University of Texas – Austin

Repository description: The University of Texas at Austin does not appear to have a central oral history program, but it does house several oral history collections that have been produced at the university going back to the 1950s.

Regulatory significance: The collection on the oil industry is extensive and should shed light on early attempts to regulate its extraction, with some ancillary information on oil finance and transportation regulation. Less clear is the significance of the Texas House Speakers project.

Relevant projects:
Oral History of the Texas Oil Industry
Texas House Speakers Oral History Project

Digital access: A few oral history collections have some digital access, such as UT’s oral history project of the American latino experience. Older collections do not appear to have online access.

Physical access: Transcripts, audio, and other archival materials are available at the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.


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