Today’s life story roundup focuses on oral history.  Creating family oral history projects are a great way to preserve personal stories. Oral history interviews are often the foundation of life story and memoir projects, documentaries and other web-based projects.


Edith White, World War II ‘code girl’ and Norfolk Academy librarian who fought Massive Resistance, dies

The Virginian Pilot

Note: This is a great story about one woman’s life-long fight for justice, respect and love in everything she did.


An oral history of Spokane boxer Chauncy Welliver’s two-round spar with Mike Tyson



In a pear orchard, reminders of Japanese Americans imprisoned at Manzanar

The Los Angelos Times


How Alaska’s black community fought against police harassment, arson and rampant discrimination for civil rights

Anchorage News


H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest Oral History Collection (OH 28)

Oregon State University

Note: A collection of U.S. Forest Service Employees


New Bern is rich in presenting African American history

Sun Journal – New Bern, North Carolina

Speaking Out: Stories of Change and Changemakers in Dartmouth’s Recent LGBTQ History

The Dartmouth


Interviewing family, friends helps capture local history before it’s lost

New Market Today