Selected Bibliography


Baum, Willa K. Oral History for the Local Historical Society, 3rd ed. Nashville: AASLA, 1987.

Baum, Willa K. Transcribing and Editing Oral History. Nashville: AASLH, 1977.

Hoopes, James. Oral History: An Introduction for Students. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1979.

Ives, Edward D. The Tape Recorded Interview: A Manual for Field Workers in Folklore and Oral History. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1974.

Jackson, Bruce. Fieldwork. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987.

Mercier, Laurie and Madeline Buckendorf. Using Oral History in Community History Projects. Los Angeles: Oral History Association, 1992.

Neuenschwander, John H. Oral History and the Law, 3rd ed. Carlisle, PA: Oral History Association, 2002.

Ritchie, Donald A. Doing Oral History, 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Schorzman, Terri A. A Practical Introduction to Video history: The Smithsonian Institution and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Experiment. Melbourne, Fla.: Krieger Publishing Co., 1993.

Whitman, Glenn. Dialogue with the Past: Engaging Students and Meeting Standards through Oral History. Walnut Creek, Calif.: Alta Mira Press, 2004.

Yow, Valerie Raleigh. Recording Oral History: A Practical Guide for Social Scientists, 2nd ed. Walnut Creek, Calif.: Alta Mira Press, 2005.

Using And Interpreting Oral History Materials

Charlton, Thomas L., Lois E. Myers, and Rebecca Sharpless, eds. Handbook of Oral History. Lanham, Md.: Alta Mira Press, 2006

Coles, Robert. Doing Documentary Work. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Dunaway, David K. and Willa K. Baum, eds. Oral History: An Interdisciplinary Reader, 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publishers, 1996.

Frisch, Michael. A Shared Authority: Essays on the Craft and Meaning of Oral and Public History. Albany: SUNY Press, 1991.

Grele, Ronald. Envelopes of Sound: The Art of Oral History, 2nd ed. New York: Praeger, 1991.

Gluck, Sherna and Daphne Patai. Women's Words: The Feminist Practice of Oral History. New York: Routledge, 1991.

Jeffrey, Jaclyn and Glenace Edwall, eds. Memory and History: Essays on Recalling and Interpreting Experience. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America (for Institute for Oral History), 1991.

Kuhn, Cliff and Marjorie L. McLellan, eds. Magazine of History, v.11, no.3 {Spring 1997}; special "oral history" theme issue of the magazine; published by the Organization of American Historians and directed at secondary and under graduate teachers.

Perks, Robert, and Alistair Thomson. The Oral History Reader, 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2006.

Portelli, Alessandro. The Death of Luigi Trastulli and Other Stories: Form and Meaning in Oral History. Albany: SUNY Press, 1991.

Portelli, Alessandro. The Battle of Valle Giulia: Oral History and the Art of Dialogue. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1997.

Shopes, Linda. "Making Sense of Oral History", History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web.

Thompson, Paul. The Voices of the Past: Oral History, 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Doing/Using Oral History In The Context Of A Family or Community History Project

Felt, Thomas E. Researching, Writing, & Publishing Local History, 2nd ed. Nashville: AASLH, 1982.

Kyvig, David, and Myron A. Marty. Nearby History: Exploring the Past around You, 2nd ed. Nashville: AASLH, 2000. This publication is the first in a series of technical manuals published by AASLH detailing how to research specific aspects of local history, including schools, houses and homes, public places, places of worship, and businesses.

Metcalf, Fay D., and Matthew T. Downey. Using Local History in the Classroom. Nashville: AASLH, 1982.

Sturdevant, Katherine Scott. Bring Your Family History To Life through Social History. Cincinnati: Betterway Books, 2000.

Local History Placed Within Broader Historical Context

American Social History Project. Who Built America?, Vols. 1 & 2. New York: Pantheon Books, 1989, 1992.

Bender, Thomas. Community and Social Change in America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982.

Foner, Eric, ed. The New American History, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1997.

Gardner, James B., and George Rollie Adams, eds. Ordinary People and Everyday Life: Perspectives on The New Social History. Nashville: AASLH, 1983.

Gerber, David A. "Local and Community History: Some Cautionary Remarks on an Idea Whose Time Has Returned." History Teacher. Vol. XII (November 1979), 7-30.

Hanly, Alice. Love across the Color Line: The Letter of Alice Hanley to Channing Lewis. Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz & Kathy Peiss, eds. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1996.

Kammen, Carol. On Doing Local History: Reflections on What Local Historians Do, Why, and What It Means. Nashville: AASLH, 1986.

Kammen, Carol, ed. The Pursuit of Local History: Readings on Theory and Practice. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Alta Mira Press and AASLH, 1996.

Russo, David. Families and Communities: A New View of American History. Nashville: AASLH, 1974.

Selected Books on Pennsylvania History That Make Substantial Use of Oral History

Beik, Mildred Allen. The Miners of Windber: The Struggles of New Immigrants for Unionization, 1890s-1930s. University Park: The Penn. State University Press, 1996.

Bodnar, John. Lives of Their Own: Blacks, Italians and Poles in Pittsburgh, 1900-1960. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1982.

Bodnar, John. The Transplanted: A History of Immigrants in Urban America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1985.

Bodnar, John. Workers World: Kinship, Community and Protest in an Industrial Society, 1900-1940. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983.

Contosta, David R. Suburb in the City: Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, 1850-1990. Columbus: Ohio State University Press: 1992.

Dickerson, Dennis C. Out of the Crucible: Black Steelworkers in Western Pennsylvania. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1986.

Dublin, Thomas. Photographs by George Harvan. When the Mines Closed: Stories of Struggles in Hard Times. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998.

Gottlieb, Peter. Making Their Own Way: Southern Blacks' Migration to Pittsburgh, 1916-1930. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987.

Krause, Corinne Azen. Grandmothers, Mothers, and Daughters: Oral Histories of Three Generations of Ethnic American Women. Boston: Twayne, 1991.

Modell, Judith. Photographs by Charlee Brodsky. A Town Without Steel: Envisioning Homestead. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1998.

Morawska, Ewa T. For Bread with Butter: The Life Worlds of East Central Europeans in Johnstown, PA, 1890-1940. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Morawska, Ewa T. Insecure Prosperity: Small Town Jews in Industrial America, 1890-1940. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1996.

Nelson, Steve, James R. Barrett, and Rob Ruck. Steve Nelson: American Radical. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992.

Ruck, Rob. Sandlot Seasons: Sport in Black Pittsburgh. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press, 1987.

Schatz, Ronald W. The Electrical Workers: A History of Labor at General Electric and Westinghouse, 1923-60. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1983.

Stein, Marc. City of Sisterly and Brotherly Loves: Lesbian and Gay Philadelphia, 1945-1972. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.

Stolarik, M. Mark. Growing Up in the South Side: Three Generations of Slovaks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1880-1976. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 1985.

Wolensky, Robert P., Kenneth C. Wolensky, and Nicole H. Wolensky. The Knox Mine Disaster, January 22, 1959: The Final Years of the Northern Anthracite Industry and the Effort to Rebuild a Regional Economy. Harrisburg: PHMC, 1999.