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About this collection

Since its founding in 1970, the Baylor University Institute for Oral History (BUIOH) has collected over 5800 interviews. The Institute has created transcripts of almost all interviews in the collection, and most of these transcripts are available to researchers and the public in PDF format. About half of the transcripts in the collection have been fully edited and compiled as finished oral memoirs, and the fully-searchable, final-edited text of all of these are available online. Draft versions of most of the remaining transcripts are also available online, and new draft transcripts are added monthly as work progresses. 

 

In the fall of 2013, BUIOH began uploading audio files to accompany the transcripts already present in the online collection. This process is expected to continue through the end of the decade. Until then, many digital audio files may not be found online, but do exist on our private preservation server. To request access to an audio recording that is not online, send a request to BUIOH@Baylor.edu . Be sure to provide complete information about the name of the interviewee and the date of the interview.

 

Browsing the Collection

To see a list of all projects within the Oral History Collection, please click here.

 

Audio recordings are currently available for around 10% of the online transcripts; for a full listing of interviews that feature complete audio files, please click here.

 

Using This Resource In Your Research?

 

If you would like to use one of our interviews in your research or for a future publication, we ask that you contact the BUIOH first, as it holds copyright over all material presented online. For more information on Baylor's Digital Collection policies, please refer to the University Library Rights Statement

 

For information on how to cite an interview found in our collection, please see the Institute FAQ

 

If you're a researcher or scholar and you've used our materials in your work, email us at digitalcollectionsinfo@baylor.edu and tell us about it! We may feature your work on our Digital Collections blog or work with you to promote your work via our other social media outlets.

 

Activity Note

This collection is considered an active collection. Items will be added periodically as they are acquired by Baylor University and processed through the Digitization Projects Group.

 
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