Oral History Collections

Oral History Collections


In 2021 the McCall Library was awarded National Endowment for the Humanities funding which allowed us to build infrastructure and capacity to sustain an oral history program. One goal of this program is to collaborate with under-represented communities in Mobile. This purpose resonates strongly with our mission to collect and preserve recorded evidence of the history of the people of south Alabama and to promote its use for original research. The McCall Library strives for inclusive representation of all segments of the population and actively pursues community partnerships to this end. The interviews accessible here are only a portion of those available in the archives. We continue to add new interviews as they are completed and processed.


Browse the Oral History Collections:

Blakeley Bluff Oral History Project (BBOH)

Down the Bay Oral History Project

Excelsior Band Collection (EXC)

Jewish Mobile Oral History Project (JMOHP)

John LeFlore Collection (JLFC)

John LeFlore Tapes (JLFT)

Martha Mercer War Brides Collection (MMWB)

Myrt Jones Oral History (MYRT)

Nahfiza Ahmed Collection (NAC)

Neighborhood Organized Workers Oral History (NOW)