Prior to each oral history interview, the interviewer should inform the interviewee of his/her rights, the purpose of the interview, the goal of the project, the procedures that will be used, how the recording will be processed, final location of the recording and transcripts, and the potential uses of the recording.
Interviewers should allow interviewees to ask questions freely regarding the process. If transcripts are procured, then the interviewee should also have the opportunity to review the transcript and provide corrections, as needed.
The following forms MUST be read and signed by the INTERVIEWER and INTERVIEWEE prior to or at the time of the interview. Otherwise, the archives cannot accept the recording and make it accessible to researchers.