Oral History Collections

Oral History Collections: Documenting the history of WFU and community voices, these oral histories include recordings from a variety of perspectives.

  • 175th Anniversary Oral Histories

    Interviews with and photographs of retired Wake Forest faculty describing life and work on campus.

  • History of Wake Forest University Oral Histories

    This oral history collection (2013-ongoing) consists of audio and video interviews conducted by Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s Special Collections & Archives and other university departments and programs.

  • StoryCorps: Winston-Salem

    StoryCorps came to Winston-Salem in 2009 and 120 of the resulting interviews are included in this collection. Please note that this collections is accessible only when connected to the Wake Forest University campus network.

  • Voices of Wake Forest

    This audio collection includes the many and varied voices of Wake Forest–interviews, oral histories, and presentations from WFU administrators, alumni, staff, students, and faculty, including “Mr. Wake Forest” himself, Dr. Ed Wilson.

  • Wake at Work Oral Histories

    Class project focuses on faculty and staff work experiences.