An extraordinary system of cultural and historical resources.

Oral History

Archives Holds an Extensive Oral History Collection

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Photo Credit: Idaho State Archives

The Idaho State Archives holds an extensive oral history collection with over 3,100 individual interviews in audio and video formats.  Projects document a broad range of topics including African-Americans in Southeast Idaho, Czechoslovakian Culture in the Buhl-Castleford Area, Women and Political Activism in Idaho, 1945-1980, Saddle making in Idaho, Bureau of Land Management in Idaho, and a Veterans History Project. 

Some interviews and transcripts are available online, or you can read transcripts and listen to audio at the Research Center at the Idaho State Archives.   About two-thirds of the interviews have been transcribed.  Each interview has an index that lists the topics, places, and people discussed by the narrator. Copies of most recordings and transcripts are available for sale.  For more information contact (208) 334-2325 or email.