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Sound Historian

Sound Historian / TOHA LogoThe Texas Oral History Association (TOHA) began in 1982 in an effort to bring together teachers, librarians, folklorists, public historians, and others interested in the study, use, and promotion of oral history methodology. To further those objectives, the association created a scholarly journal, Sound Historian, in 1993. In the fall of 2012, the board voted to move the editorship to Texas State University through a joint sponsorship with the Public History Program and the Center for the Study of the Southwest. For additional information on submitting articles to be considered for publication, contact Mr. Dan K. Utley, Editor (, and also see Guidelines for Articles below. For publishers interested in having books reviewed, or for individuals interested in serving as book reviewers, contact Dr. Nancy K. Berlage, Book Review Editor ( TOHA membership information, which includes a subscription to Sound Historian, is available via the TOHA website ( Back issues of the journal can also be ordered through TOHA.


Sound Historian features articles on multidisciplinary topics that apply oral history in any appropriate subject, as well as articles on the practice, theory, or application of oral history. Article submissions are welcomed from students as well as veteran scholars.

Manuscripts should be 15-20 pages, double-spaced throughout, including quotations, footnotes, and works cited. In matters of style, refer to The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition.

Submit the original manuscript in a Microsoft Word version as an e-mail attachment and send it to Dan K. Utley at The journal editor and members of the editorial board, all experienced Texas oral historians, will review your manuscript and determine if it is eligible for publication or if it needs additional work. Once the article is accepted for publication, the editor will provide instructions concerning electronic submission of the revised manuscript.

Send e-mail submissions or inquiries to:

Dan K. Utley, Editor
Department of History
Texas State University

For phone inquiries, call 512.940.0317