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McCall Library Oral History Collections: Local Communites

A comprehensive list of the Oral History Collections found at the McCall Library

Mobile Communites

Accession # 436-2005  

Dog River Oral History   

Format: Cassettes

Dates Covered: No Known Dates

Contains four audio cassette tapes of interviews conducted with people living along Dog River, Alabama. The interviewees discuss the ecological changes suffered by the river. Transcripts of the interviews are available.

Accession # 503-2009  

Dog River Archaeology Oral History   

Format: DVDS

Dates Covered: 2008

DVDs and transcript logs of oral history project related to individuals working in Bayou La Batre's fishing and seafood industry.  Contains eleven interviews on eight DVDs recorded in 2008.

Accession # 727-2018  

Blakeley Bluff Oral History Project   

Format: Digital Video; partial transcripts

Dates Covered: 2018-19

A group of interviews with residents of the Blakeley Bluff area in Baldwin County. In 2018, USA Honors College students conducted these interviews as part of an Alabama Humanities Foundation grant project to document residents' memories and reflections on the natural landscape and environment.

Surrounding Communites

Accession # 470-2007    

Jacqueline Anderson Matte Interviews; MOWA (Mobile-Washington Band of Choctaw)

Format: Cassettes; Digital Audio

Dates Covered: 1975-2001

Approximately two hundred hours of audio interviews, some of which are transcribed. Digitization is in process.

Accession # 352-1999      

Adele H. Stafford Mount Vernon Apache Papers


Dates Covered: No Known Date

An interview with Blossom Haozous about her father George M. Wratten, who acted as interpreter for the Apache.

Accession # 721-2019

Sawyerville Oral Histories

Format: Digital Audio

Coverage: 2019

Interviews conducted with four African American descendants of the Pickens family of Hale County who owned the Umbria Plantation there. The interviewer is Dr. Sarah Silkey.

Jewish Mobile Oral History Project

Accession # 729-2020

Jewish Mobile Oral History Project 

Format: Digital Audio

Dates Covered: 2020-2021

A collection of 27 interviews conducted by Deborah Gurt and Honors College students with members of Mobile's Jewish Community as part of an Alabama Humanities Alliance grant-funded humanities project.