In August 2008, the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at the OSU Library launched a statewide survey to identify oral history collections held throughout Oklahoma.
From the survey results, a directory of Oral History Collections in Oklahoma was compiled. The directory is an alphabetical listing of institutions providing information regarding their oral history collections. Each entry may, based on data provided from the survey, include the type of media used in oral history holdings (cassette tapes, reel to reel, compact disc, minidisc, video, etc.), an approximate number of usable items in collections, accessibility information, interview topics/subjects, and whether transcripts exist as well as contact information for the institution.
The survey was made possible by an Amigos Library Services Fellowship and the Oklahoma State University Library. The Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board assisted in our efforts in terms of providing additional cultural institution contacts through their e-mail/mail database.
Material developed as a result of this survey can be accessed below:
Oral History Collections in Oklahoma Directory
Oral History Collections in Oklahoma Directory Update Form
Oral History Collections in Oklahoma Survey Results
Surveying Your State: A Model for Uncovering and Discovering Oral Histories
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