Learn about the history of the U.S. House of Representatives through the perspectives of those who lived it. The oral history program provides a vivid picture of the inner workings of Congress during some of the most influential times in our country’s modern history. Divided into four categories, these interviews discuss the people, events, institutions, and objects of the ever-evolving House of Representatives.
Learn more about the oral history project, editing practices, and rights and reproductions.
Search a list of individual interviews, and access audio and video clips, transcripts, interview abstracts, and related images and artifacts.
View a list of the available interview transcripts for the Office of the Historian's oral history program. New transcripts will be added periodically as additional interviews are completed and processed.
Utilize lesson plans and teaching tips to incorporate information from oral history interviews in the classroom.