OHA Membership

Join the principal membership organization for people committed to the value of oral history. 

OHA promotes excellence in every aspect of the oral history process, in all the diverse places where it is practiced. If you want to be part of a network of historians, archivists, teachers, students, filmmakers, librarians, veterans, community activists, and scholars from all fields who use oral history, the Oral History Association is the place for you.  The Association supports its members by providing cutting edge information and hosting opportunities to gather, share work, and learn from one another. We invite you to join us!

Member Benefits

  • Strong professional and personal connections to oral history practitioners;
  • Print and digital versions of our journal, The Oral History Review, published and mailed by Routledge, Taylor & Francis twice a year (read more about the OHR journal).
  • Access to the fully searchable digital archive of all issues of The Oral History Review dating back to 1973.
  • The OHA Newsletter (digital) published five times a year.
  • Monthly News emails to keep you informed of association news and oral history projects around the globe.
  • Discounted registration for the OHA Annual Meeting.

Membership Rates and How to Join

Membership is for the calendar year and ends December 31.  Individual members who join after August 15 will be considered members for the remainder of the current year and for the following year. Members joining after August 15 will receive print publications for the following calendar year.

Individual Members

Annual Member Rates:

  • General Member: $100
  • Independent Practitioner/ Emerging Professional Member: $75
  • Community Practitioner/ Student Member: $35
  • Retired Member: $35
  • Life Member: $1,000

Joining online is an easy option that only requires your email address and creation of a password. If you prefer to register by form and pay by check, download the Membership Form.


Become a Partner Member and receive a host of benefits from supporting the OHA!

For full details and the Partner Membership Form, see the Partner Member Form.

Annual Partner Rate:

  • Organization Partner Member: $500

If you prefer to register by form and pay by check, download the Partner Member Form.


Join or Renew On-line:  Institutions and corporations subscribe and renew subscriptions through Routledge, Taylor & Francis, the publisher of The Oral History Review. 

Annual Subscriber Rates:

  • Print and online access: $343
  • Online access only: $281
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