Digitizing Our Oral Histories

Beginning in June 2007, the Niels Bohr Library & Archives began a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funded project to digitize its oral history collection to make it available on the web. The project completed its goal of digitizing 500 oral history interview transcripts in December 2010 and the collection was being used more than ever before.

Through the success of the original project and to get the majority of our collection of transcripts online, a new NEH funded project was started in June 2011. By June 2013 we have added an additional 500 transcripts online along with 50 more audio clips. Now almost two-thirds of our collection is available online.

We will continue to digitize interviews in the future on an ongoing basis and add new browsing and searching capabilities to give our researchers multiple ways to access the collection. This fascinating collection of interviews gives an in depth view of some of the most interesting physicists from the past century and helps tell their stories through their own words.

For more information about our collection please contact us at nbl [at] aip [dot] org.