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Baylor University. Institute for Oral History

One Bear Place #97271
Waco, Texas 76798


Phone: 254-710-3437

Repository URL: External Link

Repository description (CRHP): The repository possesses an extensive collections database, and all 1800 interviews housed at the Institute are searchable by keyword and through other descriptive content.

Repository description (extant): The Institute for Oral History creates oral history memoirs by preserving a sound recording and transcript of interviews with individuals who are eyewitnesses to history. Together with our interviewees, we document memories representing the diversity of American society and encompassing varied topics of social and historical significance. We encourage oral history scholarship through fellowships, graduate assistantships, and training workshops, and we share the outcomes of our oral history research through publications and public programming.

Located in Central Texas, USA, the Institute for Oral History is a freestanding research department within Baylor University's Division of Academic Affairs. Our oral history memoirs assist scholars whose research covers such specialized areas as religion and culture, civil rights, music and theater, historic preservation, rural life, and women's studies, as well as selected topics in economics, law, education, and politics. In addition, our oral history collection provides essential information for research in historical topics concerning Baylor University, Texas Baptists, Hispanic Baptists, and Waco and McLennan County, Texas.

Repository type: University Special Collection


[Oral history collection]
Remembering lynching: Strategies of resistance and visions of justice
Trouble so hard: Black sacred music and the civil rights movement in the United States


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