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The Oral History Office (OHO at UConn) was established as the Oral History Project in 1968 and began to expand in the late seventies in response to a growing professional interest in this research technique. It was designated a Center by the University's Board of Trustees in 1981; the Center's name was changed to the Oral History Office in 2007. It continues to increase both the number of research projects coming under its umbrella and the services it provides.



About the Director
OHO at UConn Director Bruce M. Stave was the winner of the New England Association of Oral History's first Harvey Kantor Memorial Award for Outstanding Work in Oral History. He later served as that organization's president and the president of the New England Historical Association. He is Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus and chaired the University of Connecticut Department of History for nine years. His publications include From the Old Country: An Oral History of European Migration to America (co-author), winner of the 1995 Homer Babbidge Award, The Making of Urban History: Historiography through Oral History, and Mills and Meadows: A Pictorial History of Northeast Connecticut (with Michele Palmer, former manager of Tapescribe). Witnesses to Nuremberg: American Participants at the War Crimes Trials (with Michele Palmer and Leslie Frank) was published in November 1998. His book, Red Brick in the Land of Steady Habits: Creating the University of Connecticut, 1881-2006 was published for the University's 125th anniversary. He is co-general editor of the Palgrave/Macmillan Studies in Oral History series. He was editor of The Oral History Review , the journal of the Oral History Association, between 1996 through 1999 and currently serves on its Editorial Board, and was associate editor of the Journal of Urban History . He is co-editor of Talking About Connecticut: Oral History in the Nutmeg State. He served as a Fulbright Professor in India, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, and the People's Republic of China as well as lecturing in more than a dozen other nations.





Bruce M. Stave, Director
Storrs, CT 06269-1132
Voice: (860) 486-4578
FAX: (860) 486-4582
E-mail address: Bruce.Stave@UConn.edu


University of Connecticut         Special Collections at the Dodd Center     
Oral History Office
Whetten Graduate Center
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