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Baum, Willa K. Transcribing and Editing Oral History, American Association for State and Local History, 1977

Brown, Cynthia Stokes. Like it Was: A Complete Guide to Writing Oral History, Teachers and Writers Collaborative, New York, 1998

Davis, C., Back., K., MacLean, K. Oral History: From Tape to Type, American Library Association, Chicago, 1977

Frederikse, Julie. The Unbreakable Thread: Non-racialism in South Africa, Zed Books, London, 1990

Grele, Ronald, J. Envelopes of Sound: the Art of Oral History, Precedent Publications, Chicago, 1985

Hofmeyr, Isabel. We Spend our Years as a Tale that is Told: Oral Historical Narrative in a South African Chiefdom, Witwatersrand University Press, Johannesburg, 1993

Humphries, Stephen. The Handbook of Oral History: Recording Life Stories, Inter-action Inprint, 1984

Mitchell, Joseph. Joe Gould's Secret, Vintage Press, 1965

Passerini, Luisa. (ed) International Yearbook of Oral History and Life Stories, Volume 1: Memory and Totalitarianism, Oxford University Press, 1992

Perks, Robert. & Wendling Laura M. Oral history: Talking About the Past, Historical Association in association with the Oral History Society, London, 1995

Redfern, Alan. Talking in Class: Oral History and the National Curriculum, Colchester, Oral History Society, 1996

Ritchie, Donald A. Doing Oral History: a Practical Guide, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2003

Samuel, R. & Thompson, Paul R. The Myths We Live By, Routledge, London, 1990

Thompson, E.P. The Making of the English Working Class, Vintage Books, United Kingdom, 1963

Thompson, Paul R. The Voice of the Past: Oral History, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1988

Tonkin, Elizabeth. Narrating our Past: the Social Construction of Oral History, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1992

Van Onselen, The Seed is Mine: The Life of Kas Maine, a South African Sharecropper: 1894-1985, James Currey, Oxford, 1996 

Vansina, Jan. Oral Tradition as History, James Currey, London, 1985

Watson, Patricia and Favis, Diane. Speaking our History Together: An Oral History Guide, Great People, Great Places Series, Jacana Media, 2009

Watson, Patricia and Favis, Diane. 'Meeting history face-to-face: a guide to doing oral history', South African History Archive, Johannesburg, 2007

Yow, Valerie Raleigh. Recording Oral History: a Practical Guide for Social Scientists, Sage, Thousand Oaks, California, 1994

Journal Articles

la Hausse, P. 'Oral History and South African Historians', Radical History Review, 46, 7, 1990

Morrissey, Charles T. 'Why call it 'oral history'? Searching for Early Usage of a Generic Term', Oral History Review, v. 8, 1980



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