I recently set out to see what types of oral histories relevant to California research were online. I was stunned to see the breadth and depth of oral history information on the web, and the list below is just for California! I hope someone finds a gem in here, as there are countless hours of first-person history here to be perused.
* CSU Fullerton: Featured collections include town histories, various ethnic collections, WWII and labor issues. None online.
* The Bancroft Library (UCB) focii include: Italian-Americans, Portugese, and Jewish. Recordings and videos online.
* The Regional Oral History Office, in connection with the Bancroft Library, has a number of transcripts online at archive.org. Topics include regional history, the AIDS epidemic, Napa Valley history, agricultural history and more.
* The Holocaust Center of Northern California has oral histories available to researchers and the general public. None online.
* UC Santa Cruz has a program devoted to regional and institutional histories. Transcripts online.
* CSU Monterey Bay has an African American Legacy project centered on the central California coast. Video online.
* CSU Long Beach has various ethnic collections, as well as regional and labor histories. Recordings online.
* The Marin County Free Library has a host of interviews online regarding early Marin County (and Bay Area) history. Audio clips and full transcripts online.
* UCSB has various regional, ethnic and event histories. None online.
* The California State Archives has conducted individuals with notable governmental figures since 1986. None online.
* UCLA library has a huge collection of oral histories, on a large variety of subjects. Some transcripts online.
* USC maintains a collection of interviews concerning the history of social work in the State. None online.
* The California State Military Museum has histories of WWII submarine veterans online.
* Claremont College has a number of interviews on a large variety of subjects. None online.
* Caltech has oral histories involving various technical projects and professorial studies. Transcripts and audio online.
* Urban School of San Francisco has an oral history project covering Civil Rights, Japanese internment, the Holocaust, and issues surrounding the redevelopment of the Fillmore in SF.