Oral Histories

Oral history refers both to a method of recording and preserving oral testimony and to the product of that process.

It begins with an audio or video recording of a first person account made by an interviewer with an interviewee (also referred to as narrator), both of whom have the conscious intention of creating a permanent record to contribute to an understanding of the past. 

A verbal document, the oral history, results from this process and is preserved and made available in different forms to other users, researchers, and the public. 

A critical approach to the oral testimony and interpretations are necessary in the use of oral history.Hearing history from the mouths of those who experienced it really brings those times and events and feelings back to life in ways that are consistently compelling and often inspiring.

Oral Histories in our Collection

At this moment we are still building our website to host these oral histories.  How ever you are able to hear any of the following recordings by visiting the Warren Historical Society on Mondays from 9:00 am to 12;00 pm. or make an appointment with the curator.

  1.  Ed Berrill
  2. The Combs Family
  3. Leslie P. Ernhout Jr.
  4. Marylyn Hendricks
  5. Bill Hopkins
  6. Brad Johnson
  7. Elaine Layhman
  8. Jim Maguire
  9. Rich Morgan
  10. Jeanne Mosher
  11. Ruth Schnell
  12. David and Elizabeth Swift
  13. Bolte & Wilson