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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 16-19, 2019 in Salt Lake City, UT)

OHA welcomes the following organizations as Partner Members for 2019:

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

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.

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). 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.

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.

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.

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.

The Orange County Regional History Center

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

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

UW-Madison Oral History Program

The Oral History Program’s collection–held at the UW Madison Archives–currently encompasses over 1,500 interviews (over 4,500 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.

Wisconsin Veterans Museum