Oral History Resources

The usage, creation, and history of oral history materials.

With its oral history program, the Museum of Pop Culture has created an archive of interviews with musicians, authors, filmmakers, producers and other key figures who have profoundly shaped American music, science fiction, and popular culture.

In 2007 MoPOP debuted Sound and Vision: Artists Tell Their Stories, an exhibition dedicated to the oral history collection. This collection of resources is designed for educators to make the most of MoPOP's oral history collection.

Online Resources

  • Teaching about Oral History
  • Using Oral History
  • Sample Student Oral History Projects
  • Organizing Oral History Information
  • Oral Histories of Artists
  • Resources for Contacting Artists to Interview
  • Universities with Oral History Research Centers and Professional Development Offerings
  • Periodicals that Often Have Articles About Teaching Oral History

Online Resources

Offline Resources

  • Oral History Books/Curricula for Teachers
  • Books Based on Oral Histories for Students

Offline Resources

Equipment Resources

Equipment to record an oral history interview can range from a basic tape recorder and microphone to sophisticated digital equipment.

Equipment Resources