Remote Interviewing and COVID-19 Documentation Guidance

We hope that these resources are helpful for those seeking more information about remote interviewing generally and/or information about documenting the impacts of COVID-19 in particular. The list is not comprehensive, as new opportunities pop up frequently. Please let us know about other resources that we should include by tweeting at us (@OHMidAtlantic) or commenting on our Facebook page. 

Inclusion on this list is not necessarily an endorsement by OMHAR. We encourage you to follow OHMAR and these organizations on social media to stay apprised of the latest resources.

General Remote Interviewing Guidance


From Baylor University:

From the Vermont Folklife Center:

COVID-19 Documentation Guidance

From Columbia University: 

  • Click here for OHMA’s extensive guide on “Resources for Covid-19 Interviewing.â€
  • Click here for a recording of OHMA’s thoughtful April 16th webinar, “Oral history of Disasters and Pandemics.â€Â 
  • And click here to keep an eye on OHMA’s upcoming events. 

From the Oral History Association:

  • “Letter from the Presidentâ€
  • The Oral History Association and the American Folklore Society will be hosting a webinar titled, “Fieldwork and Digital Audio Technology: What to Know before You Go†on May 1, 2020 from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST. Leaders will be John Fenn (American Folklife Center) and Andy Kolovos (Vermont Folklife Center). The workshop is free to OHA and AFS members. The non-member fee is $75. See more here. 
  • Butler University and the Oral History Association recorded a webinar, “Oral History at a Distance: Conducting Remote Interviews†which is available free of charge on their website. 

From the American Association for State and Local History:The AASLH has compiled a robust list of resources here.