Oral History Help


Broome Library staff and CSU Channel Islands students are continually conducting oral histories to document the stories of those who have lived and/or worked in Ventura County. The collection includes a diverse array of information, including interviews with former Camarillo State Hospital and CSU Channel Islands employees, as well as participants in the Bracero agricultural program. View the Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964 Oral History Digital Collection (Library Collections page), the CSU Channel Islands Employee Oral History Digital Collection (University Archives Collection), the Camarillo State Hospital Oral History Digital Collection (Ventura County Collection), and the Great Recession Oral History Digital Collection (Ventura County Collection). Are you thinking about conducting an oral history? View our helpful resources for conducting oral histories below. Please note that you can rent digital recorders and video cameras from the library circulation desk to use to conduct your oral history. The library computers also offer Zoom as an option. For more information on oral histories or the University Archives, please contact University Archivist, Evelyn Taylor.

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