Oral History Archives
At the center of our work is our “living archive” of more than 8,000 aural and visual interviews that explore diverse topics in United States and global history. This living archive is housed in Columbia University Libraries' Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Our collection can be accessed via the Oral History Portal. Please consult our guide to "How to Use the Archives" to learn more about finding and accessing our Oral History Archives.
CCOHR continues to conduct innovative oral history research projects, which we add to our Oral History Archives and use as the basis for educational programs.
Please note that the Oral History Archives services and collections were recently relocated to the Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) on the 6th floor of Butler Library.
The Columbia University Center for Oral History (CCOH) is one of the world’s leading centers for the practice and teaching of oral history. CCOH achieves its mission from the union of the Columbia Center for Oral History Research (CCOHR) and the Oral History Archives (CCOHA). Educational programs and active research projects in Oral History are administered by CCOHR, including a Master's Program, Interdisciplinary Opportunities, and Fellowships.