Archives and Special Collections
92 Snell Library
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 373-2351

Table of Contents

Collection Overview

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note


Printable Finding Aid

Search All Finding Aids

Archival Collections

Manuscript Collections
Archives and Special Collections Finding Aids
Title:The Oral History Center records
Call Number:M73

Scope and Content Note

The records of the Oral History Center document the efforts between 1978 and 1998 to collect the stories of groups often overlooked by history, including women, children, immigrants, and minorities, in the Cambridge and Boston area. Records include correspondence, reports, plans and proposals, project files, funding information, lesson plans, publicity materials, oral history audio recordings and transcriptions, video recordings, photographs, and slides.

The collection is organized into six series. The first series documents the administrative operations of the Oral History Center. The second series contains information concerning the move to Northeastern University and the relationship between the two organizations. The third series contains information about projects in which the Oral History Center acted as either a consultant or in collaboration with another organization. The fourth series deals with workshops that the Oral History Center sponsored, took part in, or attended. The fifth and largest series covers the oral history projects of the Oral History Center and includes transcripts, photographs, slides, and planning documentation. The sixth series contains audio-visual documentation of the Oral History Center's projects, including the oral history interviews for the projects documented in Series 5. The collection also contains oversized artwork, such as posters, quilts, and pieces of displays associated with the projects.