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 July 29, 2021.


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Denton County, TX
141
Dallas County, TX
112
Tarrant County, TX
47
Travis County, TX
24
San Diego County, CA
19
Bexar County, TX
18
Nueces County, TX
17
El Paso County, TX
14
Harris County, TX
14
San Patricio County, TX
14
Brown County, TX
11
Parker County, TX
11
Wichita County, TX
11
Aransas County, TX
10
Collin County, TX
10
Grayson County, TX
9
Comanche County, OK
8
Bell County, TX
6
Brazos County, TX
5
Hancock County, ME
5
Harrison County, TX
5
Los Angeles County, CA
5
Lubbock County, TX
5
Potter County, TX
5
Taylor County, TX
5
York County, PA
5
Bowie County, TX
4
Cook County, IL
4
Denver County, CO
4
McLennan County, TX
4
Middlesex County, MA
4
Prince William County, VA
4
Wise County, TX
4
Alameda County, CA
3
Allegheny County, PA
3
Cass County, TX
3
Chaves County, NM
3
Coleman County, TX
3
Ellis County, TX
3
Escambia County, FL
3
Fairfax County, VA
3
Gregg County, TX
3
Jefferson County, AL
3
Kings County, NY
3
Lancaster County, PA
3
Maricopa County, AZ
3
Morris County, NJ
3
Anne Arundel County, MD
2
Bay County, FL
2
Calhoun County, AL
2
Champaign County, IL
2
Cherokee County, TX
2
Cooke County, TX
2
Cumberland County, NC
2
Cuyahoga County, OH
2
Eddy County, NM
2
Floyd County, IN
2
Henderson County, TX
2
Hunt County, TX
2
Jack County, TX
2
Jackson County, MO
2
Kaufman County, TX
2
King County, WA
2
Kinney County, TX
2
Kleberg County, TX
2
Knox County, TN
2
Leavenworth County, KS
2
Limestone County, TX
2
Monroe County, NY
2
Newport County, RI
2
Oklahoma County, OK
2
Orleans Parish, LA
2
Panola County, TX
2
Presidio County, TX
2
Pulaski County, AR
2
Salt Lake County, UT
2
Shelby County, TN
2
Smith County, TX
2
Westchester County, NY
2
Westmoreland County, PA
2
Young County, TX
2
Zavala 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
Atchison County, MO
1
Atlantic County, NJ
1
Baldwin County, AL
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
Blue Earth County, MN
1
Brazoria County, TX
1
Brewster County, TX
1
Burnet County, TX
1
Cache County, UT
1
Callaway County, MO
1
Camp County, TX
1
Carbon County, WY
1
Carter County, OK
1
Cayuga County, NY
1
Charleston County, SC
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
Cochise County, AZ
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
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
Fulton County, GA
1
Galveston County, TX
1
Garland County, AR
1
Garvin County, OK
1
Genesee County, NY
1
Grafton County, NH
1
Gray County, KS
1
Greene County, MO
1
Greenville County, SC
1
Hampden County, MA
1
Hampshire County, MA
1
Harlan County, NE
1
Harmon County, OK
1
Hartford County, CT
1
Haskell County, TX
1
Hays County, TX
1
Hennepin County, MN
1
Henrico County, VA
1
Hidalgo County, TX
1
Hillsborough County, FL
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
Johnson County, TX
1
Karnes County, TX
1
Kauai County, HI
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
Lampasas County, TX
1
Lancaster County, NE
1
Lane County, OR
1
Lee County, AL
1
Lincoln County, NE
1
Little River County, AR
1
Luna County, NM
1
Macon County, MO
1
Marion County, OR
1
Marion County, TX
1
Menard County, TX
1
Mesa County, CO
1
Miami-Dade County, FL
1
Midland County, TX
1
Millard County, UT
1
Miller County, AR
1
Minnehaha County, SD
1
Monmouth County, NJ
1
Montague County, TX
1
Monterey County, CA
1
Montgomery County, AL
1
Montgomery County, KS
1
Morris County, TX
1
Motley County, TX
1
Mower County, MN
1
Natrona County, WY
1
Navarro County, TX
1
Neshoba County, MS
1
Nolan County, TX
1
Oakland County, MI
1
Orange County, NY
1
Osage County, OK
1
Oswego County, NY
1
Palm Beach County, FL
1
Palo Pinto County, TX
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
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
Scotland County, NC
1
Sevier County, AR
1
Shelby County, KY
1
Shelby County, TX
1
Silver Bow County, MT
1
Snohomish County, WA
1
Solano County, CA
1
Somervell County, TX
1
Spokane County, WA
1
Stanislaus County, CA
1
Stephens County, OK
1
Suffolk County, MA
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
Upshur 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
Wayne County, MI
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

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