In addition to our active interviewing initiative, WWOHP is working to assemble an inventory of local stories that have been collected and preserved through past oral history interviews. We are compiling a searchable database that makes existing local oral histories accessible to the community. This “Community Catalogue” will be a clearinghouse for all information regarding topics, location, and accessibility of oral history materials throughout the city, allowing these carefully collected memories to reach their fullest potential and broadest audience.
|Project Name||Date||Media Format||Transcription||Topic Keywords||Sponsoring Organization(s)||Contact||Repository Location||Instructions for Accessing Materials|
|Civil Rights in Worcester||1960-early 70s||Audio tape||Recording only||African American Women; Civil Rights; Worcester, MA||Charles Houston Cultural Institute||Gloria Hall
President and Curriculum Developer
|Files||Telephone call or letter of inquiry to Gloria Hall, 115 Beeching Street, Worcester, MA 01602|
|Main South Oral History Project||2006||CD and digital video tape; DVD presentation||Tape logs||Main South; environmental justice; vacant buildings; Abandoned buildings||Neighborhood STRENGTH||Erin Anderson
|Marsh Institute, Clark University||Email for access to recordings; Limited copies of DVD presentation available upon request|
|Women at WPI||1994||Audio and video cassette||Fully||Worcester Polytechnic Institute; women undergraduate students||Worcester Polytechnic Institute Archives||Lora Brueck
Assistant Director, Collections Management
|Gordon Library, WPI 100 Institute Rd., Worcester, MA 01609||Contact WPI Archives and Special Collections, 508-831-6612; open T-F, 10am-4pm, or by appointment.|
If you know of existing local oral history materials (recordings and/or transcripts) in Worcester—whether housed in an academic institution or a shoe box in somebody’s closet—let us know! Complete our online submission form and help the community gain access to this important resource.