Oral History Holdings

Oral history memoirs produced by the Baylor University Institute for Oral History (BUIOH) are deposited in the Archives Division.

More than 760 completed memoirs are available for use, and researchers are encouraged to listen to the original audio tapes for a full experience of the primary source. Audio and video playback equipment is available in the Ruth Shick Montgomery Media Resources Room.

In addition to the BUIOH memoirs, The Texas Collection frequently receives oral histories produced by other individuals for personal and scholarly research. The older interviews date back to the 1950s and include the recollections of a trail hand on the Chisholm Trail.

Transcripts, tapes, photographs, and other items created by the Fort Hood Oral History Project were deposited in The Texas Collection in 2002. This significant project provided former residents of the lands that now encompass the Central Texas military installation to recount historical and anecdotal events in the area prior to the establishment of Camp Hood in 1942.

Please contact the Coordinator of User and Access Services about accessing the oral history memoir of interest.

View the Archives Division's Online Research Aids to find companion oral history memoirs to collections in the Archives.

The Texas Collection