Oral History and Interviews

Oral History in HOLLIS and WorldCat

To find oral histories in HOLLIS or WorldCat search: topical keyword (or Subject term) AND (interviews OR "oral histor*"); search (interviews OR "oral histor*") as Subject keyword.  Most oral histories are available as transcripts, but some online sources have recordings, and recording are often available in the holding repository.  Limit to Resource type: Sound recordings and to Videos/Film for recordings In HOLLIS and WorldCat.

Online Full Text

Oral History Online indexes oral history collections, with links to interview-level bibliographic records and to full-text materials, audio files and visual files where these are available.

HistoryMakers: An African American oral video history archive

North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories (1800-1950.) includes 342 authors.

Civil Rights History Project offers inventory of oral-history interviews with participants in the civil rights movement held in libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and other institutions. Links to catalog records and finding aids.

Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives, 1960-1974 includes letters, diaries, and oral histories, together with posters, broadsides, pamphlets, advertisements, and audio and video materials.

Black Women Oral History Project. Interviews, 1976-1981 (inclusive). 72 interview transcripts, 353 reels of audiotape.
Schlesinger  |  OH-31; T-32
Digitized items
Brief description in HOLLIS record

Foreign Affairs Oral History Program (Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training)

Occupational Folklife Project

British Diplomatic Oral History Programme

Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center offers oral histories, interviews, correspondence personal narratives, photographs and other records (WWI- present). Search Surgeon in keyword search.

Regulatory Oral History Hub (Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University) offers links to digital collections containing interviews with regulators, lawyers, and judges. Mainly U.S.

Link Collections

Digital Oral History Projects

Centers and Collections (OHA)