Oral History

Historic City of Jefferson Oral History Program

The purpose of the Oral History Program is to record personal histories and memories of “old time” Jefferson City.  Formally started in 2008, this program was formed to record audio and video histories of long time Jefferson City residents and transcribe them. The goal is to compile this information into a series of books as well as to make the individual recordings available to the public and students for research.

How you can assist with this program:

  • Suggest names of long-time residents for interviews
  • Offer to tell your stories about Jefferson City
  • Conduct interviews
  • Help organize the subjects for future publication

Future plans:

  • Make audio recordings/videos available to the public
  • Publications with these written histories

For more information contact our Executive Director or one of the co-chairs:  Janet Maurer and Bruce Bates