The Oral History Review

Mission Statement

The Oral History Review, published by the Oral History Association, is the U.S. journal of record for the theory and practice of oral history and related fields.  The journal’s primary mission is to explore the nature and significance of oral history and advance understanding of the field among scholars, educators, practitioners, and the general public.  Work published in the journal arises from many fields and disciplines, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of oral history. While based in the U.S., the Review reflects the international scope of the field and encourages work from international authors and about international topics.  The Review publishes narrative and analytical articles and reviews, in print and multimedia formats, that present and use oral history in unique and significant ways and that contribute to the understanding of the nature of oral history and memory.  It seeks previously unpublished works that demonstrate high-quality research and that offer new insight into oral history practice, methodology, theory, and pedagogy.

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OHA Membership & OHR

OHA members receive digital access to the current and past issues (back to 1973) of The Oral History Review. Members can also opt in to receive print issues of the journal twice a year. 

  • Individual Members
    • Online access to the journal is available to individual members through the OHA member website. Members log in and select the OHR Online tab on the member menu to reach the OHR archive hosted by Routledge, Taylor & Francis. To join and receive the journal, visit the OHA member website.
  • Institutional Subscribers
    • Online access to the journal is available to institutional subscribers on the Routledge website.

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