Mission and Vision
The Institute of Oral History (IOH) gathers, preserves, and disseminates the oral histories of people living in the US-Mexico borderlands. We do this by conducting interviews; making oral history audio recordings and transcripts available to researchers and the public; producing videos and podcasts; and promoting oral history through classes, workshops, publications, and internships. The IOH is committed to providing opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students to engage with oral history practitioners, faculty, and community members in order to develop professional and academic skills.
The Institute of Oral History (IOH) is a recognized leader in advancing bilingual, bicultural, borderlands oral history theory and methodology.