About the Collection
The Libraries’ Oral History and Interviews collection consists of oral history projects administered by the Libraries as well as collections of oral history interviews donated by researchers and community organizations.
Most oral histories have a digitized audio component and may include a transcript available for research use. Access to some of the collections may be limited to the university community because of copyright and licensing restrictions.
The Libraries can partner with faculty and students to support the creation, sharing,
and preservation of oral history interviews. For more information see the Libraries'
Best Practices and Guidelines for Conducting Oral Histories or contact us.
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If using any materials in this online digital collection for educational or research purposes, please cite accordingly.
Oral Histories and Interview Collections
Center for the Study of the 1960s Collection
Stephen McKiernan Collection of Interviews
This collection includes more than two hundred interviews with prominent figures of the 1960s. Interviewees include politicians, artists, scholars, musicians, authors, and veterans who delve into the decade’s most prominent issues and events, including the civil rights movement, the free speech movement, the anti-war movement, women’s rights, gay rights, segregation, the Vietnam War, Woodstock, Hippies, Yippies, and individualism.Browse McKiernan Collection
Oral Histories from Sixties Binghamton Alumni
This collection includes interviews with Binghamton alumni from the 1960s. The interviews focus on how alumni remember campus life during this period and the changing world around them.Browse Sixties Alumni Collection
Local Oral History Collection
Broome County Oral History Project
This collection includes interviews conducted between November 1977 and September 1978. The interviews focus on historical information about life in Broome County.Browse Broome County Oral History Project
Sustainable Communities Oral History Collection
Armenian Oral History
This collection includes interviews in English with informants of all ages and a variety of backgrounds from various parts of Armenia. The interviews provide deeper insight into the history of the Armenian culture through personal accounts, narratives, testimonies, and memories of their early lives in their adoptive country and back in Armenia.Browse Armenian Oral Histories
Ukrainian Oral History
This collection includes interviews with immigrants from East Central Europe, particularly the lands of what is now Ukraine. A few interviews testify to specifically Russian identity and experiences, while the rest of the collection is comprised of interviews with members of Binghamton’s Ukrainian immigrant community.Browse Ukrainian Oral Histories
Kurdish Oral History
This collection includes interviews in English and/or Kurdish with informants of all ages and a variety of backgrounds from various parts of Kurdistan. These interviews provide deeper insight into the history of the Kurdish culture through personal accounts, narratives, testimonies, and memories of their early lives in their adoptive country and back in KurdistanBrowse Kurdish Oral Histories
Middle Eastern Oral History
This collection includes interviews of Middle Eastern immigrants who settled in the Binghamton area. Since the rise of nationalism and the repression of minorities during the last phase of the Ottoman Empire, the ethnic groups in the Middle East have faced physical pressure and violence, cultural assimilation, and ethnic cleansing in the nation-states they lived in, which made them to leave their homeland behind and settle throughout the United States. This project looks at the details about the impact of diaspora.Browse Middle Eastern Oral Histories