Oral History Projects

The University Archives and Southern Minnesota Historical Center are actively conducting four oral history projects. 

Mankato Kiwanis 100th Anniversary Oral History Project records the programs, activities, and impact of the Mankato Kiwanis club over the last 100 years.

COVID-19 Community History Project is documenting the experiences of faculty, students, alumni and community to record our daily lived experiences during the Pandemic through oral history interviews, creative projects, journals and self-interviews.

Tell Your MSU Story documents the experiences of alumni, faculty, staff, and current students of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Many oral histories are available through ARCH.

South Central Minnesota Veterans History Project works with Veterans History Project through the Library of Congress to document the experiences of military veterans. Project kits are available online. Contact us for help if you'd like to participate in this important project.