Recording Policy


At its fall 2011 meeting, the OAH Executive Board approved the following policy for obtaining permission to audio or video record sessions at OAH annual meetings

  • Requests to record sessions or events must be submitted to the OAH office 72 hours in advance of the meeting;
  • Upon receipt, the OAH office informs each panelist individually of the request;
  • Each panelist must submit a response in writing to the OAH office; and
  • If one panelist does not wish to be recorded, then the request to record the event is denied. (The OAH office shall not disclose which panelist(s) declined permission.)

Requests should include your full contact information, including the type of recording (audio, video), as well as the the purpose of the recording. Questions or requests for recording must be sent to the OAH office. Please do not contact the participants directly.

Recording, copying, and/or reproducing a presentation at meetings and conferences of the Organization of American Historians without receiving prior approval is a violation of common law copyright.