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In The First Person

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Producer: Alexander Street Press
Description: This is an index of over 2,500 collections of English-language oral history transcript collections and audio recordings, providing access to materials from over 9,000 individuals.
Note: While this database is free, access to some transcipt collections may be by subscription only; if you are unable to use a collection, please report it to a member of our Reference staff.
Usage Tips: The opening screen provides a "Quick Search" option, which searches through all words in the indexing database. However, this option is of greatest value only when searching for any unusual or rare term, such as "rockbridge."
Other options listed in the Tables of Contents allow you to browse among various useful possibilities, among them:
  • Historical Events
  • Places
  • All Subjects
Librarian: Dick Grefe
Descriptors: History -- United States
History -- Outside U.S.
Primary Sources -- U.S. History