The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Yale University. Library. Oral History of American Music (OHAM)
310 Prospect St.
New Haven, Connecticut
Email: [email protected]
Repository URL: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/oham/index.html
Repository description (extant): Oral History of American Music (OHAM) is the preeminent project in the field of music dedicated to the collection and preservation of oral and video memoirs in the voices of the creative musicians of our time. It is a special kind of history, one that captures sights and sounds and recreates the spontaneity of a moment in time. The sound of a voice is an immediate link to the past--gestures, speech patterns, laughter--these are vivid reminders of the unique qualities of a personality, and they reflect the atmosphere of his or her time and place in history. About 2,200 audio and video recordings make up this unique and valuable collection.
Repository type: University Special Collection
The Duke Ellington oral history
Major figures in American music
Robert Neff and Anthony Connor blues collection