Oral History

Since its founding in 1976, Historic Vienna, Inc. has worked to preserve Vienna’s History. Over the years, we have been able to take Oral Histories in a variety of forms. We are currently working on making oral histories in any form available for you to view through our website using the drop down menu on the Oral History tab.

In 2013, Historic Vienna embarked on a new initiative to collect oral histories from longtime area residents. Since then, the project has evolved into a rich archive of treasured memories that offer insight into what Vienna once was. In 2014, we expanded our oral history archive. In addition to our oral history interviews, we also created a new collection of interviews captured at the annual ViVa Vienna celebration. In this series of videos, community members share their thoughts on ViVa Vienna’s significance to the town. You can see all of our recent video recordings on our YouTube channel. On our blog, you can explore full transcripts of all videos, plus a unique timeline of Vienna’s rich history.

Interested in getting involved?

Do you want to volunteer to help interview someone for Historic Vienna’s Oral History Project? Do you know someone who you think we should interview? Please email us at hvioralhistory@gmail.com  or click the button below.


Links to important project forms:

If you’re interested in getting involved, please download and read Historic Vienna’s release form and copyright permissions letter thoroughly.

Oral History Guide 2020

Copyright Permissions Letter  (Microsoft Word format)

If you’d like to help support Historic Vienna, Inc.’s oral history project click the button below.

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