New PDF release: A Guide to Oral History and the Law

By John A. Neuenschwander

ISBN-10: 0195365976

ISBN-13: 9780195365979

A advisor to Oral historical past and the legislations is the definitive source for all practitioners of oral heritage. In transparent, obtainable language it completely explains all of the severe felony concerns, together with felony free up agreements; copyright; privateness; screening, modifying, and sealing approaches to guard opposed to defamation; the security of sealed and nameless interviews from court disclosure; the position of Institutional evaluation forums (IRBs); educating issues; and the recent concerns raised by way of interviews on the web. Neuenschwander's relevant concentration is prevention, instead of litigation, and he cites not just the newest proceedings but additionally examples of approaches and regulations that oral heritage courses have used successfully to prevent felony problems. The publication presents greater than a dozen pattern criminal unencumber agreements appropriate to a number of events. This crucial quantity may be utilized by execs, relations historians, and scholars alike.

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Beginning in 1966, Anne Braden began donating her papers to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. The papers, which eventually totaled 240 boxes, documented the thirty years that she and her husband spent as civil rights activists and her leadership role in the National Committee Against Repressive Legislation (NCARL). 25 After learning that the Braden papers were at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, lawyers for the FBI secured a subpoena to inspect the papers for evidence that might be of assistance in defending against this lawsuit.

There should also be some assurance given that should this very rare situation come to pass, the repository would mount a vigorous legal defense of the restrictions. Had such a full disclosure been used in the Belfast Project, the extensive litigation that ensued most likely would never have come to pass.

There is no exchange of consideration between the oral history program and the interviewee. While certain terms in a deed of gift may be subject to negotiation, the bargaining process that is central to all contracts is generally not. Thus, an indemnity clause that is located in a deed of gift agreement would be, to say the least, a fish out of water. For those programs that utilize a contract-style release there would at least be a presumption that the parties actually bargained for all of the terms in the final agreement.

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