Useful Links

Here you will find links to national and international oral history associations, projects and collections using oral history, along with scholarly institutions and centres around the world. Do you know of others? We’d love to hear from you. Write to australian.generations@monash.edu or tweet @aust_gen

Oral History Associations

International Oral History Association

NSW Branch of the OHAA

Oral History Association of Australia (OHAA)

Oral History Society

Queensland Branch of the OHAA

South Australian Branch of the OHAA

Victorian Branch of the OHAA

West Australian Branch of the OHAA

Projects and Collections using Oral History

Australians at War is an interactive website that compliments a television series that examined the effects of war on the lives of Australians and how this nation has been shaped by those experiences. The eight-hour series was broadcast on ABC TV in 2001

Australian Centre for Paralympic Studies Oral History Project

Bringing Them Home Oral History Project is a fulfillment of a recommendation from the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families. The National Inquiry recommended the recording and preservation, for future access, of the testimonies of Indigenous people affected by removal policies. 

Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants Oral History Project records the lives and experiences of people who were in care in Australia or who were sent to Australia from the UK and Malta under sponsored child migration schemes. The project also includes the stories and life experiences of family members of those who were in care, campsigners, supporters and advocates for Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants, and people who worked in a home, orphange or other institution. 

History of Adoption Monash University project

Hurricane Digital Memory Bank

Jewish Holocaust Centre, Melbourne

Memoro: Bank of Memories

Migration Heritage Centre NSW online oral histories

Mountain Voices is a collection of interviews with people who live in mountain and highland regions around the world.

Oklahoma Oral History Research Program

Oral History at the State Library of NSW

Redfern Oral History 

RTA Oral History Program

The American Century Oral History Project 

The Whole World Was Watching: an oral history of 1968 is a joint oral history project between South Kingstown High School and Brown University’s Scholarly Technology Group.

Tibet Oral History Project 

Virtually Dartmoor displays interactive visits to a National Park.

Voices from the Days of Slavery

Oral History Institutions and Networks

Baylor Institute

Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Columbia Center for Oral History

H-ORALHIST is an on-line network for those interested in studies related to oral history. 

Samuel Proctor Oral History Program

The British Library Archival Sound Recordings

The Institute for Public History aims to raise community awareness of the importance of history and heritage by promoting events and publications that foster public knowledge of history.

USC Shoah Foundation Institute is a collection of visual history testimonies from survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides.