Oral Histories

One of the strengths of the Clyde Archive is the diverse and extensive collection of oral histories that highlight the experiences of women in a variety of areas. A small sample of these oral histories have been digitized, and finding aids can help you prepare a visit to Special Collections to research materials held in the Clyde Archive.

Highlighted Oral History Collections

Mormon women's voices oral history project, 2005-2013, Accn2778

The Mormon women's voices oral history project contains interviews with 84 women about their experiences with Mormonism, and how it has affected their lives. Topics covered include origins of religious activity and current religiosity, church callings, family life, community, social and feminist issues in the church, as well as education, relationships and professional lives. The women interviewed live across the United States and Canada, but the majority reside in Utah, Maryland and Virginia.

Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women's Legacy Archive, Accn2947

The Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women's Legacy Archive oral history project was created to record the personal histories of 20th century women; to record memories and emotions related to historical events and social change processes; and to explore women's participation in and response to social and cultural changes. The project is conducted by Resources for the Study of Social Engagement, a non-profit organization, and is supported in part by the Clyde Family Foundation and by the Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women's Legacy Archive at the University of Utah.

A digital collection is also available.

For more information about researching with Oral Histories at the University of Utah, please view the guide to Oral Histories in Special Collections

Digitized Oral Histories in the Clyde Archive

A sampling of digitized Oral Histories is available in the Digital Library, if you wish to preview the type of material held in the Clyde Archive.

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