UNT Oral History Collection

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



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Denton County, TX
102
Dallas County, TX
21
Tarrant County, TX
18
Travis County, TX
13
San Diego County, CA
10
El Paso County, TX
8
Grayson County, TX
7
Parker County, TX
7
Collin County, TX
5
Harris County, TX
5
Nueces County, TX
5
Wichita County, TX
5
Denver County, CO
3
Prince William County, VA
3
San Patricio County, TX
3
Bexar County, TX
2
Ellis County, TX
2
King County, WA
2
Knox County, TN
2
Los Angeles County, CA
2
Newport County, RI
2
Potter County, TX
2
Presidio County, TX
2
Wise County, TX
2
Young County, TX
2
Allegheny County, PA
1
Aransas County, TX
1
Atlantic County, NJ
1
Beaver County, PA
1
Beckham County, OK
1
Bell County, TX
1
Bergen County, NJ
1
Bowie County, TX
1
Brown County, TX
1
Burnet County, TX
1
Cass County, TX
1
Chester County, PA
1
Collingsworth County, TX
1
Comal County, TX
1
Cook County, IL
1
Cooke County, TX
1
Craven County, NC
1
Eastland County, TX
1
Eddy County, NM
1
Erie County, NY
1
Escambia County, FL
1
Floyd County, GA
1
Greene County, MO
1
Hartford County, CT
1
Haskell County, TX
1
Hays County, TX
1
Henderson County, TX
1
Hennepin County, MN
1
Henrico County, VA
1
Hillsborough County, FL
1
Imperial County, CA
1
Ingham County, MI
1
Izard County, AR
1
Jefferson County, TX
1
Johnson County, TX
1
Kauai County, HI
1
Kerr County, TX
1
Kings County, NY
1
Kinney County, TX
1
Kitsap County, WA
1
Kleberg County, TX
1
Labette County, KS
1
Lampasas County, TX
1
Lancaster County, PA
1
Lubbock County, TX
1
McLennan County, TX
1
Menard County, TX
1
Mesa County, CO
1
Miller County, AR
1
Minnehaha County, SD
1
Monroe County, NY
1
Montague County, TX
1
Montgomery County, AL
1
Montgomery County, KS
1
Natrona County, WY
1
Nolan County, TX
1
Osage County, OK
1
Panola County, TX
1
Polk County, FL
1
Pottawatomie County, OK
1
Robertson County, TX
1
Rockland County, NY
1
Shelby County, KY
1
Shelby County, TN
1
Silver Bow County, MT
1
Somervell County, TX
1
Stanislaus County, CA
1
Taylor County, TX
1
Washington County, OK
1
Williamson County, TX
1
York County, VA
1
Zavala County, TX
1