Oral History Project - Preserving Our Heritage Through the Voices of Our People
Oral History Project
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognizes the rich history and heritage of the Service and the many contributions of employees and others to the mission of the Service. The Service has an oral history program to acknowledge and record these stories. To learn more about the project, we have these resources:
- Oral History Project Guide for Interviewees
- Oral History Guidelines for Interviewers
- Sample Communications for Interview Planning (for interviewers)
- Oral History Interview Question Guide
- Gift and Release Agreement form (new version coming soon)
- Oral History Interviewer Notes (for interviewers to ensure correct spellings of proper nouns)
- USFWS general release (used only when an interviewee agrees for the interviewer to take their photo)
Oral History Feature - Lynn Greenwalt
Our current feature is an interview with former Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service, Lynn Greenwalt, on June 26, 1999.
Former Fish and Wildlife Service Director Lynn Greenwalt (1973 -1981) speaking during the Region 3 Project Leaders Conference held at the Omni Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Oral History Collection
Oral History Resources
- US FWS Handbook for Oral History Interviews
- Oral History Fundamentals (video)
- Taped Interviews Index (PDF)
- Voices from the Fisheries (NOAA) - Oral History Database Documenting the Human Experience of the Fisheries of the United States
For additional information and guidance, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.