Columbia University Archives
 

Oral History Research Office records, 1948-2010s

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0274
Bib ID 6177422 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Title Oral History Research Office records, 1948-2010s
Physical Description 7.84 linear feet (7.84 linear feet)
Language(s) English .
Access

Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu 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.

Description

Summary

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 rbml@columbia.edu 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.

Accrual

Additions are expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia University. Oral History Research Office Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.