International oral history resources

  • Archive of American Television has many video interviews with people involved with US television.
  • Bangla Stories is based on a three-year research project at the London School of Economics and University of Cambridge exploring the history and experience of migration from the Bengal delta region in the period after Indian Independence in 1947. Over 180 life history interviews with first generation migrants living in India, Bangladesh and the United Kingdom. The project focused on Bengali Muslims, who were the largest group to settle in the UK.
  • Centre of South Asian Studies. The Centre, based at the University of Cambridge, has digitised their collection of 300 oral history interviews. The interviews include first-hand accounts of meetings with Mahatma Gandhi and testimonies by freedom fighters whose terrorist acts aimed to force an end to British rule.
  • Chemical Heritage Foundation oral history project. Based in Philadephia, USA, collections of oral history interviews with women and men who have contributed to the advancement of scientific knowledge in the 20th and 21st centuries.
  • Commonwealth Oral Histories. The aim of this AHRC-funded project is to produce a unique digital research resource on the oral history of the Commonwealth since 1965. When completed, it will include at least 60 major interviews with leading figures in the recent history of the organisation
  • G8 Research Group. An Oral History of the G7/G8 from the University of Toronto.
  • The History Makers. The USA's largest African American video oral history collection.
  • India's Independence Movement. For the first time a concentrated effort is made to video-record reminiscences of nonviolent fighters for India's freedom. Systematically, GandhiServe Foundation, in cooperation with its sister organisation, GandhiServe India Trust, Mumbai/India, identifies these veterans and talks to them about various aspects of the struggle, which was the first large campaign in history based on truth and nonviolence.
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE): oral history interviews about the electrical and electronic industries in the USA.
  • Memory of Nation is a digital archive of interviews with witnesses from throughout the 20th century (from the Second World War, former prisoners of concentration camps and gulags, political prisoners etc.) The goal is to make this portal into the digital archive of witnesses from different oral history projects in all European countries. Spacer
  • The Presidential Oral History Program at the Miller Center for Public Affairs. Systematically and comprehensively debriefing the principal figures in the administrations of Presidents Carter, Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and Clinton, with plans to do the same for future presidents.
  • Timewitnesses: Memories from the last century from around the world.
  • The USC Shoah Foundation Institute is home to the largest video archive of testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses
  • Voices of the Manhattan Project is a joint project by the Atomic Heritage Foundation and the Los Alamos Historical Society to create a public archive of our oral history collections of Manhattan Project veterans and their families. 
  • Women in Chemistry Oral History Project: an oral history project based at Iowa State University focusing on women in chemistry and chemical engineering.