Tuesday, July 28, 2015

80+ OHSU oral history transcripts now available online!

As of last week, we now have over 80 transcripts from the OHSU Oral History Program available through OHSU Digital Commons! That amounts to hundreds of pages of personal recollections about OHSU history, all searchable and downloadable as PDFs.

This project was started by Kathleen Feduccia, a longtime HC&A volunteer who completed her MLS degree, and is now working for Clackamas County Law Library.  This spring, HC&A student assistant Crystal Rodgers picked up where Kathleen left off, converting Word documents to PDFs, creating consistent metadata, and uploading the transcripts to Digital Commons. Archives staff will keep adding new transcripts as they're finalized.

This project is the culmination of several years of effort to make these transcripts more accessible to researchers everywhere. And as you can see from the interactive map at the bottom of the collection home page, people all over the world are finding them.

You can also consult our complete list of interviews to see everyone we've talked to for this program. Interview transcripts and recordings are still available for checkout from OHSU's Main Library, and DVD copies of interviews are also available for a fee.

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