Oral Histories

Hear oral history testimonies of Rosa Parks and other leading Black women from the Black Women Oral History Project. [Image: Rosa Parks  Bartlett T Station Graffiti. Sarah Nichols/Flickr.]

Hear oral history testimonies of Rosa Parks and other leading Black women from the Black Women Oral History Project. [Image: Rosa Parks Bartlett T Station Graffiti. Sarah Nichols/Flickr.]

Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony (US) records and preserves oral histories of people who have, or presently do, self-identify as lesbian.

British Library, ‘Sisterhood and After recorded the voices of feminists at the forefront of the Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1970s and 1980s. Themes of this project include ‘Family and Children’, ‘Activism’ and ‘Education’.

Broken Leg Theatre, ‘Three Generations of Women’ is a crowd-sourced oral history project that resulted in a theatre production based on women’s history. You can share your stories on their website and follow updates for the next stages of ‘Three Generations of Women’.

Feminist Archive North, Oral History Project is part of ‘Women in the Women’s Liberation Movement in Leeds and Bradford 1969-79’ collection. It includes interviews within women who were active in the Women’s Liberation Movement.

Schlesinger Library (US), ‘Black Women Oral History Project Interviews, 1976–1981’ includes biographies, images, transcripts and recordings of interviews with 72 pioneering African-American women during 1976-81.

UCLA Center for the Study of Women, ‘A History of Women’s Social Movement Activities in Los Angeles, 1960-1999’ includes oral history testimonies of women who played significant roles in social movements.