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OHA Partners

Partner Member: $450
Partner Member Benefits

  • Annual voting membership in the Oral History Association
  • Institutional subscription to The Oral History Review (two annual issues — print and digital access)
  • The Oral History Association Newsletter (three annual digital issues)
  • OHA News emails (bi-weekly)
  • Publicity for your events and activities via the bi-weekly OHA News email and OHA social media outlets
  • Acknowledgement of your role as partner and information on your program featured on the OHA website, including logo and link to your website
  • Partner listing in the OHA Newsletter and The Oral History Review once each year
  • One complimentary registration to the OHA Annual Meeting (October 10-13, 2018, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

OHA welcomes the following organizations as Partner Members for 2018:


Ancestry ProGeneologists

At AncestryProGenealogists, we help our clients connect to their roots and discover their heritage. Our researchers trace family trees, solve difficult family history problems, and find family members using DNA analysis. We use a wide variety of resources from all over the world to help clients reach their family history goals. Once their journey is complete, we can also create heirloom pieces that tell the stories of their ancestors in many different formats, including long and short form narratives, family tree charts, and oral histories.


Arizona State University School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

As the largest transdisciplinary school in the humanities at Arizona State University, the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies strives to create excellent educational programs spanning history, philosophy and religious studies. Students deepen their understandings of the past, present and future and learn how to incorporate their broad skillsets to excel in the global workforce or solve the problems of tomorrow through interdisciplinary research. Knowledge is imparted by the impressive collection of talented faculty members on board with expertise in each of the fields of study. They are energized by the New American University’s unyielding commitment to access, excellence and impact. Our faculty collaborate on transdisciplinary research initiatives to cover issues of local and international significance.


Baylor University Institute for Oral History

Founded in 1970, the Institute for Oral History at Baylor University is an interdisciplinary program that has focused on broad topics of inquiry, primarily on the South and Southwest, include business, law, religion and culture, World War II, local and institutional history, rural life, fine arts, and historic preservation. Within these topics, examples of recent projects include Texas survivors of genocide, Syrian and Iraqi Christians in Texas, and the Baylor University live mascot program. The institute sponsors grants to Baylor faculty, Texas communities, and external scholars to design, record, and process oral history projects. The Institute also offers an undergraduate course in public and oral history as well a graduate oral history seminar. The Institute is also the headquarters for the Texas Oral History Association, founded in 1982. The oral history collection is available online through the Institute’s web portal,


Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, at Pier 21, the National Historic Site that served as the gateway to Canada for nearly one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971. Today, the Museum shares the history, stories and experiences of immigrants to Canada from all walks of life, past to present day. The Museum enhances public understanding of the experiences of immigrants to Canada, and highlights the vital role immigration has played in the building of our country and the contributions of immigrants to Canada’s culture, economy and way of life. It is Canada’s sixth national museum and the only one located in Atlantic Canada.


Columbia University Center for Oral History and Master of Arts Program

The Columbia University Center for Oral History (CCOH) is one of the world’s leading centers for the practice and teaching of oral history. CCOH achieves its mission from the union of the Columbia Center for Oral History Research (CCOHR) and Columbia Center for Oral History Archives (CCOHA). CCOHR, housed at INCITE, administers an ambitious research agenda with the goal to record unique life histories, document the central historical events and memories of our times, provide public programming, and to teach and do research across the disciplines.

Columbia University’s Oral History Master of Arts Program is the first program of its kind in the United States: 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, we amplify the critical first-person narratives that constitute memory for generations to come.


Minnesota Historical Society


Pennsylvania State University

The Eberly Family Special Collections Library at Penn State – University Park is home to more than 200,000 printed volumes, more than 25 million archival records and manuscripts, and another million photographs, maps, prints and audio-visual items. We offer primary source materials for a diverse community of researchers, who range from K-12 and Penn State students, as well as scholars around the world. We collect in a variety of disciplines, a sampling of which includes Utopian literature, science fiction, labor organization and representation, local Centre County history, and we are also home to the Penn State University Archives.


Southern Oral History Program

People make sense of their lives through story. The South is especially rich in storytellers, and has a vibrant past of struggle and renewal. For more than forty years, the Southern Oral History Program has preserved the voices of the southern past. Our aim has been to learn the South’s history from the people who have lived it, who have staked their lives and values in it, and who are eager to supplement the historical record with the vitality of their own accounts. We work to capture priceless memories before they are lost, and present these stories to the public in creative forms.

The SOHP’s collection contains nearly 6000 interviews with men and women from across the South–from mill workers to civil rights leaders to future presidents of the United States. Made available online to the public through UNC’s renowned Southern Historical Collection, these interviews capture the vivid personalities, poignant personal stories, and behind-the-scenes decision-making that bring history to life.  We are housed in the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.


Spelman Independent Scholars (SIS) Oral History Project

The SIS Oral History Project at Spelman College is a two-semester independent, interdisciplinary, and intergenerational learning experience open to students across all majors, and the goal of SIS is to enhance students critical writing and thinking skills. In addition to learning sessions with the SIS faculty mentor, students are exposed to lectures by guest scholars including gerontologists, oral historians, museum curators, and physician-researchers. Through one-on-one independent student relationships and class seminars, the unique yearlong program allows and entrusts students to solicit, understand and archive stories of African-American women elders.  A global component of SIS has included oral history research in Accra, Ghana; Benin, West Africa; and Kingston, Jamaica.