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.
Explore the oral history collection at the Science History Institute, with interviews dating back to 1979.
The Center for Oral History provides training in the methodologies, interviewing techniques, and best practices of oral history.
Learn about the principles, practices, and projects of the Center for Oral History.
Our program pursues the collection of oral histories with investigations into the common characteristics of historical groups whose individuality can only be understood within the collective identity of the group.