University of Southern Maine: The Franco-American Collection
University of Southern Maine: The Franco-American Collection maintains a wide variety of oral history interviews conducted with members of the local Franco-American community. Interview dates range between the 1970s and the present. Subjects include: childhood, music, religion, wartime, labor, business, sports, and language. These oral histories are provided for research and educational purposes
Samuel Proctor Oral History Program Digital Collection
University of Florida Department of History. The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program Digital Collection includes the digital holdings of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP) at the University of Florida. With over 8,000 interviews, of which over 3.600 are online, the SPOHP collection is one of the largest oral history archives in the South and one of the top collections in the country. The largest collection contains more than 900 interviews with Native Americans including Seminoles, Cherokees, and Creeks. Other major holdings include projects on African Americans in Florida in the Joel Buchanan Archive of African American Oral History, Civil Rights action in St. Augustine (1964), and the University of Florida. Over 100 oral histories from the Matheson Museum are included.
State Library New South Wales
Stories from our migrant and refugee communities. Developed with the support of the State Library of New South Wales Foundation. The interviews record the experiences of people who have settled in Australia recently under refugee and migration schemes, or as asylum seekers. They also highlight the different perspectives of people working in the community to assist new arrivals. These recordings focus on people from a range of African countries, the Middle East, and South Asia. They add to the Library’s collections of interviews with immigrant communities post-World War II, documenting the changing profile of immigrant and refugee populations in Sydney and NSW.
Southeast Asian Archive
Southeast Asian Archive (UC Irvine Libraries). Documents the social, cultural, religious, political, and economic life of Americans of Southeast Asian origin. The collection include materials relating to the resettlement of Southeast Asian refugees and immigrants in the United States, refugee camp and other experiences of the “boat people” and land refugees, and the development and progress of new ethnic communities. There is a special focus on materials pertaining to Southeast Asian Americans in Orange County and California.
New York Public Library American Jewish Committee Oral History Collection
Over 156,000 pages of transcripts, 6,000 hours of taped interviews, 2,250 informants: this incomparable repository of unique and unpublished primary source material for the study of what is often called “the American Jewish experience in the 20th century” is the mother of all American Jewish oral histories and one of American Jewish culture’s most substantial monuments.
350 of the transcripts are now available online at: http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/american-jewish-committee
Minnesota Immigrant Oral Histories
Oral History interviews with some of Minnesota’s newest immigrant groups. Immigrant Oral Histories presents a collection of over 360 oral history interviews conducted between 1967 and 2012 with recent immigrants to Minnesota and their American-born children, including both streaming audio and written transcripts accessible online in digital formats. These interviews are a unique source of contemporary history through the experiences of the newest Americans, in their own words. New oral history projects will continue to be added to this site as they are completed.
Mexican Migration Project - Oral Histories
Lawrence History Center Oral History Collection
Oral histories are stories that living individuals tell about their past, or about the past of other people. Gathering, preserving and interpreting the voices and memories of people, communities, and participants in past events is oldest type of historical inquiry, predating the written word, and one of the most modern, initiated with tape recorders in the 1940s and now using 21st-century digital technologies.
Our collection currently includes approximately 700 audio tapes that have now been digitally mastered, some with eyewitness accounts going as far back as the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike. Interviews cover a variety of subjects (e.g., military services, immigration, schools, churches, neighborhoods, labor, clubs & organizations, social services, family and civic life, and urban renewal).