Welcome to H-Oralhist, a member of the H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences On-Line initiative. H-Oralhist is a network for scholars and professionals active in studies related to oral history. It is affiliated with the Oral History Association.

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Documentary Project about World War II Seeks Oral History Interviews

Thanks to everyone who responded to our earlier query seeking oral history interviews for a forthcoming audio documentary series about the American home front during World War II and the years leading up to the conflict. As our team has moved deeper into the production process, we have found several specific topics that we’ve not yet been able to locate much oral history material. We’d love to hear from you if your collection includes any interviews that touch on these subjects:

Oral Historians in Doctoral Programs

Dear colleagues,

Sending well wishes your way from New York. I am an oral historian based at Columbia University and I approach interviewing through a cultural historical framework. I have been considering taking the next step towards looking at PhD programs to further my studies, but have initially found it difficult to locate doctoral departments interested in employing oral history methodology and pushing the boundaries of our field.