Asian Americans: Oral Histories

Oral Histories

  • The Center for Oral History (COH) (Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa)
    The Center for Oral History (COH), collects, documents, preserves and highlights the recollections of Native Hawaiians and the multi-ethnic people of Hawaiʻi. It produces oral histories and interpretive historical materials about lifeways, key historic events, social movements and Hawaiʻi’s role in the globalizing world, for the widest possible use.
  • The Collective Memories Project (UCLA Asian American Studies Center)
    Gathers the oral histories of those involved in the Asian American movement of the 1960s, starting with those involved in the establishment of Asian American Studies at UCLA in its early years. This period from around 1968-1972 represents the formative years when the Asian American Studies Center was formed as an Organized Research Unit (ORU) alongside the American Indian Studies Center, Chicano Studies Research Center and Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. These oral histories capture the recollections of activists and organizers as they reflect on the turbulent Sixties, their personal involvement and motivating ideals, and a snapshot of their life journey beyond these transformative years.
  • Indian Memory Project
    Visual & oral history of the indian subcontinent via family archives.

  • The Oral History Archives at Columbia (OHAC)
    An FAQ page that includes Columbia University Libraries' Oral History Portal, which may be used to explore the Oral History Archives  collections at our Rare Book and Manuscript Library.