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The UCLA Center for Oral History Research (COHR), a program of UCLA Library Special Collections (LSC) conducts in-depth, multi-session interviews with individuals who have been part of Los Angeles history. COHR boasts strong interview collections in the history of social movements, communities of color, the arts, and Los Angeles politics and government. COHR also offers classroom instruction, advice on oral history projects and workshops.


Please visit the COHR online portal(opens in a new tab) to access our online oral history collections. Interview transcripts and recordings unavailable through the portal can be accessed in person at UCLA Library Special Collections (LSC). To have materials sent to the LSC reading room, please sign in to the LSC Request System (opens in a new tab)and click “Request an Item.”

Interview transcripts not available online or in the reading room can be provided to users as PDFs (donation agreements permitting). To request a PDF, please sign in to the LSC Request System and select "Submit a Photoduplication Order."