D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

UNCA Guidelines for Oral History Research

Special Collections at UNC Asheville welcomes the participation of students, faculty, and community members who are conducting oral histories as part of their research. In order to assist researchers with their Oral History collections, Special Collections provides the following guidelines and forms for conducting oral histories. Please contact Special Collections if you have any questions about these forms or guidelines, or if you are interested in collecting oral histories to add to our collections.

UNCA Oral History Check List

UNCA Oral History Release Agreement - No Restrictions

UNCA Oral History Release Agreement - With Restrictions

UNCA Oral History Life History

UNCA Guidelines for Conducting Oral History


Other Useful Guides

Princples and Best Practices - from the Oral History Association

Smithsonian Folklife and Oral History Interviewing Guide

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: FOLKLIFE AND FIELDWORK: A Layman's Introduction to Field Techniques