This guide outlines how to conduct an online oral history project with an institutional focus in a classroom. This guide using content from The University of Baltimore's Special Collections and Archives collections in examples.
Conducting an oral history project enables students to engage in a real history research project that improves their research, writing, communication, and listening comprehension skills and abilities. The students will be able to better understand the past and recognize that examining the past events is not always straightforward, and each story provides an intimate portrait of the past that is unlikely to be revealed otherwise. This guide can be used in a public history course as a final term project to be completed over the course of the semester.