Individual Voices, Shared Histories

People's stories are among the most valuable resources that the National Park Service preserves and protects for future generations.

A women, seated at a dining room table, gestures over the park brochure in front of her.

Oral History Resources

Guidance, best practices, and resources for NPS oral history practitioners

 Col. Benjamin Oliver Davis presents a war bond to four airmen in front of a fighter jet, 1945

Oral History in Practice

Oral histories examples and uses from around the service

Uniformed operators with headsets seated in Nike Hercules battery control trailer, 1959.

Directory of Oral History in the NPS

Discover how oral history is used to document, manage, interpret, and protect our national parks.

Horseriders follow the Laguna Meadow Trail towards the Chisos Basin, Big Bend, in the 1940s.

Interviews

Listen to recordings and read transcripts

Superintendent Kevin Cheri, in uniform, poses for a photo beside two winners of a race with medals

A Sense of Place

A podcast series produced by the National Park Service

Last updated: June 30, 2020