The Collection


The UNT Oral History Program Collection includes:

  • one of the oldest and largest oral history collections in the U.S., with one of the nation’s pre-eminent World War II oral history collections;
  • more than 1,900 bound volumes of oral history interviews, with more than 200,000 total pages of transcript;
  • interviews on local African-American history, entrepreneurial history, university history, histories of the Holocaust, the New Deal, Texas politics, and many other subjects; and
  • the archives of the Oral History Association.

Use of Collection Materials

Students, journalists, researchers, genealogists, government agencies and members of the general public have used the collection to publish or create journalistic and scholarly articles, books, genealogies, documentaries, museum exhibits, and other materials.

  • Interview transcripts of the UNT Oral History Collection cannot be loaned.
  • The vast majority of the interviews are available for photocopy for a fee.
  • To make arrangments to access a transcript in UNT Special Collections, contact University Archivist Morgan Gieringer or Perri Hamilton, at (940) 565-2766.
  • To purchase a copy of a transcript, download the order form here.

The Collection

Oral History Collection Index (Through February 2014)

Click on the above link and use Ctrl-F to perform keyword searches.

The Oral History Collection Index is fully searchable as a PDF document. It requires a viewer such as Adobe Reader.


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