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Historical Objects


Oral Histories

This is a brief guide to finding and using digital facsimiles of historical objects oriented toward Boston College students, faculty, and staff.

Approaching Oral Histories

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"Simply put, oral history collects spoken memories and personal commentaries of historical significance through recorded interviews." Donald A. Ritchie, Doing Oral History, 1995

For information on the Oral History Association, visit their webpage.

Sources by Subject or Place



    Holocaust and Genocide

    Latin America

    MENA (Middle East and North Africa)

    North American Indigenous Peoples' Histories

    African American History

    Broad US Collections

    US Civil Rights and Social Movements

    US and Health

    US Institutional Collections

    US and Journalism

    US and the Law and Gov't

    US and Minority and Migrant Communities

    US Science and Technology

    US in the Theater and Art

    US Discussing Sex and Gender

    US at War

    US during the Second World War

    For additional help

    For additional recommendations, contact your subject liaison (Dr. Bee Lehman) at or schedule an appointment with them.