Our toolkit offers you information on how to identify what you have, new information that needs to be added, how you can organize it, and how you may be able to secure it.
Locate and download the document that best suits your local project.
PART 1 (Organizational documents)
For Individuals
  1. Tell-Us-What-You-Have
  2. How to Deal with Materials  (Individuals)
For Communities
  1. How to Start a local ICAP COMMITTEE
  2. How To Deal with Materials (Communities)
Documents 5 – 7 are detailed descriptions of how to proceed, from community projects by M. Iannozzi.
  1.   ICAP Procedural Notes_1_Overview for Oral History Interviews
  2.   ICAP Procedural Notes_2_Consent Protocol (Informed Consent by the Interviewee)
  3.   ICAP Procedural Notes_3_Oral Interview Recording Equipment Needs
The following documents are standard templates that are commonly used by some university researchers and students and have been approved for use by ICAP members.
  1. ICAP Oral History Identification & Consent Form
  2. ICAP Oral History Participant Consent Form
  3. ICAP Oral History Interview Log Form
Document 4 is an approved York University pre-interview questionnaire for a project titled“City Builders: An Oral History of Immigrant Construction Workers in Postwar Toronto.” (2017) Principal Investigator. Dr. Gilberto Fernandes.
  1. Oral History Pre-Interview Questionnaire
PART 3 (Additional support)
  1. Approaching Ontario’s Past, Conducting an Oral History Interview.” from the Ontario Historical Society (OHS).
Document 2 from M. Peressini, Curator, Social History, Canadian Museum of History (CMH) is a description of the methodology for projects aimed at (1) collecting life stories and (2) investigating a phenomena like emigration through oral history (see in particular section 4) – these two types of research being different. This document also includes an appendix presenting a grid of themes used for oral history projects on the immigration of Italians in Canada after WWII.
  1. Life Stories and Oral History: A proposed methodology.” (2017) M. Peressini, Curator, Social History, Canadian Museum of History (CMH).
  2. A Methodological Proposal for the Production of Life Stories.” (2016) M. Peressini, Curator, Social History, Canadian Museum of History (CMH).
  3. SELF- PUBLISHING A BOOK." (2018) D. Rossi.
  4. "What we know: Introduction to the Guelph-Wellington Project" by S. Parmegiani
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