Oral History Collections

The Center for Oral History at the Science History Institute develops and curates a growing collection of comprehensive, professionally conducted oral history interviews.

The Center for Oral History, which is administered by the Institute for Research, aims to create a collection of comprehensive, professionally edited interviews with leading figures in chemistry, chemical engineering, life sciences, and related fields. With interviews dating back to 1979, the oral history collection offers scholars an invaluable resource for the study of the history of science. Our comprehensive online database contains hundreds of oral histories that can be explored below.