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FYI: The American Historical Association recently announced that oral history is excluded from review by Institutional Review Boards. Read the Federal Register announcement of January 19, 2017.
Migration to New Worlds: Oral Histories
Interviews from the Tenement Museum describe the experiences of European immigrants living in New York tenement buildings during the early twentieth century. Ex-residents of 97 Orchard Street explain what life was like in the building, the opportunities available for newly arrived immigrant families and the sights, sounds, tastes, smells and community interactions on the busy streets of New York's Lower East Side. War brides, political refugees and displaced persons, oral histories from the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 discuss migration experiences and first impressions of Canada.
Oral History Online This link opens in a new window
In-depth indexing to more than 2,700 collections of Oral History in English from around the world.
Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960-1974 This link opens in a new window
Diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary.
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