Society Documents


The following page represents a database listing of public documents created by the Oral History Society. Clicking a title will either load the document onto your screen or start a download of the relevant document. Right-clicking a title will always give you an option to download the document onto your computer or mobile device.

Strategic Plans
Annual Reports and Accounts
General Documents
Network Reports


OHS Statements

Boston College Case – May 2014

The legal action taken by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to seize oral histories held by Boston College serves as a warning not only to oral historians but to all those engaged in collecting historical data about criminal activity or allegations of criminal offences. The case raises legal, ethical and moral issues for researchers and archivists

Black Lives – June 2020

The Oral History Society (UK) stands in solidarity with black communities – in the US, the UK and worldwide. As an organisation, our aim is to give voice to groups who face discrimination, unequal treatment, exploitation, injustice and acts of brutal inhumanity. George Floyd’s killing by the police in the US has brought to the world’s attention the need for real change. In expressing our solidarity with black communities in the US, we should also acknowledge state violence against black people in the UK. As an organisation, we can and should do more to actively challenge these oppressions. Black Lives Matter. 

John Gabriel, OHS Chair

2 June 2020.