About Us

About the Michigan Oral History Association

Who We Are

MOHA is here to lend our expertise and assist in your oral history endeavors!

Workshops, information, advice and resources are available to both beginning and experienced. Forums provide exchange with others who may have similar problems, obstacles and opportunities. Established or in-progress oral history projects can benefit form MOHA’s ability to promote and publicize initiatives and resources,

The Michigan Oral History Council was first organized in 1979. In 1994, our name was updated to the Michigan Oral History Association.

The mission of the Michigan Oral History Association (MOHA) is to provide for effective cooperation and communication among persons, programs, and institutions concerned with the techniques, uses, and promotion of oral history in Michigan.

The Michigan Oral History Association serves people who are interested in the methods and techniques of the oral history process as a means of preserving the unique memories of Michiganders. We promote oral history as a resource for capturing perspectives not otherwise preserved. The team is comprised of oral history practitioners, archivists, database managers, video producers, authors, professional transcribers, journalists, and teachers.

Our mission is to provide for effective cooperation and communication among persons, programs, and institutions concerned with the techniques, uses, and promotion of oral history in Michigan. Our members are active in history-related conference sessions, conduct workshops, and serve as facilitators for state and regional forums.