Oral History Program

The Oral History Program was established in 1981 to collect, preserve, and provide access to audio and video recordings that provide insight into Alaska's history and the people who have contributed to its heritage. The UAF Oral History Collection consists of over 12,000 recordings, most of which were donated by organizations and individual interviewers who collected them over the years.

Approximately 12,000 recordings, or 58%, of the Oral History collection is cataloged in the UAF Library Catalog. Approximately 1,400 recordings or 11% of the collection, have .mp3s linked to their bibliographic records in the library catalog and can be listened to online. New recordings and items are continually being added. For information on finding oral histories in our catalog, see Finding Oral Histories. Some of our oral histories are on the web at Project Jukebox.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the Oral History Program and here for our Oral History Gift and Release Agreement.

Our office is located in Room 219A, on level 2 in the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library. Email Robyn Russell at rlrussell@alaska.edu for assistance or more information, or call 907-474-6773.

This page was last modified on November 5, 2018