Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Collection description: At least two projects have collected interviews with former EEOC administrators and staff. In 1999, students at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) conducted eight oral history interviews with former EEOC staff members. Additionally, the EEOC conducted video interviews with about a dozen EEOC staff members and other stakeholders for its 35th anniversary.

Regulatory significance: Some of the interviews contain rich information regarding the evolution of the EEOC, on the ground investigations and enforcement, its relationship with employers and labor unions, and intraoffice conflicts.

Dates: 1999-2000

Digital access: Transcripts—some full, some partial, and some merely summary—of interviews conducted through Southwest Texas State University are available online. The links to video interviews conducted by the EEOC appear to be broken, and full transcripts are not available.

Interviewees: ~20

Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society

Collection description: A website operated by the Securites and Exchange Commission Historical Society, www.sechistorical.org, hosts over 100 oral histories conducted with former SEC officials and employees. Interviews were largely conducted by the company History Associates. Most entries feature both audio and an edited transcript of the interview.

Regulatory significance: Many interviews delve deep into details of SEC operations. Contains valuable information about all phases of the regulatory process, but particularly rule-making, monitoring, and enforcement.

Location: SEC Historical Society, Washington, DC

Dates: 1964 – present, the majority after 2000.

Access: Open to the public.

Digital access: Most transcripts and audio available online.

URL: http://www.sechistorical.org/museum/oral-histories/a-d/

Interviewees: More than 160