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We add approximately 75-100 new interviews to our collection each year. Interviews range from 45 minutes to 45 hours although 3-5 hours is the average length. Most interviews have been collected as audio-only but we do hold some audio-video oral histories.
Browse the Collection
Click here to browse the collection of oral histories with library catalog records. Note: this list is a not a complete list of narrators.
Search for a Specific Interview
Use the library catalog to discover specific interviews within the collection.
Looking for someone specific? Follow steps 1-4 but keyword search on their name + “oral history”.
Browse the Collection by Series
Some interviews were collected as part of a larger effort to document specific themes related to UW campus history. View the list of currents Series:
For further assistance searching for oral history interviews in the library catalog, contact the Oral History Program Head or call 608-890-1899.