Since its founding in 1970, the Baylor University Institute for Oral History (BUIOH) has collected over 6,000 interviews. The Institute has created transcripts of almost all interviews in the collection, and nearly 4,000 of these transcripts are available to researchers and the public in our online collection as fully text-searchable PDFs. New draft transcripts of in-process projects are added monthly as work progresses.
In the fall of 2013, BUIOH began uploading audio files to accompany the transcripts already present in the online collection. This process is expected to continue through the end of the decade. Until then, many digital audio files may not be found online, but do exist on our private preservation server. To request access to an audio recording that is not online, send a request to BUIOH@Baylor.edu . Be sure to provide complete information about the name of the interviewee and the date of the interview.
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This collection is considered an active collection. Items will be added periodically as they are acquired by Baylor University and processed through the Digitization and Digital Collection Preservation Services group.