The Digital Collection

The UNT Oral History Collection in the UNT Digital Library contains a selection of oral history transcripts covering World War II, politics, community activism, desegregation, recollections of life in Texas, and more. Access to these items is restricted to the UNT community.

The Physical Collection

With more than 1,800 bound volumes of oral history interviews, including more than 150,000 pages of transcript, the UNT Oral History Program collection has amassed the largest public university collection of oral history interviews in Texas and one of the nation’s pre-eminent World War II oral history collections. In addition to World War II history, the collection’s strengths include but are not limited to Denton history, African-American history, entrepreneurial history, university history, histories of the Holocaust, the New Deal, Texas politics, and other subjects, and the archives of the Oral History Association. Students, journalists, researchers, genealogists, government agencies and members of the general public have used the collection to publish journalistic and scholarly articles, books, genealogies, and other materials.

Interview transcripts of the UNT Oral History Collection cannot be loaned. The vast majority of the interviews are available for photocopy for a fee. To make arrangements to access a transcript in the University Archives, please contact Morgan Gieringer, University Archivist, or Perri Hamilton, at 940-565-2766. To purchase a copy of a transcript, please contact Lisa Fox of the Oral History Program, at (940) 565-2549.

For more information, including an index of the full collection, see the Oral History Program's Collection page.



At a Glance



Cite This Collection

Here is our suggested citation. Consult an appropriate style guide for conformance to specific guidelines.

UNT Oral History Collection in UNT Digital Library. University of North Texas Libraries. https://digital.library.unt.edu/explore/collections/UNTOH/ accessed August 14, 2022.


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Counties (expand list)

Denton County, TX
178
Dallas County, TX
150
Tarrant County, TX
65
Travis County, TX
26
San Diego County, CA
21
Bexar County, TX
20
Nueces County, TX
19
El Paso County, TX
15
Wichita County, TX
15
Harris County, TX
14
San Patricio County, TX
14
Brown County, TX
13
Parker County, TX
13
Aransas County, TX
11
Collin County, TX
11
Grayson County, TX
10
Comanche County, OK
8
Lubbock County, TX
7
York County, PA
7
Bell County, TX
6
Brazos County, TX
6
Cook County, IL
6
Hancock County, ME
6
Los Angeles County, CA
6
Prince William County, VA
6
Wise County, TX
6
Bowie County, TX
5
Escambia County, FL
5
Harrison County, TX
5
Potter County, TX
5
Taylor County, TX
5
Allegheny County, PA
4
Cooke County, TX
4
Denver County, CO
4
Ellis County, TX
4
Gregg County, TX
4
Kings County, NY
4
McLennan County, TX
4
Middlesex County, MA
4
Alameda County, CA
3
Cass County, TX
3
Chaves County, NM
3
Coleman County, TX
3
Eddy County, NM
3
Fairfax County, VA
3
Hunt County, TX
3
Jefferson County, AL
3
King County, WA
3
Lancaster County, PA
3
Maricopa County, AZ
3
Miller County, AR
3
Morris County, NJ
3
Newport County, RI
3
Orleans Parish, LA
3
Pulaski County, AR
3
Zavala County, TX
3
Anne Arundel County, MD
2
Atchison County, MO
2
Bay County, FL
2
Beaufort County, SC
2
Calhoun County, AL
2
Camp County, TX
2
Champaign County, IL
2
Charleston County, SC
2
Cherokee County, TX
2
Cochise County, AZ
2
Cumberland County, NC
2
Cuyahoga County, OH
2
Floyd County, IN
2
Greenville County, SC
2
Hampshire County, MA
2
Henderson County, TX
2
Jack County, TX
2
Jackson County, MO
2
Jackson County, TX
2
Kane County, IL
2
Kauai County, HI
2
Kaufman County, TX
2
Kinney County, TX
2
Kleberg County, TX
2
Knox County, TN
2
Leavenworth County, KS
2
Lee County, AL
2
Limestone County, TX
2
Mesa County, CO
2
Miami-Dade County, FL
2
Monroe County, NY
2
Montague County, TX
2
Navarro County, TX
2
Oklahoma County, OK
2
Panola County, TX
2
Presidio County, TX
2
Salt Lake County, UT
2
Shelby County, TN
2
Smith County, TX
2
Suffolk County, MA
2
Wayne County, MI
2
Westchester County, NY
2
Westmoreland County, PA
2
Young County, TX
2
Albany County, NY
1
Aleutians West Census Area, AK
1
Allegany County, MD
1
Anderson County, TX
1
Assumption Parish, LA
1
Atlantic County, NJ
1
Baldwin County, AL
1
Baltimore County, MD
1
Bannock County, ID
1
Beaver County, PA
1
Beckham County, OK
1
Bee County, TX
1
Bergen County, NJ
1
Berkshire County, MA
1
Bernalillo County, NM
1
Blue Earth County, MN
1
Brazoria County, TX
1
Brewster County, TX
1
Bucks County, PA
1
Burnet County, TX
1
Cache County, UT
1
Caddo Parish, LA
1
Callaway County, MO
1
Cape Girardeau County, MO
1
Carbon County, WY
1
Carter County, OK
1
Cass County, MO
1
Cayuga County, NY
1
Chattahoochee County, GA
1
Chester County, PA
1
Clark County, IN
1
Clarke County, GA
1
Clay County, IL
1
Clay County, TX
1
Clear Creek County, CO
1
Cleveland County, OK
1
Collingsworth County, TX
1
Comal County, TX
1
Contra Costa County, CA
1
Coryell County, TX
1
Craven County, NC
1
Crenshaw County, AL
1
Cumberland County, ME
1
Custer County, OK
1
Dane County, WI
1
Davidson County, TN
1
Daviess County, MO
1
Decatur County, IA
1
Delta County, TX
1
Dickens County, TX
1
Dimmit County, TX
1
Dodge County, NE
1
East Baton Rouge Parish, LA
1
Eastland County, TX
1
Ector County, TX
1
Edwards County, TX
1
El Paso County, CO
1
Elkhart County, IN
1
Erath County, TX
1
Erie County, NY
1
Essex County, MA
1
Essex County, NJ
1
Etowah County, AL
1
Fairfield County, OH
1
Floyd County, GA
1
Forrest County, MS
1
Franklin County, ME
1
Franklin County, TX
1
Fresno County, CA
1
Fulton County, GA
1
Galveston County, TX
1
Garfield County, CO
1
Garland County, AR
1
Garvin County, OK
1
Genesee County, NY
1
Gila County, AZ
1
Goshen County, WY
1
Grafton County, NH
1
Gray County, KS
1
Greene County, MO
1
Greenlee County, AZ
1
Hampden County, MA
1
Harlan County, NE
1
Harmon County, OK
1
Hartford County, CT
1
Haskell County, TX
1
Hawaii County, HI
1
Hays County, TX
1
Hennepin County, MN
1
Henrico County, VA
1
Hidalgo County, TX
1
Hillsborough County, FL
1
Hood County, TX
1
Hopkins County, TX
1
Houston County, AL
1
Houston County, TX
1
Howard County, TX
1
Imperial County, CA
1
Ingham County, MI
1
Izard County, AR
1
Jackson County, IL
1
Jackson County, OR
1
Jefferson County, TX
1
Jim Hogg County, TX
1
Jim Wells County, TX
1
Johnson County, TX
1
Jones County, TX
1
Karnes County, TX
1
Kay County, OK
1
Kerr County, TX
1
Kiowa County, OK
1
Kitsap County, WA
1
Labette County, KS
1
Lake County, IN
1
Lamb County, TX
1
Lampasas County, TX
1
Lancaster County, NE
1
Lane County, OR
1
Lincoln County, NE
1
Lincoln County, NM
1
Little River County, AR
1
Lucas County, OH
1
Luna County, NM
1
Macon County, MO
1
Madison County, IA
1
Marion County, OR
1
Marion County, TX
1
Maui County, HI
1
McDonough County, IL
1
Menard County, TX
1
Midland County, TX
1
Millard County, UT
1
Minnehaha County, SD
1
Mitchell County, TX
1
Monmouth County, NJ
1
Monterey County, CA
1
Montgomery County, AL
1
Montgomery County, KS
1
Montgomery County, OH
1
Morris County, TX
1
Motley County, TX
1
Mower County, MN
1
Nacogdoches County, TX
1
Natrona County, WY
1
Neshoba County, MS
1
Nolan County, TX
1
Oakland County, MI
1
Okmulgee County, OK
1
Orange County, NY
1
Osage County, OK
1
Oswego County, NY
1
Palm Beach County, FL
1
Palo Pinto County, TX
1
Pawnee County, KS
1
Philadelphia County, PA
1
Pierce County, WA
1
Pike County, MS
1
Polk County, FL
1
Polk County, GA
1
Polk County, IA
1
Pottawatomie County, OK
1
Red River County, TX
1
Refugio County, TX
1
Reno County, KS
1
Rio Grande County, CO
1
Riverside County, CA
1
Robertson County, TX
1
Rockland County, NY
1
Sabine Parish, LA
1
San Jacinto County, TX
1
Santa Barbara County, CA
1
Santa Fe County, NM
1
Scotland County, NC
1
Scurry County, TX
1
Sevier County, AR
1
Shelby County, KY
1
Shelby County, TX
1
Silver Bow County, MT
1
Snohomish County, WA
1
Socorro County, NM
1
Solano County, CA
1
Somervell County, TX
1
Spokane County, WA
1
Stanislaus County, CA
1
Stephens County, OK
1
Story County, IA
1
Suffolk County, NY
1
Sullivan County, MO
1
Sutton County, TX
1
Swisher County, TX
1
Tom Green County, TX
1
Tripp County, SD
1
Tulare County, CA
1
Tulsa County, OK
1
Tyler County, TX
1
Upshur County, TX
1
Uvalde County, TX
1
Van Zandt County, TX
1
Ventura County, CA
1
Walker County, TX
1
Waller County, TX
1
Washington County, AR
1
Washington County, OK
1
Washington County, PA
1
Washington County, TX
1
Webb County, TX
1
Wharton County, TX
1
Wilbarger County, TX
1
Wilcox County, AL
1
Williamson County, TX
1
Windham County, VT
1
Woodbury County, IA
1
York County, VA
1

Titles (expand list)

World War II Prisoners of War Oral History Project
21
National Museum of the Pacific War
15
Texas Community History Oral History Project
15
World War II Pearl Harbor Survivors (Navy) Oral History Project
15
World War II Pacific Theater (Island Hopping) Oral History Project
14
Business Archives Project
13
Green Pioneers in North Texas
10
Texas Political History Oral History Project
9
American History: Voluntary Simplicity Oral History Project
8
World War II European Theater Oral History Project
7
Dallas LGBT Oral History Project
6
World War II Pacific Theater (Naval Engagements) Oral History Project
6
World War II Pearl Harbor Survivors (Army) Oral History Project
6
World War II Pearl Harbor Survivors (Marine Corps) Oral History Project
6
Civilian Conservation Corps History Oral History Project
5
Texas Community Oral History Project
5
Desegregating DFW Oral History Project
4
Geezle Fraternity Oral History Project
4
Quakertown Oral History Project
4
World War II Pacific Theater Oral History Project
4
Admiral Nimitz Museum
3
Caltex Oral History Project
3
DFW Metroplex Immigration Oral History Project
3
Dallas DREAMers Oral History Project
3
Mexican-American Women's Educational Experience Project
3
New Deal Civilian Conservation Corps History Oral History Project
3
Rivertown at War Oral History Project
3
World War II Pearl Harbor Survivors (Army Air Corps) Oral History Project
3
DFW Immigration Oral History Project
2
Flying Voices
2
General Curtis LeMay Oral History Project
2
World War II China-Burma-India Theater Oral History Project
2
World War II China-India-Burma Theater Oral History Project
2
World War II Home front Oral History Project
2
World War II War Crimes Oral History Project
2
Chicano Political Activists Oral History Project
1
DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project
1
Denton County Historical Commission
1
History of Weatherford Oral History Project
1
Korean War Oral History Project
1
National Youth Administration History Oral History Project
1
North Texas Civil Rights History Oral History Project
1
Political History (Pre-World War II Germany) Oral History Project
1
Political History Oral History Project
1
Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project
1
Texas Business Oral History Project
1
UNT and TWU Library and Library School History Oral History Project
1
University of North Texas (Desegregation) History Oral History Project
1
WAVES Oral History Project
1
Weatherford Oral History Project
1
Women Veterans Oral History Project
1
Women in the Texas Republican Party Oral History Project
1
Works Progress Administration History Oral History Project
1
World War I Oral History Project
1
World War II (Weapons Development) Oral History Project
1
World War II European Theater (Army Air Corps) Oral History Project
1
World War II Pacific Theater (Philippine Guerrilla Operations) Oral History Project
1
World War II Pacific Theater (Submarine Service) Oral History Project
1

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