Oral History Collections at TCCL Special Collections
The following oral history projects represent a sampling of oral history projects held at the Honnold/Mudd Special Collections Library. Performing more general searches with the Special Collections Website "search" button will show both oral history collections and publications that have used the Special Collections' oral histories. See "Oral histories by theme" on the SCL Collections Overview webpage for a variety of oral history topics.
"The Pacific Basin Institute produced a 10-part documentary series The Pacific Century, in 1993. This collection contains digitized video from Part 5, "Reinventing Japan," which focuses on post-World War II Japan. Key figures of the American occupation government were interviewed about their contributions and views."
"Connie Martinson taped more than 2,500 interviews with prominent authors of fiction and nonfiction for her television show that spanned over 30 years. Included in the collection are interviews with Maya Angelou, Ray Bradbury, Al Gore, Rosa Parks, Gore Vidal, Barack Obama, Studs Terkel and Joyce Carol Oates."
"The interviews of Remembering The Claremont Colleges were conducted as part of the final project for an oral history class at Scripps College. More interviews, featuring memories from all of The Claremont Colleges, will be added to this collection in the future."