Friday, May 13, 2011

Oral Histories Subpoenaed

Oral histories collected from members of the IRA and paramilitary loyalist groups in the 1990s have been subpoenaed by the UK.
These histories are held in Boston and are supposed to be sealed for 30 years. The possible release of these tapes could be a huge roadblock to future oral history efforts, and creates questions about how much secrecy archivists can promise to interviewees.