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Center for Oral History

Science History Institute

The Center for Oral History at the Science History Institute develops and curates a growing collection of comprehensive, professionally conducted oral history interviews.


Our mission is to ensure that current and future scholars and interested individuals are able to understand science, medicine, and technology from the perspective of those who participated in them, as recorded in their own words.

The Center for Oral History serves as a significant force in contributing to the history of the sciences in the 20th and 21st centuries. We have collected hundreds of oral histories about science, scientists, and scientific practices.

For more information about our collection, as well as how to order and donate oral histories, please visit Oral History Collections.