Regional and National Oral History Resources
Detroit ‘67 Oral History Project.
The Detroit 1967 Oral and Written History Project collects stories and memories of Metro Detroiters that relate to their lives and experiences before, during, and after the unrest of July 1967.
H-Oralhist is a network for scholars and professionals active in studies related to oral history. It is affiliated with the Oral History Association.
Indiana University, Center for the Study of History and Memory.
Overview of collections held at the Center for the Study of History and Memory, as well as resources for Oral History techniques and best practices.
Michigan State University, MATRIX: Oral History in the Digital Age.
Oral History in the Digital Age provides a collection of articles, videos, and guides to the transitions facing Oral History scholars today.
Michigan State University, the Vincent Voice Library.
The G. Robert Vincent Voice Library is the largest academic voice library in the United States. It houses recordings from more than 50,000 persons.
Minnesota Historical Society, Voices of Minnesota.
Concentrating on the history of Minnesota, the oral histories in the collection cover a wide range of topics.
National Park Service, Park History Program.
The National Park service provides resources and interviews regarding the history of the nation’s National Parks.
University of Michigan-Dearborn, Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive.
Contains over thirty years of interviews with Holocaust survivors. Provides both audio recordings and transcripts of the interviews.
Veterans History Project.
The Veterans History Project relies on volunteers to collect and preserve stories of wartime service that include from World War I to the present day. In addition, U.S. civilians who were actively involved in supporting war efforts are also included.
Wayne State University, Walter P. Reuther Library.
Houses the Archives of Labor and Urban affairs. Its collection of interviews with union labor leaders is extensive.
Youngstown State University, Center for Historic Preservation.
Houses over forty years of interviews with northeastern Ohioans on a variety of topics.