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Consultations:

Receive one-on-one expert help navigating our archives or creating your own oral history collection.

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Share your story:

We’d love to hear your story! If you’d like to discuss how you can share your story with the Virginia Tech community or to submit a VT Stories Short, complete the form below, and a member of the VT Stories team will contact you. Go Hokies!

Tell us about your story.

Format and style guidelines:

Special Collections and University Archives uses the forms and style guides on the pages below. When designing your project, refer to the Oral History Association's best practices available below. Please share deeds of gift with your interviewers and narrators, and edit transcripts according to the style guide.

Format guide
Style guide.

Release forms:

Prior to conducting an oral history interview, the interviewer should explain and ask the interviewee/narrator to fill out as many portions as possible, and then sign the attached deed of gift form, also known as a consent form. Should the interviewee/ narrator have any questions, the interviewer should answer them to the best of their ability and refer additional questions to the project manager. This consent form will accompany the recording and transcript of the interview as it is deposited into Special Collection and University Archives. 

Additional resources:

Find additional resources including recording tips, equipment, manuals, and templates on our expanded resource page.