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Oral History Collections Online
The following is a list of oral history sites found online. While extensive, the list is not comprehensive. If you have additions or corrections, please make them or send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. American Life Histories, Transcripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/wpaintro/wpahome.html - transcripts and images, with a few sound files in the Voices from the Thirties: Life Histories from the Federal Writers' Project subsection. These life histories were compiled and transcribed by the staff of the Folklore Project of the Federal Writers' Project for the U.S. Works Progress (later Work Projects) Administration (WPA) from 1936-1940. The Library of Congress collection includes 2,900 documents representing the work of over 300 writers from 24 states. Typically 2,000-15,000 words in length, the documents consist of drafts and revisions, varying in form from narrative to dialogue to report to case history. The histories describe the informant's family education, income, occupation, political views, religion and mores, medical needs, diet and miscellaneous observations. Pseudonyms are often substituted for individuals and places named in the narrative texts.
2. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/oralhistories/ - transcripts and audio recordings This site offers transcriptions of more than 180 interviews with a variety of artists, and also include transcripts for more than 50 of the 400 interviews conducted in the 1960s as part of the "New Deal and the Arts Oral History Program."
3. Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snhome.html - transcripts and images Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and assembled and microfilmed in 1941 as the seventeen-volume Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves. This online collection is a joint presentation of the Manuscript and Prints and Photographs Divisions of the Library of Congress and includes more than 200 photographs from the Prints and Photographs Division that are now made available to the public for the first time. Born in Slavery was made possible by a major gift from the Citigroup Foundation.
4. Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
http://www.lib.usm.edu/~spcol/crda/ - transcripts and audio recordings This website offers 125 oral histories relating to the civil rights movement, drawn from the University of Southern Mississippi Center for Oral History Collection. The site features interviews with civil rights leaders such as Charles Cobb, Charles Evers, and Aaron Henry. It also offers oral history information about prominent figures on both sides of the civil rights movement, such as "race-baiting" Governor Ross Barnett, national White Citizens Council leader William J. Simmons, and State Sovereignty leader Erle Johnston. Approximately 25 of the interviews also provide audio clips from the original oral history recordings. Each interview file includes a longer (250-300 word) biography, a list of topics discussed, a transcript of the interview, and descriptive information about the interview, the interviewer, interviewee, and topics, time period, and regions covered.
5. IEEE Oral History Collection
http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Oral-History:IEEE_Oral_History_Collection - transcripts IEEE has been conducting, recording, and transcribing oral histories with significant individuals in its fields of interest since the late 1960s. To date, IEEE has completed over 400 of these, and has posted them here on the IEEE Global History Network. The IEEE History Center is determined to preserve as source material for the future historians of technology the personal memories of pioneers in the electrical, electronics, and computer fields, the technologists who transformed the world in the 20th and 21st centuries. We also preserve the personal memories of those who have played major roles in IEEE itself.
6. Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World
http://www.ibiblio.org/sohp/laf/ - audio recordings and images This site was created by Dr. James Leloudis and Dr. Kathryn Walbert as a part of the American Historical Association's program Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. In building this website, our intent is to make oral history resources available to teachers at the secondary and college level and to suggest some of the ways in which the stories told in Like a Family can enrich the classroom experience for U.S. History students. Like a Family is based on interviews collected by the Southern Oral History Program's Piedmont Industrialization Project. Launched in the late 1970s, the project sought to record the voices and experiences of men and women who came from agricultural backgrounds and worked in the early textile, tobacco, hosiery, and furniture factories that transformed the region. The project documented the life histories of more than 360 individuals in seven major sites: Bynum, Burlington, Charlotte, Durham, and Catawba County in North Carolina; Elizabethton, Tennessee; and Greenville, South Carolina.
7. Kent State Shootings Oral History Collection
http://speccoll.library.kent.edu/4may70/oralhistory/oralhistories.html - transcripts and audio recordings
This collection contains audio recordings and full transcripts of interviews from the Kent State Shootings Oral History Project, which collects, records, and provides access to oral history accounts pertaining to the 1970 shootings on the Kent State University campus and their aftermath. Included are accounts by eyewitnesses as well as a wide variety of viewpoints: Kent State alumni, faculty, staff and administrators who were on campus that day; residents of the city of Kent; National Guardsmen; campus and city police; hospital personnel; and other persons whose lives were affected by these historic events.
8. The Bancroft Library Regional Oral History Office
http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/ROHO/ - transcripts This site offers full-text transcripts of more than 55 fully-searchable interviews, with plans to add oral histories on Black Alumni at the University of California. Current offerings include "The University History Series" focusing on the Free Speech Movement, "The Suffragists Oral History Project," including the words of twelve women active in the suffrage movement, "Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement," "The Earl Warren Oral History Project," and "Health Care, Science, and Technology," featuring interviews regarding the medical response to the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco from 1981 to 1984.
9. The Rutgers Oral History Archives
http://oralhistory.rutgers.edu/ - transcripts The Rutgers Oral History Archives is an enterprise to record the personal experiences of: Rutgers University alumni and/or New Jersey residents who served on the home front and overseas during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War; Men and women who helped shape the history of Rutgers University as students, alumni, faculty, staff and in other roles; People with a story to tell about some aspect of New Jersey's proud history, its towns and cities, its diverse populations, organizations within the Garden State and/or social/cultural movements and events
10. WPCF Oral History Project: Women In Journalism
http://wpcf.org/oralhistory/ohhome.html - transcripts This award-winning, nationwide oral history project includes comprehensive, full-life interviews with women journalists who have made significant contributions to society through careers in journalism since the 1920s. The nearly sixty interviews provide an important documentary record of the experiences of women in seeking acceptance in journalism and the impact that this development has had on the reporting and editing of the nation's news. The interviews also document changes in the roles, expectations, opportunities, and obstacles for women in American society during this century. The oral history transcripts provide a large body of primary source material for scholars, students, teachers, and those who hope to make journalism a career.
11. Southern Oral History Program
http://www.sohp.org/content/resources/ - transcripts and audio recordings Since 1973, the SOHP has worked to preserve the voices of the southern past. UNC students and faculty have interviewed more than 4,200 men and women—from mill workers to civil rights leaders to future presidents of the United States. Made available through UNC’s renowned Southern Historical Collection and, increasingly online, these interviews capture the vivid personalities, poignant personal stories, and behind-the-scenes decision-making that bring history to life.
12. Mountain Voices
http://www.mountainvoices.org/ - transcripts This website presents interviews with over 300 people who live in mountain and highland regions round the world. Their testimonies offer a personal perspective on change and development.
13. Telling Their Stories: Oral History Archives Project
http://www.tellingstories.org/ - transcripts, video recordings High school (10-12th grade) students complete background research and conduct interviews of Bay Area residents who directly experienced key historical events of the mid-20th century. The current topics include the stories of Holocaust survivors, concentration camp liberator/witnesses, and Japanese American camp internees. Future topics will deal with other compelling historical issues of the 20th century with emphasis on the stories of our elders who experienced trauma earlier in their lives. Students study oral history techniques, prepare background research on the course topic, conduct videotaped interviews with eyewitnesses, and produce a multimedia project to be archived on a growing website for public access. Students learn a combination of skills involving historical research, listening, and interviewing as well as digital camera, editing and web-page publishing techniques.
14. Experiencing War: Stories from the Veterans History Project
http://www.loc.gov/vets//stories/ - video recordings, audio recordings, transcripts, and images Every veteran has his or her own war, and each is custodian of a unique story and memories. At the Veterans History Project, we treasure the personal narratives sent to us by veterans from all wars. Vivid as if they happened yesterday, these heartfelt accounts make us laugh, cry and remember. The stories are not a formal history of war, but a treasure trove of individual feelings and personal recollections. As we build this unprecedented collection documenting both veterans and civilians and their EXPERIENCES of war, we will introduce new themes on the website (29 current themes).
15. Voices of the Holocaust
http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/voices/holocaust.html - audio recordings and transcripts Voices of the Holocaust consists of oral history testimonies gathered from Jewish men and women who came to live in Britain during or after WWII. These testimonies are personal, individual, true stories, that describe the hardships of life during Hitler's reign.
16. Social Security Administration Oral Histories
http://www.ssa.gov/history/orallist.html - transcripts and images The Social Security Administration has a strong commitment to oral history as an important part of its history program. Oral histories are a natural complement to our archival collections and to our historical research and scholarship. The site has 30 interviews of it’s own as well as links to relevant interviews in other collections.
17. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Oral Histories
http://www.cms.gov/History/ - transcripts The CMS Oral History Project provides information about the history of our programs and their impact upon the nation from the perspective of many key participants. It has been undertaken in several phases over the past decade. The interviews provide personal insights and eyewitness accounts of the evolution of CMS programs.
18. Baylor University Institute for Oral History
http://www.baylor.edu/oral_history/index.php?id=23235 – transcripts Since its founding in 1970, the Institute for Oral History has completed over 800 memoirs comprising more than 1,800 oral history interviews. The Institute has created transcripts of all interviews in the collection, and these transcripts are available to researchers and the public in PDF format. Form needs to be filled out to access full transcripts for most, and some aren’t available online.
19. Calisphere Japanese American Oral History Project
http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/browse/keyword/Japanese+American+Oral+History+Project – transcripts The University of California offers access to several hundred oral history interviews and personal stories documenting the lives of the people who lived in the WWII Japanese American Internment Camps as well as the administrators who created and worked in the camps.
20. Voices of Feminism Oral History Project
http://www.smith.edu/library/libs/ssc/vof/vof-intro.html - transcripts and video recordings The Voices of Feminism Oral History Project documents the persistence and diversity of organizing for women in the United States in the latter half of the 20th century. Narrators include labor, peace, and anti-racism activists; artists and writers; lesbian rights advocates; grassroots anti-violence and anti-poverty organizers; and women of color reproductive justice leaders. Interviews average 5-6 hours and cover childhood, personal life, and political work.
21. The Vietnam Center and Archive
http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/oralhistory/ - transcripts and audio and video recordings In 1999 the Vietnam Center and Archive initiated the Oral History Project (OHP). The history of the wars in Southeast Asia is not complete without the inclusion of the voices of those who were in some way involved. To that end, the mission of the OHP is to create and preserve a more complete record of the wars in Southeast Asia by preserving, through recorded interviews, the recollections and experiences of all who were involved in those wars. There is no political agenda in the development of the Archive or the Oral History Project. Anyone can participate, whether an American veteran, a former ally or enemy of the U.S., an anti-war protester, a government employee, a family member of a veteran, etc. The more breadth and depth the OHP has in its participants, the better and more authentic the collection and preservation of the history of the wars will be.
22. University of Oklahoma Doris Duke Collection
http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/whc/duke/ - transcripts The Duke Collection of American Indian Oral History online provides access to typescripts of interviews (1967 -1972) conducted with hundreds of Indians in Oklahoma regarding the histories and cultures of their respective nations and tribes. Related are accounts of Indian ceremonies, customs, social conditions, philosophies, and standards of living. Members of every tribe resident in Oklahoma were interviewed.
23. Black Women at Virginia Tech Oral History Project
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/blackwom/ Home page includes photographs and oral history transcripts of the first black women students to attend Virginia Tech.
24. Cambodia: Oral Histories and Biographies http://www.mekong.net/cambodia/oral_hst.htm - transcripts and images The articles on these pages are based on first-hand accounts by survivors of the Khmer Rouge reign. Some are verbatim transcripts of interviews; others have been paraphrased or rewritten, but all accurately reflect the stories told by the principals.
25. Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
http://www.library.yale.edu/testimonies/ - video recordings The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies is a collection of over 4,400 videotaped interviews with witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust. Part of Yale University's department of Manuscripts and Archives, the archive is located at Sterling Memorial Library. Some excerpts are online.
26. USC Shoah Foundation Institute
http://college.usc.edu/vhi/ - video recordings The Shoah Foundation Institute’s archive contains nearly 52,000 video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses in 32 languages and from 56 countries. Only clips are available online.
27. Voices from the Second World War
http://sp.uconn.edu/~wwwcoh/homepage.htm - transcripts and images Site has about 60 interviews with people involved in WWII in various ways, such as children at home, workers at Japanese internment camps, and women in the armed forces.
28. Miami Stories Oral History Project
http://digital.lib.muohio.edu/cdm4/mustories/ - transcripts and video recordings Coordinated by the University Archives, Miami Stories invites groups of people with common experiences--current and former students, faculty, and staff, as well as friends of the University--to offer recollections of their Miami years and to hear reminiscences of those who shared them. A University Bicentennial legacy project that began in 2005, Miami Stories are recorded and stored in digital video formats so that future generations may enjoy and study them, and scholars may have ready access to a variety of perspectives on Miami's past.
29. UC Santa Cruz University Library Regional History Project
http://library.ucsc.edu/regional-history-project - images and transcripts The Regional History Project has been documenting the history of the Central Coast of California and the institutional history of UC Santa Cruz since 1963, through oral history. This web site includes the complete catalog of our collection, oral history resources, and links to other oral history sites on the Internet.
30. Iranian Oral History Project
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~iohp/transcripts/index2.html - transcripts and audio recordings The Iranian Oral History Project was launched at Harvard's Center for Middle Eastern Studies in the fall of 1981. The project provides scholars studying the contemporary political history of Iran with primary source material consisting of personal accounts of individuals who either played major roles in important political events and decisions from the 1920s to the 1970s or witnessed these events from close range.
31. The Gulf War, an oral history
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/ - transcripts Examining the Gulf War through the eyes and in the words of those who played major roles. The exclusive FRONTLINE/BBC interviews.
32. What Did You Do in the War Grandma?
http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/WWII_Women/tocCS.html - transcripts and images An Oral History of Rhode Island Women during World War II Written by students in the Honors English Program at South Kingstown High School
33. Project Jukebox (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
http://jukebox.uaf.edu/pjweb/pjmap.htm - audio and video recordings and images The program was established in 1981 to collect and curate audio and video recordings that relate to various aspects of Alaska's history and the people who have contributed to its rich heritage. The collection contains over 9000 individual tapes, including interviews with politicians, pioneers, and Native elders.
34. Niels Bohr Library & Archives Oral Histories
http://www.aip.org/history/nbl/oralhistory.html - transcripts and audio recordings The Niels Bohr Library and Archives of the American Institute of Physics holds more than a thousand tape-recorded interviews. Many of the oral history interview transcripts are now online. The interviews, conducted by the staff of the AIP Center for History of Physics and many other historians, offer unique insights into the lives, works, and personalities of modern scientists.
35. American Social History Project – Web Projects
http://ashp.cuny.edu/digitalprojects/ - transcript and video recordings Our subjects range from revolutionary France to the twenty-first century U.S. and points in between. We’ve developed primary document and oral history archives, teaching tools, and 3-D re-creations that help users explore such places in the past as P. T. Barnum’s American Museum in 1865, New York City’s Chinatown after the September 11th attacks, and Brooklyn College in the 1950s. We continue to develop new web projects that showcase the latest historical thinking, rich archival resources, and the best new digital tools available.
http://www.csulb.edu/voaha – audio recordings The CSULB oral history collections have been assembled from a number of sources and cover topics ranging from women's social history and ethnic studies to Long Beach Area history and the Arts in Southern California. Some of the interviews in the Asian-American, Mexican-American and women's history collections date back to 1972 and include interviews with narrators born as early as the 1860s.
37. British Library Archival Sound Recordings – Oral History
http://sounds.bl.uk/BrowseCategory.aspx?category=Oral-history – sound recordings The British Library Sound Archive's oral history collections cover an extensive range of subject areas and have been organised into 21 broad categories from architecture to war to religion.
38. Epping Forest District Council Oral History Online – Changing Perceptions
http://www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/Museum/ohfront.asp - sound recordings and transcripts 'Changing Perceptions' is a collection of oral history interviews, reflecting the changing way of life in Epping Forest District in the 20th Century. It is the result of a three year oral history project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
39. Exmoor Oral History Archive
http://www1.somerset.gov.uk/archives/exmoor/ - sound recordings Birdie Johnson has travelled throughout Exmoor with her recorder, listening to people's life stories. Whatever their profession, whether blacksmith, chambermaid, farm worker or landed gentry, Exmoor's older generation shared their lives with us. The result is over 200 hours of recording, giving a unique insight into life on the moor during the 20th century.
40. The Immigrants Project
http://www.theimmigrantsproject.org/ - audio recordings and transcripts An Oral History Project that tells the stories of people from all over the world who came to settle in Reading.
41. Kiveton Park and Wales History Society Oral History
http://www.kivetonwaleshistory.co.uk/#/audio-clips - sound recordings Oral history archive is meant to be a permanent record of people’s memories in the area. There are interviews with former miners, miner’s wives, former teachers and professional sportsmen and many other interesting people.
42. Mass Observation: Recording everyday life in Britain – can’t access collection online without payment
http://www.massobs.org.uk/index.htm - transcripts The Mass Observation Archive specialises in material about everyday life in Britain. It contains papers generated by the original Mass Observation social research organisation (1937 to early 1950s), and newer material collected continuously since 1981.
43. Belonging: Voices of London’s Refugees
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/English/EventsExhibitions/Community/Belonging/ - sound recordings, transcripts, and images This site shares the voices, memories and successes of people who have found refuge in the capital. All have certain experiences and concerns in common, but each person’s story is unique. They offer different perspectives on being a refugee, on London, and on what it means to belong.
44. Tales of Welsh Tradition Bearers
http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/folktales/ - sound recordings and transcripts The material that follows presents a selection of folk narratives from the extensive collections in the sound archive at St Fagans. With a few exceptions, these are not active storytellers, with stories alive in the memory and being constantly retold. Rather, they are mostly passive bearers of folk tales, people who 'bring stories to mind', given a nudge or two and a ready listener. Sometimes these narratives have not previously been told for 'many, many years', and naturally, at times, this gap is reflected in the nature of the narration — in the style and the timing and the attempt to remember the story.
45. My Yorkshire
http://www.myyorkshire.org/ - images, transcripts, and sound and video recordings Everyone has a tale to tell. My Yorkshire helps communities to become digital storytellers in partnership with museums, libraries and archives - combining the age-old art of storytelling with multimedia. We invite you to explore and discover personal stories from across the region.
46. Refugee Stories: Untold stories from around the world
http://www.refugeestories.org/ - sound recording, transcripts, and images The Refugee Community History Project has collected the previously untold stories of refugees who have settled in London since 1951 in order to highlight the enormous contributions they make to the city. This major initiative to record refugees' first hand experiences for current and future generations to explore ran from June 2004 to April 2007. Over 150 refugees from 15 different groups have taken part. This web site contains sections -- both audio and text -- of those refugees' stories.
47. “Celebrating Memory”: An Oral History of the Society of Archivists
http://www.archives.org.uk/thesociety/specialinterestgroups/filmsoundandphotographygroup/celebratingmemoryanoralhistoryofthesocietyofarchivists.html - transcripts The project was initiated in 1997 by the Film and Sound Group as its main contribution to the 50th anniversary of the Society of Archivists. The project is still ongoing and to date over 120 interviews have been conducted representing a wide cross-section of the Society and concentrating particularly on senior members who could recall the growth of the Society and the profession.
48. School of Scottish Studies: Tocher
http://www.pearl.arts.ed.ac.uk/ - sound recordings, transcripts, and images Material has been collected for the School of Scottish Studies Archives since 1951. The Archives contain over 9000 recordings of songs, music, tales, verse, customs, beliefs and oral history. This is a resource of national and international significance and is at the heart of teaching and research at Celtic and Scottish Studies.
49. Somerset Voices Oral History Archive
http://www.somersetvoices.org.uk/ - transcripts, sound recordings, and images The archive is a unique collection of over 500 recordings of twentieth century Somerset life. The recordings give details of past occupations, pastimes, customs and events. Somerset’s horsehair weaving, basket-making, willow industry, peat-digging, wassailing, farming and cider-making are all described.
50. Sound Portraits
http://www.soundportraits.org/about/ - transcripts, images, and sound recordings Sound Portraits' radio documentaries (broadcast on NPR's All Things Considered and Weekend Edition) are audio profiles of men and women surviving in the margins. Told with care and dignity, the work depicts the lives of Americans living in communities often neglected or misunderstood. Sound Portraits frequently collaborates with people living in these hard-to-access corners of America, giving them tape recorders and microphones and helping them tell their own stories.
51. StoryCorps http://storycorps.org/ - sound recordings and images
StoryCorps is a nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, over 50,000 everyday people have interviewed family and friends through StoryCorps. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition and on our Listen pages.
52. The Theatre Archive Project
http://www.bl.uk/theatrearchive - transcripts, sound recording, and images Unique oral history of British theatre 1945-1968, with over 100 transcripts, images and sound extracts
53. Ulster Folk & Transport Museum: Folk life archive
http://www.nmni.com/uftm/Collections/Archives/Folk-life-archive - transcripts The first step in this project is to give access to a selection of folk tales that Museum introduces the wealth and range of oral tradition in Northern Ireland. These stories represent the counties of Armagh, Antrim, Derry/Londonderry, Down, Fermanagh and Tyrone, together with Belfast and Rathlin Island. They also reflect aspects of oral history, ghost lore, tales of the fairies and long episodic stories (märchen) that have appealed to the imaginations of countless generations.
54. Wild Rose Heritage and Arts
http://www.wildrosearts.net/ - sound recordings and transcripts Wild Rose Heritage and Arts is a community group which takes its name from the area in which we are located – the valley (“den”) of the wild rose (“Heb”) – Hebden Bridge, which is in Calderdale, West Yorkshire. We began as an oral history project, recording the memories of elderly people who told us about their lives growing up in the local valleys. Since then we’ve expanded our activities and our focus, working with a variety of age groups to understand the ways in which people both change, and are changed by, the places in which they live and work.
55. Memories of work & industry in Nuneaton and Bedworth: A 20th Century Oral History
http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/workinglives - sound recordings, images, and some transcripts Listen to over 50 interviews and view over 300 photographs, concentrated on the brick and tile, engineering, quarrying and textile industries over the last century.
56. The Whole World Was Watching: an oral history of 1968
http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/1968/ - transcripts, sound recordings, and images he resource contains transcripts, audio recordings, and edited stories of a series of interviews conducted in the spring of 1998. Members of the Sophomore Class at SKHS interviewed Rhode Islanders about their recollections of the year 1968. Their stories, which include references to the Vietnam War, the struggle for Civil Rights, the Assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy as well as many more personal memories are a living history of one of the most tumultuous years in United States history.
57. Oral History at Concordia University
http://storytelling.concordia.ca/oralhistory/projects/projects.html# - sound and video recordings, transcripts, and images A variety of different projects including Montreal’s Chinese community, working class history, war stories, and many others.
58. In the First Person
http://www.inthefirstperson.com/firp/index.shtml - transcripts and audio and video recordings In the First Person is a free, high quality, professionally published, in-depth index of close to 4,000 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world.
59. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum Oral History Project
http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical+Resources/Archives/Oral+History+Project/ - transcripts Its goal is to collect, preserve, and make available interviews conducted with individuals who have recollections of events and people associated with John F. Kennedy. The tapes and transcripts are meant to be a supplement to documentary research and are best used in conjunction with other library holdings. The collection totals more than 1,100 interviews. Interviews have been transcribed and accessioned by the library.
60. Carnegie Corporation Oral History Project
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/digital/collections/oral_hist/carnegie/ - transcripts, images, and video and audio recordings The Carnegie Corporation of New York Oral History Project has been a forty-year undertaking. It was conducted in two phases. Phase One of the projects began in 1966 and was completed in 1974. The 479 hours of testimony and 9,948 pages of transcript gathered in this phase reflect the thinking of Corporation officers, staff members, and grantees and offer a rich portrait of the Corporation's evolution over the first 58 years of its existence. The interviewees discuss the organization's work in adult education, cognitive research, educational testing, library science, music education, national security, teacher education, and social-science research generally. Phase Two of the project, begun in 1996, traces the continuity of many of these programs across the second half of the twentieth century and the Corporation's expansion into global funding strategies in the areas of peace, scientific research, and international cooperation. Phase Two of the project covers the period between 1966 and 1997 of the Corporation's history.
61. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History
http://www.ushmm.org/research/collections/oralhistory/ - video and audio recordings, transcripts, and images The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s oral history collection is one of the largest and most diverse resources for Holocaust testimonies in the world. The collection contains over 9,000 audio and video interviews. These testimonies enable students, researchers, and the general public to see and hear the first-hand accounts of those who experienced, witnessed, or perpetrated the events of the Holocaust.
62. UCLA Center for Oral History Research
http://oralhistory.library.ucla.edu/index.html - transcripts, audio recordings, and images UCLA’s Center for Oral History Research collects oral history interviews related primarily to the history of Southern California and the Los Angeles metropolitan region.
63. University of Hawai’I at Manoa Center for Oral History
http://www.oralhistory.hawaii.edu/ - transcripts, images, audio and video COH preserves the recollections of Hawai‘i’s people through oral interviews and disseminates oral history transcripts to researchers, students, and the general community.
64. University of Nevada Oral History Program: Nevada Voices
http://oralhistory.unr.edu/NVvcMain.html - sound, transcripts, and images While the program's collection contains oral histories on a wide range of topics, information is scattered throughout over 80,000 pages of transcripts. In an effort to bring together material on popular subjects, the UNOHP has created three components within "Nevada Voices" that deal with the Civil Rights Movement, World War II, and mining, all as they pertain to Nevada.
65. Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive
http://holocaust.umd.umich.edu/ - transcripts In August, 1982, The Holocaust Memorial Center in West Bloomfield asked me to assist them in starting an oral history collection of Holocaust survivors. Salvatore Katan, a Jewish survivor from Salonika, Greece, agreed to an interview. By 1982, I had completed some twenty audio and video interviews.
66. The Center for Historic Preservation Oral History Program
http://www.as.ysu.edu/~histpres/center.htm - transcripts The Youngstown State University Oral History Program, founded in 1974 by Professor Hugh Earnhart, collects and preserves first-person narratives of northeastern Ohioans who have participated in or closely observed economic, social, political, religious, and intellectual events which have significantly affected both the state and nation.
67. Popular Memory Audio Archive
http://www.popularmemory.org.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16&Itemid=18 – audio and transcripts Our AUDIO archive has over 1500 hours of recordings and is open to the public. Subject to interviewee restrictions all audio, transcriptions and translations are available. The audio collection is split into ten topics, including environment, politics, and health.
68. Hong Kong Oral History Archives
http://www.hku.hk/sociodep/oralhistory/index.html details unknown, site not in English
69. Hong Kong Heritage
https://www.hongkongheritage.org/ArchiveOralHistory/Pages/ArchiveOralHistory_eng.aspx - videos, images The collection holds many insightful and unique records about Hong Kong’s history. Records generally cover the inter-war period, second world war, and immediate post war years. The earliest dates back to 1902.
70. CORD, Collection of Oral History Recording Database
http://cord.nhb.gov.sg/cord/public/internetSearch/index.jsp - transcripts, audio, and video OHC was established in 1979 to preserve the history of Singapore through the recording of collective memories, which is done through interviews. The oral history projects cover a wide range of “subjects” ranging from political history, Japanese Occupation, vanishing trades, performing arts, broadcasting to medical services in Singapore. However, as majority of the interviews took the form of “life-history” approach, while an interviewee may have focused on one or two specific subjects, in reality, each interview can cover many more subjects. It is therefore misleading to expect exact matching of interviews by subjects. We have to date collected stories of over 3,000 people, spanning more than 16,500 hours of interviews.
71. The Northside Folklore Project
http://www.ucc.ie/research/nfp/index.php - transcripts, audio, video Since our beginnings in August 1996, the Project has been at work collecting folklore and oral histories, preserving a record of the rich traditions of Cork City's Northside communities. Our projects have covered a wide array of topics including: bingo; hurling; road bowling; showbands; drag hunting; Roy Keane; children's games and rhymes; toys and fashions; textile production; religious processions and feast days; boat building; Travelling families; Rory Gallagher and more, documenting the everyday lives of the local people. Our archive contains hundreds of hours of sound and video recordings and over 10,000 photographs, available to community groups, schools and individual researchers.
72. Holocaust Center of Northern California oral history
http://www.hcnc.org/oralhistory/camps.html - video and transcripts Holocaust testimonials present textured and individual understanding of one person’s experience of living under Nazi rule. These interviews reveal the scope and impact of Nazism on ordinary people and the personal, social, and historical context in which these events took place. Only excerpts are online.
73. The Oral History Collection, Centre of South Asian Studies
http://www.s-asian.cam.ac.uk/audio.html - transcripts and audio This oral history collection includes more than 300 interviews recorded during the 1960s and 70s in hopes of archiving and preserving memories from those who witnessed Indian independence and the final days of British colonial authority. This is a collection of eye-witness views from all levels of society.
74. U.S. Latino and Latina World War II Oral History Project
http://lib.utexas.edu/ww2latinos/index.html - “transcripts” and images By creating an archive of excellent primary source material, it is anticipated that writers will understand and include the stories of U.S. Latinos in future accounts. The project has interviewed more than 500 men and women since the spring of 1999. The project's archives are comprised of the interviews, most of them on videotape, as well as digital copies of photographs they have lent to the project and other supporting materials.
75. Oral History of the U.S. House of Representatives
http://oralhistory.clerk.house.gov/ - audio, video, transcripts, images With the approval of the first oral history program for the U.S. House of Representatives by the Office of the Clerk in 2004, users can now access stories from the House, not only from members, but also member aides, committee staff, support staff, technical assistants, and member’s family.
76. Presidential Oral History
http://millercenter.org/academic/oralhistory - transcripts, audio, images The Presidential Oral History Program is systematically and comprehensively debriefing the principal figures in the administrations of Presidents Carter, Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and Clinton, with plans to do the same for future presidents. We are also conducting special projects on important topics in political history, including a six-year oral history on the life and career of Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
77. Suffragists Oral History Project
http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/ROHO/projects/suffragist/ - transcripts In the early 1970s the Suffragists Oral History Project, under the auspices of the Bancroft Library's Regional Oral History Office, collected interviews with twelve leaders and participants in the woman's suffrage movement. Tape-recorded and transcribed oral histories preserved the memories of these remarkable women, documenting formative experiences, activities to win the right to vote for women, and careers as leaders of the movements for welfare and labor reform, world peace, and the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.
78. The Chicago Architects Oral History Project
http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm4/index_caohp.php?CISOROOT=/caohp - transcripts, images, video For more than twenty years, the Chicago Architects Oral History Project documented the contributions of architects to Chicago during the 20th century. The CAOHP was begun in 1983 under the auspices of the Art Institute's Department of Architecture to record the life experiences of architects who shaped the physical environment in Chicago and surrounding communities. It was intended not only to fill an existing void in the literature but to go beyond the facts to explore motivations and influences, behind-the-scenes stories, and personal reflections. This collection of oral histories contains comprehensive life-review documents as well as shorter, focused interviews. These narratives explore the development of Chicago's architecture and planning from the early 1900s to the present day.
79. Back from Iraq: the veterans’ stories project
http://wpsu.org/backfromiraq/index - video Many young veterans of the war in Iraq choose to further their education after returning from deployment. During the spring of 2009, Penn State offered the course, "Narrative, Oral History, New Media Technologies." This course was designed to teach student veterans how to use video and web technologies in order to chronicle the stories and experiences of the Iraq War.
80. The Hmong Oral History Project
http://homepages.csp.edu/hillmer/Hmong_OHP.html - transcripts, images The Hmong Oral History Project works to connect the younger generations of Hmong, and the broader communities in which many Hmong live, with resources describing Hmong culture in Laos, the Secret War in Southeast Asia, and stories of the Hmong immigrant experience, facilitating greater intercultural and intergenerational understanding.
81. Kentuckiana Digital Library Oral History Collection
http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/b/bib/bib-idx?c=oralhistbib;cc=oralhistbib;page=simple – transcripts, audio Includes 13 separate oral history collections with subjects ranging from frontier nursing to horse industry to peace corps.
82. Studs Terkel
http://www.studsterkel.org/index.html - audio The site organizes hundreds of Terkel’s recordings around the book in which they were published
83. Ball State University Digital Media Repository
http://libx.bsu.edu/cdm4/azlist.php - video, transcripts, audio Four oral history collections: the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group Oral Histories, the Cantigny First Division Oral Histories, the Middletown Digital Oral History Collection, and the Vietnam War Era Veterans Oral Histories. Also, St. Lawrence Catholic Church Oral History Project.
84. Conversations with History
http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/conversations/ - video, transcripts, images In these lively and unedited video interviews, distinguished men and women from all over the world talk about their lives and their work. Guests include diplomats, statesmen, and soldiers; economists and political analysts; scientists and historians; writers and foreign correspondents; activists and artists. The interviews span the globe and include discussion of political, economic, military, legal, cultural, and social issues shaping our world. At the heart of each interview is a focus on individuals and ideas that make a difference.
85. Flint Sit-Down Strike
http://www.historicalvoices.org/flint/# - audio, transcripts, images The Labor History Project at the University of Michigan-Flint conducted interviews from 1978-84 that provide insight into American labor history.
86. National Law Enforcement Museum Oral Histories
http://nleomf1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/index.html - transcripts Experience nearly 200 stories from America’s law enforcement, particularly from the FBI.
87. Caltech Archives Oral Histories Online
http://oralhistories.library.caltech.edu/ - transcripts The Caltech Archives Oral History Project began in 1978 for the purpose of recording the personal memoirs of the distinguished scientists, teachers and administrators of the Institute. To date, approximately 170 interviews have been completed and most are open to readers in transcript form.
88. Oral History Project of the Senate Historical Office
http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/history/g_three_sections_with_teasers/oralhistory.htm - transcripts, images Since 1976 the Senate Historical Office has interviewed Senate officers, parliamentarians, clerks, police officers, chiefs of staff, reporters, photographers, Senate pages, and senators. These interviews cover the breadth of the 20th century and now the 21st century, and include a diverse group of personalities who witnessed events first-hand.
89. In Their Words: AETN’s WWII Oral History Project
http://www.intheirwords.org/ - video, transcripts, images In Their Words is an oral history archive with over one hundred hours of testimony from Arkansas's World War II generation. Their profound in-depth experiences offer a window into one of the greatest cataclysms in human history.
90. VMI Archives an online historical research center
http://www.vmi.edu/archives.aspx?id=3727 – transcripts, audio The Military Oral History Project is an initiative of VMI's John A. Adams '71 Center for Military History and Strategic Analysis. The Adams Center's mandate is "to promote innovation in military history and strategic studies," and its work focuses primarily on the Cold War. VMI Archives is committed to making available online the completed oral histories and their accompanying documents. All interviews are presented in full-text format and many include audio excerpts; the project is ongoing and new material is added regularly to the database.
91. Tarlton Law Library Oral History Collection
http://tarlton.law.utexas.edu/rare/oralhistory.html - transcripts, most have to be paid for The Tarlton Law Library began collecting oral history interviews in 1986, when a grant from the Texas Sesquicentennial Commission enabled the Library to conduct five oral history interviews. The interviewees were all graduates of The University of Texas School of Law whose careers shaped the Law School and the legal history of Texas: Robert Calvert, Joe R. Greenhill, Sr., and Jack Pope as Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of Texas, W. Page Keeton as the long-time dean of the Law School, and Gus M. Hodges as one of the school's most colorful professors.
92. LBJ Library Oral History Collection
http://www.lbjlib.utexas.edu/johnson/archives.hom/oralhistory.hom/com_ohlist.asp - transcripts, images The LBJ Library Oral History Collection is composed of interviews conducted for the LBJ Library under four separate projects: those done under the auspices of the National Archives; the White House during the Johnson Administration; the University of Texas Oral History Project; and the LBJ Library Oral History Project.
93. University of Texas at El Paso – Institute of Oral History
http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=12869 – transcripts The Institute was established in 1972 for the purpose of "preserving the history of the region adjacent to the Rio Grande both in the United States and in Mexico." Since that time, the Institute has built one of the largest border-related oral history collections in the United States. While an emphasis has been on the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez region,the collection also contains interviews dealing with the history of communities all along the U.S.-Mexico border. Current holdings include over 1000 interviews, representing over 1600 hours of tape recorded interviews and more than 20,000 pages of transcript. These materials cover a wide range of subjects, spanning social, economic, political, cultural and artistic concerns.
94. Ethnic Women of Cleveland: An Oral History Project
http://www.clevelandmemory.org/ewc/ - transcripts, audio, images Capturing the voices of eastern European women as they share the experience of becoming Americans in Cleveland.
95. Georgia Women’s Movement Oral History Project
http://www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/pages/area.asp?ldID=105&guideID=534 – transcripts, audio, images The Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Collection began in 1995 as part of the Georgia Women's Movement Project, a joint undertaking of the Women's Studies Institute of Georgia State University and the Special Collections Department of The University Library. The collection is composed of taped interviews (audio cassettes) conducted by volunteers with participants in the Movement. These taped interviews, which continue to be conducted, describe participants' efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in the state of Georgia and relate to their participation in religious, political, and other organizations involved. Some interviews have been conducted with national figures and others on topics related to Georgia ERA ratification efforts. Biographical and other background information is also provided.
96. Vancouver Oral History Project: Interviews with Maillardville Pioneers
http://www.library.coquitlam.bc.ca/Online+Services/Historical+Photographs/oral+histories.htm – transcripts, audio
97. WHC Oral Histories Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
http://www.washingtonwomenshistory.org/themes/collections/wwu_oral.aspx - audio, transcripts Collection includes The Washington Women’s Heritage Project, Women in the Commercial Fishing Industry Research Collection, and Bellingham Centennial Oral History Project. The Washington Women’s Heritage project’s goal was to "stimulate public awareness and interest in the lives of women in Washington State, as well as to involve them in their respective communities, discovering and documenting their diverse heritage." The Bellingham Centennial Oral History Project Records documents the personal responses to significant experiences and events by long-time residents of Bellingham as a part of the city's centennial celebration.
98. Sweatt v. Painter: archival and textual resources
http://www.houseofrussell.com/legalhistory/sweatt/ - transcripts This archive contains historical records linked to the Sweatt v. Painter litigation. These materials include university records, litigation materials, newspapers, and oral histories.
99. The Harry A. Blackman Papers
http://www.loc.gov/rr/mss/blackmun/ - transcripts, video Harry A. Blackmun was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1970 by Richard Nixon. In May 1997, Justice Blackmun gave his papers to the Library of Congress, where they joined the papers of thirty-eight other justices and chief justices in the Library of Congress. In anticipation of high research demand, selected materials from the collection -- including the 38-hour oral history video interviews and associated transcript -- have been digitized and are now publicly available online.
100. Bracero History Archive
http://braceroarchive.org/ - audio The Bracero History Archive collects and makes available the oral histories and artifacts pertaining to the Bracero program, a guest worker initiative that spanned the years 1942-1964. Millions of Mexican agricultural workers crossed the border under the program to work in more than half of the states in America.
101. The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/diplomacy/ - transcripts Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training presents a window into the lives of American diplomats. Transcripts of interviews with U.S. diplomatic personnel capture their experiences, motivations, critiques, personal analyses, and private thoughts. These elements are crucial to understanding the full story of how a structure of stable relationships that maintained world peace and protected U.S. interests and values was built.
102. Oral History of Human Genetics Project
http://www.socgen.ucla.edu/hgp/index.htm - transcripts, images Established in 2001 by Professor Edward R. B. McCabe, MD at UCLA, the project is an interdisciplinary and multi-institutional collaboration dedicated to the documentation of preservation of the history of human genetics.
103. Pittsburgh and Beyond: The Experience of the Jewish Community
http://digital.library.pitt.edu/n/ncjw/ - audio The NCJW Oral History Project provides a compelling insight into the growth of an important American Jewish community and the contributions made by the people interviewed. Over a span of 32 years, the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Pittsburgh Section, conducted more than 500 oral history interviews focused on the Jewish community – the history, the traditions, the contributions – of its members.
104. Rochester Black Freedom Struggle Online Project
http://www.lib.rochester.edu/index.cfm?page=4489 – audio, video, transcripts The University's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections is developing a collection repository and online access point for audio files and transcripts of interviews with Rochester citizens who were actively involved in the fight against racial discrimination in the 1960s and '70s. To date, twenty interviews have been completed, and transcriptions are in progress.
105. MIT Online Oral Histories
http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/oral-history/index.html - transcripts, images The information found at this wonderful site will help add to the history of the Institute the words of those who helped create it. I hope this site will prove valuable to those who would like to learn more about the Institute and its past, in particular historians seeking to understand the unique role that MIT has played in American society during World War II and beyond.
106. StoryCorps Griot
http://nmaahc.si.edu/section/story_corps/view/36 - audio, images The StoryCorps Griot Project is a year-long initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to gather and preserve the life stories of African American families. The StoryCorps Griot Initiative will help ensure that the voices, experiences and life stories of African Americans will be preserved and presented with dignity.
107. University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/WebZ/FETCH?sessionid=01-35282-913954504&recno=1&next=html/nfbrief.html&bad=error/badfetch.html&entitytoprecno=1&entitycurrecno=1&resultset=2&numrecs=12&format=B&fmtclass=briefnf&entityScanReferral=FALSE – audio Library collections contain a plethora of oral history interviews on various Wisconsin topics.
108. Muskie Oral Histories
http://digilib.bates.edu/cgi-bin/library.cgi?site=localhost&a=p&p=about&c=muskieor&l=en&w=utf-8 – transcripts, audio The Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection is composed of more than 400 interviews with individuals who knew, affected, or were affected by Senator Edmund S. Muskie in the course of his life and career. A native of Rumford, Maine, and member of the Bates class of 1936, Muskie went on to become Maine governor, U.S. senator, U.S. secretary of state and a candidate for the White House.
109. Population and Reproductive Health Oral History Project
http://www.smith.edu/library/libs/ssc/prh/prh-intro.html - transcripts and images The Population and Reproductive Health Oral History Project, funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, includes accounts of individuals throughout the world who have made important contributions to the field. Reflecting the voices and perspectives of advocates, communication specialists, lawyers, managers, physicians, researchers, social workers and others, the series addresses the historical period 1965-2005.
110. CAT/Air America Oral History Interviews
http://www.air-america.org/ArchiveGuide/oral_history_collection.shtml - audio, transcripts Air America was a CIA - owned and - operated "air proprietary" during the Cold War against the global menace of communism. From 1946 to 1976, Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America served alongside U.S. and allied intelligence agents and military personnel in the Far East, often in dangerous combat and combat support roles. This official website of Air America and CAT tells the 30-year story of these great Americans--shadow people, largely unknown to Americans and the world. They helped bring the Cold War to an end.
111. Amelia Island Museum of History Oral History Collections
http://ameliaisland.pastperfect-online.com/30803cgi/mweb.exe?request=keyword;keyword=oral%20history;dtype=d – audio Interviews with Florida veterans
112. Apalachicola Region Resources on the Web: Oral Histories
http://www.fnai.fsu.edu/ARROW/almanac/history/history_stories.cfm - audio, partial transcripts, images Places, like people, have memories and histories. The counties along the Apalachicola River and neighboring Wakulla County are no exception. Through the collection of oral histories from those who know an area best, places become alive and their memories restored.
113. Flagler County Verbal History
http://www.flaglerlibrary.org/flaglerinterview/start/historystart.html - transcripts, audio, and images This collection of oral life histories seeks to sample the common themes and unique stories of selected local residents (Flagler County). The compact disk/ digital format was selected as the best available method for recording the materials. There was no intent to create a history of the county or any of its cities, towns and settlements, though individual stories often reflect those of the area.
114. Pearl City Oral History Collection
http://digitool.fcla.edu/R/2JXCL1XUSL7DX2U6J92XGN2B8636EAD1U6GLIKFCTD72FX3F9M-02192?func=collections-result&collection_id=1267 – transcripts, audio The Boca Raton Historical Society partnered with Florida Atlantic University to create a collection based on Boca Raton’s local history. The Pearl City Oral History Collection is comprised of interviews with members of the pioneering African-American community.
115. Florida Atlantic University Department of History Oral History Collections
http://digitool.fcla.edu/R/3HNNXNUBGQCEQKL4US2RJBDNRX261Q315RQE3T2UCKISYAXV6Y-02593?func=collections-result&collection_id=1279 – transcripts, audio, images Florida Atlantic University’s Oral History Archives preserve the spoken memories of people from all walks of life. Conducted by graduate students in the Department of History’s Oral History Seminar, subject areas include World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, the "pioneer" experience in Florida, race relations, gender issues, and environmental history. Transcriptions, photos, and news clippings accompany the recorded interviews.
116. Southern Foodways Alliance
http://www.southernfoodways.com/documentary/oh/index.html - transcripts, images, audio Integral to an appreciation and understanding of the diverse food cultures of the American South is the collection and preservation of the stories behind the food. Our Oral History Initiative seeks to capture stories of Southerners who grow, create, serve, and consume food and drink.
117. John F. Kennedy Space Center Oral History Site
http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/kscoralhistory/ - transcripts The KSC Oral History Program (KOHP) goals are: To capture the history of individuals who served the Nation’s space program at the Kennedy Space Center, gateway to space for all of America's human space flights and many of its payloads on expendable launch vehicles. To foster a learning organization at KSC by utilizing knowledge as a resource where employees, new hires and existing personnel, can learn about KSC’s heritage, gain valuable insight from those who worked in their functional area, and draw from the lessons learned by former personnel. To engage the public in shaping and sharing the experience of exploration and discovery through the widest possible dissemination of oral history material to the public, the media, formal and informal educational institutions and to academic and professional researchers.
118. Jacksonville Public Library Shoah Collection
http://jpl.coj.net/coll/shoah/intro.html - video Sixteen interviews about the holocaust
119. Matheson Museum, Inc Oral History Collections
http://ufdcweb1.uflib.ufl.edu/ufdc/UFDC.aspx?a=mmoh – transcripts The Museum’s oral history collection includes 125 interviews of Alachua County residents from all walks of life. Topics include family history and genealogy, the home front experience during the World Wars, schools and businesses, development, race relations and integration, the University of Florida, and the experience of daily life and culture in Gainesville and Alachua County over a 100- year time span. The oral history program is ongoing, with several new interviews added annually.
120. Little Havana Voices
http://faculty.mdc.edu/cgonzal3/Little-Havana-Voices/Resources-index.htm - transcripts Interviews with community members of Little Havana.
121. Rollins Oral History
http://tars.rollins.edu/olin/archives/oral_history/index.html - transcripts, audio, images IN ORDER TO document the history of the liberal arts education at Rollins College, interviews were conducted with selected faculty who have served the college for a significant number of years. These interviews prompted the faculty members to reflect upon their years at Rollins: the challenges they have faced and the accomplishments of their academic careers in teaching, scholarship, and community services.
122. Fort Collins History Connection
http://history.poudrelibraries.org/archive/oralhistories.php - transcripts In the early 1970s, local historian Charlene Tresner first established a Fort Collins oral history project to collect the memories of people residing in Fort Collins and Larimer County. Over time, others in the community have captured interviews that explore a variety of topics including the sugar beet industry, ranching, and historical businesses. Some of the interviews are defined by specific projects, such as the Big Thompson Flood, World War II, or Bellvue Voices. The Fort Collins Local History Archive has nearly 400 oral histories in the collection; nearly 350 of these interviews have verbatim transcripts.
123. The Computerworld Honors Program
http://www.cwhonors.org/archives/histories.htm - transcripts, video For over a decade, the Chairmen's Committee and Sponsors of the Computerworld Honors Program have made possible the creation of oral histories and video biographies of some of the most provocative thinkers and leaders of the information technology revolution. These interviews are designed to capture for posterity some of the personal and professional stories of individuals, their goals, ideals, mentors, sources of inspiration and thoughts on the future of technology. Transcripts, and highlights of the original video of current Leadership Award Recipients, are available through the Computerworld Honors Program's Oral History Archives Online.
124. Mervyn H. Sterne Library
http://oh.mhsl.uab.edu/ - transcripts, audio The University of Alabama at Birmingham Oral History Collection includes interviews recorded between 1975 and 1984 under the direction of the Oral History Office in the Department of History at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. The purpose of the Oral History Office was "to collect, preserve, and make available the oral memoirs of prominent persons who have contributed significantly to all phases of recent Alabama history." After completion of the project, the office became inactive, and in 1992 the material was added to the Mervyn H. Sterne Library collection for use by students and scholars. Mervyn H. Sterne Library provided full access to the collection and cataloged the materials in the library online catalog. The University of Alabama at Birmingham Oral History Collection contains recorded interviews that focus on Southern history and culture. The interview topics cover Alabama political and civic leaders, civil rights in Alabama, ethnic history of Alabama, folk history of Alabama, labor history of Alabama, religious history of Alabama, history of Alabama women, historic Alabama communities, Alabama refugee experiences, and history of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The interviews give voice to civil rights and women's suffrage workers, black and white textile mill and industrial workers, and many others sharing their stories about Alabama life and culture.
125. University of Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Program
http://ufdcweb1.uflib.ufl.edu/ufdc/?g=oral&n=ufspohp – transcripts The Oral History Digital Collections comprise the digital holdings of both the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida and the Matheson Museum (Gainesville, Florida). Together, the Oral History Digital Collections document life in Gainesville, across Florida, the Caribbean and other locales. Includes Florida counties, topical collections, Native Americans, miscellaneous, and University of Florida and Matheson Museum collections.
126. Winter Park Public Library Oral Histories of Winter Park Residents
http://www.wppl.org/wphistory/OralHistories/index.html - transcripts, audio, images The Oral History Collection of the Winter Park Public Library is composed of taped interviews with Winter Park citizens who gave first-hand accounts of some aspect of Winter Park history which would otherwise go unrecorded. This collection supplements and enhances the other collections held in the Winter Park Public Library History and Archives Department. There are currently 35 tapes in this collection.
127. National Naval Aviation Museum
http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/ExhibitsAndCollections/Search-the-Collection.aspx - video The Emil Buehler Naval Aviation Library’s holdings primarily focus on the development of U.S. Naval Aviation from 1911–present, though there are manuscript collections that cover non-aviation related naval activities. Specifically, the categories of collections include manuscripts, books and technical manuals, photographs, oral recollections, and subject vertical files.
128. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Oral History
http://rg.bcri.org/gallery/ - video Oral histories from men and women who stirred the conscience of a nation and influenced the course of the international struggle for human rights.
129. Civil Rights Documentation Project
http://www.usm.edu/crdp/index.html - transcripts, audio The research was conducted in the fall of 1997 by the staff members at The University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage and at the Tougaloo College Archives. The work was funded by the Mississippi State Legislature through a grant administered jointly by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the Mississippi Humanities Council, which also contributed some funding.
130. Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky Oral History Project
http://22.214.171.124/civil_rights_mvt/ - transcripts, audio, video The goal of the project is to provide an extensive base of primary resources from which to develop educational programming that will advance understanding of the history and legacy of the civil rights movement in Kentucky. This online database/catalog provides access to audio and video excerpts, and over 10,000 pages of transcriptions, all of which are full-text searchable and can be sorted by county, by subject or by decade. At present 122 interviews are represented in this database.
131. Smithsonian Jazz Oral Histories
http://www.smithsonianjazz.org/oral_histories/joh_start.asp - audio, transcripts, images These transcriptions of oral histories of NEA Jazz Masters are part of the Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program. Established by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in 1992, the Program seized the opportunity to document more than one hundred senior jazz musicians, performers, relatives, and business associates. Each interview was conducted by a jazz authority and was recorded on digital audiotape by a professional audio engineer. The interviews average six hours in length and cover a wide range of topics including early years, initial involvement in music, generally, and jazz specifically, as well as experiences in the jazz music world, including relationships to musicians.
132. Explorations in Black Leadership
http://www.virginia.edu/publichistory/bl/index.php - transcripts, video, images This site features a collection of interviews of leaders in the black community. Conducted chiefly by Julian Bond, national chairman of the NAACP and professor of history at the University of Virginia, these oral histories focus on issues of black leadership and the transformational role of the civil rights movement in America.
133. Race and Place Oral History Projects
http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/afam/raceandplace/oralhistory_main.html - audio, transcripts Race and Place is an archive about the racial segregation laws, or the 'Jim Crow' laws from the late 1880s until the mid-twentieth century. The focus of the collection is the town of Charlottesville in Virginia. The Jim Crow laws segregated African-Americans from white Americans in public places such as schools, and school buses. The archive contains photos, letters, two regional censuses and a flash map of the town of Charlottesville. The Jim Crow laws were not overturned until the important Brown versus Board of Education court ruling in 1954 (but not totally eliminated until the Civil Rights Act of the 1964). The project intends to connect race with place by understanding what it was like to live, work, pray, learn, and play in the segregated South. We plan to develop manuscript collections and oral histories of African Americans in the segregation period, and construct the social, political, and economic history to understand race in the context of place.
134. Voices of Civil Rights
http://www.voicesofcivilrights.org/ - transcripts, images AARP, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), and the Library of Congress have teamed up to collect and preserve personal accounts of America's struggle to fulfill the promise of equality for all. We invite you to explore this site, a tribute to those who were a part of the civil rights experience and to the continuing quest for equality.
135. WSU Black Oral History Collection
http://content.wsulibs.wsu.edu/cdm-5985/ - audio The Black Oral History Collection consists of interviews conducted by Quintard Taylor and his associates, Charles Ramsay and John Dawkins. They interviewed African American pioneers and their descendents throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana, from 1972-1974.
136. CDS Audio Projects
http://cds.aas.duke.edu/audio/index.html - audio CDS documentary radio projects explore American lives and communities through the intimate power of sound. They emphasize storytelling and audio verité—“the sound of life happening.” Featuring multiple voices, real-life scenes, and in-depth fieldwork, they tell stories that advance understanding about society and explore, even if implicitly, questions of human dignity and justice.
137. Georgia Tech: Telling It Like It Was
http://www.library.gatech.edu/alumni/ - video The Living History Program was launched in 1994 to collect the life stories of our Tech family. This growing body of recollections allows one to experience history in a very personal way. Memories of campus and town life from as early as 1915 provide an unusually varied and rich treasure to explore.
138. University of West Georgia Political Heritage Collection
http://www.westga.edu/special/index_6968.php Oral histories with twentieth-century Georgia politicians and political observers, from the Special Collections of the University of West Georgia.
139. Columbus State University Mill Workers Oral Histories
http://archives.colstate.edu/findingaids/mc109.php#note – transcripts The oral histories of the collection include information about a wide variety of mills during the 1930s-1980s. Significant trends recorded in the histories that are common to most of the mills during this time are the incorporation of air conditioning, improvement in air quality, growing use of mechanical equipment, and desegregation.
140. Troup County Digital Archives Project
http://126.96.36.199/oralhistory/index.html - transcripts, video, images Consists of transcripts and video recordings of oral history interviews with over fifty Troup County residents. The interviewees include local educators, entrepreneurs, and civic leaders.
141. Alive in Truth: The New Orleans Disaster Oral History and Memory Project
http://nzdl.sadl.uleth.ca/cgi-bin/library?a=p&p=about&c=aliveint – transcripts, images Alive In Truth records life histories of people from New Orleans, Louisiana and nearby areas who were affected by hurricane Katrina. Our mission is to document individual lives, restore community bonds, and to uphold the voices, culture, rights, and history of New Orleanians.
142. Hurricane Katrina Community Advisory Group Oral Histories
http://www.hurricanekatrina.med.harvard.edu/oralhistories.php - audio This page contains our Featured Oral Histories. These oral histories cover the time interval between the first announcement that a hurricane was coming to the time the respondent was interviewed in January – March 2006.
143. PeterMayer LivesConnected
http://livesconnected.com/ - video This is an oral history of experiences during hurricane Katrina and it’s aftermath.
144. Lost and Found Sound from NPR’s All Things Considered
http://www.npr.org/programs/lnfsound/ - audio Various stories and interviews from the news radio show.
145. T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History
http://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/cdm4/index_THW.php?CISOROOT=/THW - transcripts, audio, images The mission of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History is to collect and preserve, through the use of recorded interviews, unique and valuable information about Louisiana history that exists only in people's memories and would otherwise be lost. We accomplish this through interviews conducted by center staff, paid interviewers and volunteers, and by encouraging and assisting those who wish to carry out their own oral history projects.
146. Duke University Medical Center Library and Archives
http://archives.mc.duke.edu/programs/oral_history.html - transcripts The oral history program of the Duke University Medical Center Archives exists to capture the medical center's history in the words of the people who have witnessed or participated in that history. The interviews consist of relevant memories from persons in many different work environments within the medical center as well as selected interviews with those outside the medical center who have stories significant to its past or its present.
147. Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
http://www.trumanlibrary.org/oralhist/oral_his.htm - transcripts The Truman Library has approximately 500 interviews supplementing the written record of Harry S. Truman's life and times. The interviews are available in transcript form and range in length from fewer than 10 to over 1,000 pages, with most being between 20 and 200 pages. Most of the interviews include a name and subject index attached to the transcript.
148. Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/library/oral.phtml - transcripts The Jimmy Carter Library has a number of oral history interviews, but most are not available in electronic format. However, a number of the "Exit Interviews" are. Between 1977 and 1981, the National Archives Office of Presidential Libraries maintained a liaison office in the Old Executive Office Building, adjacent to the White House. This liaison office had a number of archival and historical missions which were designed to supplement the textual and audio-visual documentation for the Carter Presidency. One of these missions was the Exit Interview Program for members of the White House Staff.
149. Radio Diaries
http://www.radiodiaries.org/newyorkworks-home.html - transcripts, audio New York Works is an audio portrait of a vanishing city. From a knife sharpener who still makes house calls to one of Brooklyn's last commercial fisherman, New York Works tells the stories of those who keep the city's past alive.
150. Oral History: American Music
http://www.yale.edu/oham/ - transcripts, audio Would you like to hear Aaron Copland describe how "Appalachian Spring" was named? or John Cage on mushrooms and musical form? or Lou Harrison on the influence of Balinese Gamelan on American music? or--almost any significant composer of the last 100 years on a multitude of subjects?--then OHAM is the place to be! About 1800 audio and video recordings make up this unique and valuable collection at Yale University.
151. Washington University School of Medicine Oral History Project
http://beckerexhibits.wustl.edu/oral/index.html - transcripts, audio, images The Washington University School of Medicine Oral History Project is an ongoing series of recorded interviews and transcripts dating from 1959. The project was envisioned to capture and preserve first person accounts and reflections on the history of the medical school, medical practice in St. Louis, and developments in the field of medicine. Interview subjects include faculty, staff and alumni of the School of Medicine, as well as family members, friends and others associated with Washington University.
152. Dorothy Carpenter Medical Archives Oral Histories
http://ewake.wfubmc.edu:88/library/archives/oralhistories.html#Otolaryngology – audio The oral history program here was started in 1974 when the Archives was founded. It was and still is a way to preserve the history of this institution along with generating interest about the Archives. Oral histories are also fun to read because participants are often quite candid in their interviews.
153. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Oral History Program
http://www.nmhm.washingtondc.museum/collections/archives/aproducts/aoralhistories/aoralhistories.html - transcripts he interviews discuss the subjects' backgrounds, their fields, and the history and staff of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.
154. Mount Holyoke
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/dir/search/?cx=016391806028396851631%3Az_hgzjywgmk&cof=FORID%3A11&q=interview&sa.x=0&sa.y=0&sa=Go&siteurl=www.mtholyoke.edu%2Farchives%2Findex.shtml#925 – transcripts Various interview transcripts, mainly political.
155. U.S. Food and Drug Administration Oral Histories
http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WhatWeDo/History/OralHistories/SelectedOralHistoryTranscripts/default.htm - transcripts The oral history program at FDA, which began in the 1970s, has thus far generated approximately 150 oral histories. The interviews, by and large, have been conducted by part-time agency retirees, individuals who have spent their entire careers in FDA and who share similar experiences with those they interviewed. The resulting dialogues provide personal perspectives on FDA policy, discussion of key regulatory events in FDA's history, and offer candid evaluations of top-level FDA and HHS managers--insights that might not easily be discerned from the official records of the time.
156. National Institute of Health Oral Histories
http://history.nih.gov/archives/oral_histories.html - transcripts The NIH Office of History Archival collections exist to increase historical understanding of the National Institutes of Health and health sciences among NIH staff, extramural scholars, and the general public. The Archives collects manuscript collections, oral histories, photographs and audio-visual materials relating to the National Institutes of Health and its predecessor, the Public Health Service.
157. William Madison Randall Library Oral History Collection (UNCW)
http://library.uncw.edu/web/collections/oralhistories/oralhistories.html - transcripts Over 600 interviews in topics including voices of UNCW, Southeast North Carolina, arts, and military.
158. Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories
http://www.allianceforamericanquilts.org/qsos/ - transcripts, some audio The Quilt Treasures Project is documenting the stories of a limited number of notable individuals - quilt makers, designers, business people, collectors, scholars, publishers - who were instrumental in moving the 20th century quilt revival forward in some significant way.
159. University of South Florida Libraries Oral History Projects Online
http://guides.lib.usf.edu/content.php?pid=49131&sid=361523 – transcripts, audio Twenty categories of oral histories, including Florida citrus industry, Spanish civil war, and LGBT.
160. National Library of Australia Digital Collections Oral History
http://www.nla.gov.au/digicoll/audio.html - audio, images Our Oral History and Folklore Collection consists of more than 40 000 hours of recorded oral histories, stories, speeches, folksongs and music, and sound environment recordings. Each one is a record of a unique event—the personal stories of Australians involved in the events that shape our nation, the reminiscences of eminent Australians and high achievers in their field, the cultural memories of the nation at work and play, the sounds of the environment in which we live.
161. Dartmouth College Oral History Project
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/rauner/archives/oral_history/ - transcripts, audio, images The College's oral history project provides researchers with a rich and varied perspective on Dartmouth during the twentieth century. The oral history interviews collected and maintained by the Archives cover a wide range of topics associated with the history of Dartmouth. Narrators include past presidents, trustees, faculty, administrators and staff, and alumni. These interviews serve as a rich supplement to the College records maintained by the Archives.
162. Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage American Century Project
http://www.mdch.org/collection.aspx?id=11150 – transcripts Each year students in St. Andrew's AP U.S. History and America in the Twentieth Century classes select an individual of no relation to interview about a particular period or event of the American Century. This project is teaching some of the next generation of Marylanders how to be historians who create a useable sense of the past. St. Andrew's students have documented first hand accounts of such historical topics as various wars, civil rights, the American Dream, and education. These interviews offer a unique view of some of America's historical events explored by the inquiring minds of Maryland's future generation.
163. Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Guide to Normandy 1944
http://www.britannica.com/dday/browse?browseId=237157 – audio Encyclopædia Britannica tells the story of the Normandy Invasion through the spoken recollections of veterans who fought it, the newsreels that brought the news home, and the written words of historians who have dedicated years to studying the great campaign.
164. People’s Century 1900-1999
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/peoplescentury/ - transcripts, audio, images, (video?) As the twentieth century rushes toward its conclusion, People's Century looks back at the story of our times. This twenty-six part television series, broadcast on PBS, offers new insight into the turbulent events of these hundred years through the revealing personal testimony of the people who were there.
165. World War II Remembered
http://www.usd230.k12.ks.us/PICTT/index.html - audio, images This site is dedicated to World War II veterans and wives who served our country during the age that we now know as the World War II era. Many veterans and wives donated their time, stories, and artifacts to help create this interactive museum. Among those interviewed are Former Senator Bob Dole and nationally renowned historian Stephen Ambrose. This web-site is an effort to preserve untold stories of those who lived during the World War II era. It is our goal to preserve these oral histories before they are lost to the world forever.
166. Go for Broke National Education Center Oral Histories
http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/oral_histories_video.asp - video, transcripts, but need to be a member to view most of them The Hanashi Oral History Video Archive is a valuable, professional-quality audio/visual resource for World War II Japanese American veteran information. The archive enables the Go For Broke National Education Center to create multimedia presentations that educate the public through technology on the legacy of the Nisei WWII veteran. There are now 700 full-length interviews online in the archive.
167. Dakota Memories Oral History Project
http://library.ndsu.edu/grhc/dakotamemories/home.html - audio, video, images (full interviews not online) The Dakota Memories Oral History Project’s (DMOHP) mission is to preserve the history and heritage of the second- and third-generation Germans from Russia. Since the project’s 2005 inception, organizers have focused on childhood memories and family relationships. In short, we chronicle what it was like growing up German-Russian on the Northern Plains.
168. Glendale Public Library Oral History Collection
http://library.ci.glendale.ca.us/TheGlendalePublicLibraryOralHistoryCollection.asp - audio, transcripts The Glendale Public Library Oral History Collection features interviews with long-time residents, pioneers, and prominent citizens, from Glendale's early days to the 21st century. Much of the collection is being made available to the public for the first time.
169. Charles Babbage Institute Collections Oral History
http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/index.phtml - transcripts CBI holds one of the world's largest collections of research-grade oral history interviews relating to the history of computers, software, and networking. Most of the 300-plus oral histories have been developed in conjunction with grant-funded research projects on topics such as the development of the software industry, the influence of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the early history of computer science departments.
170. Museum of Science and Industry Oral histories online
http://www.mosi.org.uk/collections/explore-the-collections/oral-histories-online - transcripts, audio, images The Museum uses its collections to tell the story of Manchester as the world’s first industrial city. We mainly collect objects that were made or used in the Manchester area. We also hold archives relating to people and companies from the region. We collect items from the present, as well as the past, in order to portray Manchester’s continuing story.
171. Kentucky Historical Society Oral History Collection
http://history.ky.gov/sub.php?pageid=102§ionid=16 – transcripts, audio The commission's collection of nearly 9,000 interviews is available to the public at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. Cataloged by county or by project, the interviews contain the irreplaceable recollections of Kentuckians from all walks of life. General community histories with elderly residents provide unique information on life in Kentucky during the early 20th-century, while over 60 special projects on topics such as tobacco, quilting, the Civilian Conservation Corps and Vietnam Veterans offer a more in-depth look at various aspects of Kentucky history. Interviews conducted for the award-winning Ohio River Portrait project are included in this collection and complement a series of photographs housed in the special collections department of the Kentucky Historical Society.
172. Lane Archives Oral History Collections
http://www.lanecc.edu/archives/ARcolloral.html - audio, transcripts, images The oral history collection at Lane Community College preserves the recollections of college administrators, staff, faculty, students, and others in the college community through oral interviews. The interviews document the institutional, social, and academic history of college.
173. Everett Public Library Oral History
http://www.epls.org/nw/dig_oral_history.asp - audio The oral history collection at the Everett Public Library is a rich resource for learning about and understanding the Everett communitys history and local heritage. These interviews bear witness to the citys boomtown beginnings in the late 19th century and periods of change and growth throughout the 20th century.
174. Diabetes Stories http://www.diabetes-stories.com/ - transcripts, audio, images This website presents 100 audio interviews with people with diabetes, members of their families, and healthcare professionals. They talk with passion and humour about their experiences from the late 1920s until the first decade of the 21st century and provide a unique oral history of life with diabetes and changes in treatment over eight decades.
175. The Brooklyn Historical Society Blog Oral History
http://brooklynhistory.org/blog/category/oralhistory/ - audio, images The Brooklyn Historical Society connects the past to the present and makes the vibrant history of Brooklyn tangible, relevant and meaningful for today's diverse communities, and for generations to come.
176. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Religious Archives Network
http://www.lgbtran.org/OralHistory.aspx - transcripts, audio, images This Oral History collection provides in-depth interviews with a diverse group of early LGBT religious leaders. By selecting a person you can listen to that interview, read the transcript, view photographs and peruse biographical notes.
177. South Carolina Political Collections Oral History
http://www.sc.edu/library/scpc/oralhist.html - transcripts Oral History has become an important component of South Carolina Political Collections' effort to document contemporary government and politics. Often, we seek to interview the donors of collections to ensure that their careers are documented as fully as possible. For major collections, or in unusual circumstances, staff, family, and associates are interviewed. Interviews may last an hour, or occur over a period of days or years and cover dozens of hours.
178. Virginia Black History Archives Church Hill Oral History Collection
http://www.library.vcu.edu/jbc/speccoll/vbha/church/church.html - transcripts This collection consists of transcripts of 35 oral history interviews conducted in 1982 that were part of a project to document the history of Richmond's historic Church Hill neighborhood. Sponsored by the Historic Richmond Foundation through a grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, the interviews were with former and current residents of Church Hill.
179. U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
http://www.ahco.army.mil/site/index.jsp - transcripts U.S. war collections.
180. Nevada Test Site Oral History Project
http://digital.library.unlv.edu/ntsohp/ - transcripts, audio, video, images The Nevada Test Site Oral History Project at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is a comprehensive program dedicated to documenting, preserving and disseminating the remembered past of persons affiliated with and affected by the Nevada Test Site during the era of Cold War nuclear testing. From September 2003 through January 2008 a wide range of oral history narrators participated in the project including: national laboratory scientists & engineers; labor trades and support personnel; cabinet-level officials, military personnel & corporate executives; Native American tribal & spiritual leaders; peace activists and protesters; Nevada ranchers, families & communities downwind of the test site.
181. National Education Network Gallery
http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/gallery2453-.html - audio, images Interviews about WWII experiences in the UK.
182. Iowa State University Special Collections Department Archives of Women in Science and Engineering Oral History Projects
http://www.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/wise/Oral%20Histories/neh.html - transcripts The Archives of Women in Science and Engineering ongoing Oral History Projects will document the experiences of American women in science and engineering.
183. The Battle of Britain
http://www.iwm.org.uk/upload/package/28/batbritsound/intro.htm#page1 – audio and transcript excerpts It is more than sixty years since the Battle of Britain raged in the skies over southern England during the summer and autumn of 1940. But for those who fought the battle and eventually thwarted the Luftwaffe's attempt to gain air supremacy over Britain, the memories remain. The Imperial War Museum Sound Archive has been interviewing veterans of the Battle of Britain for the past twenty-five years. The collection contains more than 120 interviews with, not only pilots, but also men and women involved in vital work on the ground. This page, however, will concentrate on the reminiscences of the pilots themselves.
184. Breaking the Silence: Staying at home in an emigrant society
http://migration.ucc.ie/oralarchive/testing/breaking/ - audio, images In the 1950s, Ireland was experiencing the highest levels of emigration of the twentieth century. Yet, we know little about the impact of emigration on those who stayed. This project (which was part funded by the Higher Education Authority, Ireland) set out to capture living memories of Irish life in the 1950s by interviewing those who stayed in Ireland in a decade when so many were leaving. We have established an archive of 78 oral narratives and 12 text contributions. Fifty of the oral narratives are published on this website and can be listened to on-line. We have also included text and image contributions to the archive.
185. Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union Oral History Project
http://www.uea.ac.uk/ftv/bchrp/bectu - transcripts, but an account must be created to access The Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU) represents personnel working within the British film and related industries. In 1986 a group of its members formed the BECTU History Project with the aim of recording interviews with veterans of the industry discussing their careers. Since then over 500 interviews have been completed, with personnel ranging from well known directors and producers, to less famous personnel such as continuity girls and sound recordists, accountants and projectionists. Many of these interviews are also available to listen to at the BFI Library on application.
186. British Red Cross
http://www.caringonthehomefront.org.uk/ - transcripts, pictures When World War II broke out in 1939, the British Red Cross and St. John Ambulance were ready for action. Thousands of our members provided essential care, training and support on the Home Front, from the Blitz to VJ Day. These are their stories. They are all told in our volunteers’ own words.
187. Edwardians Online
http://www.qualidata.essex.ac.uk/edwardians/about/introduction.asp - audio, transcripts Edwardians Online is a project aiming to improve access to archived, qualitative data. The main outcome of this project is an online resource that provides content-based access to a collection of oral history interviews with people who lived in Edwardian Britain. The interviews were undertaken in the early 1970s as part of Professor Paul Thompson's study of Edwardian society, and form the basis for Thompson's, The Edwardians, The Remaking of British Society, (1975, 1992). The 444 interviews were originally recorded on audio tapes and later transcribed as typed, paper documents.
188. The First World War Poetry Digital Archive Audio Collections
http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/collections/audio - audio The Audio Collection will attempt to represent a cross-section of experiences from the First World War, through oral history interviews with veterans, their families, and those who served the War effort at home.
189. Soviet Jewish Cultur
e http://sovietjewishculture.org/ - transcripts, images Based on over 500 oral histories and documentation in several languages, this project uncovers and preserves the culture of Soviet Jews on the eve of Holocaust.
190. The Spanish Civil War: Dreams + Nightmares
http://www.iwm.org.uk/upload/package/5/spanish/index.htm - audio, transcripts The Spanish Civil War sound collection is largely made up of interviews with British people who served with the International Brigades. There are also recordings of medical aid workers, non-British volunteers, Spanish soldiers and Spanish civilians and refugees. The collection contains very few interviews with soldiers who fought with Franco's forces.
191. Treatmentshomosexuality.org.uk Interviews
http://www.treatmentshomosexuality.org.uk/interviews.html - Transcripts, audio The website is about use of so-called "treatments" that aim to make homosexual people heterosexual. It arose from research funded by the Wellcome Trust from 2001 to 2004 into the oral history of such treatments in Britain since 1950. We collected a number of oral histories from lesbian, gay and bisexual people who had undergone therapy. We also collected oral histories from professionals who had developed and conducted the treatments. We wanted to know how patients had coped with the potentially damaging effects of "treatment" and whether the professionals had eventually realised the harm they were doing.
192. University of Aberdeen Oral History Archive
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/historic/Oral_history_about_archive.shtml - transcripts, some audio and images The Aberdeen University Oral History Archive is the only one of its kind in the United Kingdom. Begun in 1985 as part of the Aberdeen University Quincentenary Project, the interviews were originally intended to aid historians working on monographs commemorating the University's Quincentenary a decade later. Interviewing continues, however, and the archive now contains over 200 interviews with 170 individuals connected with the University.
193. Voices of the Holocaust
http://voices.iit.edu/ - transcripts, audio In 1946, Dr. David P. Boder, a psychology professor from Chicago's Illinois Institute of Technology, traveled to Europe to record the stories of Holocaust survivors in their own words. Over a period of three months, he visited refugee camps in France, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany, carrying a wire recorder and 200 spools of steel wire, upon which he was able to record over 90 hours of first-hand testimony. These recordings represent the earliest known oral histories of the Holocaust, which are available through this online archive.
194. Museum of London: You’re one in seven million…
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/archive/londonsvoices/web/mainmenu.asp - transcripts, audio, images London is made up of millions of people. Here you'll find the opportunity to peek into the lives of just a few of them. Consists of about 20 interviews.
195. “Women Talk”
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/archive/londonsvoices/women_talk/mainmenu.asp - transcripts, audio, images Women's lives have changed dramatically within living memory. Women have entered and transformed workplaces that were previously closed to them, while continuing to carry the main responsibility for home-making and childcare. The Museum of London has been collecting the life stories of Londoners for more than a decade. Here you can listen to memories of women in the home, the workplace and the community. Personal, witty, and sometimes heartbreaking, their stories challenge us all to think about the women in our lives.
196. Presidential Oral History
http://millercenter.org/academic/oralhistory/index - transcripts, audio The Presidential Oral History Program is systematically and comprehensively debriefing the principal figures in the administrations of Presidents Carter, Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and Clinton, with plans to do the same for future presidents. We are also conducting special projects on important topics in political history, including a six-year oral history on the life and career of Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
197. Oral History at the Billy Graham Center Archives
http://www.wheaton.edu/bgc/archives/oralhist.html - transcripts, audio Contains a plethora of oral history interviews having to do in some way with Billy Graham or evangelization. Most of the interviews in the Archives are with foreign missionaries, although a few are with other types of Christian workers.
198. URMC Oral Histories
https://urresearch.rochester.edu/viewInstitutionalCollection.action;jsessionid=FFE5975A65120EAAC10068913F6EED61?collectionId=146 – audio, video Audio (and sometimes video) recordings of the reminiscences of University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry leaders.
199. The Bland County History Archives
http://188.8.131.52/gap.html - transcripts, images The BCHA is a continuing 15 year old place-based oral history and technology project of the students of Rocky Gap High School in Rocky Gap, Virginia. Almost 600 interviews have been conducted over the years and some of these are available in part to read on this website. Our goal is to preserve the memories of those who made a life in these mountains that we hold so dear. Many were born in a log cabin and still remember the stories of the hills and hollers handed down from generation to generation.
200. University of Louisville Oral History Center
http://louisville.edu/library/archives/ohc - transcripts, audio The Oral History Center has a small and growing number of interviews (audio and transcripts) available online. The first group to be made available are from a series of interviews conducted in the 1970s with members of Louisville's African American community. Transcripts of interviews with Harlan Hubbard, Mike Barry, Bert Combs, Charles Farnsley, and Thelma Stovall are also available online.
201. The Glens of Antrim Historical Society Oral History Project
http://www.antrimhistory.net/content.php?cid=7&PHPSESSID=4751866098b179d303955a73b3fcf3cd – transcripts Over the past number of years the Glens of Antrim Historical Society undertook a key Oral History Project. This project involved interviewing older residents of the Glens about their life and memories of a past age. The interviews bring history to life, and give first hand experience of the different aspects of living in the Glens area. These interviews have not been edited and are reproduced in the style and language as recorded.
202. The Forest of Marston Vale Oral History Project
http://www.marstonvale.org/oralhistory/index.html - audio, parts of transcripts Creating a picture of life in Marston Vale since the beginning of the brickmaking industry, through the memories and recollections of men and women who have lived and worked in the Vale, including those now living outside the area.
203. Birmingham Black Oral History Project
http://www.bbohp.org.uk/ - transcripts, audio, video, images The project, based in Handsworth, was set up in 1990 by a group of organisations and individuals concerned to preserve the memories of the older generation of black and Asian migrants to Birmingham. In September 1992 the project published The Land of Money?, a pack consisting of two cassettes of recorded interviews together with a booklet including transcriptions of the interviews and related photographs. Around the same time the project produced a video of filmed interviews. This Web site includes all the recorded interviews from The Land of Money? with audio, and the video, together with a photo gallery, a bibliography, links to related Web sites, and other material.
204. Moor Memories
http://www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk/index/lookingafter/laf-culturalheritage/laf-moormemories/laf-moormemoriescontents.htm - excerpts of audio and transcripts, images "Moor Memories" oral history project which ran between 2001 and 2008 recorded the story of everyday life on Dartmoor during the 20th century and has created a permanent record of the lives of the people who have lived and worked on the moor and who have contributed to the way it is today.
http://edinburgh.murmur.info/ - audio [murmur] is an audio documentary project that collects and presents stories set in specific locations in Edinburgh (in this instance, throughout the area of Leith), as told by the residents of Edinburgh themselves. Some stories are anecdotal, others are historic, but all of them convey why these places are important to Leith. Once heard, these stories can change the way people think about that place and the city at large. These are the stories that make up our urban identity, but they are kept inside of the heads of the people who live here.
206. Remember When: Edinburgh lesbian gay bisexual transgender history
http://livingmemory.org.uk/rememberwhen/ - audio, transcripts The project recorded the stories of a wide range of Edinburgh's LGBT communities and showed how they have continually made a distinctive and valuable contribution to life in Edinburgh. By recording their experiences the contributors to this project have ensured that the long history of the community in the city can no longer be denied or kept hidden. And this is no small achievement.
207. Epping Forest District Council Oral History Online
http://www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/Museum/ohfront.asp - audio, transcripts, images The collection covers a wide range of themes, experiences and opinions. Everyday memories of childhood, school, work and fun go hand in hand with memories of important events, such as the Second World War.
208. Tredworth Black History Project
http://www.csad.ox.ac.uk/tredworth/StCatherines.html - images, video, transcript excerpts As part of the Class 6LM Oral History Project, Nathan, Angela, and Cordine went to talk with African-Caribbean Elders who live at St. Catherine's Court opposite the school. The Elders told them about their lives.
209. The Cider Museum Oral History Recordings
http://www.cidermuseum.co.uk/Database/Search.asp - transcripts, audio Oral histories covering all things related to cider
210. Asian Voices Oral History Project
http://www.asianvoices.org.uk/ - audio, images The project consists of a collection of oral history interviews with the focus on two main themes: ‘migration and settlement’ and includes the issues of work, worship and leisure. The research gives an insight into the experience of settling into Britain and adjusting to life in a foreign environment, which over fifty years is now a multi-cultural Britain.
211. Coalfields Heritage Initiative Kent
http://www.dover.gov.uk/kentcoal/oralhistory/home.asp - audio The CHIK project was set up to record and commemorate the coalfield communities of Kent though the collection of photographs and oral reminiscences.
212. from Auschwitz to Ambleside
http://www.anotherspace.org.uk/a2a/index.htm - audio, images Of the many secrets that Cumbria holds in its heart none could be more compelling than the story relating to the three hundred Jewish children, survivors of the Holocaust, who touched down in Britain at Crosby on Eden airfield near Carlisle in August 1945. Remarkable archive interviews and images from several sources have also been uncovered, and this website brings them together for the first time.
213. Welcome Stories
http://www.welcomestories.org.uk/index.aspx - audio, transcripts, images For the last few months we have been recording stories from local people about their experiences of 'welcome and belonging' in the Lancaster and Morecambe District. Over the next few weeks we will be adding more and more of these stories to the website.
214. The Lancashire Textile Project
http://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/ltp/default.htm - transcripts, images We all need a bottom line. Mine is that the reason for all the effort that has been put into the LTP and the BA is in order to give the people of Barnoldswick a voice. For too long history was taught in terms of Kings, Government and Church. These are vital elements and we should be aware of them but if you want to really understand a town like Barnoldswick, it is foolish to start your search in London. Start on the ground with the ordinary people who fuelled the whole system. They produced the wealth, suffered the hardships and, for far too long, had no voice. Listen to the tapes and you will hear that voice, it is not loud, it is modest and unassuming, but it is the truest record you will ever hear. This is the Prime Source. Thanks for listening.
215. Eastside Community Heritage Hidden Histories
http://www.hidden-histories.org.uk/ - transcripts, images The Hidden Histories website presents many stories, views and opinions from a wealth of different backgrounds and lifestyles and can proudly claim to have uncovered many 'hidden histories'.
216. Life Times – Salford’s Story
http://www.salford.gov.uk/lifetimes-memories.htm - transcripts, audio LifeTimes brings the history of Salford to life and charts the history of the whole of the city - from Cadishead to Charlestown, from Walkden to Winton and from Pendlebury to Pendleton - as seen through the eyes of Salford's people, old and young. The LifeTimes Oral History Archive is a collection of recorded personal memories from people who have lived and worked in the city over the last 80 years. There are now over 200 recordings in the collection.
217. Sikhs in Scotland Oral History
http://www.sikhsinscotland.org/audio/audio---life-memories-experiences-living--arriving-in-scotland.html - audio The Sikhs in Scotland Oral History was dedicated to record 100 pioneers who came to Scotland. Helping future generations have a more vivid and accurate picture of events, feelings, attitudes and ways of life which have been hidden from history.
218. Southwold at War
http://www.southwoldmuseum.org/war_worldwar2.htm - audio, but they don’t work This site uses audio from their oral history collection to tell stories of the war. They have quite a few audio links, but none of them are currently functioning.
219. Bawdsey Radar
http://www.bawdseyradar.org.uk/oralhistory1.htm - audio, written work, images We are pleased to be able to research and develop an oral history about the life and times of Bawdsey Radar Station and those involved in and around the establishment. The collection comprises both first hand audio interviews and also artefacts and written accounts of life and times at Bawdsey.
220. Ebb & Flow
http://www.ebb-and-flow.org.uk/page/recordings - audio, transcripts Local villagers from the communities of the Alde and Ore rivers were actively engaged in recording oral history stories about changing life on the two rivers as part of the Ebb and Flow project. Over thirty hours of interviews with over twenty people were from Aldeburgh, Snape and Orford were recorded. Long forgotten facts and insights have been re-discovered through the storytelling of the local villagers. The interviews will contribute to an archive of rich stories about the river landscape, rural life, the old Maltings at Snape, the war years and sailing and fishing on the Alde and Ore.
221. Heritage Plus
http://www.heritageplus.org.uk/category_id__259.aspx - audio, video, images Over 28 WRVS Volunteers across the project have received training in interview techniques, recording equipment and the best practice of oral history in order to record older people's memories of the Second World War, education, courtship, local heritage sites, disability, childhood and family.
222. Brecon Beacons National Park
http://www.breconbeacons.org/visit-us/outdoors-activities/audio-trails/childhood-memories-of-penwyllt - audio A series of 15 minute podcasts delving into the childhood memories of former Penwyllt residents, Phil, Hubert and Alan, exploring home, community and industrial life during the 1930's and 1940's.
223. National Museum of Wales
http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/folktales/stories/, http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/2374/ - audio, transcripts We have included sound recordings of the storytellers telling their tales, the text of each narrative (edited as little as possible), an English translation and background notes. In order to appreciate the narratives in their international context, a reference is made, where relevant, to types and motifs. Drawing in the main from the wealth of archive materials at St Fagans: National History Museum, this pack is an attempt to present visual, oral and written resources dealing with women's experiences between 1900-1918. The selected extracts feature both Welsh and English medium speakers, and transcripts of the original interview. Every effort has been made to convey a variety of experiences from different locations within Wales. The background of the people interviewed varies, as does their experiences.
224. Working Lives
http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/workinglives - audio, images Bowler hats, fezzes, Concorde's nose, sheepskin coats, banners, ribbons, chimney pots, drainage pipes, shoes, bricks for the Empire State Building, car parts, needles, knickers … all made in Nuneaton and Bedworth throughout the 20th century. The memories of people involved have been recorded and made available for all. Listen to over 50 interviews and view over 300 photographs, concentrated on the brick and tile, engineering, quarrying and textile industries over the last century.
225. Oral History of the Harris & Pearson Company
http://www.harrisandpearson.info/recordings.htm - audio, transcripts, images Oral histories from former employees.
226. Black and Ethnic Minority Experience
http://www.be-me.org/ - video, images BE-ME was established in 1999 to record the experiences of African-Caribbean and Asian people who came to Wolverhampton after World War II. Over 400 audio/video interviews were recorded and with the assistance of NOF (New Opportunity Fund) a subset of these interviews are now available over the internet.
227. Cocoa Reworks: Memories of Rowntrees
http://www.cocoareworks.co.uk/ - audio, transcripts - both are only excerpts, not full interviews Welcome to CocoaReworks, a website dedicated to the experiences of women who worked at the Rowntree confectionery factory in York, England. This website will look at the experiences of just thirteen women, interviewed in June and July 2000.
228. Penn Law Collection of Digitized Oral Histories, 1993-2004
http://www.law.upenn.edu/bll/archives/bankruptcy/digicoll/oralhistories.html#newsome – audio, transcripts, video The oral histories in this collection come from three separate oral history collections: The Randall J. Newsome Oral History Collection, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges' Oral History Project, and oral histories conducted by the Biddle Law Library Archives. The Archives will continue to add digital recordings of oral histories to this page as they become available.
229. Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection
http://drcclsu.ohiolink.edu/handle/2374.CLSU/2/browse?type=title – audio The Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection consists of approximately 500 interviews collected since 2002. Students, faculty, public school teachers and researchers from throughout Northeast Ohio have contributed to the collection, which covers a breadth of topics in Cleveland and regional history.
230. American Roots Music Oral Histories
http://www.pbs.org/americanrootsmusic/pbs_arm_oral_histories.html - transcripts During the year and a half of production for the American Roots Music series, countless valuable interviews were filmed, including sessions with living legends, leading scholars, and industry pioneers. Oral Histories culls some of this information into a rich library of insight into the music and lives of the players by featuring complete transcripts of these interviews. Much of the text from these interviews is published here exclusively for the first time. The nature of television allowed only small portions of the interviews - often hours long - to be included in the American Roots Music series.
231. The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stories_narratives.html - audio, transcripts Read and listen to these compelling first-hand accounts by people who experienced, endured, and survived Jim Crow. None of the following people is famous, but all are noteworthy in their unique abilities to face -- and, often, thrive under -- extremely difficult circumstances. These are their stories.
232. War Stories
http://www.newseum.org/warstories/index.htm - video Hear what it’s like to be a war correspondent, as leading journalists discuss what they have seen and heard covering conflicts.
233. The Ecology of the Tuggerah Lakes: An Oral History
http://www.clw.csiro.au/publications/technical98/tr40-98.pdf - document made of various oral history interviews The primary aim of this oral history study was to obtain reliable anecdotal evidence that provides a long term picture of ecological changes in the lakes. This has been achieved by interviewing over 40 local residents whose association with the Tuggerah Lakes dates back to early this century, when the impact of European settlement was still minimal.
234. National Park Service Oral Histories
http://www.nps.gov/history/history/oh/index.htm - audio, video, transcripts Includes various collections of oral history interviews having to do with American history, including Yosemite memories, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, and Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park among others.
235. Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project
http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/ - video This multi-media web site brings the vital history of Seattle's civil rights movements to life with scores of video oral histories, hundreds of rare photographs, documents, movement histories, and personal biographies. Based at the University of Washington, the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project is a collaboration between community groups and UW faculty and students.
236. Television News of the Civil Rights Era 1950-1970 Oral Histories
http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/civilrightstv/oral.html - transcripts, video, images The interviews below are excerpts from the film, "Massive Resistance"; the 2000 Emmy Nominee of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which was shown nationally on PBS in February 2002 for Black History Month. The interview transcripts are part of the "Civil Rights in U.S. and Virginia History" website. This course examines the civil rights movement in U.S. and Virginia history from the origins of segregation to the 1970s.
237. Greensboro Voices
http://library.uncg.edu/depts/archives/civrights/ - transcripts Greensboro VOICES provides access to a collection of 125 oral interviews housed in the Greensboro Public Library and in the University Archives of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The recordings, collected over the past thirty years, provide a rich resource for historical research concerning the Civil Rights Movement in the Greensboro area.
238. Civil Rights Oral History Interviews
http://content.wsulibs.wsu.edu/cdm-cvoralhist/ - audio, images In February of 2001, the Spokesman-Review produced a month long series of articles on black history titled "Through Spokane's Eyes Moments in Black History," focusing in particular on the civil rights movement of the 1960s. As part of that series, Rebecca Nappi conducted a series of interviews with individuals with ties to both the civil rights movement and to Spokane.
239. In Their Own Words…NIH Researchers Recall the Early Years of AIDS
http://history.nih.gov/NIHInOwnWords/ - transcripts, images In Their Own Words documents how NIH researchers answered such questions when asked to recall the early days of HIV/AIDS. In launching this web site, we commemorate the 20-year struggle to confront the deadly HIV/AIDS pandemic.
240. I, Witness to History
http://www.iwitnesstohistory.org/ - transcripts Established in 1996, the mission of I, Witness to History is to preserve, publish, and promote the stories of our elders both electronically and in print. I, Witness to History is a holistic program that recognizes the personal, cultural and social, and historical value of works written by older persons.
241. The I-10 Witness Project
http://www.i10witness.org/ - audio, images, video The I-10 Witness Project is a community based story collective formed to document the myriad tales emerging from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Comprised of Louisiana artists, educators and community organizers, I-10 Witness seeks to give voice to affected Louisiana citizens by documenting their stories through sound and video. Since the storm, we have been traveling throughout Louisiana and the surrounding areas to record stories from a diverse cross-section of the public, including displaced citizens in shelters, relief workers, community organizers, neighborhood leaders, artists, medical staff, city planners, and government officials.
242. Oral History on Space, Science, and Technology: an online catalog of the collection of the department of space history national air and space museum
http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/dsh/ohp-introduction.html - transcripts This is a catalog of oral history interviews conducted by the staff of Department of Space History, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution over the period 1981 through 1990. The interviews focus on subjects relating to the history of space, covering developments in science, technology, management, and politics. A fuller description of the Museum's oral history program and the contents of various interview projects may be found in the introduction to the catalog that follows. The file has full text copies of selected interview transcripts from the Museum's collection.
243. U.S. Labor and Industrial History World Wide Web Audio Archive
http://www.albany.edu/history/LaborAudio/ - audio, video Site contains some oral history interviews having to do with U.S. labor and industrial history.
244. Voices of the Colorado Plateau
http://archive.li.suu.edu/voices/ - audio, images Voices of the Colorado Plateau is an online multimedia museum collection featuring oral history recordings and historic photographs that document life on the Colorado Plateau. The collection is divided into three sections: People, Places, and Topics. The site is designed to increase viewer's understanding and appreciation of oral history, the Colorado Plateau and the American west. These first person accounts make history come alive in an immediate way that is powerful and compelling.
245. The Carla Ehat Oral History Program for the Anne T. Kent California Room
http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/lb/main/crm/oralhistories/oralhistmain.html - transcripts, audio, images From 1974 to 1984, Carla Ehat, with partner Anne Kent, and later Genevieve Martinelli, traveled from one end of Marin County to the other, interviewing a broad spectrum of Marin's long-time residents, ranging from ranchers to politicians and including descendents of early pioneer families. This program was co-sponsored by the Marin County Free Library and the Moya Library in Ross. The resulting archive consists of nearly 300 tapes and their corresponding transcriptions.
246. Old Dominion University Libraries Oral Histories
http://netserv.lib.odu.edu/special/oralhistory/ - transcripts, audio, images This collection contains over 100 oral histories. The majority of these materials are interviews with former and present administrators, faculty, and staff of Old Dominion University, compiled during research on various stages in the university's history. Additional interviews were conducted with members of the Tidewater community and others.
247. Yakima Memory
http://www.yakimamemory.org/ - transcripts, audio Joint project between Yakima Valley Libraries and Yakima Valley Museum that includes oral history interviews from various people with memories related to Yakima valley.
248. The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation Computer Oral History Collection
http://invention.smithsonian.org/resources/fa_comporalhist_index.aspx - transcripts The Computer Oral History Collection (1969-1973, 1977), was a cooperative project of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) and the Smithsonian Institution. This project began in 1967 with the main objective to collect, document, house, and make available for research source material surrounding the development of the computer. The project collected taped oral interviews with individuals who figured prominently in developing or advancing the computer field and supplemental written documentation--working papers, reports, drawings, and photographs.
249. University of North Carolina D.H. Ramsey Library Oral History Collections
http://toto.lib.unca.edu/collections/oralhistories.html - transcripts, images The Special Collections oral histories contain a wealth of local history and cultural information on Asheville and the Western North Carolina region. Beginning with two major oral history collections, the Southern Highlands Research Center Oral History collection and the Voices of Asheville Project, These first two collections cover a broad range of topics on the general history of Asheville and the surrounding area from the early twentieth century up until the brink of the twenty-first century. Recurrent themes involve: city and county development issues, segregation and integration of Asheville schools, private education in the region, the diversity of religions throughout the area, changes in farming and subsistence strategies, and the histories of various families and organizations that impacted western North Carolina. Special Collections is now the repository of over 500 Oral Histories, comprised of at least ten different oral history projects, each ranging from four or five interviews to over two hundred interviews. The Oral History Collections continue to grow, offering a continuing picture of Western North Carolina.
250. United Nations Intellectual History Project
http://www.unhistory.org/CD/oral_histories.html - transcripts (only 3 currently available) The project conducted seventy-nine oral history interviews with key participants in the evolution of UN ideas. The project uses the oral history method both to better understand the UN's contribution to global economic and social policy and to development discourse and practice. The archive of seventy-nine personal testimonies contains the recorded life narratives of individuals who served the world organization in key positions as staff members, consultants, researchers, diplomats, and chairs of commissions.
251. Michigan State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Project
http://onthebanks.msu.edu/sohp/ - audio The Michigan State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Project was conducted from 1999-2005 to celebrate the University's 150th anniversary in 2005. The project's goal was to document the lives and careers of Michigan State University presidents, faculty staff and trustees through audio interviews.
252. Traders: Voices from the Trading Post
http://library.nau.edu/speccoll/exhibits/traders/oralhistories/oralhist.html - transcripts, audio, images According to oral historian James Hoopes, there is no better way to capture the feel for the facts than to record oral reminiscences. Traders--who are keen observers of the world--have a lot to say. From the winter of 1998 through the spring of 2000, the following 45 interviews were conducted.
253. Oral History University of California, Riverside
http://ucrhistory.ucr.edu/, http://www.ucr.edu/about/oralhistory.html# - transcripts, audio, images In the late 1990's, UCR's Jan Erickson undertook the challenge of compiling an oral history of the university. Interviews were conducted with faculty, administrators, students and civic leaders to give us a perspective of how the university has evolved over the years.
254. The Oral History of the Public School Principalship
http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/faculty_archives/principalship/- transcripts, audio, video, images The Oral History of the Public School Principalship is an ongoing project designed to interview retired elementary, middle, and high school principals for their views, reminiscences, and accumulated wisdom. Most of the interviewees are from the Southeast (mainly Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, District of Columbia, and West Virginia), with representative materials from Ohio, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Collection is ongoing in Nevada and surrounding states.
255. South Africa: Oversoming Apartheid Building Democracy
http://overcomingapartheid.msu.edu/ video South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid, Building Democracy presents first-hand accounts of this important political movement. Interviews with South African activists, raw video footage documenting mass resistance and police repression, historical documents, rare photographs, and original narratives tell this remarkable story.
256. Brisco Center for American History: University of Texas Oral History Project
http://www.cah.utexas.edu/projects/ut_oral_history.php - video (excerpts only) The University of Texas has been shaped by people—fascinating, visionary, controversial, dedicated, diverse people. In order to capture the firsthand experiences of some who have helped build and mold the institution, the Office of the President and The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History have collaborated on The University of Texas Oral History Project. The effort is designed to expand and enhance the university’s archives by recording the viewpoints and perspectives of some who have been centrally involved in its growth and development. Interviewees include individuals who had an enormous impact on the University over the second half of the twentieth century. Among those interviewed are former presidents and vice presidents, distinguished faculty, longtime administrators, staff members, active alumni, and several members of The University of Texas System Board of Regents, as well as former UT System chancellors.
257. Voices of Vanderbilt: An Oral History of Vanderbilt University
http://lib11.library.vanderbilt.edu/diglib/voices-search.pl/ - transcripts, audio Over seventy-five interviews with nearly fifty former administrators, faculty, staff, and students give alumni, students, and researchers a windows into the recent past of Vanderbilt University, and serve to publicize the rich heritage of the institution to the community and potential students, as well. Many of the key persons involved in the life of our university since World War II have been available and willing to participate in building an oral history holdings in the archives.
258. University Archives of Virginia Tech: Black History Oral Histories
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/archives/blackhistory/oralhistory/ - transcripts, images Interviews about Virginia Tech mostly from black alumni.
259. Northern Arizona University Colorado Plateau Digital Archives Oral History
http://library.nau.edu/cf/scadb/ohtitlereferal.cfm - audio, transcript, video The Library's oral history collection contains nearly thirteen hundred interviews, over two hundred of which are digitized and available through the Colorado Plateau Digital Archives as well as the Arizona Archives Online. The oral history collecting focus centers on issues and activities related to Flagstaff and the Colorado Plateau, specifically northern Arizona and the Grand Canyon.
260. Tibet Oral History Project
http://www.tibetoralhistory.org/ - transcripts, images This oral history collection is invaluable. It provides intimate portraits of the elders - the last generation to live in a free, unoccupied Tibet - and preserves for future generations their memories of their homeland. The elders provide eyewitness accounts of early life in Tibet, and of the devastation that followed the Chinese invasion and occupation. They also recount memories of their flight from Tibet to escape oppression and to follow their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama into exile.
261. Virginia Tech Department of Biochemistry Oral Histories
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/archives/depthistory/biochem/oralhist/ - transcripts, images Oral history interviews conducted with faculty and staff of the Department of Biochemistry at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the department, which was founded in 1952. Interviews were conducted in the period from October 2001 to June 2002 with current and former department heads, faculty, and staff who played an important role in the founding and development of the department.
262. Princetoniana Committee Oral History Project Records, 1994-2009
http://diglib.princeton.edu/ead/getEad?eadid=AC259&kw= - transcripts Series 2 consists of oral history interviews undertaken by alumni to capture various aspects of Princeton’s history and includes Old Guard alumni, early alumnae, and others with significant Princeton connections. The project started in 2006 and is ongoing.
263. Sydney Stories: Oral History in the City of Sydney
http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/aboutsydney/historyandarchives/OralHistories/Default.asp - transcripts, audio, images The City of Sydney is committed to the ongoing collection and permanent archiving of oral history interviews that record and reflect the diverse nature of its many communities. New projects will appear on this website as they become available. Current topics include Horses in Inner Sydney, Meals on Wheels, and Surry Hills Library and Neighbourhood Centre.
264. Western Historical Manuscript Collection
http://www.umsl.edu/~whmc/ - transcripts The Western Historical Manuscript Collection has hundreds of oral history interviews with a wide variety of individuals regarding various subjects. Current topics available online include Women in the Seventies, Negro League Baseball, Depression Era, and Jazzmen Project, among others.
265. Memory of Nation
http://www.memoryofnation.eu/ - transcripts, images For the time being, the digital Memory of Nation archive contains the memories of hundreds of witnesses primarily from the Post Bellum collection. These are the memories of soldiers - veterans of the 2nd World War, members of the Czechoslovak resistance between 1939 and 1945, holocaust victims, political prisoners from the 1950's, and the officials of the executive powers - agents of KGB, NKVD, StB, politicians, and others.
266. Luis J. Botifoll Oral History Project
http://merrick.library.miami.edu/cubanHeritage/botifoll/ - video, transcripts The Luis J. Botifoll Oral History Project digital collection includes transcriptions and video clips of oral history interviews conducted with members of the first generation of Cubans exiled since the Cuban Revolution. Interviewees include political prisoners, visual artists, community activists, and others.
267. Vincent Voice Library
he G. Robert Vincent Voice Library is a collection of over 40,000 hours of spoken word recordings, dating back to 1888. The collection includes the voices of over 100,000 persons from all walks of life. Political and cultural leaders and minor players in the human drama are captured and cataloged to serve the research needs of a local, national and international user base. Clients include students and faculty of Michigan State University, other scholars and researchers, broadcasting networks, news agencies and film, video, and Web production companies.
268. Computer History Museum
http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/oralhistories/?s=&t=&type=&page=8 – transcripts This archive contains transcripts of oral history interviews and panel discussions with key pioneers and contributors to the information age that have been collected by the Computer History Museum. CHM has conducted more than 300 oral histories since this initiative began in 2002. The online collection provides 150 transcribed interviews available to the public.
269. 1st State Stories
http://www.1ststatestories.org/ - transcripts 1st State Stories: Recollections of Delaware Past is a collaborative online exhibit of oral histories gathered from collections in Delaware. It features the stories of everyday life, work and culture in Delaware's communities during the past century and incorporates photographs and artworks to illustrate the stories presented.
270. The Women in Chemistry Oral History Project
http://www.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/wise/Dreyfus/dreyfus.html - transcripts, audio Interviews with women in chemistry and chemical engineering.
271. NASA Oral History Project: Aviatrix Pioneers
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/history/oral_histories/oral_histories.htm - transcripts The goal of the NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project (JSC OHP) is to capture history from the individuals who first provided the country and the world with an avenue to space and the moon. Participants include managers, engineers, technicians, doctors, astronauts, and other employees of NASA and aerospace contractors who served in key roles during the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and Shuttle programs. These oral histories ensure that the words of these pioneers live on to tell future generations about the excitement and lessons of space exploration. Oral history interviews began in the summer of 1997, and since that time more than 500 individuals have participated in the NASA Oral History projects.
272. Hills Voices Online
http://www.baulkhamhills.nsw.gov.au/external/hillsvoices/ - transcripts, audio, images, video The project captures and makes accessible the stories and voices of people representing various aspects of The Hills Shire’s history and development.
273. On A Shoestring: The Depression & 1930s in Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah
http://www.onashoestring.net.au/interviews.html - transcripts, audio - only excerpts for both The majority of interviewees were children during the 1930s and remember the Depression era through recollections of family life. The following text and audio excerpts and are taken from some of the interviews carried out for On A Shoestring. They evoke a highly detailed and emotive picture of life during the 1930s.
274. RTA Oral History Program
http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/environment/heritage/rtaoralhistoryprogram/ - audio, images, video The Oral History Program is administered by Environment Branch, and forms a part of the RTA's broad interests and responsibilities in the heritage field. Information obtained in oral history interviews provides a useful background resource and assists in the achievement of the aims of the Heritage Strategic Plan. Currently there are 16 topics, including Developments in Concrete Pavements, NSW Vehicular Ferries, and Sydney Harbour Bridge Maintenance Cranes, among others.
275. The Southern Institute for Education and Research: Holocaust Survivor Oral Histories
http://www.southerninstitute.info/holocaust_education/holocaust_survivor_testimony.html - transcripts, video, audio A small collection of interviews with survivors of the holocaust.
276. Clark Humanities Online Oral Histories
http://www.clarkhumanities.org/site/Oral_Histories.html - text, images Beginning in the year 2000, students in the Sophomore Humanities class at Clark Magnet H.S. began interviewing family members, their neighbors, and people in retirement homes about the kinds of work they did. This is a collection of their interviews. In addition to the topic of work, students since 2000 have also interviewed people about their interest or involvement in significant events of the 20th century and their remembrances of great changes in the 20th century.
277. Behind the Veil: Documenting African American Life in the Segregated South
http://cds.aas.duke.edu/btv/openingpagered.html - audio, text (both excerpts) African Americans talk about life in the Jim Crow South. Categorized as bitter truths, heritage and memory, families and communities, lessons well learned, work, and resistance and political struggles.
278. Suffolk University John Joseph Moakley Oral History Project
http://www.suffolk.edu/archive/18020.html - transcripts, video, audio The interviews are used to identify or solicit observations and opinions regarding key events and issues in Congressman Moakley’s life and career. The first oral history interview occurred in 2001 when Professors Robert Allison and Joseph McEttrick interviewed Congressman Moakley. The project continues to collect recordings of audio- and videotaped interviews with family, friends, staff, colleagues, political opponents, political leaders and his constituents. The master tapes, transcriptions and supporting documentation make up the Moakley Archive Oral History Project Collection.
279. The University of Oklahoma Indian-Pioneer Papers Collection
http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/whc/pioneer/ - transcripts The Indian-Pioneer Papers oral history collection spans from 1861 to 1936. It includes typescripts of interviews conducted during the 1930s by government workers with thousands of Oklahomans regarding the settlement of Oklahoma and Indian territories, as well as the condition and conduct of life there. Consisting of approximately 80,000 entries, the index to this collection may be accessed via personal name, place name, or subject.
280. Boston College University Libraries
http://libguides.bc.edu/content.php?pid=53479&sid=641114 – transcripts, audio, video, images – COLLECTIONS CAN’T BE ACCESSED UNLESS YOU HAVE BOSTON COLLEGE SIGN ON INFO Oral History Online offers more than 30,000 pages of full-text content, including Ellis Island oral history narratives, exclusive Black Panther party interviews, and other oral histories. It is also an index to English-language interviews that are either publicly available on the Web or held by repositories and archives around the world, including more than 100,000 index entries, with links to full text when transcripts are available online.
281. Stoke & Staffordshire: Inside Lives
http://www.bbc.co.uk/stoke/insidelives/ - transcripts, audio, images The 'Inside Lives' project consisted of hundreds of your stories, told by you, recorded by us. Topics include stories, childhood, humour, community lives, family, my grandmother Mary, and others.
282. Los Recuerdos del Barrio en Flagstaff
http://library.nau.edu/speccoll/exhibits/recuerdos/index.html - transcripts, video, audio Los Recuerdos del Barrio en Flagstaff is an online multimedia presentation featuring oral history recordings and historic photographs that document the lives of Spanish/Basque/Mexican-American residents of northern Arizona. The site is designed to increase understanding and appreciation of regional history and experiences related to migration, education, employment, religion, and neighborhoods. These first person accounts make history come alive in an immediate way that is powerful and compelling.
283. Noxubee County Library Mississippi Oral History Project
http://www.noxubee.lib.ms.us/index.php?q=mississippi-oral-history-project – audio (excerpts) More than 60 county residents of different cultures, ethnic backgrounds, socioeconomic groups, religious persuasions, and political leanings were interviewed.
284. Teaneck Public Library Oral History and Personal Recollections
http://www.teaneck.org/virtualvillage/index.html - transcripts Find out where were our schools, streets, railroads or farms, who was the first barber or who owns the first drug store in Teaneck. Stories told here are vivid and interesting. The interviews tried to reflect the following areas: Teaneck is a community that had a transition from farm to suburban community; compare public policy and its intention with the perceptions of impact on its citizenry; trace the settlement and adjustment of diverse racial and ethnic groups into suburban America; what public policies and personal attitudes created a conducive atmosphere for integration.
285. Nakba’s Oral History Interviews
http://www.palestineremembered.com/OralHistory/Interviews-Listing/Story1151.html - video The interviews are refugees reciting their experiences before, during and after al-Nakba in an effort to preserve the memories and the experiences of the Palestinian people around the world, especially the 726,000 Palestinians refugees who were ethnically cleansed from their homes, farms, and businesses as a result of the 1948 war. Currently, the dispossessed refugees number 6.5 million and constitute the great majority of the Palestinian people. On the political front, so far their voices have gone unheard, and we at PalestineRemembered.com hope to amplify their voices in cyberspace.
286. Barrio Anita
http://parentseyes.arizona.edu/barrioanita/comm_videos.php - video Memories of those who live in the Barrio Anita. The Barrio Anita Neighborhood is a historic district in Tucson, Arizona. Only a handful of videos are on the website, the rest of the interviews are contained in books.
287. World War 2 Stories: Veterans Tell Stories to Tucson Youth
http://www.ww2stories.org/ - text, images Most high school students will tell you that history is boring. Reading a list of dates and facts can be a drag and often seem detached from their lives. Sitting down with someone who has actually lived through a major historical event — like World War II — and hearing what he or she experienced though, is a different story. That’s what this website is all about: sharing stories and making connections.This project represents the collaborative efforts of VOICES: Community Stories Past and Present, Inc. and City High School teachers and students and World War II veterans. Together we crafted the stories that makeup this website. Oral history interviews were done, but they were edited into stories, they are not transcripts.
288. Korean War Educator: Veteran’s Memoirs
http://www.koreanwar-educator.org/memoirs/index.htm - text, images The veterans' memoirs and short stories on this page of the Korean War Educator are posted as a means to educate the public about the Korean War. The memoirs found on the KWE are full-length and cover the veteran's lifespan from birth to present. Short stories tell about a particular segment of a veteran's life. Not original transcripts, they have been edited to story form.
289. Boston College Gaelic Athletic Association – Oral History Project
http://www.bc.edu/centers/irish/gaahistory/Previous_Themes.html - audio, images The GAA Oral History Project, based in Boston College-Ireland, has been commissioned by the GAA as part of its 125th Anniversary celebrations. The project aims to record the fullest possible picture of what the GAA has meant to the Irish people, in their own words. The project will record face-to-face interviews with thousands of people in Ireland and internationally, including GAA members and supporters and anyone who has ever had any contact or involvement with the GAA.
290. The History Center Oral History
http://www.thehistorycenteronline.com/oralhist_transcripts.php - transcripts The History Center’s oral history collection contains 200 interviews conducted between 1954 and the present, with most from the 1980’s. Most have been transcribed and indexed. Life experiences in East Texas sawmill towns and logging camps, especially Diboll and related communities, during the early and middle twentieth century are well represented.
291. Tejano Voices: The University of Texas at Arlington Center for Mexican American Studies Oral History Project
http://libraries.uta.edu/tejanovoices/ - transcripts, audio, images Tejano Voices ... presenting the personal recollections of 77 Tejanos and Tejanas and their struggle against racial discrimination in post-World War II Texas
292. Chinese Mental Health Association Chinese Oral History Project
http://www.cmha.org.uk/oralhistory/ - audio, transcripts (some are in Chinese) The ground breaking Chinese oral history project which hopes to document the lives of the Chinese in London over the years has progressed since its early inception as a basic and idealist concept. The project hopes to give a voice to those Chinese pioneers and let their interesting stories be told to a wider audience.
293. Woodbridge Online Access Center: The Channel Times Oral Histories
http://woodbridge-online.wikispaces.com/The+Channel+Times – audio, images The Woodbridge Online Centre's project will bring to the web, stories, audio recordings and images of the stories of the people of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel region in southern Tasmania (Australia) and its surrounding region's communities.
294. Oklahoma Oral History Research Program
http://www.library.okstate.edu/oralhistory/digital.htm - transcripts, audio, images Several collections included, all pertain to Oklahoma history.
295. Chief Washakie Foundation Oral History Collection
http://www.windriverhistory.org/archives/oralhistory/oralhistory1.html - transcripts The collection includes extensive oral interviews with individuals from the Wind River Indian Reservation regarding their experiences in the early twentieth century.
296. The Citadel: The Military College of South Carolina Oral History Program
http://lowcountrydigital.library.cofc.edu/collections/citadeloh/ - transcripts, audio, images Founded in 2008, The Citadel Oral History Program seeks to deepen understanding of the Lowcountry’s rich history and culture through the gathering and presentation of recorded memories from area residents. The first interviews to be made available online are a part of the "Citadel WWII Alumni History Project." It includes thirty interviews with Citadel alumni regarding their experiences during WWII.
297. The Forest History Society Oral History Interviews
http://www.foresthistory.org/Research/ohisrch.html - transcripts The Society's Oral History Interview Collection includes more than 250 oral history interviews (OHIs) conducted with individuals involved with the management and use of forests and their related resources. Subjects discussed in our oral history interviews broadly pertain to the history of human interaction with the forested environment. Many people interviewed by the Society in the 1940s and 1950s were veterans of the forest products industry whose first-hand accounts of momentous events document critical policy changes that occurred within the industry in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. As the boundaries of the field of forest history broadened in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s to include the associated fields of conservation and environmental history, the Society's OHI mission expanded to include projects that recorded the reminiscences of forestry educators and researchers, conservationists, and employees of American government agencies charged with managing natural resources. Many interviews conducted over the last couple of decades relate the contentious political atmosphere experienced by women who held relatively high positions of leadership within the United States Forest Service (USFS) or describe the administrative challenges endured by former chiefs of the USFS and administrators of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
298. Of Two Spirits: American Indian and African American Oral Histories
http://www.shiftingborders.ku.edu/Hall_Center_CD/All-in-one-books/Spirits/Spirits_binder.pdf - transcripts This research aimed to determine to what extent my interviewees perceived the existence of historical relationships between African Americans and Native Americans, explore how they personally recall their parents and elders interacting with or thinking about African Americans, as well as their own current perceptions and interactions, and come to conclusions as to how much in the historical context each group included or excluded the other and how much the history of these two groups could have paralleled the other with similar considerations for historical reflection. My students and I video-recorded interview sessions with thirty male and fifteen female Native American participants whose ages ranged from twenty-five to eighty-six years of age. Forty-five interviews were conducted with tribal members representing eighteen tribal nations. Questions were designed to help pinpoint those moments when a historical connection between Native Americans and African Americans existed. The interviewees were asked to consider questions that centered around personal and tribal cultural beliefs and interactions, political standing, marriage, gender issues, religion, legal standing (segregation/integration), assimilation, education, economics, and views regarding individual and group identity.
299. McLean County Museum of History: Keep the Heritage Alive!
http://www.mchistory.org/blackHistory/ktha.html - transcripts, images These oral histories and photographs present a rich picture of Black family life in McLean County. Interviewees include teachers, domestic workers, restaurant and other business owners, barbers and office workers. These people and their experiences represent many hidden stories, and their contributions to local Black history are unique.
300. An Oral History of the Crime Victim Assistance Field (The University of Akron)
http://vroh.uakron.edu/ - transcripts, video, images This Victim Oral History Project seeks to capture the evolution of one of the nation's most significant social rights movements--the Victim's Rights Movement. The Project recognizes that the rich history of the crime victims' field resides primarily in the memories and experiences of the pioneers that actually made the history. In order to capture and preserve this important history, Project staff conducted video taped interviews with more than fifty of the fields' pioneers who made some of the historically significant contributions to the progress and evolution of the crime victims' field. Together, their first hand accounts, renaissances and perspectives help sketch a historical map of the victim movement's past, present, and even its future.
301. Nevada Test Site Oral History Project
http://biblioteca.universia.net/html_bura/verColeccion/params/id/25664.html - transcripts 190 records of oral history interviews with people somehow involved with the Nevada test site. Most have transcripts, a few aren’t available online.
302. National Agricultural Library – AFSIC Oral History Interview Series
http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/pubs/oralhist.shtml - videos Staff of the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center are conducting videotaped oral history interviews with people who have provided leadership and inspiration in the field of alternative or sustainable agriculture. Our goal is to record the recollections of people who have influenced the direction of American agriculture, both for current use and as an historical record. To date, eleven interviews have been concluded.
303. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Online Collections
http://www.hsp.org/default.aspx?id=976 – transcripts, images Two collections – African Immigrants (During 2000-2001, the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies collected the personal histories of African immigrants living in the Philadelphia area. Each interviewee represents different African nationalities and different immigrant experiences) and Latino Philadelphia.
304. Mississippi Archives: Interviews with Sam H. Bowers, Jr.
http://mdah.state.ms.us/arrec/digital_archives/bowers/ - transcripts, audio Audio recordings and transcripts of three MDAH interviews with Samuel Holloway Bowers, Jr., recorded October 1983–November 1984. Also included is a handwritten manuscript in which Bowers clarifies and supplements answers given in the third interview. Bowers died November 6, 2006 in the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, where he was serving a life sentence received in 1998 for his role in the 1966 murder of Mississippi civil rights activist Vernon Dahmer.
305. Women Airforce Service Pilots (Texas Woman’s University Libraries)
http://www.twu.edu/library/wasp.asp - transcripts About 12 interviews with women who served in the airforce.
306. John C Stennis Oral History Project (Mississippi State University Libraries)
http://library.msstate.edu/cprc/stennis/oralhistory.asp - transcripts The selected list of interviews on this website is taken from the Shoalmire-History Department interviews. The interviewees are personal friends, staff, senate colleagues, and other observers of Senator Stennis' long career in politics and public service. The Congressional and Political Research Center staff is continuing the project, and additional interviews will be periodically added to this site.
307. Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies Oral History
http://www.libs.uga.edu/russell/collections/oralhistory.shtml - transcripts, audio, video, images There are currently three oral history collections available for research. Major interview figures and topics are: Richard B. Russell, Jr., Dean Rusk, and D.W. Brooks. Interviews were conducted typically to gather information about a central figure, either as research for historical publication or in support of a manuscript collection at the Russell Library. The depth of the interviews varies greatly among oral histories, and thus reflects both the interviewers' original intents in the information-gathering session and the interviewees' knowledge on the specified subject.
308. London Canal Museum Oral History Online
http://www.canalmuseum.org.uk/collection/oral-history-mp3.htm - audio, transcripts Site has about 12 interviews with various people about London life.
309. Oral History of Europe in Space
http://wwwarc.eui.eu/HAEU/EN/Oh_esa.asp - transcripts, images Oral History of Europe in Space is a project run by the European Space Agency, with the collaboration of the European University institute ( Historical Archives of the European Union). The objective of this project is to record the memories and experiences of those individuals having played a central role in the development of European space cooperation, in view to make them accessible to the researchers and the public. It includes transcripts of a series of historical interviews with key personalities within ESA Member States having worked in ministries, space agencies (national and ESA), scientific institutes and industry. The interviews cover all areas of space activities: space science, Earth observation, telecommunications, navigation, launchers, and human spaceflight.
310. City of College Station Project HOLD
http://docarc.cstx.gov/browse.aspx?dbid=1&startid=26691 – transcripts, audio Oral histories pertaining to the history of College Station, Bryan, and surrounding areas.
311. Center for Lowell History – University of Massachusetts Lowell Libraries Digital Oral History
http://library.uml.edu/clh/OH/OrHist.htm - transcripts The University of Massachusetts Lowell, Center for Lowell History has coordinated dozens of Oral History Projects featuring the City of Lowell resulting in hundreds of interviews. We are pleased to introduce online many transcribed interview from our Oral History Collection.
312. Minnesota Historical Society Duluth Lynchings Online Resource
http://collections.mnhs.org/duluthlynchings/html/oral_histories.htm - video, transcripts, images Between 1970 and 1975, the Minnesota Black History Project interviewed thirty-two black Minnesotans. They covered a range of topics, among them family, social activities, political organizations, and community involvement. Five of those interviewed discussed the Duluth lynchings and its effects on themselves and on their communities. Audio excerpts from those interviews are now available to users of this site.
313. Alaska’s Digital Archives – oral histories
http://vilda.alaska.edu/ - audio Has around 250 oral histories from throughout the state of Alaska.
314. The Center of Southwest Studies Oral Histories
http://swcenter.fortlewis.edu/inventory/OralHistories.htm - audio The Center of Southwest Studies has collected oral histories since before the time of the Center's inception in 1964. Interviews date from 1958 to the present. All of them pertain to the Center's collection focus which is, for the most part, Fort Lewis College, the Four Corners region, and Indians of the Southwest.
315. Saving Stories the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History University of Kentucky Libraries
http://nunncenter.org/category/oralhistoryprojects/ - video, transcripts, audio, images The Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky is internationally recognized for its outstanding collection of nearly 8,000 oral history interviews. The number of interviews available online continues to grow, providing greater access to the collection. Many interviews are transcribed and most are subject-indexed. Begun in 1973, the Program preserves the history of Kentucky and of the University by means of oral history interviews. The Program concentrates on twentieth century Kentucky history with an emphasis on political history, Appalachia, Kentucky writers, and agriculture. Other topics include black history, University of Kentucky history, the history of broadcasting, the history of sports, Kentucky medical history, World War II and Vietnam.
316. BYU – Hawaii: The Kenneth Baldridge Oral History Collection
http://www.lib.byu.edu/dlib/baldridge/ - transcripts The Kenneth Baldridge Oral History Collection includes transcripts of more than 400 interviews collected between 1971-2004 under the auspices of the BYU Hawaii Oral History program. The vast majority of the interviews focus on the history of Laie, but also include a great deal of information on the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Oceania and the Pacific Islands region. There is a great deal of information on topics such as the role of the Church in the transpacific diaspora and the development of Church education in the Pacific.
317. Park Tudor School Words of War Oral History Collection (Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis)
http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/digitalscholarship/collections/ParkTutorLI - audio, video The Park Tudor School Legacy Initiative, founded in 2001, connects talented high school students with families and war veterans across the United States in order to preserve documents and oral histories. Since 2002, more than 480 oral-history interviews with veterans and civilians and corresponding transcripts have been completed.
318. Y.M.C.A. (An Oral History) – Spin
http://www.spin.com/articles/ymca-oral-history?page=0%2C0 – transcript oral history interview about the song Y.M.C.A.
319. Reichelt Oral History Program (Florida State University)
http://ohp.fsu.edu/explore.html - transcripts Collections revolve around Florida State University, Florida history, WWII, and other military conflicts.
320. Houston Oral History Project: A Great City Voices Its Past
http://www.houstonoralhistory.org/index.html - transcripts, audio, video, images The Houston Oral History Project is an ongoing effort to capture the unique and vivid first-person stories of Houston’s residents who have witnessed and participated in the events that shaped our city and communities. More than 100 individuals from all walks of life are being interviewed in the project’s initial phase, which is nearly completed.
321. Digital Collections for UMass http://www.library.umass.edu/spcoll/umarmot/?page_id=697 – transcripts, audio
Digital UMass contains the results of several initiatives to document the history of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and its predecessors the Massachusetts Agricultural College and Massachusetts State College. In addition to an on-going project to capture the oral history of the University’s administrators and reflections on student life, the archives has digitized materials relating to the early years of co-education at MAC and women’s education at the University. Additional materials will be added as they become available.
322. Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Services Oral History
http://www.pharmacy.purdue.edu/125/oral_history.php - transcripts Several of our senior and emeritus faculty have been interviwed by the Oral History portion of the Purdue Univeristy Archives. You can find their stories below.
323. Stories from our past: Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program (Purdue University)
http://www.lib.purdue.edu/spcol/oralhistory/themes.php - video, transcripts The purpose of the Oral History Program is to record the memories of individuals who have been associated with the University and been direct observers of and participants in its history and evolution. Conducting interviews with key individuals will enrich the University's understanding of its own past while also contributing to the historic record, ensuring that Purdue's legacy is documented, preserved, and made accessible to researchers and the general public.
324. United States Coast Guard Oral History Program
http://www.uscg.mil/history/oralhistoryindex.asp - transcripts, images Oral histories from people who have served in the Coast Guard
325. The Oral History Collection of the University of Illinois at Springfield
http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=%2Fuis – audio The collection includes the memoirs of a wide array of people including: coal miners; members of the African-American, Italian-American, Jewish, and other ethnic communities in central Illinois; Illinois legislators and politicians; farm families; WWII conscientious objectors and prisoners of war; members of Springfield churches and clubs; teachers in rural one room schools; and many others.
326. Mountain West Digital Library Utah Academic Library Consortium
http://mwdl.org/index.php/home - transcripts, audio, video, images The Mountain West Digital Library is a central search portal for digital collections about the Mountain West region. We provide free access to 300,000 resources in over 350 collections from universities, colleges, public libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies in Utah, Nevada, and other parts of the U.S. West.
327. Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project
http://www.densho.org/archive/default.asp - videos, transcripts, images The Densho Digital Archive contains more than 800 hours of interviews, visual histories of Japanese Americans and others affected by the World War II incarceration.
328. Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive
http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/crbeha/ - video The story of the region’s ethnic groups has been relatively hidden, and museums, libraries, and scholars have only just begun to gather the records, images, recollections, and artifacts of these groups and to write about their histories. The CRBEHA brings together selected highlights of the ethnic collections from leading repositories in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
329. Idaho State Historical Society Digital Collections
http://cdm265501.cdmhost.com/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=any&CISOBOX1=oral+history&CISOFIELD1=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOROOT=all – transcripts, audio The Idaho State Historical Society strives to provide access to the state's archival resources. The Mining In Idaho is our pilot project geared towards teachers and their students.
330. Grand Valley State University Libraries Digital Collections
http://gvsu.cdmhost.com/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=any&CISOFIELD1=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOROOT=/p188901coll6&CISOBOX1=Conversation – audio, images Interviews about philanthropy and society in Michigan.
331. Nashville Public Library Oral History Collection
http://www.library.nashville.org/localhistory/his_spcoll_oralhistory.asp – transcripts, audio excerpts, images The Special Collections Division has two ongoing oral history projects, the Civil Rights Oral History Project and the Veterans History Project. In addition to interviews conducted by the library, the Division also houses other oral history projects conducted by other organizations, including Historic Nashville, Inc.
332. Central Connecticut State University O’Neill Archives Oral Histories
http://content.library.ccsu.edu/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/oralhist - audio Fifty-six interviews with people from Connecticut.
333. W&M Digital Archive
http://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/583 - transcripts, audio The University Archives Oral History Collection consists of transcripts and recordings of oral history interviews conducted as a part of various projects at the College of William and Mary. Interviews with College administrators, faculty, and alumni are represented in this collection. The specific projects include the College's oral history program from the 1970s, an oral history program sponsored by the University Archives beginning in the 2000s, and the project "Stony the Road We Trod."
334. Illinois State Museum Audio-Video Barn
http://avbarn.museum.state.il.us/ - video, audio, transcripts, images The Audio-Video Barn is full of stories about Illinois agriculture. It contains audio and video recordings of more than 130 oral-history interviews with people involved in agriculture and rural life in Illinois.
335. Human Radiation Experiments Oral Histories
http://www.hss.energy.gov/HealthSafety/ohre/roadmap/histories/ - transcripts In September 1994, the Office of Human Radiation Experiments, in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, launched an oral history project. Historians traveled around the country to interview researchers and others possessing firsthand knowledge of the human radiation experimentation that occurred during World War II and the Cold War. The interviewers sought to enrich the documentary record, elicit missing information, provide researchers with a venue in which to share their thoughts on their activities, and respond to the criticisms these activities have engendered. The transcripts offer scholars and interested lay persons a vivid, inside glimpse of one of the most controversial chapters in our nation's postwar history.
336. Columbia University Libraries Oral History Research Office: Notable New Yorkers
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/digital/collections/nny/index.html - transcripts, audio, images The Notable New Yorkers Web site offers audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with ten influential New Yorkers, drawn from the collections of the Oral History Research Office of the Columbia University Libraries. These interviews, conducted by the Office between 1955 and 2001, open an imaginative portal into twentieth-century New York City and the ways in which it has deeply affected the culture and history of the United States and the world beyond.
337. The Oral History of the Principalship
http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/faculty_archives/principalship/principalship.html - transcripts, audio, images The Oral History of the Public School Principalship is an ongoing project designed to interview retired elementary, middle, and high school principals for their views, reminiscences, and accumulated wisdom. Most of the interviewees are from the Southeast (mainly Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, District of Columbia, and West Virginia), with representative materials from Ohio, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
338. The University of Alabama Libraries – Working Lives Oral History Project
http://content.lib.ua.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=exact&CISOBOX1=Working%20Lives%20Oral%20History%20Project&CISOFIELD1=relatig&CISOROOT=all&t=s – audio, transcripts Funded by an NEH grant, this project focuses on black working class social history of Birmingham, Alabama prior to World War II. It explores the implications of the immigration of blacks from the rural Deep South to urban metropolitan areas and for understanding the social history of first and second generation black wage earners within the context of urban-industrial development and social change in one New South city.
339. Jacksonville State University Oral History Collection
http://www.jsu.edu/library/collections/oral_history.html - audio The Library's Oral History Collection grew out of a project assigned by a JSU history faculty member to her American History (HY202) students. Some of the interviews in the Collection were also part of a similar project the professor gave to her students at Reinhardt College in Waleska, Georgia. The project consisted of having the students interview an individual who lived through some pivotal era of U.S. History, so the interviewees discuss subjects such as the Great Depression, World War II, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and much more. The Collection consists of approximately 250 interviews with accompanying print materials. The digitized interviews are available for listening in MP3 format, with the print materials in PDF.
340. The March on Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project
http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/digilib/march/index.cfm - transcripts, audio The March on Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project supports understanding of the struggle for racial equality by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from the collections of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries and the Wisconsin Historical Society. The digital collection includes the selected papers of individuals representing a variety of positions on the civil rights issue, photographs, unedited footage from the WTMJ-TV news film archives, and oral history interviews capturing the recollections and perspectives of individuals who participated in the movement.
341. The Maria Rogers Oral History Program of the Carnegie Branch Library for Local History
http://boulderlibrary.org/oralhistory/ - transcripts, audio The Maria Rogers Oral History Program (MROHP) Collection contains more than 1,300 interviews about all aspects of life in Boulder County, from pioneers to agriculture, mining, businesses, the arts, education, daily life during various decades, cities and mountain towns in the county, government policies and city planning, open space programs, women, immigrant and ethnic populations, rock climbing and mountaineering, politics and political activists, the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant, and much more.
342. Immigration & Memory Oral History Project – Western Connecticut State University
http://library.wcsu.edu/web/about/units/archives/findingaids/OH_immigration.xml - audio Immigration & Memory is a searchable collection of oral history interviews with immigrants in the greater Danbury area. Interviews are conducted by WCSU students for courses in history and the social sciences. The oral history database will enable students to analyze the history of immigration, the nature of community formation and consider the implications of immigration in the Danbury area.
343. Countway Library of Medicine Digital Collections
https://www.countway.harvard.edu/menuNavigation/chom/collections/digital.html - transcripts, audio, video, images Includes two collections – The Gift of Experience (The Gift of Experience (2004-2005): oral histories of men living with hemophilia, physicians and health care workers in the field. During the course of their lives, these men experienced many changes in medicine and society, including the contamination of the blood supply with HIV. It is a collection of oral history interviews with men 40 years and older who are patients at the Boston Hemophilia Center and who have the diagnosis of factor VIII deficiency (hemophilia A) or factor IX deficiency (hemophilia B). The collection also includes interviews with caregivers. A total of 21 patients were interviewed; some of the interviews are restricted and will be released no later than 2025.) and Archives for Women in Medicine (The Women in Medicine Oral Histories are part of an ongoing initiative of the Joint Committee on the Status of Women to document the experiences of women in the Harvard Medical community, in their own words, and to capture data about the history and development of this community. The online Women in Medicine Oral History Portal was created by the Archives for Women in Medicine in celebration of the JCSW's 35th Anniversary in 2008. At this portal, you can freely download or stream oral history videos from the 1980s through the present, and hear these luminaries discuss their lives and careers, including their research, how they've balanced work and family life, what inspired them to enter the medical field, their relationships with mentors, and the challenges and triumphs they've experienced as women in medicine.).
344. Digital Conservancy University of Minnesota Oral History Interviews
http://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/47858 - transcripts In the 1980s, Professor of History Clarke Chambers and University President Nils Hasselmo discussed the need for a history of the university that would cover the latter half of the 20th century, picking up where James Gray's centennial history, "The University of Minnesota, 1851-1951" (University of Minnesota Press, 1951) left off. In support of this effort, Chambers embarked on an oral history project to capture perspectives of leading faculty members, administrators, and others who had played key roles in the University's recent history. By 1998 Chambers had conducted over 125 oral history interviews. In 1998 and 1999, Ann Pflaum, then Associate Dean of the University College, conducted additional interviews. Pflaum and Chambers arranged to deposit edited interview transcripts in the University Archives where they could be publicly accessible. The interviews served as core source materials for "The University of Minnesota, 1945-2000",(University of Minnesota Press, 2001), co-authored by Pflaum and historian Stanford Lehmberg. Source: introduction, The University of Minnesota 1945-2000.
345. Digital Library of Georgia
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/CollectionsA-Z/#mc109 – transcripts Various oral history collections involving Georgia history.
346. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Oral History Collection
http://oralhistory.cshl.edu/mainMovie.html - transcripts The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives has undertaken a major initiative to document CSHL history through the eyes of the scientists who have worked and regularly visited here. This unique collection of oral histories will provide an unprecedented perspective on the early years of molecular biology, the present state of the science, and visions of the future by the leading scientists in the field.
347. University of Wyoming American Heritage Center Digital Collections
http://digitalcollections.uwyo.edu:8180/luna/servlet/view/search?q=oral+history&search=Search – transcripts, audio Includes over 300 interviews. Most are from the Zdenek Salzmann Arapaho Indian Research Papers collection or Project Wagon Wheel (project to allow the detonation of nuclear devices in Sublette County, Wyoming, to free natural gas from underground rock formations in 1971) Collection.
348. Mesa Historical Museum Oral History Digital Collection
http://www.mesahistoricalmuseum.org/collections/oral-histories/fullcollection - audio Mesa Historical Society has been collecting, digitizing, and transcribing oral histories from Mesa residents on topics such as Mesa, agriculture, central Arizona Project Aqueduct, frontier and pioneer life, influenza epidemic, Mormons, and schools.
349. Holt-Atherton Special Collections: Brubeck Oral History Project
http://library.uop.edu/ha/digital/brubeckoralhistory/brubeckoralhistory.asp - video, transcripts, images Dave and Iola Brubeck were interviewed for this oral history project on January 30 and 31, 2007. During the interviews, the Brubecks discussed a broad range of topics from throughout their lives. Some of the stories cover well-known episodes in their career, others are related here for the first time.
350. BYU Idaho Oral History Collection
http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/seidaho/manuscripts/collections/oralhistories.cfm - transcripts Includes six collections, though not all interviews from each collection are available online. Most revolve around local topics, but there are also larger topics, such as women’s history.
351. Coming of Age in the Twentieth Century (Minnesota State University Mankato)
http://www.mnsu.edu/mngirls/stories.html - transcripts, video, images As part of girls’ history, this website brings together stories by women who experienced growing up in different places and times in the past century. Includes about 40 interviews.
352. The Eastern Oklahoma County Regional History Collection of the Atkinson Heritage Center
http://www.rose.edu/EOCRHC/OralHistoryIndex.htm - transcripts Many interviews on topics including war, local history, congress, and Rosie Riveters.
353. Redstone Arsenal Oral History Interviews
http://www.redstone.army.mil/history/oral/welcome.html - transcripts, video, images Here you'll find interviews with past Redstone Arsenal Commanders and other historically important figures in Redstone Arsenal's history.
354. Servier County Oral History Project Interviews
http://newdeal.feri.org/sevier/interviews/index.htm - transcripts, images Listed here are twenty-four interviews concerning life during the Great Depression. Included are links to the verbatim transcripts as well as synopses created by the student interviewers. The synopses include photographs, when those were available.
355. Women and Timber: The Pacific Northwest Logging Community, 1920-1998 Oral Histories (Center for Columbia River History)
http://www.ccrh.org/oral/women&timber/oralhistories.htm - transcripts This project pursued the forgotten histories of the mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters of Pacific Northwest loggers from 1920 to 1997, primarily through oral history interviews.
356. Kilbirinie-Lyall Bay Community Centre Oral History Project
http://kilbirnie.natlib.govt.nz/ - audio, video, images This site contains descriptions of life history interviews with seven long-term residents of Kilbirnie and Lyall Bay in Wellington. You can access audio and video excerpts from each interview. The residents talk about the dramatic physical and social changes they've witnessed in this area of Wellington since the 1920s.
357. Bridgeport Public Library Oral Histories
http://www.bridgeporthistory.org/ - transcripts, audio, images The following oral histories are the stories of the people who worked in Bridgeport, Connecticut over the past century. Every decade is represented.
358. Oral Histories of the American South
http://docsouth.unc.edu/sohp/index.html - transcripts, audio "Oral Histories of the American South" is a three-year project to select, digitize and make available 500 oral history interviews gathered by the Southern Oral History Program (SOHP). These 500 are being selected from a collection of over 4,000 interviews, housed at the Southern Historical Collection, that cover a range of fascinating topics. This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
359. Farmworker Movement Documentation Project Oral History
http://www.farmworkermovement.us/media/oral_history/index.shtml - transcripts, audio, images, video The Farmworker Movement Documentation Project, founded in 2003 by LeRoy Chatfield, is a labor of love. The project seeks to compile and publish primary source accounts from the volunteers who worked with Cesar Chavez to build his farmworker movement during the period, 1962-1993.
360. Arizona Memory Project
http://azmemory.lib.az.us/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=all&CISOBOX1=oral%20history&CISOFIELD1=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOOP2=exact&CISOBOX2=&CISOFIELD2=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOOP3=any&CISOBOX3=&CISOFIELD3=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOOP4=none&CISOBOX4=&CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOROOT=all&t=a - audio, images, video, transcripts. The Arizona Memory Project provides access to the wealth of primary sources in Arizona libraries, archives, museums and other cultural institutions. Visitors to the site will find some of the best examples of government documents, photographs, maps, and objects that chronicle Arizona's past and present. It has many oral history collections.
361. Capturing Their Pasts Veteran Oral Histories
http://media.moric.org/mom/lcl_ctp.htx - video Since 2000, high school students at Rome Free Academy in Rome, NY have interviewed over 120 veterans from World War II to the present as part of an elective class on World Wars of the 20th Century.
362. Kansas Memory
http://www.kansasmemory.org/locate.php?query=oral+history – audio, video, transcripts, images Interviews having to do with Kansas history.
363. Seeking Michigan Oral Histories
http://seekingmichigan.org/discover-collection?collection=p4006coll17 – audio, transcripts, images The Archives of Michigan offers these recorded interviews with Michigan citizens. By sharing their memories, these individuals enlighten our understanding of the past and often bridge gaps in the written historical record.
364. University of Baltimore Langsdale Library Special Collections – Oral History
http://archives.ubalt.edu/oral.htm - transcripts Includes seven oral history collections that focus on aspects of Baltimore history. Not all interviews for all collections are online.
365. California State University, Bakersfield Walter W. Stiern Library Oral History
http://www.csub.edu/library/special/dustbowl/interviews.shtml - transcripts The core of the Dust Bowl Migration Digital Archives is a series of fifty-seven oral history interviews that developed from the CALIFORNIA ODYSSEY Project's Oral History Program funded in 1980 by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The interviews focus on residents who migrated to the San Joaquin Valley from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas between 1924 and 1939.
366. Ohio LGBT Oral/Video History Collections
http://www.gohi.org/gohi-projects/oral-history-collections-and-collecting/ohio-lgbt-oral-history-collections/ - transcripts, audio, video As part of GOHI’s Oral History Project, we intend not only to identify existing collections but also to collect oral histories of those with insights into Ohio’s LGBT history. Mostly has links to interviews with LGBT people from various websites.
367. The Cheney Women’s Oral History Project
(Eastern Washington University) http://econtent.library.ewu.edu/cdm4/WSCT.php – transcripts, images This collection is comprised of transcriptions of oral history interviews conducted with a group of Cheney women by the Women's Programs of Eastern Washington University. The interviews were conducted with a cross-section of women in Cheney, including home-makers, business women, professional women, teachers, and EWU faculty. A total of eighty-four women were interviewed.
368. Engineering Pathway
http://www.engineeringpathway.com/ep/hEd/search/search_results_hEd.jhtml?_DARGS=/ep/include/search/header_search.jhtml - transcripts The Engineering Pathway is a portal to high-quality teaching and learning resources in engineering, applied science and math, computer science/information technology, and engineering technology and is designed for use by K-12 and university educators and students. Oral history interviews are with people like Bill Gates and the founder of google.
369. The WPA “Life Histories” Website: Between the Wars
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/wpaintro/wpahome.html – transcripts, images These life histories were compiled and transcribed by the staff of the Folklore Project of the Federal Writers' Project for the U.S. Works Progress (later Work Projects) Administration (WPA) from 1936-1940. The Library of Congress collection includes 2,900 documents representing the work of over 300 writers from 24 states. Typically 2,000-15,000 words in length, the documents consist of drafts and revisions, varying in form from narrative to dialogue to report to case history. The histories describe the informant's family education, income, occupation, political views, religion and mores, medical needs, diet and miscellaneous observations. Pseudonyms are often substituted for individuals and places named in the narrative texts..
370. Rosie the Riveter/World War II Homefront Project
http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/ROHO/projects/rosie/ transcripts, sample videos In collaboration with the City of Richmond and the National Park Service, the Regional Oral History Office is interviewing residents of the Bay Area about their wartime experiences during World War II. We are uncovering how and why people from different backgrounds came to the Bay Area, what they did when they arrived, and what they learned from the fluidity and flux of wartime life that affected decisions they made after the war ended. We are interested in a broad range of topics: What did women learn about the relationships between work and family life? How did attitudes change toward education? How did war affect race relations and reshape civil rights struggles? Did new ideas about sexuality take root, and if so, why and where? What happened to entertainment? To what degree did religious organizations provide people with a new sense of community? Interviews collected are used in the National Park Service's visitor center at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Homefront National Historic Park and the Richmond Central Library in Richmond, California. Participating narrators with transcripts are listed below.