Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton

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With over 6,000 recorded interviews and related transcripts, photographs, and other materials, the Center for Oral and Public History maintains the largest oral history archive in the state of California. The collection stands out nationally for its grassroots nature and the wide range of communities represented. The genesis of this archive came with the creation of a student-driven oral history program at Cal State Fullerton in 1968. Today, we continue to train students to create oral histories and generate new collections. We recognize that certain obligations accompany ownership of these collections, in particular the maintenance of a suitable storage environment and access for users, including students, scholars, educators, community members, journalists, filmmakers, and policy makers. We endeavor to employ the most appropriate, up-to-date technologies to achieve both of these ends.

The Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton’s digital collection at California Revealed consists of moving images from the 1990s to the 2000s. The collection includes oral histories and episodes of the Politically Speaking talk show featuring former Orange County Assemblywoman Marilyn Brewer.

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Center for Oral and Public History
PLS 363, 800 N. State College
Fullerton, CA 92831
United States

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