Introduction to Oral History Workshop

On September 30, 2021, Queer Newark held a virtual introductory workshop on oral history methods and practice facilitated by Erica Fugger (she/her) and Kristyn Scorsone (they/them). 
This virtual session explored the process of creating and launching an oral history project, including tips for collaborative research and community outreach. We also discussed interview preparation and techniques, from choosing recording equipment to designing effective questions; possible outlets for and creative applications of oral history; and concrete skills to apply to your own family and community oral history initiatives.

Ask Doug audio recorder recommendations
National Home Front Project interview guide (for an example of a consent form)
Queer Newark Remote Interviewing Guide

This workshop was made possible thanks to support from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.