The Oral History Association (OHAA), a non-profit body, was formed in 1978.
The aims of the OHAA are:
- to promote the practice and methods of oral history
- to educate in the use of oral history methods
- to encourage discussions on all aspects of oral history
- to foster the preservation of oral history records
State and national conferences include discussions about oral history projects and issues such as ethics, recording technology and copyright.