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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 (five annual digital issues)
  • OHA News emails (monthly)
  • 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 21-24, 2020 in Baltimore, MD)

OHA welcomes the following organizations as Partner Members for 2020:

Adept Word Management

Adept Word Management, Capturing voices since 1990. Let us help you tell your story.

Every story in history has an individual voice—rhythms and reflections, traditions and beliefs, and quiet nuances that only an expert Oral Historian can hear. At Adept Word Management, we are trained to keenly listen to the story Oral Historians are bringing from the past to the present.

And just like Oral History is an art, we believe transcription is a craft, an art that demands exceptional grammar, solid judgement, flawless research, and the experience to craft a document that helps you capture the narrator’s voice.

Each document is indexed. Proper names are researched and checked. We transcribe and translate most languages and offer captions on videos.

Adept uses the Chicago or AP style guides and the Baylor University Institute Transcribing Style Guide; relies on the authority of Merriam Webster Dictionary, maximizes MSWord’s features , and stays ahead of voice recognition and AI with innovations to make your transcriptions truly useable. We are conversant with OHMS and contentDM.

Adept Word Management brings the highest degree of professionalism, qualifications, and respect to each voice..

Can we help tell your story? www.adeptwordmanagement.com mytranscripts@adeptwordmanagement.com

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

Nestled in the heart of the Everglades on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is home to more than 180,000 unique artifacts and archival items. Come and learn about the Seminole people and experience their rich cultural and historical ties to the Southeast and Florida, as they have made Big Cypress their home since creation.

American Institute of Physics, Center for History of Physics

The American Institute of Physics is a federation that advances the success of our 10 Member Societies and an institute that operates as a center of excellence supporting the physical sciences enterprise.

Over the last 400 years, the physical sciences have evolved a powerful predictive model of our world, enabling stunning technological achievements and enriching our understanding of the Universe and our place in it. AIP has, for nearly a century, worked to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences.

AIP provides the means for its Member Societies to pool, coordinate, and leverage their diverse expertise and contributions in the pursuit of the shared goal of advancing the physical sciences in the research enterprise, in the economy, in education, and in society. Through their partnership in AIP, Member Societies broaden their impact and achieve results beyond their individual missions and mandates.

AIP also acts as an independent institute where research in social science, policy, and history advances the discipline of the physical sciences.

American University’s Public History Program

Our graduates are not just historians. They are curators, educators, storytellers, and activists.

COLLABORATE with peers, practitioners, audiences

DOCUMENT untold stories

INTERPRET landscapes, objects, narratives

CREATE exhibits, programs, new media

PROVOKE reflection and social change

A customized MA program for students interested in applying history to engage diverse audiences. Students work with leading community organizations and cultural institutions in Washington, DC.

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.

Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training

The Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) is a nonprofit organization established in 1986 that maintains and expands a database of over 2,500 full-life oral histories narrated by retired U.S. diplomats and other government personnel engaged in foreign affairs.  These individuals include ambassadors, Foreign Service officers, and members of other U.S. government agencies engaged in work abroad.  In addition, ADST interviews spouses and family members of these officials.  It has created online over 800 brief “Moments” in U.S. foreign relations.  With data as far back as the 1930s and up to the present, ADST oral histories provide primary sources for research, curricula, and diplomatic training.  They chronicle legal and workplace changes and changes in how Americans prepare for U.S. government service.  ADST oral histories and related items are available at its website: www.adst.org, attracting over 1,000,000 views a year, and at the Library of Congress.

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, www.baylor.edu/oralhistory.

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), 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. At the cutting edge of the field, our faculty works across disciplines in training students to conduct ethical, rigorous, nuanced, culturally situated research. We support them in experimenting and finding new ways to use the methods and theoretical perspectives of oral history into the twenty-first century.

Goucher College, MA in Cultural Sustainability, Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies

Goucher’s M.A. in Cultural Sustainability is the first of its kind in the country.  We bring together knowledge from anthropology, oral history, folklore, ethnomusicology, communications, business and management, linguistics, and activism to enable students to affect positive, community-driven change in the cultures and communities they care about most. Our flexible, limited-residency program allows students to take interactive courses online throughout the year, applying what they learn in their own communities.  The fall and winter residencies, held on Goucher’s campus in Baltimore, MD. offer the opportunity to network with peers and create professional relationships that carry on into professional careers.  Students work closely with faculty who are leading practitioners in their fields, sharing real-world expertise for the challenges facing our society and planet.  Our alumni are museum educators, travel writers, community activists, folklife program directors, community health advocates, social entrepreneurs, and more. 

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky

The Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky is recognized around the world as a leader and innovator in the collection and preservation of oral histories.  The more than 13,000 oral history interviews in our collection provide a unique look into Kentucky, American, and global histories and represent a valuable resource for researchers.  The Nunn Center recorded its first interview in 1973, and the collection focuses on 20th century Kentucky history; Appalachia; agriculture; African American history; the history of education, politics, and public policy; the arts; Kentucky writers; gender; diversity; the Civil Rights Movement; veterans; the University of Kentucky; healthcare; and industries such as the coal, equine, and bourbon industries.

The Nunn Center engages individuals and communities by recording their stories and providing innovative archival access to those interviews.  You can access SPOKEdb, our online catalog/repository at https://kentuckyoralhistory.org.

You can find the latest Nunn Center-related news and announcements by following us on Twitter or Facebook, reading the Nunn Center’s blog, or listening to our Radio Features.  If you like podcasts, we have recently launched the Wisdom Project Podcast, which features interviews from the collection.  We also invite you to subscribe to our newsletter. 

For questions or to explore partnership opportunities, please contact the director of the Nunn Center, Doug Boyd.

Michigan Oral History Association

Minnesota Historical Society

Since 1948, the MNHS Oral History Office has documented Minnesota’s past and present. The oral history collection consists of more than 3,000 interviews with people from across the state. These include life history interviews with politicians, artists, business people, immigrants, activists, community leaders, veterans, and more. Full interview audio and transcripts are available through in person at the MNHS Gale Family Library, or Collections Online catalog, or the Voices of Minnesota website, which comprises one of the largest online oral history collections in the country. The MNHS Oral History Office is also a resource for individuals and organizations interested in learning about oral history and conducting their own interviews.

The Museum of Flight

The Oklahoma Oral History Research Program

The Oklahoma Oral History Research Program (OOHRP), founded in 2007 as part of the Oklahoma State University Library and as an arm of the OSU Center for Oklahoma Studies, is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma and provides access to over 1,700 oral history interviews. With the goal of documenting and making accessible the history of Oklahoma and OSU through oral history interviews, the OOHRP promotes the collection, preservation and analysis of interview-based research by educating students, faculty, and community members in the methods and ethical standards of oral history.

To find out more about the OOHRP’s award winning research or access thousands of fully transcribed audio/video-recorded interviews in our online collection, visit: https://library.okstate.edu/oralhistory/

The Oral History Archives at Columbia University

The Oral History Archives at Columbia (OHAC), founded as the Oral History Research Office in 1948, is home to thousands of oral history interviews across a range of topics. The Collection is both deep and wide in featuring interviews with notable individuals in the performing arts, business, the social sciences, humanities and hard sciences. Notably, the OHAC collections feature interviews with organizations and social movements locally, nationally and internationally.

Oral History Center – University of California, Berkeley

The Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library documents the history of California, the nation, and the interconnected global arena. OHC produces carefully researched, audio/video-recorded and transcribed oral histories and interpretative historical materials for the widest possible use. OHC was formerly known as the Regional Oral History Office. You can read about our projects and search and access our vast collection on our website.

The Oral History Center is deeply committed to the teaching mission of the University of California. The OHC hosts a series of premiere educational events each year, including an Advanced Oral History Institute every summer and an Introductory Oral History Workshop in the early spring.

Oral History Institute, Babes-Bolyai University

The Orange County Regional History Center

The Orange County Regional History Center is home to over 35,000 artifacts, photographs, and archival materials documenting the rich heritage of Central Florida. The collection spans seven counties and thousands of years – from the ancient past, to contemporary events shaping Central Florida’s future.

Begun in the 1970s, the oral history collection now contains more than 800 interviews and continues to grow. Among the many subjects the collection covers are the Civil Rights Movement, World War II veterans, Vietnamese refugee migration, and the Pulse Nightclub shooting.

The History Center’s staff is doing award-winning work on the forefront of contemporary collecting. In addition to actively documenting significant events, movements, changes over time, and everyday life through the lens of oral histories, the History Center creates community-based exhibitions centered on local voices and is committed to preserving Central Florida’s continually unfolding story.

Find out more at www.thehistorycenter.org.

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.

Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, University of Arkansas

Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, University of Florida

The award-winning Samuel Proctor Oral History Program has served as the oral history program of the University of Florida since 1967. Our mission today is to gather, preserve, and promote living histories of individuals from all walks of life. Oral history puts students in direct dialogue with people who have changed the world. SPOHP emphasizes rigorous collaborative research, civic engagement, and digital technology that makes history accessible, democratic, and fun. In the last 50 years, we have conducted over 8,500 interviews. SPOHP is committed to engaging in the scholarly and educational life of the University of Florida and our state, as well as the broader world through public history programs, academic conferences, and scholarly collaborations.

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.

University of Kentucky Institutional Diversity

University of North Texas Oral History Program

The UNT Oral History Program records, transcribes, and archives oral history interviews covering a wide variety of subject matter in order to preserve local, state, and U.S. history. The Program trains UNT students in the theory and methods of oral history and conducts workshops for members of the larger community who are interested in preserving their own histories. We also have ongoing partnerships with local history societies and historical museums, local, state and national agencies, fellow colleges and universities, and many other community organizations that share our mission. The strengths of the collection include but are not limited to World War II history, with a collection of over 1,000 interviews with WWII veterans; Texas political history; Texas business history; the history of the New Deal in Texas; civil rights history; and immigration history.

UW-Madison Oral History Program

The Oral History Program’s collection–held at the UW Madison Archives–currently encompasses over 1,900 interviews (nearly 5000 hours) touching on all aspects of the University’s history. The program, started in 1971 as part of the now defunct University History Project, had been led since June 2007 by Troy Reeves. A significant portion of total collection were conducted as a part of special series covering subjects such as the Teaching Assistants Strike of 1970, the UW Merger, the Arboretum, and printmaking at UW since World War II. Other significant historical themes run through many of the interviews, including the Great Depression, the return of the GIs after World War II, the protests against the Vietnam War, academic freedom, and issues regarding gender, race, and sexuality. Along with gathering (and preserving) oral histories, the program also conducts outreach, including oral history presentations and workshops, both on and off campus. It also collaborates with individuals and groups, also on and off campus, interested in conducting oral history interviews or projects.

University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Public History Program

The Public History program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has a national reputation for its long-standing history of community engagement and innovative practice, including certificate programs in Museum Studies, Nonprofit Management, Historic Preservation, and GIS, as well as professional training in Archives administration.  Established in 1976 as one of the first programs of its kind, Public History at UW-Milwaukee has an extensive network of alumni working in the field, and we have regularly partnered with cultural institutions that reflect our vibrant and diverse urban community. More recently, UW-Milwaukee earned the rare distinction of being both recognized for research excellence as an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and also named among the nation’s top universities for community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Our faculty members have been actively involved with community-based collaborations while their research and teaching have embraced the digital humanities, international and transnational projects, and a wide range of subfields including religious studies and the history of photography. Our students take coursework in a campus setting near the shores of Lake Michigan, while they have also pursued internships both locally and farther afield at places such as the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Milwaukee County Historical Society, the Smithsonian Institution, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The degree program is designed for graduate students pursuing an MA with Public History concentration, an MA/MLIS coordinated degree, or a PhD with a minor in Public History.

Contact: Dr. Nan Kim ynkp@uwm.edu

Wisconsin Veterans Museum

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Oral History Program seeks to record the experiences of Wisconsin men and women who served in the military. The museum’s oral history collection includes over 2,200 oral history interviews with Wisconsin veterans from all conflicts, from the Spanish American War to the present day, and all branches of service.

The program is managed by an oral historian with the assistance of part-time staff members, interns, and volunteers. The oral history program focuses not only on creating a record of our veteran-narrators’ stories, but also on the preservation and easy accessibility of these narratives for future generations. The interviews are housed in the museum’s research center, where they are easily available to Wisconsin teachers, students, researchers, the media, the public, and veterans groups.

Many veterans also donate other materials pertaining to their military experience to help create a well-rounded picture of their service and to help to build the museum’s educational and research collections.