During this period of social distancing, COPH has compiled a list of resources to review and consider concerning remote interviewing for oral history projects. We will be updating this list as more resources become available.
Please contact us at coph@fullerton.edu if you have suggestions for additional resources.

Resources for Remote Interviewing

Baylor University Institute for Oral History and OHA - Oral History at a Distance: Conducting Remote InterviewsOpens in new window

  • Webinar recorded on March 31, 2020 addessing the dynamics of conducting remote oral history interviews.
    *SlidesPDF File Opens in new window from the webinar, a summaryPDF File Opens in new window , and a digest of additional resources mentioned in the webinar chat and Q&A, are also available on the OHA websiteOpens in new window .

Baylor University - Oral History TechnologyOpens in new window (see section on Long Distance Recording)

Columbia Center for Oral History Research (CCOHR) - Oral History of Disasters and PandemicsOpens in new window

  • Webinar recorded on April 16, 2020 with CCOHR Director, Mary Marshall Clark. Webinar addresses how to plan and conduct oral histories in communities affected by disasters. CCOHR has also provided a list of  Resources for Covid-19 Interviewing Opens in new window with links to readings, projects, and additional information. 

LSU Libraries T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History - Remote Interviewing ConsiderationsPDF File Opens in new window  (*draft only)

Oral History Association - Remote Interviewing ResourcesOpens in new window

  • Resources developed by the Oral History Association’s Remote Interviewing Resources Task Force in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the requirement to cease face-to-face interviewing for the health of both narrator and interviewer. This guide is meant to be a resource to practitioners as they work through the numerous questions that arise with this method.

Oral History Society - Advice on Remote Oral History Interviewing During Covid-19 PandemicOpens in new window

Vermont Folklife Center - Recording Interviews RemotelyOpens in new window


“Immunodeficiency and Oral History”Opens in new window by Sarah Dziedzic
Think piece by an Oral Historian practicing in New York City