Oral History

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.  This digital collection provides access to these oral histories.

In addition to the memoirs described in this Guide, there are more than 1,500 interviews undergoing transcribing and editing in the Institute for Oral History. Summaries of these memoirs will be added to the Guide as the interview transcripts are completed and deposited in the archives.