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Published: 14 October 2014

174 Pages | 1 illustration

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190209872

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A Guide to Oral History and the Law

Second Edition

John A. Neuenschwander

Oxford Oral History Series

  • Thorough coverage of the most important legal issues involved in the practice of oral history
  • Written for a lay audience with primary emphasis on prevention rather than litigation
  • Emphasis throughout on the role that professional ethics play in the establishment of sound legal policies
  • A basic primer for lawyers who are not familiar with oral history

New to this Edition:

  • Reflects the impact of digital technology on oral history and the law
  • Analyze new cases concerning copyright, defamation, and privacy issues
  • Greater emphasis on research/archive design when it comes to pledges of confidentiality
  • More detailed discussion on the ethical/legal obligations to fully inform narrators about the limits of protection for sealed/restricted interviews