Legal and Archival Issues

The Computing Educators Oral History Project has developed a core set of procedures to address the legal and long-term archival issues central to oral history projects.

We have developed a set of legal forms that meet the needs of informed consent, background information, and final granting of permission for having the interview materials in the CEOHP collection.

During 2011, we will transfer the raw materials from the accepted interviews to our archival partner, The Charles Babbage Institute. We will update this description as we make progress with this exciting endeavor.

We recommend the following resources as an introduction legal issues related to oral history projects:

Is your oral history legal and ethical?“, 2012, by the Oral History Society in the UK

A Guide to Oral History and the Law, 2nd Edition, by John A. Neuenschwander, Oxford University Press, Oct 2014.