Oral interviews of family members by third-party

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My husband's grandmother was interviewed as part of an oral history project (Holocaust survivors) in 1990. Her daughter received a copy of the cassette tapes. A digital version can be found online, which was received by the museum that published it online from the original institute that conducted the interview.

The digital version is free to access, however information can only be used without permission for research purposes.

Obviously usage for geneaology is considered research, so I don't see any issues with copyright, however I'm not sure how to cite the information. The copy was given to my mother-in-law, so technically the information is from tapes she owns, however the interview wasn't conducted by her.

I also want to include a link to the digital copy as it's publicly accessible.

There are three parties involved: daughter with cassette copies, university who interviewed, and museum who published.

Do I cite the cassette tapes (from my mother-in-law) with a note of who owns the original? For the link, do I cite the site it's accessible on, and then original interviewers? The information they provide is not very straightforward.

Here's the link of the digital tapes:

http://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn43325
WikiTree profile: Thereza Waldner
asked in Policy and Style by Rachael Brown G2G Crew (920 points)

2 Answers

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I would only add the facts like names, places, and dates to the profile and cite the online copies you listed above, that way there can be no copyright issues. Short excerpts of a personal nature can be added and sourced by saying the information came from the person being interviewed, again with a link to the tape or tapes that were used for obtaining the information.
answered by Dale Byers G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
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I used the non standard citation guidelines from https://www.strath.ac.uk/media/ps/cll/cpd/docs/Referencing_guide_postgraduate_2015-16.pdf

and came up with  this which is long but seems to cover everything ! 

 Irene Stanbrook  interview with Thereza Waldner, April 5, 1990. Recorded  for the Twelfth Hour Project, The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies. Personal copy in the possession of  _____(instead of name could put 'family member of Thereza Waldner')

Copy available to listen online available from :Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive,United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Washington, DC.  Reference :RG-50.583*0120

http://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn43325  date accessed.

answered by Helen Ford G2G6 Pilot (192k points)
edited by Helen Ford

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