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ORAL HISTORY PROJECTS (BY SUBJECT)
Black Women at Virginia Tech
Oral History Project home page includes photographs and oral history
transcripts of the first black women students to attend Virginia Tech.
The URL is:
Georgia Government Documentation Project, Georgia State University Special Collections provides some oral histories concerning the African American experience and Georgia government. It can be found at URL: http://www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/ggdp/index.htm
Family Farm Project
directed by Howard Sachs at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio.
and Darkness: Cambodia in Modern History This site is intended as a
repository for information on the recent history of Cambodia, particulary
the Khmer Rouge period. This includes not only materials pertaining to
Cambodia, but information relating to Cambodian refugees and immigrants
abroad, as well. The majority of the articles, artwork, and photos on these
pages have not previously been available online.
Genealogy Guide: How-to text on conducting oral history interviews
for compiling Jewish genealogies.
"The Legacy of Grammy Mirk" is a collection of transcribed oral histories. Each family member relates their perspective and memories of a central family figure who died 25 years ago. Since the individual was controversial, everybody's perspective varied greatly. The transcripts are accompanied by related photographs. The URL is: http://www.ipl.org/exhibit/grammy/Mirk/home/mirkhome1.html
Folklore and Cultural Studies
WPA Life Histories--Home Page includes a searchable database by keywords and region for life histories written by the staffers of the Folklore Project of the Federal Writer's Project of the U.S. Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the period from 1936-1940. The URL is: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/wpaintro/wpahome.html
The Smithsonian Homepage
and the Virtual
Festival of American Folklife A cultural celebration in cyberspace
where teachers and students can savor the ethnic foods of Hawai'i, learn
to pronounce Yoruba names, see a video of sacred Indian dances, and listen
to languorous slack key guitar.
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies,Yale University Library is a collection of more than 3,600 videotaped interviews with witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust. The URL for the site is: http://www.library.yale.edu/testimonies/homepage.html
Holocaust Memorial Center: Illuminating the Past, Enlightening the Future, West Bloomfield, Michigan and the John J. Mames Oral History Department. URL is: http://www.holocaustcenter.org/
In 1994, after filming Schindlerís List, Steven Spielberg established Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation with an urgent mission: to chronicle, before it was too late, the firsthand accounts of survivors, liberators, rescuers, and other eyewitnesses of the Holocaust. Recording more than 50,000 unedited testimonies, the largest undertaking of its kind, the Shoah Foundation launched its mission to create a multimedia Archive to be used as an educational and research tool. The archive is comprised of 200,000-plus videotapes filled with more than 100,000 hours of testimony. To watch the entire collection straight through would now take about 13 years and six months. The main URL is: http://www.vhf.org/
Ellis Island Oral History can be found at the following URL: http://I-CHANNEL.COM/ellis/oralhist.html This site includes both photos and sound files of immigrants to the United States.
for a Netherlands Oral History Archive on Indonesia 1940-1962 - Royal
Institute of Linguistics and Anthropology (KITLV) Project for a Netherlands
Oral History Archive on Indonesia 1940-1962.
Local and Regional History
Georgia Government Documentation Project, GSU Special Collections provides oral histories documenting Georgia politics. The URL is: http://www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/ggdp/index.htm
Oral History Students Record Oral History of the Town. The 1995-96
school year will see the students of Harwich High conduct and publish oral
Images of Iberville Parish: Place Embodied in Art,the URL for this site is: http://www.intersurf.com/locale/images/index.html
Oral History. These are the stories of people's lives in the Kellytown
neighborhood of Charlottesville, Virginia, a neighborhood whose history
traces far back to the 1800's.
Saint Vincent College, Center for Northern Appalachian Studies, Oral History Program is located at URL: http://www.stvincent.edu/wissolik.htm
Oral History and Folklore of the Miami Valley, Ohio--Miami Valley Cultural Heritage Project. URL is: http//www.muohio.edu/~oralhxcwis/index.htmlx
Seaport & The Stonington Fishing Oral History Project.
UC Santa Cruz--University Library, Regional History Project includes interviews and photographs documenting the history of the Central Coast region of California and the institutional history of the University of California, Santa Cruz. The URL is: http://www.ucsc.edu/library/reg-hist/index.html
Speaks: An Oral History Project. Over the next two years, from May
1996 to April 1998, the Theodore Brandley Library in Stirling, Alberta,
Canada will be collecting oral histories from a number of Stirling's old-timers,
past and present. Their stories and memories and their experiences are
an important aspect of Stirling's unique heritage as one of the best surviving
examples of early 20th-century Mormon settlement patterns in Western Canada.
Stirling is well known in Canada for its Mormon-style architectural features
and for its distinctive cultural landscape, but with "Stirling Speaks,"
the Library hopes to add a human touch to the relics and old homes and
farm buildings that dot the community.
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Medical and Health
for the Preparation of Oral Histories. The Historical Center for the
Health Sciences at the University of Michigan.
New Jersey Oral History AIDS Project UMDNJ Oral History Collections is located at URL: http://www3.umdnj.edu/~libcwis/oralhist.html
Social Security Administration History Archives contain over 100 Social Security and Medicare-related oral histories. A catalog of the Archives' holdings is online at http://www.ssa.gov/history/orallist.html and the full transcripts of selected interviews are also accessible online. The online interviews contain photographs and soundclips along with transcripts. Contact Larry DeWitt at the SSA Archives.
Heritage Museum,Oral History Program Midland, TX .They will send you
an oral history kit.
Oral History: German American Internment provides links to a published oral history concerning concerning the U.S. internment of German American civilians during World War II. The site also includes links to interviews not included in the book and supporting documentary evidence. The author is Stephen Fox and the URL is: http://home.earthlink.net/~battreize/
History of the Gulf War. FRONTLINE /WGBH Educational Foundation
The Vietnam Archive
Oral History Project at Texas Tech University conducts interviews with
people who participated in the events surrounding the American Wars in
Southeast Asia. Their interviews include American, Allied, and South Vietnamese
military and civilian personnel, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong military
and civilian personnel, civilians on the home fronts, deserters, and protesters.
Transcripts and streaming audio of interviews are available from online
links at: http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/oralhistory/
Vietnam Veterans Oral
History and Folklore Project: State University of New York.
did you do in the war, Grandma? An Oral History of Rhode Island Women
during World War II written by students in the Honors English Program at
South Kingstown High School.
War II Oral History Archives at Rutgers University records the personal
experiences of the men and women who served on the homefront and overseas.
It is based on in-depth interviews of individuals who lived through World
War II, beginning with an initial target
Oral History Index: Listing of interviews available in the Hogan Jazz
Archive of Tulane University.
Institute of American Indian Studies/South
Dakota Oral History Center - The largest Native American oral history
collection in the US. Topics range from ancient legends and traditional
beliefs to recent political and social issues. Director: Leonard R. Bruguier,
University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota.
of Alaska Fairbanks: The Oral History Program was established in 1981
and now includes more than 8,000 recordings, many with Native Alaskans.
Notable in the collections is Project
Jukebox--an interactive, multi-media computer system that combines
recordings with maps, photographs, and printed text.
Science and Technology
Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics includes interviews with scientists, technicians and others within the scientific community.URL is: http://www.aip.org/history/index.html
IEEE History Center, Rutgers University URL is : http://www.ieee.org/organizations/history_center/oral_histories_menu.html
Social and Labor History
The American Social History Project, the institutional sponsor of the Who Built America? U.S. history CD-ROM (published by Voyager in Mac and Windows formats), has launched a new web site: http://www.ashp.cuny.edu The site includes information about ASHP programs and materials, including books, videos and CD-ROMs, as well as information about ASHP's Education program and video projects with labor unions. They welcome visitors and feedback.
an on-line prototype of a new publication. Just illuminates social issues
by presenting first hand accounts of social and community activists.
CSULB History: Oral History Archives--Women's Studies include the transcripts of World War II women defense workers for the "Rosie the Riveter Revisited" project, 1979-1983. The URL is: http://www.csulb.edu/~agunns/relprm/oral03.html#wst
Documentation Project, GSU Special Collections includes interviews
with women who served in the Georgia legislature. A list of interviewees
can be found at the following URL:
Michigan Women Video Oral History Project at the Michigan Women's Historical Center and Hall of Fame. Includes videotapes transmitted on cable access channels documenting Michigan women of note. URL is: http://members.tripod.com/mwfame/oral.htm