Means of Access
The WLP Oral History Collection is housed at The British Library, London, United Kingdom, and at the WLP office in Bethesda, MD, United States of America. The components of each Oral History are available as follows:
- Content Summary: available on the British Library website and on the WLP website without any restrictions
- Full transcript: available to in-person to visitors at The British Library and at the WLP office upon approval of request for access
- Full audio: available to in-person to visitors at The British Library and at the WLP office upon approval of request for access
Access to the Oral History Collection at the WLP office or at the British Library is granted on a case-by-case basis pending our approval of your request. To request access to the Oral History Collection, please complete and submit the Request for Access form.
Use and Restrictions
“Content(s) of the Oral History Collection” refers to text, photographs, video, audio, graphics, logos, descriptions, data, and any other material included in WLP’s Oral History Collection, as well as the selection, assembly and arrangement thereof.
There is no fee associated with accessing the WLP Oral History Collection.
Contents of the Oral History Collection shall not be used for commercial purposes.
Maintaining the integrity of oral history resources is a matter of public trust. Use of the Oral History Collection requires a commitment to represent interview fragments, larger contextual information, and patterns of meaning with integrity, retaining the full meaning, spirit, and intention of the narrator, in a manner free from de-contextualization and misuse.
You must receive the express, written permission from WLP to access, use, reproduce, distribute, and/or publish content from the archive, including creative derivative works or public performances, which include in whole or in part, any content from the WLP Oral History Collection. Any content used or quoted must be cited following WLP’s citation format below.
WLP reserves the right to restrict the use of the Oral History Collection.
WLP is the copyright owner for all oral histories in the Oral History Collection.
Citation of WLP Oral History Collection Content
By requesting permission to access WLP’s Oral History Collection, you acknowledge that:
Copyrights for audio and transcripts belong solely to WLP; that the Collection is to be used strictly for research, teaching, and private study; that the transcripts are records of the spoken word and that special care must be taken in quoting from them in order to retain the full meaning, spirit, and the intention of the interviewee, and that you will make every effort to avoid quoting the speaker out of context so that the actual meaning is fairly represented.
Fair use of the material may be made subject to the normal citing of the source. In cases where the “fair use“ rule is exceeded, special negotiation with WLP will be required. In submitting the Request for Access form, you are agreeing that quotations you take from the written transcripts or the audio files will be cited in the following manner:
Interview with [interviewee name], by [interviewer name], [interview date], [Content Summary, Transcript, or Audio recording], [page(s) if content summary or transcript], obtained through the archives of the Women’s Learning Partnership Oral History Collection, Bethesda, MD, United States, www.learningpartnership.org. Copyright [date] Women’s Learning Partnership.
Interview with Susan Smith by Jamie Brown, 2016 May 18, Transcript, pages 9-12, obtained through the archives of the Women’s Learning Partnership Oral History Collection, Bethesda, MD, United States, www.learningpartnership.org. Copyright 2016 Women’s Learning Partnership.
WLP requires that you make an individual request to use the Oral History Collection. Any permission granted is for one-time or one-instance access only, unless otherwise specified in writing by WLP.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.