Special Collections
UCLA Library Special Collections

Center for Oral History Research

The UCLA Center for Oral History Research, founded in 1959, conducts recorded interviews that document the history of Los Angeles and the institutional history of UCLA and also undertakes selected projects that are national and international in scope. Major areas of focus include African American history, architecture, the visual arts, books and printing, civil liberties, labor, music, politics and government, the biomedical sciences, and University of California history. COHR interviews frequently complement Library Special Collection’s existing collections and those of other campus libraries and archives. In turn, the interviews often lead to the acquisition of additional personal and organizational papers. The Center may also accept donated interview tapes and transcripts.

Please visit the UCLA’s Center for Oral History Research website for more information.