Legal and Ethical Issues in Oral History for the Federal Historian

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Author reviews the legal and ethical issues that federal historians must adhere to when conducting oral history interviews.


  • Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA)
  • Smithsonian Institution Institutional History Division


Smithsonian History Bibliography

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The Federalist, Vol. 18 (Journal)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


Summer 2008


  • Copyright
  • Methodology
  • Public history
  • Professional ethics
  • Intellectual property
  • History
  • Oral histories
  • History--Methodology
  • Oral history

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Number of pages: 2; Page numbers: 7-8

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