Oral History | Closing out WHO’s 2020 Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

Of 2020’s many unanticipated events, that the World Health Organization’s declared this year as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife is striking for it’s poignancy and importance. Nurses and healthcare workers are more than “essential.” The Oral History Archives at Columbia (OHAC) has a number of interviews related to nursing and midwifery: […]

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Oral History | Eisenhower Administration interviews available online

With over 35,000 pages of transcripts the Eisenhower Administration oral history project is one of the Oral History Archives at Columbia’s most researched oral history collections. Transcripts and, when available, audio are now accessible in the Columbia University Libraries’ Digital Library Collection. […]

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Radio Liberty oral history project newly available to the public

A popular oral history project, the Radio Liberty project, 1964 – 1966, was recently opened for public listening.* From the catalog record: In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Radio Liberty and the Institute for the Study of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics in Munich collected memoirs of participants in […]

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OHAC Event | Moving from Collecting to Interpreting and Analyzing Covid-19 Oral Histories

The Columbia University student COVID-19 oral history collection has been processed and now we await its appearance in the oral history section of the Digital Library Collection. [Update 04/28/21: interviews are now available in the DLC!] Until they’re ready for use, the Oral History Archives at Columbia continues to sponsor the The Journal of the […]

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OHAC Event | Working with the COVID-19 Archive

The Columbia University student COVID-19 oral history collection has been processed and now we await its appearance in the oral history section of the Digital Library Collection. Until they’re ready for use, join us for a series of workshops run by Journal of the Plague Year: A Covid-19 Archive (JOTPY). OHAC is co-sponsoring the workshops […]

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