The University of Miami Libraries oral history collections consist of active, ongoing oral history projects administered by the Libraries, as well as collections of oral history interviews donated by faculty, classes, researchers, and community organizations.
The UM Libraries creates and collects oral history interviews with an emphasis on the history of South Florida, Cuba, the Haitian Diaspora, the University of Miami, and Pan American World Airways, Inc. These oral histories document the historical and cultural linkages that bind South Florida to national and global communities while also exploring the region’s rich history and diverse local communities, as well as the history of one of the nation’s most pivotal airlines.
Oral histories can be found in the collections of the Cuban Heritage Collection, Special Collections, University Archives, and the RSMAS Library. Selected interviews are available online in the UM Libraries Digital Collections. Other interviews are available for research by visiting the UM Libraries.