AARL Oral History Collection

The AARL Oral History Collection is one of eight special collections housed in the Archives Division. Oral history interviews provide researchers with primary research materials that compliment other collections including personal papers, institutional records, ephemera, rare books and photographs.


The AARL Archives Division preserves and makes available over twenty oral history collections. These collections include the StoryCorps Griot Oral History Project, the Living Atlanta Oral History Collection, the Summerhill Community Oral History, the Sweet Auburn Neighborhood Project, the General-Kroger Mills Oral History Series, the LGBT Oral History Project and many more.


The Auburn Avenue Research Library is committed to preserving and making available recorded oral history interviews. The Archives Division catalogues and preserves the interviews using standard practices and methods espoused by the Oral History Association. Interviews become part of the AARL collection of primary resources that document the cultural, political, social and economic experiences of Africana peoples.


To learn more about the AARL Oral History Collection, please visit the AARL online finding aids page and/or contact the Archives Division at 404-613-4014 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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