OHAM: About us


Our Mission

Oral History of American Music (OHAM) collects and preserves audio and video memoirs in the voices of major musical figures of our time.  Since its founding in the 1960s, OHAM has been dedicated to preserving the sound of artists’ voices and making this primary source material available to the public.   We conduct and record in-depth interviews that are catalogued, transcribed, and kept at the archive.  At OHAM, thousands of recordings and transcripts are accessible to a wide range of users including scholars, musicians, students, arts organizations, and the media.


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