In 2012, the Center for the History of the New America (now the Center for Global Migration Studies) established the Archive of Immigrant Voices to collect stories of the experience of migration. The purpose of the archive is to create, accumulate, and preserve a repository of memories that
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum launched an oral history project in May 2013, with the goal of collecting the stories of those who served on board the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid from 1943 to 1974. The Museum also collects oral histories from people associated with the
On November 7, 1916, Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to the United States Congress. To commemorate the centennial of her November 1916 election and April 1917 swearing-in as a U.S. Representative, the Office of the House Historian conducted oral histories with former
“Anacostia Unmapped” is underway in the Southeast neighborhood of Washington D.C. WAMU 88.5 , a local public radio station is one of 15 chosen after a national competition to incubate storytelling experiments and expand public media to more Americans. Washington DC independent producer Katie
On October 29, 2012, the New Jersey coastline was struck by a devastating storm. With echoes of Katrina swirling through the public imagination, the state braced for inevitable destruction. The storm bore down on the state for two days, leaving extensive and long-lasting damage in its wake.
The all-volunteer Oral History Program of the Battleship New Jersey video records interviews with former crew members, Navy and other military veterans, who talk about their on-board life, duties, and perils. We have done over 300 interviews, including veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Beirut
A one-year interdisciplinary MA degree training students in oral history method and theory. Through the creation, archiving and analysis of individual, community and institutional histories, they amplify the critical first-person narratives that constitute memory for generations to come. OHMA
Since 1988 oral history interviews have been conducted with executives, workers, community leaders, educators, and residents to document Hershey, PA. The interviews offer a wealth of information about Milton S. Hershey, the business and community he established.