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Oral Histories

Guide describing the various oral history collections within Special Collections and University Archives.


Many oral histories have been digitized and made available online via Aviary, which provides full-text searching and syncing of captions with media. To help facilitate browsing of our oral history collections, below is a listing by subject. Click on links to explore finding aids or links to digital content.


Community and Culture

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

Military Service

Science and Technology

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