CURRENT ORAL HISTORY PROJECTS

women, politics, and activism Since Suffrage Project

Students and narrators pose after oral history performance in Dr. Fousekis' classThe WPA project recalls the words of 
women involved in politics, community organizing, and grassroots movements within Southern California. For more information contact the project manager, Abby Dettenmaier at (657) 278-3580 or visit the collection's finding aidPDF File

el toro marine corps air station project

Military helicopter from an El Toro Marine Corp base

This project records the memories of military, dependants, civilian workers, and the surrounding communities of the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in present day Irvine, CA.  For more information contact project manager, Kira Gentry at (657) 278- 8415 or visit the collection's finding aidPDF File .  

Orance county politics oral history project

Dr. Fousekis poses with OC Politics honorees

Orange County Politics oral history project shares the words of local politicians.  For more information contact our archivist, Natalie Navar at (657) 278-3693 or visit the collection's finding aid

California lulac project

Natalie Navar and Joe Ocamp pose for LULAC project

This project remembers the voices of California members of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in both their personal and professional lives. For more information contact Natalie Navar at (657) 278- 3693.

from hitler's europe to the golden state project

Dr. Granata interviewing person for From Hitler's Europe to the Golden State oral history project

Photo by Michael Thümer

This project shares the words Europeans who lived through the Third Reich and World War II in Europe and later migrated to the U.S.  in the postwar period.  For more information contact Dr. Granata at (657) 278-3568 or visit the collection's finding aidPDF File

Southern Ca Food Culture and Visionaries Project

Dr. Varzally poses in front of McDonald's location for oral history project

This project explores the history of the region’s diverse commercial restaurants since World War II to better understand urban development, immigration, agricultural practices, and family dynamics. In recording the stories of entrepreneurs, laborers, and customers of dining establishments, it highlights the significance of food preparation and service to the making of California. For more information contact Dr. Allison Varzally at (657)278-4339  or visit the finding aidPDF File

Vision and Visionaries project

Dan Black poses for Vision and Visionaries project

For more information contact Project Director Natalie Fousekis at (657) 278-2283 or visit the collection's finding aid.