Oral History Interviewer Names

These names of interviewers are known not to conflict with any names in the local catalog or the national authority file as of the first time used. These names have been used in oral history records for print and online resources. Use names already on this list as given.

For any interviewer name that is not on this list, search for the name in the local catalog as author and also as subject.

  • Author: the interviewer may have conducted previous interviews or authored other works. It is important that consistent entry of the name is insured (for the same person).
  • Subject: an interviewer may also have given an interview as the subject of an oral history.

  • EXAMPLE: James Patterson Smith (James Patterson "Pat" Smith) is a USM history professor who has authored works, conducted numerous oral history interviews, and has been interviewed himself. A name authority record for Dr. Smith provides the name: Smith, James Patterson.

Search for the name in the national authority file in OCLC. If a name authority record is found that is a certain match, use it. If not, construct the name according to national standards. Notify Linda Ginn via email that an addition should be made to this list. It is important that this list be as up to date as possible, so it can be a helpful resource to multiple catalogers working with the oral history materials.

Authority records may not exist for interviewer names but likely do for interviewers who have authored other works. (James Patterson "Pat" Smith is an example: n 00023596 Smith, James Patterson). Authority records could be created in the future, either local or in the national file. Therefore, provide appropriate documentation for any name that needs to be added to this list of interviewer names. Provide a print copy of the bib record and write on it the location of the intervewer name in the resource.


Ahua, Stacy Authorized
Balliet, Lee  
Barnes, Hermolee  
Barnett, James F.  
Barnett, Sheena  
Baskey, Justine Authorized
Brenner, Logan  
Brown, Lucy  
Bowen-Swan, Chrystal  
Buckle, Gill Authorized
Bunn, Trey Authorized
Burger, Kira    
Butler, Ted   Authorized, undifferentiated name record 
Buzard, Patricia    
Carroll, Jeremy  
Caudill, Orley B.  
Clay, Rachel  
Doleac, Miles  
Doyle, Kate Name conflict, cannot differentiate
Ellis, Kate  
Epperson, Tabitha  
Favre, Brittany  
Fry, Jackie Name conflict, cannot differentiate  
Gaddis, Debra  
Gemmill, Claire Authorized
Grabka, Dariusz  
Hanson, Erika  
Hughbanks, Joseph S.  
Jones, Eric Tyrone  
Jones, Wanda M.  
Kaufman, Jennifer  
Klapwyk, Bethany Authorized
Klapwyk, Cameron  
Labon, Tiffany  
Ladner, Eliabeth  
Lange, Kelsey  
Ling, Leslie  
Lundy, Karen Saucier Authorized
McCurtis, Marlene  
Marshall, Laura Name conflict, cannot differentiate
Mauer, Bethany  
Maynard, Lucy  
Miller, Max Authorized, undifferentiated name recordĀ 
Morgan, Beth Authorized


Natal, Gordon
Nuwer, Deanne

Piirtoniemi, Kirsti
Preisler, Sonia
Price, Catherine       (add to undifferentiated name record?)

Ronkainen, Olivia
Roth, Amy       (name conflict, cannot differentiate)
Ruel, Sally

Santillana, Vera
Schep, Laura       (authorized)
Scull-DeArmey, Stephanie       (authorized form, not Scull-Millet)
Sloan, Stephen
Smith, James Patterson       (authorized)
Smith, Stephen
Stork, Johanna
Swaykos, Rachel       (authorized)

Threadgill, Crystal R.
Tisdale, David
Tobia, Alanna
Townson, Erin

VanZandt, Linda       (authorized)

Wallace, Kristen
Wattam, Jocelyn       (authorized)
Wieland, Bob
Wilson, Christine
Wilson, Katherine       (multiple name conflicts, cannot differentiate)
Walton, Ross

Linda Ginn: September 2014

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