Oral History Online

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Oral History Online provides access to oral histories of English-speaking men and women from all walks of life. The database contains some proprietary material, but for the most part it serves as a detailed index of thousands of oral history projects worldwide. In some cases the records link to the full-text of the oral history transcripts or to video or audio files. In other cases, only a description of the collection or the oral history interview is provided. Extensive indexing allows you to search by place of birth, race, gender, occupation, historical event or a variety of other options.


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Dates covered

Mid-nineteenth century to the present.

Updating frequency



Oral history transcripts, videos, and audio files.

Type of coverage

Some full-text transcripts with additional links to audio and video.

Producer/content provider

Various oral history projects.

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Alexander Street Press