World War II Oral History Programs
ACTIVE ORAL HISTORY PROGRAMS
American Airpower Heritage Museum
Stan Spurgeon, Oral History Program, P.O. Box 62000, Midland TX 79711-2000.
museum has a collection of more than 4,200 oral histories from World War II, conducts
interviews on site and also offers an oral history kit and instructions for conducting
interviews. See search at
General Land Office
Paul Sturrock, 512/936-1948, 800/252-VETS (800/252-8387).
. The state agency sponsors the Voices of
Veterans oral history program, open to any Texas veteran who served in combat from
World War I to the present. Interviews are by phone or in person in Austin.
National Museum of the Pacific War
Jeff Hunt, The National Museum of the Pacific War, 340 East Main Street,
Fredericksburg TX 78624, 830/997-4379 x.226.
. The museum has had an active oral
history program since 1988, with more than 2,000 interviews. Not all the interviews are
transcribed, but they are available to researchers by appointment. Most interviewees
come to Fredericksburg, but a nationwide network of volunteers assist in conducting
interviews elsewhere. The museum can also provide a list of questions for families to ask
relatives who are veterans.
South Texas Archives and Special Collections
Cecilia Hunter, James C. Jernigan Library, MSC 197, Texas A&M University-Kingsville,
Kingsville TX 78363-8202, 361/593-4154.
. The Veterans History Project website includes a
project kit with forms to download for a successful oral history interview. More than 200
of the interviews in the collection pertain to World War II; some are in English and some
are in Spanish. None are transcribed, but all are available to researchers. New interviews
Dr. Jim Conrad, James G. Gee Library, P.O. Box 3011, Commerce TX 75249, 903/886-
. The library has an
oral history collection and is actively seeking interviewees in association with the
Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress.
Texas Tech University