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Current Projects

Stories During the Coronavirus Pandemic:
How has the coronavirus pandemic impacted you? The Emory Oral History Program is collecting stories from the Emory community about lived experiences during the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak and ongoing pandemic. Bearing witness to this unprecedented event and sharing our thoughts and experiences offers tremendous value. We invite anyone who considers themselves part of the Emory University Community to share their oral history. 
Sign up here for pre-interview meeting to learn more and participate.

Underrepresented Voices at Emory:
We are continuing to invite people to interview for the Emory Oral History Program's Underrepresented Voices series. If you identify as a Black, Latinx, LGBTQ+, First-Generation college student/grad, or First-Generation American and would like to share your stories and experiences, please sign up for a pre-interview to learn more.  
Sign up here for pre-interview meeting to learn more and participate.

Sustainability and Environmental Change:
The EOHP is inviting people to share their experiences with sustainability and climate change. Our first chapter in this project encourages people from the Emory community to interview and share their history and relationship to sustainability and environmental change, aiming to ground climate change and the pursuit of sustainability in lived experiences.  
Sign up here for pre-interview meeting to learn more and participate. 

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Meet our staff

Jon Coulis

Azadeh Vatanpour

Izzy Packard

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Cisco Lopez

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Angelica Johnson

Information and Resources

Information and Resources

The Emory Oral History Program welcomes everyone to express their different experiences. Sometimes these stories may include traumatic events. While our role and responsibilities are to help you tell your stories as you choose, we are not professional psychologists or therapists. Here are resources for information and professional support:

  • Emory Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): click here
  • Emory Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP): click here

Resources and Information on the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • Emory University Resources and COVID-19 Updates: click here
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information on the novel Coronavirus (COVID-10): click here

Emory Oral History Program

What is Oral History?

What is Oral History?

Oral history interviews are a dynamic process of co-creation whereby individuals' lived experiences are recorded in their own words and as they choose to narrate them. The interview is the cornerstone of oral history, a guided exercise that is usually conducted in a one-on-one setting. The oral historian and the narrator together investigate living memory and create a resource that can help others to understand the impact of social phenomena on people’s lives from a personal perspective. The Emory Oral History Program (EOHP) aims to preserve the stories and experiences of people with a broad audience in mind. We approach oral history as a humanistic method of discovery that incorporates technology and archival practices with the goal of better understanding our communities and the world we live in.

For more information please refer to the Oral History Association’s resources here.



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Jonathan Coulis
Oral History Coordinator

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library
Robert W. Woodruff Library

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