NOAA Voices Oral History Archives
The NOAA Voices Oral History Archives houses thousands of oral history interviews conducted with NOAA stakeholders from around the country related to the NOAA mission.
The Voices Oral History Archives (VOHA) seeks to document the human experience as it relates to the changing environment, climate, oceans and coasts through firsthand oral history accounts. Oral histories contribute to NOAA’s Mission of “Science, Service, and Stewardship” by creating, compiling, archiving and sharing the experiences of stakeholders, scientists and others. Any individual or organization can participate in the VOHA program by contributing oral history interview projects and interviews that are related to the project scope and mission, or by using the interviews archived here in their research, scholarship, exhibits, or general use.
We work with prospective oral history practitioners to add interviews to our growing digital repository and the public to use and interact with our content for educational and research purposes. The Voices Oral History Archives database is a powerful resource available to the public to inform, educate, and provide primary information for researchers interested in our local, human experience with the surrounding marine environment.