Center for Oral History

Celebrating Community Knowledge for Social Change

The Center for Oral History (COH), in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, collects, documents, preserves and highlights the recollections of Native Hawaiians and the multi-ethnic people of Hawaiʻi. It produces oral histories and interpretive historical materials about lifeways, key historic events, social movements and Hawaiʻi’s role in the globalizing world, for the widest possible use.

COH was first established in 1976 by the Hawaiʻi State Legislature as a part of the Social Science Research Institute in the College of Social Sciences at UH Mānoa. COH also develops books, articles, podcasts, and videos based on oral histories, serves as a resource center for oral history materials, and trains groups and individuals in oral history research

March is Women’s History Month and here at @VocesProject we have interviewed many powerful Latinas that have played a role in American History.

Every weekday of March we will be sharing one of their stories. 👇🏿

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Elizabeth Colson, a distinguished professor at @UCBerkeley, studied displacement, migration, and political anthropology. To learn more about her career, check out her @bancroftlibrary oral history! #womenshistorymonth #Anthropology #BancroftLibrary

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Booking is now open for the @OralHistorySoc 2019 Annual Conference in association with @Llafur + Britain at Work and hosted by @SwanseaUni on 5th and 6th July 2019! Booking details at https://t.co/sbxxknRY2g #OHatwork19

Kyle Kajihiro and Terry Keko‘olani are leading DeTours -- demilitarized tours of Hawaii. The tours reveal the history of US intervention on the islands, teach about the overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom, and get visitors to rethink tourism.

How Native Hawaiians Are Decolonizing Tourism

Native Hawaiians living in the “vacation paradise” are caught between the state’s two major industries, the U.S. military and touris...

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#ThrowbackThursday is short and sweet this week! Ronald J. Grele - former director of the Oral History Research Office gives a brief history of Oral History in this video on our YouTube channel. Check it out at:

Join us tomorrow at Local 5 at 6pm for our third podcast and talk story event. We will be sharing excerpts from our project on women workers in the pineapple industry and discussing contemporary issues of women workers in the hotel industry. #oralhistory #pineapple

Check out our program on @wearehpr about women at work in the pineapple industry! Hear the voices of women recorded in the 70's as they reminisce about their hanabata days. #oralhistory

Remembering Hanabata Days At The Dole Cannery and Pineapple Fields

  Credit Pixabay Flashback to the heyday of pineapple. If sugar was king, there was a ti...

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After listening to effective use of #oralhistory in @slate's #SlowBurn podcast about Watergate , we're revisiting the 2007 OHR article "Oral History and the Gerald R. Ford White House: The Specter of Watergate" by Jeffrey Charnley https://t.co/yfTOzm6NAT

Slow Burn

Slate’s Slow Burn on Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp, Martha Mitchell, and other characters from the recent past.

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Digital Editor @JannekenSmucker got to speak with Janice Fernheimer for another episode of OHR Conversations about her #oralhistory classroom/archive/community partnership at @universityofky

OHR Conversations: Janice Fernheimer on “Sustainable Stewardship” in the College Classroom

In this OHR Conversations, Janice Fernheimer, co-author of “Sustainable Stewardship: A Collaborative Model for Engaged Oral History Pedagogy, C...

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Apply for @VocesProject's Summer Institute! It's five days of intensive workshops for faculty & graduate students wishing to use oral history in research. For more details go to: https://t.co/6bmqVyaiQb #VocesProject #OralHistory @OHAnetwork @UTexasMoody @UTJSchool @llilasbenson

Check out or latest podcast -- Waikīkī: Restoring the Waters -- highlighting the abundance of marine life before the construction of the Ala Wai Canal.
#OralHistory #UHMCOH #Hawaii #Waikiki

UPDATED FLYER: 1/24/19 (Thurs) 6 - 8 pm @uhkapiolani for our program "Waikīkī: Restoring the Waters," including excerpts from our podcast, a talk story panel, and free dinner. Enjoy stories from our archive as we think about how to restore Waikīkī's resources. #oralhistory

Save the date - 1/24/19 (Thurs) 6 - 8 pm @uhkapiolani for our program "Waikīkī: Restoring the Waters," including excerpts from our podcast, a talk story panel, and free dinner. Enjoy stories from our archive as we think about how to restore Waikīkī's resources. #oralhistory

Apply for @VocesProject's Summer Institute! It's five days of intensive workshops for faculty & graduate students wishing to use oral history in research. For more details go to: https://t.co/6bmqVyrUeL @OHAnetwork @UTexasMoody @UTJSchool @Smithsonian_LVM @PewHispanic @NAHJ

This #ThrowbackThursday we look back to Abbie Reese's workshop with us in 2013, ""Monastic Silence a Visual Dialogue."" in which she discusses her oral history project with an enclosed community that values anonymity and monastic silence. Check it out at:

I was on ⁦⁦@wuky⁩ this week talking #oralhistory #ohms #archives #museums technology bluegrass music and #Bourbon. Hear bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley, master distiller Fred Noe, we even talk ⁦⁦⁦⁦⁦⁦⁦⁦@AustAmFulbright⁩

Saving Stories: Nunn Center's Tech Advances Create More Interactive Museum Experiences

In this edition of Saving Stories which we really should re-name Sharing Stories we learn more about how UK's Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History an...

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