Documenting History: Oral History Project

2017 Oral History Projects

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2017 Oral History Projects

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View and explore the 2017 Oral History Projects, created by the class of 2018.

Date

2016-2017

Collection Items

Washington, D.C .:  District of Cocaine
The purpose of this oral history interview with Walter Staples is to collect and preserve a primary source account of the Washington D.C. Crack Cocaine Epidemic in the Late 20th Century. By reading this project that converges evidence from multiple…

World War II Medic
The purpose of this Oral History interview with Philip Katz is to collect and preserve a primary source account of a medic in World War II. By reading this project that converges
evidence from multiple sources, one will inquire background…

Achieving Freedom with a Purple Heart: The Iraq War Through the Eyes of an Armor Reconnaissance Sergeant
The purpose of the Oral History of Larry Campbell is to examine his role during the Iraq War, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. This Oral History is intended for future students and historians to examine as well. This project,…

War is Hell: A history of the Vietnam War from the perspective of a Vietnam Veteran<br /><br />
As time passes and the Vietnam War becomes more and more distant in the human mind, it is important to reinforce the sentiments and arguments around the war. While extremely controversial during and immediately following the war, younger generations…

America in the Graveyard of Empires: An Oral History on the 2001 Afghanistan War
The purpose of this Oral History Project is to collect and preserve a first-hand perspective on Operation Enduring Freedom (the 2001 Afghanistan War). This interview was conducted with Robert Mitchell, a former Navy Seal and member of the CIA, who…

The Students’ Outcry for Democracy at Tiananmen Square 1989<br /><br />
The purpose of this American Century Oral History Project is to uncover the specifics of the Tiananmen Square protests and massacre that occurred in 1989. To this day, Chinese civilians are not permitted to discuss the Tiananmen Square massacre of…

A Personal Account of a Child Fleeing Czechoslovakia After World War II
The purpose of this oral history interview with Annmarie Ralston is to collect and preserve a primary source account of fleeing Czechoslovakia as a child refugee. By reading this project, one will gain an insight into a child’s perspective of the…

The September 11th Attacks Through the Eyes of a Journalist: An Interview with Elisabeth Bumiller<br /><br />
The purpose of this American Century Oral History Project is to collect and preserve the memories, perspectives, and first-hand experiences of the terror attacks on the United States on September 11th, 2001. The interview was conducted with Elisabeth…

El Salvador Civil War: Trying to Survive
The purpose of this oral history project is for historians to expand their knowledge on the Salvadoran Civil War, 1980-1992. Through the perspective of Fernando Henriquez, one can develop a deeper understanding of the government’s prejudices towards…

All-American Girls Baseball League: Rockford Peaches
The purpose of this project is to get a new perspective on a topic that may have had a huge impact on many lives and affected the way society looks at women playing professional sports. The purpose of my topic is to learn and understand what women…
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