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AMERICAN LIFE HISTORIES
Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project. These life histories were compiled and transcribed by the staff of the Folklore Project of the Federal Writers' Project for the U.S. Works Progress (later Work Projects) Administration (WPA) from 1936-1940. The Library of Congress collection includes 2,900 documents representing the work of over 300 writers from 24 states. Typically 2,000-15,000 words in length, the documents consist of drafts and revisions, varying in form from narrative to dialogue to report to case history. The histories describe the informant's family education, income, occupation, political views, religion and mores, medical needs, diet and miscellaneous observations. Pseudonyms are often substituted for individuals and places named in the narrative texts.
EYEWITNESS TO HISTORY
"History through the eyes of those who lived it" is how the publisher of this page describe the content. An award-winning website presenting history through the perspective of those who actually lived it - from the ancient world through the 20th century.
EARLIEST VOICES: A GALLERY FROM THE VINCENT VOICE LIBRARY
This gallery from the larger library, Historical Voices, is a multimedia site presenting some of the most significant voices captured during the first fifty years of sound recording, 1877-1927.
HISTORY AND POLITICS OUTLOUD
HPOL is a searchable multimedia database documenting and delivering authoritative audio relevant to American history and politics. Audio and transcripts are available.
HISTORY CHANNEL: VIDEO AND AUDIO GALLERY
The History Channel web site offers this database of video and audio clips.
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
The goal of this web site is to capture history from the individuals who first provided the country and the world with an avenue to space and the moon. Participants include managers, engineers, technicians, doctors, astronauts, and other employees of NASA and aerospace contractors who served in key roles during the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and Shuttle programs.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AMERICAN MEMORY SOUND RECORDINGS: COLLECTIONS LIST
Listed and grouped by collection, digital audio in the American Memory project at the Library of Congress.
The Oyez Project is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. The Project also provides authoritative information on all justices and offers a virtual reality 'tour' of portions of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of some of the justices.
RADIO DAYS: Program Guide to Old Time Radio
Many resources for the fans of old time radio.
RUTGERS ORAL HISTORY ARCHIVES
This collection records the experiences of those who served and on the homefront during World War II, Korean War, the Cold War and Vietnam War. Interviews are in transcript format.
STUDS TURKEL: CONVERSATIONS WITH AMERICA
Author and radio host, Studs Trukel interviewed a board cross-section of Americans for his books and program. This web site collects together many of his interviews with famous and ordinary people on a variety of topics concerning American life including the Depression, World War II, race, architecture, and more. Sponsored by the Chicago Historical Society.
StoryCorps is a national project to instruct and inspire people to record one another's stories in sound. See the press release from the Library of Congress Folklife Center about this dynamic project to record the history of ordinary American
VINCENT VOICE LIBRARY: AMERICAN PRESIDENTS
The largest academic audio archive in the U. S. offers this sampler of American Presidents.
VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT
The Veterans History Project is a project of the Library of Congress aimed at collecting oral history interviews, memoirs, letters, diaries, photographs, and other original materials from veterans of World Wars I and II, and the Korean, Vietnam, and Persian Gulf Wars and the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts (2001-present). Those U.S. citizen civilians who were actively involved in supporting war efforts (such as war industry workers, USO workers, flight instructors, medical volunteers, etc.) are also encouraged to contribute their personal narratives. Members of the public become part of the Veterans History Project after they donate their materials.
GENERAL HISTORY RESOURCES
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