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Oral History Collection Descriptions

Since 1993, The State Historical Society has had a full-time oral historian recording and transcribing hundreds of oral history interviews that preserve Missouri’s history, culture, and heritage.

The first project of the oral history program focused on artists from Missouri's Bootheel region.  The project, a collaboration with the University of Missouri Folk Arts Program and Museum of Art and Archaeology, was supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Missouri Arts Council.  Researchers collected oral history interviews and other recordings, which resulted in Art and Heritage of the Missouri Bootheel: A Resource Guide (pdf, 8mb).

With over 4,000 interviews, the oral history program continues to actively produce and collect oral history interviews that represent Missouri’s culture and history.  However, researchers will find our oral history collection reaches well beyond the Show-Me State’s borders.  

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African-American Healing Arts and Lore Collection, 1996, (S0749)
5 Folders, 2 Audio Cassettes
The collection contains detailed information about the African-American Healing Arts and Lore project, including project grant proposals, a publication of collected interviews, and correspondence of project leaders. The collection also contains audio recordings of group discussions concerning the healing arts conducted by Gladys Coggswell, a humanities scholar.

African American Pioneers In Journalism And Broadcasting, Oral History Project, (S0624)
15 Folders, Oral History Tapes And Transcriptions
"The African American Pioneers in Journalism and Broadcasting Project" document St. Louis' African Americans journalists, media and radio broadcasters.

"As I Recall" Oral History Project, Records, 2006, (C4280)
0.2 cubic feet, 11 CDs, 13 audio cassettes, 1 c.d.
The "As I Recall" Oral History Project records contain audio recordings and some transcripts from a collaborative project between KBIA-FM and the State Historical Society of Missouri. Most oral histories in this collection were conducted by Gary Kremer, Director of the State Historical Society, in 2006.


Benton, Thomas Hart (1889-1975), Collection, 1962-2013, (C4113)
0.2 cubic feet, 2 audio tapes, 1 compact disc
The Thomas Hart Benton Collection contains an interview of the artist and related materials. The interview took place at Benton's home in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 6, 1962, and was largely conducted by Homer Brown of Pittsburg State University (formerly Kansas State College of Pittsburg). Brown published a very small portion of the interview as an article in The Midwest Quarterly.

Beta Phi Mu, Librarian Oral History Project, Records, 1980-1985 (C4071)
0.4 cubic feet, 25 audio cassettes, 6 video tapes
The Beta Phi Mu Librarian Oral History Project collection contains the audio, video, and transcripts of interviews with Missouri librarians and members of Beta Phi Mu. Also included are an interview guide, correspondence, the interviewers’ notes, and background materials on the librarians.

Boonville Women's Club, Oral History Project, Collection, 2007-2008, (CA6351)
1 folder, 20 audio cassettes, 20 CDs
The collection consists of oral history interviews conducted by Meredith Ludwig for the Boonville Women's Club. Ludwig compiled many of the interviews into a 2008 readers' theatre production, "Women's Words: Memories of Boonslick," and supporting material relating to the stage production is included.

Bootheel Project, Records, 1993-1997, (C3928)
3.2 linear feet, 161 audio cassettes, 9 records, 2 video cassettes
The records of the Bootheel Project document the art, culture and heritage of the Missouri Bootheel. The records include photographs, color slides, audio cassettes, transcripts, and video cassettes of interviews with Bootheel residents. Sound recordings, planning documents, field workers' notes, and miscellaneous items collected throughout the project are also included.

Bradley, Melvin (1920-2003), Papers, 1855-2003, (C3026)
13.4 linear feet, 167 audio cassettes, 1 audio tape, 1 video cassette
This collection covers Bradley’s work as a livestock specialist in the Cooperative Extension Office of the University of Missouri from 1968 through the 1990s. The papers consist of research materials, correspondence, clippings, photographs, drafts for books, articles, exhibits, and speeches, and interviews on audio cassette conducted for the Missouri Mule History Project.


Central Agency for Jewish Education (CAJE) Records, 1880-2009, (K0670)
7 cubic feet
Organizational records and other research materials relating to the activities of CAJE and the history of the Jewish Community in Kansas City, particularly in preparation of the book, Mid-America's Promise: A Profile of Kansas City Jewry.

Communications Class Oral History Project, Tapes, 1987-1991, (S0512)
116 Tapes
The Communications Class Collection consists of 11 oral histories with various individuals. This project was part of the class assignment in Elizabeth Kizer's interviewing class, Communications 242. The topics emphasize St. Louis and vary according to the interviewer's interest. The tapes were donated from September 20, 1990 to December 3, 1990. On August 10, 1991 eighteen additional tapes were added to the collection. An additional 13 tapes were added on June 1, 1992. An additional five tapes were included on November 3, 1992.

Confluence St. Louis Oral History Project, 1994-1995, (S0619)
5 folders, 42 tapes
Confluence St. Louis purports to improve the quality of life in St. Louis through broad-based participation by interested citizens in study and action on issues of importance to the region.

Curtis, Thomas B. (1911-1993), Oral Interview, 1978, (C1427)
1 folder
An interview with a former Republican Congressman who served Missouri's Second district from 1951 to 1969 and a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.


Dale, E.L. (1890-1969), Interview, 1965, (C3396)
3 folders, 1 audio tape
Tape and transcripts of an interview with the editor of the Carthage Evening Press. Topics include Dale's background, role of news, editor, government role in news media, civil rights, and contemporary issues in U.S. and Missouri.

Dial, Marshall, Oral History Collection, (CA6033)
275 audio cassettes, 44 CDs
Collection of interviews between Marshall Dial and various residents of the Bootheel for Dial's radio show, "Stories They Tell."

Douglass Family, Collection, 1838-1990, (C3978)
1.4 linear feet, 13 audio cassettes
The Douglass Family Collection consists of land deeds, personal and business correspondence, oral history transcripts, photographs, volumes, and other miscellaneous items dealing with farm life and agriculture in McBaine, Missouri. There are also records dealing with a flourmill belonging to Northcutt & Brothers in Mexico, Missouri, and an account book for the Oakdale Graveyard in Shelby County, Missouri.

Duff, William, Collection, c. 1968-1970, (CA6378)
17 audio tapes
Audio tapes largely consisting of oral history interviews concerning the last hanging in Texas County and bootlegging. Also includes songs of Nancy Pittman.


East Campus Neighborhood Survey, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (CA5868)
0.2 linear feet, 8 audio cassettes
Correspondence, proposals and other grant application material, resident contact information and other background material, and oral history recordings, notes and logs related to a University of Missouri, Department of Art History and Archaeology sponsored architectural / historic survey, 1992-1993.


Folklore Genre, Collection, 2013, (CA6374)
0.1 cubic feet, 1 CD, 1 computer disc
Collection of folklore oral histories done by students of MU English instructor Raymond Summerville includes transcripts and audio of oral history interviews. Also included in the collection is an ethnography of the Broadway Diner, Columbia, MO.

Frampton, Vendla Johnson (1899-1994) Collection, 1919-1988, (K0286)
2 folders
Transcript of an oral history interview in which Mrs. Frampton describes many details of her life, including: Kansas City's "Swede Hill" community; family background and relationships; local Lutheran church history; and holiday food and traditions. Also a Westport High School Memory Book, 1919.

French Heritage Oral History Project, Records, 1989-1999, (CA5821)
.4 linear feet, 26 audio cassettes, 3 video cassettes
Audio and video recordings of interviews and performances, transcripts, correspondence, field notes, slides, and miscellaneous material related to French settlement and culture in Missouri and the Mississippi valley.


Hagood, J. Hurley and Roberta Roland, Papers, (CA6049)
12.1 cubic feet, 77 audio cassettes
Subject files documenting the history of Hannibal, Missouri. Also oral history interviews with several prominent residents.

Hall, Durward G. (1910-2001), Oral Interview, 1979, (C1426)
1 folder
An interview with a former Republican Congressman who served Missouri's Seventh District from 1961 to 1973 and was a member of the Armed Services Committee.

Heart of America Jewish Historical Society Records, 1990-2005 (K0958)
0.27 cubic feet
The records contain organizational records and audio cassette tape recordings of meetings and oral histories.

HistorySpeaks Oral History Collection, 2000-2002, (K0400)
10 cubic feet
The records of the History Speaks Oral History Project contain videotaped interviews, participant files, and project administrative files relating to this early 21st century project. The project focused on capturing stories of prominent Kansas Citians from the business, nonprofit, arts, political, and civic communities. Participants were selected whose experiences highlighted events that shaped Kansas City's history and development. The concept for the project originated out of celebrations surrounding Kansas City's 150th anniversary.

Howerton, Charles Henry, Oral History, (SP0011)
0.25 cubic foot (2 DVDs)
The Charles Howerton Oral History contains an oral history interview with Charles Howerton conducted by his daughter, Sue Howerton Victoria, and son-in-law, Doug Victoria. The interviews took place on June 30, 1995, July 4, 1995, and July 6, 1995.


Italian Immigrant Oral History Project, 1973-1984, (S0511)
19 Cassettes
Mormino conducted interviews with Italian immigrants residing in the "Hill" neighborhood in south St. Louis as part of the research for his book, Immigrants On The Hill, Italian Americans in St. Louis 1882-1982.

International Women’s Forum Oral History Collection, (S1148)
3.5 cubic feet (72 folders, 72 HDV tapes, 72 DVDs, 1 book)
The International Women’s Forum Oral History Collection consists of oral history interviews conducted by Dr. Blanche Touhill with St. Louis City and St. Louis County members of the Missouri chapter of the International Women’s Forum. The collection documents the interviewee’s personal and professional lives and how they established themselves as successful, enterprising women leaders in the St. Louis region. These materials include DVD recordings of the interviews, as well as accompanying transcripts. The interviews date from 2013 to 2015.


Scott, James T. Memorial, Collection, 2010-2011 (C4072)
0.1 linear feet, 9 CDs, 3 DVDs, 1 computer disc
The collection contains audio, video, and images related to the James T. Scott Monument Committee in Columbia, Missouri. The committee was created to raise funds to purchase a new headstone for lynching victim James T. Scott's burial site in Columbia Cemetery.

Jewish Community Archives Oral History Project, (K0440)
Video and audio oral history interviews with member of the Jewish community in the Kansas City area.

Jewish Community Campus Oral History Collection, 1998-1999, (K0433)
1 cubic foot
Video and audio interviews with individuals in the Jewish community prominent in the development of the Campus.

Jewish Community Center Centennial Oral History Project, 2013, (K1286)
0.3 cubic foot
Oral histories of long standing members of the Jewish Community in Greater Kansas City, particularly relating to the Community Center.

Johnson, Niel Melvin (1931- ) Papers, 1830-2007, (K0963)
4 cubic feet
Research, oral histories, and manuscript materials collected and created by Johnson, archivist and historian, on Swedish-Americans in Kansas City.

Johnston, Louisa Poteet (1890-1979) Oral Interviews, 1975, (K0488)
3 folders
Interviews with Johnston, granddaughter of Alexander Majors, and owner/promoter of the Alexander Majors Historic House and Museum.

Joplin Tornado Oral History Project, Records, 2011- , (C4095)
0.2 linear feet, 22 CD
The collection consists of interviews with people who experienced, were affected by, and/or were a part of the devastating EF5 multiple-vortex tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, on May 22, 2011. The focus of this project is to help document the community of Joplin both before and after the tornado, as well as the rebuilding of this community. The collection consists of digitally recorded interviews, transcripts (forthcoming), and ephemera.


Kansas City Monarchs Oral History Collection, 1978-1981, (K0047)
0.4 cubic foot
This collection contains oral history interviews and correspondence with eighteen individuals who played with or were associated with the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro National League.

Kansas City Neighborhood News Audio Tape Collection, 1983-1992, (K0635)
2 cubic feet
Interviews on Kansas City urban life conducted by Allen Simon for the Kansas City Neighborhood News show on community radio.

Keeley, Mary Paxton (1886-1986), Papers, 1830-1983, (C0848)
7.25 linear feet, 3 audio cassettes
Papers of the first woman graduate of the University of Missouri, School of Journalism, in 1910. She was active as a journalist, teacher, playwright, poet, fiction writer, and photographer. Material includes correspondence; diaries; manuscripts for Keeley’s articles, fiction, and poetry; clippings; audio cassettes; and photographs.

Kirkwood, Missouri, Oral History Project, 1995-1997, (C3962)
0.1 linear foot, 10 audio cassettes
The Kirkwood, Missouri, Oral History Project was an attempt to supplement Kirkwood, Missouri: The Greentree City. A Pictorial History, edited by Barbara J. Byerly and J.B. Lester, which was published in 1994. The interviews were to emphasize events after 1960.


Lance, Donald M. (1931-2002), Papers, 1938-2002, (C3992)
11.3 linear feet, 144 audio cassettes
The papers of a University of Missouri English professor, well-known for his lectures on the pronunciation of "Missouri" and other dialect research, contain extensive professional correspondence, research data, articles, presentations, teaching materials, and materials related to his work with professional organizations. Audio cassettes include interviews with Germans in Missouri and with decorated U.S. Army Special Forces veteran Byrl D. Taylor, Missouri folk musicians, and examples of English language dialects.

Lift Every Voice And Sing Oral History Project, (S0609)
100 Folders, Oral History Tapes, Transcriptions And Photographs
The exhibit text and photographs comprised components of the documentary exhibit and book, Lift Every Voice and Sing: St. Louis African Americans in the Twentieth Century.

Lift Every Voice And Sing Research File, 1999, (S0760)
47 Folders, 4 Tapes
Doris Wesley gathered the information in this subject file as part of Lift Every Voice an Sing, a collection of oral histories with St. Louis area African Americans published in 1999. In addition to containing information on various St. Louis African Americans, the collection includes an evaluation and the mailing list for the project.


Miller, James L. (1897-1989), Interview, 1965, (C3397)
3 folders, 1 audio tape
Tape and transcripts of an interview with the editor of the Washington Missourian.

Missouri Desegregation and Civil Rights Oral History Project, Records, 2013-, (C4116)
0.2 cubic feet, 35 CDs, 1 computer disc
The collection consists of interviews with people who attended Douglass and/or Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri. The collection consists of digitally recorded interviews, audio logs, and photographs. The collection is ongoing and open to interviews concerning any school and/or civil rights topic in Missouri.

Missouri Environment Oral History Project, Records, 1998-, (C3966)
Interviews with Missouri land use and natural resource protection professionals. The records include audio cassettes and transcripts.

Missouri Ex-POWs Oral History Project, Records, 2000-, (C3975)
Interviews with ex-prisoners of war (POWs). The records include audio cassettes and transcripts.

Missouri Extension Homemakers Association, Oral History Project, (CA4650)
0.8 linear feet
Oral history interviews with members of extension clubs commemorating the 50th anniversary of the organization.

Missouri Extension Homemakers Association, Oral History Project, (CA4682)
1.4 linear feet, 77 audio cassettes
Addition. Includes some written histories, but bulk of collection consists of audio cassettes.

Missouri Extension Homemakers Association, Oral History Project, (CA4729)
0.2 cubic feet, 129 audio cassettes
Addition of audio cassettes and release forms.

Missouri German Heritage Corridor Oral History Project (C4354)
0.4 cubic feet (6 folders, 9 CDs)
The collection consists of interviews with Missourians who have lived in the German Heritage Corridor and have worked to promote and preserve its cultural institutions. The collection includes digitally recorded interviews and transcripts of the interviews.

Missouri Innovation & Exploration Oral History Project (C4352)
0.4 cubic feet (5 folders, 9 CDs)
The collection consists of interviews with Missourians who have been involved with projects related to innovation and exploration in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The collection includes digitally recorded interviews and transcripts of the interviews.

Missouri Lives, Oral History Project, Records, 2014-, (C4249)
0.1 cubic feet, 13 CDs, 1 DVD
The collection consists of interviews with a wide array of Missourians who have had an interesting personal history and life. The collection consists of digitally recorded interviews, transcripts, and ephemera.

Missouri Mule History Project, Records, 1980-1993, (C3954)
2 linear feet, 148 audio cassettes
Records produced by a University of Missouri project to document the history of the state's mule industry. The records consist of oral history recordings and transcripts of interviews with men and women concerning their experiences with the Missouri mule, project produced publications, and promotional materials.

Missouri Newspapers Oral History Project, Records, 1996-, (C3965)
Interviews with Missouri newspaper people regarding the history and evolution of newspapers in Missouri. The records include audio cassettes, transcripts, logs, notes, correspondence, and related ephemera.

Missouri River Folk History Project, Records, (CA6109)
0.2 linear feet, 37 DVDs
Oral history interviews of Missourians who have lived and worked along the Missouri River. Meredith Ludwig conducted the interviews.

Missouri State Museum, Interpretation Program, Oral History Recordings, 1980-2009, (CA6218)
1.2 cubic feet, 410 audio cassettes, 78 video cassettes, 205 DVDs, 3 CDs
Oral history interviews with Missourians regarding historical events on audio cassettes, video cassettes, and DVDs. Also includes transcripts and related material such as photographs, negatives, news clippings, obituaries, correspondence, personal accounts, and ephemera.

Missouri Veteran Stories, Collection, 2007-2010, (C4089)
934 DVDs, 230 DAT tapes
The collection of veteran's stories contain interviews on DVDs and DAT tapes with Missouri veterans.

Missouri Veterans History Project, Oral History Records, 2010- (C4052)
6.0 cubic feet
The records of the Missouri Veterans History Project contain the local copy of veteran oral history interviews recorded for the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress. The records include audio, video, interview logs, and some transcripts. The former Western Historical Manuscript Collection, a joint collection with the State Historical Society of Missouri, was a founding partner of the Veterans History Project in 2001.

Missouri Veterans Oral History Project, 2006-, (C4020)
Interviews with Missourians who served in the armed forces. The collection includes compact discs, audio cassettes, DVDs, and transcripts of the interviews, as well as biographical information on the interviewees.

Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation, Oral History Project, Records, (CA5780)
2.5 linear feet, 62 audio cassettes, 100 audio tapes
Records of a project to document the history of veterinary medicine in Missouri, consisting of audio recordings of interviews with retired Missouri vets, 1975-1976, interview records, and related material.

Missouri, Boone County, Home Rule, Interviews, (CA4434)
4 linear feet
Interviews conducted by students in a Political Science class with Boone County officials and others regarding the home rule issue.

Missouri, Wayne County, Collection, (CA3132)
2 audio cassettes
Audio recording of Wayne County, MO residents concerning the settlement, education, business, transportation, religion, Civil War, and other aspects of the history of the county.

Monhollon, Rusty, Collection, (CA5896)
0.2 linear feet, 8 audio cassettes
Audio recordings and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted by students for a University of Missouri course on post-1945 U.S. history, 2001.

Monroe, Haskell M., Jr., Oral History, Collection, 1994-1996, (C3980)
483 audio cassettes, 1.8 linear feet
Interviews produced by Haskell Monroe and University of Missouri students to document Columbia, Missouri, in the 1930s and 1940s. The collection includes audio cassettes, transcripts, and miscellaneous material.


One-room Schoolhouse Oral History Project, Records, 2008- (C4051)
0.9 cubic feet, 33 CDs
The collection consists of interviews with people who attended or taught at one-room schoolhouses. The collection consists of digitally recorded interviews and transcripts of the interviews, photographs, textbooks, as well as some biographical information on the interviewees.

Oral History Collection, (S0829)
11 Boxes, 800+ Audio Recordings
The Oral History collection consists of reels, cassettes and transcripts of oral histories of influential St. Louis citizens. These interviews fall into general categories such as Immigrants, Black Community Leaders, and Labor Leaders.

Oral History with Irving Dilliard, 1990, (S0514)
1 audio cassette and transcript
Oral history conducted by Christi Fritsch on November 9, 1990 with Irving Dilliard, long time editorial editor for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch The interview has been transcribed.

Oral History with Reverend Odis James and Ruby James, 1990, (S0513)
1 audio cassette and transcript
Oral history conducted by Christi Fritsch on November 10, 1990 with Reverend Odis James and his wife Ruby. The interview has been transcribed


Politics in Missouri Oral History Project, Records, 1996-, (C3929)
2.2 linear feet
Interviews with Missouri legislators, politicians, aides, and other participants in Missouri politics. The records include audio cassettes, compact discs, and transcripts of the interviews.

Puchta, Randolph E. (1928-2006), Interview, 1998, (C2521)
1 folder and 3 audio cassettes
An interview with Puchta, a resident of Hermann, Missouri. In the interview Puchta discusses his early life, German ancestry, wine making, local customs and leisure activities, and transportation. Of note are his descriptions of photographs from the Edward Kemper Collection.


Rainey, Homer P., (1896-1985), Interview, 1968, (C2542)
8 folders
The papers contain an interview with a former president of Bucknell University, Stephens College, Franklin University, and the University of Texas. Interview concerns his theories of education, college administration, his Texas presidency, and his gubernatorial campaign.

Rogers, Harrison Lang (1919-2002), Interview, 1965, (C3395)
2 folders, 2 audio tapes
Tapes and transcripts of an interview with the editor of the Joplin Globe and Joplin News Herald.

Ryan, William James (1940- ) Papers, 1914-1996 (K0457)
10 cubic feet
The paper contain research material, draft manuscripts, and oral history interviews and transcripts related to Ryan's book and other writings on the history of radio and television broadcasting in the Kansas City region.


Schmidt, Liz, Interview, 2010, (CA6352)
4 CDs
Oral history interview conducted with Liz Schmidt by Doug Hunt concerning her activism in Columbia, Missouri, during the 1960s. Collection contains audio only.

Schroeder, Adolf E., Papers, (CA5349)
6.5 linear feet, 117 audio cassettes, 1 audio tape
Additions to professional papers of a University of Missouri-Columbia Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies chairman. Contains correspondence, teaching materials, departmental papers, oral histories of German-Americans in Missouri, and student materials.

Schroeder, Adolf Papers, (CA5536)
42.5 linear feet, 160 audio cassettes, 1 film
Addition to papers of a University of Missouri professor of German. Includes correspondence, research materials, files relating to grant projects, conferences, exhibits, an oral history project and miscellaneous.

Shopmaker, Sylvia Minkin (1912-1996) Oral History Transcription, 1985, (K1213)
1 folder
Transcription of oral history of Shopmaker, daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants, lifelong resident of the Greater Kansas City area, and active in the Jewish community.

Shulze, Nancy J. (1954- ) Oral History Collection, 1998, (K0970)
2 folders
Audio tapes and the transcripts of oral interviews Shulze conducted concerning interracial marriage.

St. Louis Living Treasures, Ethnic Artists, Oral History Project, Records, 1983-1985, (S0456)
32 Folders, 29 Oral Histories
The collection documents the lives and folk art of the thirty-one ethnic artists who participated in the St. Louis Living Treasures, Ethnic Oral History Project from 1983-1985. Arranged alphabetically according to country of origin, the collection contains questionnaires on the family history of the artists and origin of their craft work, tapes of oral history interviews, photographs and slides of the artwork.

State Historical Society of Missouri, Audio Cassette Collection, 1976-2000, (C3963)
0.3 linear feet, 34 audio cassettes
The State Historical Society of Missouri Audio Cassette Collection is a collection of miscellaneous interviews, lectures, and speeches collected over the years.

State Historical Society of Missouri, Records, 1989-1996, (CA3151)
1 linear foot, 4 audio cassettes
Addition of director's correspondence and meeting materials, 1989-1996; and audio recordings of interviews with former SHS employees.

Ste. Genevieve "The Way We Worked" Oral History Records, (CG0021)
0.01 cubic feet (1 folder; 8 DVDS, 21.71 GB)
Contains 96 oral histories on eight DVD's produced by Bolduc House Museum in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, created in conjunction with the traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibit, "The Way We Worked." The oral histories occurred between August and September 2011, and were featured during the exhibit from October 8 to November 5, 2011. This is the local copy of the records.

Steinkuehler, Leland, German Dialect Collection, 2005-2008, (CA6096)
1 folder, 8 audio cassettes, 10 CDs
Recordings and accompanying paperwork of interviews done with Missourians of German heritage from Concordia, Loose Creek, Westphalia, and St. Elizabeth, Missouri, as well as visitors from Meerbusch, Germany. Includes a comparison of dialects between three interviewees. The interviews were conducted by Leland Steinkuehler. Addition of recordings of a Lutheran Church service conducted in Low German and a narration with English translations by Reverend Alfred W. Rodewald, 2009.

Stewart, Norm, Collection, (CA5854)
12.2 cubic feet (2 audio cassettes, 2 CDs, 64 video cassettes, 52 DVDs)
Scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, awards, certificates, programs, and other material related to the life and career of the longtime University of Missouri men’s head basketball coach. Includes episodes of the Norm Stewart Show and various recordings of MU basketball games, interviews, and events.

Stornello, Joseph A. Oral History Collection, (K0426)
0.11 cubic foot (3 folders, 4 cassette tapes)
The Joseph A. Stornello Oral Histories Collection consists of materials from four interviews of Italian-Americans in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The interviewees broadly discuss assimilation, acculturation, and education as it pertained to the Italian-American community in Kansas City. The interviews were conducted as part of a class assignment for Oral History and Practice, taught at the University of Missouri-Kanas City campus, which Stornello took during the summer of 1995.

Stockwell, Ryan, Collection, (CA6110)
0.25 linear feet, 2 audio cassettes
Oral history interview of Richard M. Collins, active member and employee of the Missouri Farmers Association. The interview was conducted by Ryan Stockwell in 2005 as part of the Farming in Missouri After WWII Oral History Project. Includes transcript and biographical information sheet.

Symington, Stuart, Jr., Interview, 1994, (C4159)
1 folder, 4 audio cassettes
Interview of Stuart Symington, Jr. about his father, Stuart Symington, covering his life and political career. The interview was conducted by Dr. Linda G. McFarland in 1994.


Talking Tapes/Textbooks On Tapes, Records, (SA0997)
5 boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

Tolson, Fannie Marie (1911-2005), Papers, 1890s-2005, (C1704)
2.3 linear feet, 3 audio cassettes, 2 video cassettes, 1 dvd
Fannie Marie Tolson was the first African-American educator to teach in the desegregated schools of Fayette, Missouri. Her papers include family correspondence and photographs, memorabilia from Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri, teaching aids, documents concerning St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Fayette, and recordings of two interviews conducted with Tolson.

TWA Oral History Project, 1993-2010, (K0482)
0.25 cubic foot
Oral history interviews with employees and others relating to the history of Trans World Airlines (TWA).


University of Missouri, School of Journalism, Honor Medalists, Interviews, 2007-2009 (CA6159)
0.2 cubic feet, 5 audio cassettes, 13 CDs, 1 DVD, 2 video cassettes
The University of Missouri School of Journalism awards honor medals to the school's outstanding journalists. The collection contains oral history interviews conducted with the honor medalists by graduate students from the school. Included are transcripts, supporting material, audio, and video.

USS Schley Oral History Project, Records, 1997-1998, (C4068)
0.1 linear feet, 7 audio cassettes, 1 CD, 1 computer disc
The records of USS Schley Oral History Project contain the audio files and transcripts of interviews with four veterans of the USS Schley. The crew of the USS Schley consisted largely of Missourians. Also included is related documentation on the USS Schley.


Veterans History Project, Cass County, Missouri, Collection, (CA5974)
1.2 linear feet, 42 audio cassettes, 1 video cassette
Taped oral history interviews and transcripts of Missouri veterans conducted as part of the Veterans History Project in Cass County, Missouri. Collection also includes some photographs.


Washington Press Club Foundation, Women in Journalism Oral History Project, Records, 1987-1993, (C3958)
4.4 linear feet
Records of the Washington Press Club Foundation, Women in Journalism oral history project. The records consist of transcripts from oral history interviews of 53 female journalists. These papers are part of the National Women and Media Collection.

Watkins Woolen Mill Oral History Project, (K0826)
0.16 cubic foot (7 folders, 2 cassette tapes)
The Watkins Woolen Mill Oral History Project collection contains correspondence, pamphlets, newspaper articles, and research concerning Watkins Woolen Mill and the Watkins Mill Association, as well as oral history interviews conducted with Lee Oberholtz, secretary and founding member of the Watkins Mill Association.

Werner, Merle McDougald “Doug” (1913-2004), Interview, 2000, (C3034)
1 folder, 4 audio cassettes
The collection contains cassettes and a transcript of an interview with a war correspondent and foreign service officer who was one of twenty journalists to land at Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

White, Ann Peppard (1893-1982) Papers, 1870s-2009, (K0652)
10 cubic feet
Personal papers and writings of White, one-time columnist for the Kansas City Star, and her daughter Kate who did interviews with her mother and edited the stories. Included is correspondence, postcards, scrapbooks, publications, newsletters, books, photographs, oral history transcriptions, and audiocassettes.

White, Robert M., II (1915-2008), Interview, 1965 (C3398)
2 folders, 1 audio tape, 2 CDs
Audio and transcripts of an interview with the editor of Missouri's Mexico Ledger.

Women as Change Agents, Oral History Collection, 2015-, (SA1207)
Due to the successful participation and interest in the International Women's Forum-St. Louis (IWF) Oral History Collection a new collection of interviews called Women as Change Agents began in 2014 and is an on-going project developed by the State Historical Society of Missouri-St. Louis in collaboration with Dr. Blanche M. Touhill. Where the IWF-St. Louis Collection left off the Women as Change Agents Oral History Collection began and features women outside of the forum who are viewed as leaders and agents of change in their professional and personal lives within the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County. These notable women contain valuable experiences in leadership in numerous vocations including civil engineering, law, economics, education, medicine, community organizing and non-profit creators during times of great political drama and a changing social landscape.