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Important Note: If you are citing a personal interview for your publication, only cite the interview in-text only and DO NOT include the full citation in your reference list. Personal communications that are unpublished like personal interviews, telephone conversations, private letters, memos, etc. are not included in the reference list because they do not provide any recoverable data. Please refer to page 170 of the APA Manual, 6th Edition if you have any questions.
(Interviewed Person's First Initial. Second Initial. Last Name, personal communication, year)
Interviewed Person's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. ( year, month date format). Interview by First Initial. Second Initial. Last Name [Format of recording]. Title of interview, Organization Name archiving interview. Publisher: Location of archive.
(M.B. Smith, personal communication, 1989)
References (Retrieved from p. 215 of APA Manual, 6th Edition):
Smith, M.B. (1989, August 12). Interview by C.A. Kiesler [Tape recording]. President's Oral History Project, American Psychological Association. APA Archives, Washington, DC.