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Oral History Toolkit: A How-To and Resource Guide

This guide serves as a toolkit for students, staff and faculty who intend to create an oral history project or are curious about how to use oral histories as primary resources.

Hardware Considerations

Basic ItemsTascam DR 40X

  • Digital recorder
  • Mobile Phone
  • Chargers
  • Batteries
  • Headphones
  • Microphones
  • Video Camera
  • Lighting
  • Extension Cords

Resources to help select appropriate equipment can be found at:

Software Considerations

There are a variety of software applications to assist with the transcription and capture of oral histories. The list below is not exhaustive, but are some popular applications you may want to investigate.