Join OHA and connect to a network of support

OHA is the principal membership organization for people committed to the value of oral history.

If you want to be part of a network of historians, archivists, teachers, students, filmmakers, librarians, veterans, community activists, and scholars from all fields who use oral history, the Oral History Association is the place for you. OHA promotes excellence in every aspect of the oral history process, in all the diverse places where it is practiced. The Association supports its members by providing cutting edge information and hosting opportunities to gather, share work, and learn from one another. We invite you to join us!

Membership Benefits

  • Strong professional and personal connections to oral history practitioners;
  • Print and digital versions of our journal, The Oral History Review, published and mailed by Routledge twice a year;
  • Access to the fully searchable digital archive of all issues of The Oral History Review dating back to 1973;
  • The OHA Newsletter (digital) published five times a year;
  • Monthly OHA News emails to keep you informed of Association news and oral history projects around the globe; and
  • Discounted registration for the OHA Annual Meeting.


How to Join or Renew

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