CURRENT ORAL HISTORY PROJECTS

CSU Women Presidents project

Twelve CSU Women Presidents seated and standing against gray backdrop

This project explores the unique contributions women make to higher education as leaders and administrators, and records the individual lives, careers, and achievements of each CSU woman president.  

Women, Politics, and Activism Since Suffrage Project

Analia Cabral interviews Maria Elena Durazo at table with microphone


The WPA project recalls the words of women involved in politics, community organizing, and grassroots movements within Southern California. For more information check out the WPA finding aidPDF File Opens in new window , view the collection online on our WPA websiteOpens in new window , or contact Project Manager Abby Waldrop.

Orange County Politics Project

Dick Ackerman, Joe Dunn, and Natalie Fousekis stand posed for a picture inside the Summit House restaurant at the OC Politics event

The Orange County Politics Oral History Project shares the words of local politicians. For more information contact our archivist, Natalie Garcia at (657) 278-3693.

Vision and Visionaries Project

Dr. Natalie Fousekis interviews Marilyn Brewer in her home with video camera in foreground.

For more information contact Project Director Natalie Fousekis at (657) 278-2283.

Lange tafel

Students and community members sit together at long table on CSUF campus lawn Opens in new window

The first Lange Tafel began in Berlin over a decade ago. This community story telling event came to Los Angeles in 2016 and 2017. Both Berlin and Los Angeles are multicultural cities that are deeply shaped by immigration. Both cities engage in intensive social, educational, and cultural activities aimed at fostering integration. This celebration of community story telling came to Orange County at California State University Fullerton for the first time in April, 2019. Orange County, a modern-day suburban region of Southern California, is in its own way a blend of various cultures and immigration stories. At the Long Table, we honor these stories.
For more information contact Dr. Cora Granata at (657) 278-3568 or check out the Lange Tafel website.

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