Links and Resources


The following links may come in handy for learning more about oral history as a historical tool, or for learning more about historical resources at Florida State University.

At Florida State University

FSU History Department – The official website of the History Department at Florida State University. Learn more about undergraduate and graduate programs, faculty members and other resources managed by the department.

Institute on World War II and the Human Experience – The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience is another important resource associated with the History Department at Florida State University. Many World War II veterans who have contributed interviews to the Reichelt collection have also deposited memorabilia from the wartime era with the Institute.

Bancroft Library Regional Oral History Office – A research program of the University of California at Berkeley, ROHO preserves the history of the San Fransisco Bay Area, California, and the Western United States.

Baylor University Institute for Oral History – This site provides access not only to Baylor’s database of oral history interviews, but also to an online workshop for learning how to do oral history and teach it.

Columbia University Oral History Research Office – Columbia’s oral history program, the oldest organized collection of its kind in the world, was founded in 1948. Interviews in this collection date back as far as Grover Cleveland’s second administration, and cover a wide variety of topics.

Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, University of Florida – This collection includes interviews on a number of topics relating to Florida and regional history. Of particular interest are projects involving Florida’s water management districts, the history of communities near the University of Florida, and a series of interviews from former prisoners of war.

The Oral History Association – Established in 1966, the OHA is an organization dedicated to providing guidance in conducting oral history research and a useful forum for sharing techniques and knowledge. The OHA website contains information about upcoming oral history conferences, publications of the organization, awards, and other resources.

H-OralHist – A subsidiary of H-Net, H-OralHist is a listserv for oral history practitioners and students. This link leads to more information about the listserv and how to subscribe.

The Oral History Review – Published by Oxford University Press, the OHR is dedicated to scholarly discussions about how to preserve oral histories with authenticity. Florida State University subscribes to this journal electronically, which means FSU students and staff can access it online from any FSU computer. Those with library access can also browse the journal from home using the off-campus proxy.

Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project – The Veterans History Project is a national program sponsored by the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans for future generations. Veterans from both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and present conflicts are included.