Oral History Interviews

  • Capturing the Past: How to Prepare and Conduct an Oral History Interview (2000, 31 minutes) Oral history is an invaluable means of preserving personal stories and perspectives for future generations. Using an actual interview to illustrate this process, this video provides step-by-step instructions for conducting an oral history interview, beginning with planning and preparation and ending with preservation on audio or videotape. Purchase: $139 (Insight Media)
  • Older Voices: Interviewing Older Adults (1994, 46 minutes) This video teaches interviewers flexible techniques for accommodating the special needs of older adults. It considers how to introduce oneself and one’s study and how to enlist cooperation from respondents. Purchase: $199 (Insight Media)