Oral History Section

The Oral History Section of the Society of American Archivists is composed of members of the Society and others who are interested in or are actively engaged in conducting oral history interviews and/or teach oral history methodology. The Oral History Section provides a forum for news, for discussion of issues and developments, and for establishing and maintaining communication and cooperation with other professional organizations.

Recent News & Announcements

The Panama Canal Museum Collection (PCMC) at the University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries collects items representing life and work in the Panama Canal Zone, including photographs, documents, 3-D objects, and oral histories.
In conjunction with the 125th anniversary of Oklahoma State University’s founding, the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program (OOHRP) is interviewing at least one alumnus in in each of Oklahoma’s 77 counties during 2015-2016, with the goal of leveraging an anniversary event to the long-term benefit of the program.
The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project (WVHP), part of the University Libraries at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), recognizes the contributions of women veterans with an annual November luncheon.
We are very sorry to have to share with you the news that our friend and Oral History Association (OHA) Executive Director Cliff Kuhn passed away on November 8 in Atlanta, surrounded as he usually was by loved ones.
Oral History Sections seeks candidates for three steering committee positions.
Oral History Sections seeks candidates for three steering committee positions.
In 1979, California State College, Bakersfield was awarded a special projects planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for “Rural Americans in the Depression: A California Odyssey.” The planning grant led to another proposal that was submitted to the N.E.H. in May of 1980 for additional interviews. The result was the creation of “California Odyssey: The 1930s Migration to the Southern San Joaquin Valley.”
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