Capital Campus Oral History Program

California State University, Sacramento

Public History Program

History Department

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CSU, Sacramento
Department of History
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6059

Tahoe Hall 3080
(916) 278-6206


Oral history is both a research tool and a resource. With increasing use of oral history in historical research and the increasing interest among undergraduate students in conducting oral history (and public history generally), this program offers specialized courses in how to use oral history in academic research projects, how to conduct oral history inteviews, and provides additional courses to students interested in pursuing a career as an oral historian/public historian.

The Oral History curriculum currently consists of two courses (1 undergraduate and 1 graduate). Occassionally, there are topical seminars that focus on memory studies.

Class projects have included:
Rancho Seco Nuclear Power Plant
Sacramento Symphony
Sacramento Business Community
Sacramento Arts Community