Digitization Projects: Stanford Releases Hundreds of Oral History Interviews Online
Accessible only at Special Collections for decades, hundreds of oral history interviews are now available online as a result of the work of the University Archives and Stanford Media Preservation Lab.
The capturing of Stanford oral histories began in earnest in 1978 with the Stanford Oral History Project (now known as Stanford Oral History Program, SOHP), a joint effort of the Stanford University Archives and the Stanford Historical Society to collect, preserve, and make available to researchers the historical record of the Stanford University community. These interview recordings and transcripts supplement the already strong collection of written and photographic materials in the University Archives, and provide a unique resource containing experiences and viewpoints not often found in traditional documents. As of today, the audio recordings and transcripts for eight of the thirteen oral history collections held in the University Archives are now available online (with the others in the works).
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