oral History in the Digital Age

http://ohda.matrix.msu.edu/

Oral History in the Digital Age provides a collection of articles, videos, and guides to the transitions facing Oral History scholars today.

The G. Robert Vine Voice Library

http://vvl.lib.msu.edu

The G. Robert Vincent Voice Library is the largest academic voice library in the United States. It houses recordings from more than 50,000 persons.

H-Oralhist

https://networks.h-net.org/h-oralhist

H-Oralhist is a network for scholars and professionals active in studies related to oral history. It is affiliated with the Oral History Association.

Detroit 67 Oral History Project

http://detroit1967.detroithistorical.org

The Detroit 1967 Oral and Written History Project collects stories and memories of Metro Detroiters that relate to their lives and experiences before, during, and after the unrest of July 1967.


Tips/Suggestions

Equipment and Recording Suggestions

If you are looking for equipment or recording suggestions for your Oral History project, please do not hesitate to make use of the following document prepared by member Rick Peiffer for the 2016 Oral History Forum.

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Further questions may be directed to info@michiganoha.org