Oral History Projects
The Kalamazoo Valley Museum has been collecting oral histories from area residents for more than 20 years. Some interviews have been integrated into both long- and short-term exhibits. Now, as we begin to digitize and catalog these histories, visitors to this website can find full transcripts and audio/video clips for some of the interviews.
We invite you to check back periodically as we add new interviews in the following categories, with more to come:
Experiences of African Americans, Mexican Americans and Native Americans
Living in the Kalamazoo Region
Gibson and Heritage Guitar Companies
Douglass Community Center history
South Haven Jewish Resorts