Oral histories help to preserve and interpret the memories of people involved in a community or an event. Goucher College Archives and Special Collections sponsors the creation of recorded histories of marginalized members of its community. These efforts have largely been led by students working through a class or a fellowship. Each oral history collection was curated by students who selected the topic and its participants, created the questions, conducted the interviews, and transcribed the words.

The oral histories presented in these collections were recorded by students using an audio recorder, a video recorder, or in print. Some were conducted in person, some over the phone, and others over zoom. All participants have given their permissions to be recorded and have it made available online. For any questions please contact the Archives and Special Collections at archives@goucher.edu.