|Columbia University Archives|
At a Glance
This collection consists of the records of the Oral History Research Office at Columbia University. The records include correspondence, annual reports, course materials, program files and the founding documents of the Oral History Association. It also documents the everyday work of managing the collections: reference questions, requests to access materials, permission to publish interview texts, etc.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
Material is unprocessed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All administrative records of the University are restricted for 25 years from the date of creation.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Additions are expected
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
In 1948 History Professor Allan Nevins created the first oral history program at Columbia University. The Oral History Research Office (OHRO) had as its mission the recording, transcribing, and preserving oral history interviews.