Oral Histories and Life Stories

The Regional History Center has been conducting oral interviews with long-time residents, war veterans, members of the Ute Tribe, and many others since 1969.

What is an oral history?

  • Oral History is the collection and study of historical information about individuals, families, important events, or everyday life.
  • Oral History is a method of historical documentation.
  • Oral History often touches on topics scarcely covered by written documents, and by doing so, fills in the gaps of records that make up early historical records.

How can I help?

  • Come into the Regional History Center or call and we will help you get started.
  •  If you have a friend or relative that you would like to do an oral history of, we will help you to set up an appointment for an interview.  We will conduct the interview or you would also be able to do the interview – or both.

Oral History Indexes:

Alphabetical & Topical INDEX

Tape Number Index

Selected Oral Histories are posted on the Internet Archive

Sample transcriptions posted:

Leonard Cook Oral History Transcription

Faron Wilkins Oral History Transcription


To access transcriptions and audio recordings for oral history interviews you may visit the Uintah County Library’s Regional History Center at the Uintah County Administrative Building, First Floor 152 East 100 North Vernal, Utah, 84078 or you may request that a transcription or audio recording be made available electronically. To request that an item be digitized please complete the form below:

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