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Oral history: research resources

A large number of books, reference works and periodicals, relating to sound recordings are available on open access in the Humanities - Floor 2  reading room in the main British Library building at St. Pancras.


The 'Oral history select bibliography' (PDF format, 85KB) is reproduced courtesy of Rob Perks and Al Thomson. The bibliography lists:

  • handbooks and bibliographies
  • collections and reflections on theory and practice
  • periodicals
  • key studies using oral history

Printed resources on open access are indicated in the bibliography.

Web links

The oral history links page lists useful websites, including those relating to:

  • external oral history organizations, archives and projects in the UK and abroad
  • Holocaust oral history
  • academic resources
  • technical services 
  • general interest

Further information

Sound & Vision Reference Service
The British Library
96 Euston Road
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7831
Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7691

E-mail: Ask the Sound & Vision Reference Team

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Oral history: links

PDF files

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