history research captures the fleeting spoken and visual memories
of ordinary and not-so-ordinary people. Through direct field recordings,
photography and videotaping we create a lasting record of local
culture, history, and cultural processes which might otherwise go
undocumented and therefore be forgotten.
Italian Oral History Institute is a non-profit community-based research
and public education organization. Its purpose is to collect, preserve,
and make accessible materials relating to the culture and history
of Italians in California.
a part of this innovative organization by becoming a member. Lend
your time, your ear, your resources and support to this important
cultural and educational initiative. Help record and create the
history of Italians in California. Learn about your own cultural
roots by taking a course in field collecting or folk and regional
culture, or attend our public programs.
IOHI Archive is listed in the
Directory of Archives