Oral History and Sound Collections

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Oral History NSW

Oral History NSW was formed in 1979 as a non-profit association.

It aims to:

  • provide a community of practice and a forum for sharing information about the techniques and application of oral history,
  • promote standards of quality among practitioners,
  • encourage preservation, and use of oral history interviews.

Oral History NSW members include public and academic historians, students, family historians, local historical societies’ members, heritage consultants, librarians, archivists, teachers, documentary makers, sound engineers, museum curators, volunteers, and institutions with archival or oral history programmes.

If you're interested in oral history and live in NSW or the ACT become a member.

Oral History Australia

The aims of Oral History Australia are to:

  • promote discussion and training on all aspects of the methodology and ethical practices of oral history as a discipline and a means of gathering and preserving social and cultural history;
  • foster preservation, access and use of oral history collections;
  • support State and Territory Oral History associations;
  • provide a national voice on all aspects of oral history; and
  • link Australian oral historians to the international oral history movement.