Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

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The Oral History Center is a research program of the University of California, Berkeley, working within The Bancroft Library. The Oral History Center preserves the history of the San Francisco Bay Area, California, and the Western United States. By conducting carefully researched, tape-recorded, and transcribed interviews, the Oral History Center creates archival oral histories intended for the widest possible use.

The Oral History Center of the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley's digital collection at California Revealed consists of moving images and audio recordings from the 1950s to the 2000s. The majority of the collection consists of oral history recordings focusing on the history of the Bay Area as well as the Western United States, including recordings with artists, activists, agriculturalists, and residents sharing local history. Highlights include an interview with Dorothea Lange and many recordings related to former California governor and Supreme Court justice Earl Warren.

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University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
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