NPS Oral History Directory

What is the NPS Oral History Directory?

The Directory of Oral History in the National Park Service is a downloadable document that describes how many park sites use oral history interviews to:

  • document the people and events they commemorate;

  • capture multiple perspectives on past events;

  • enhance museum exhibits;

  • manage cultural and natural resources;

  • make interpretive and educational programs more relevant to visitors;

  • connect with new audiences through the web; and

  • record the history of individual parks and National Park Service personnel.

Check out the NPS History Collection from the Harpers Ferry Center for further Park History resources and archived oral histories.

Oral History Directory

Download a copy of the 2015 edition of the directory (PDF)


Last updated: August 13, 2021