Scope and Content of the Collection
Title: Claremont Colleges Oral History
Collection number: H.Mss.1093
1 Linear Foot
(2 document boxes)
Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd
Library. Claremont, CA 91711
Abstract: This collection contains the
coursework produced by students of the Claremont Colleges' oral history classes.
Currently, the collection contains materials from the oral history courses at
Claremont Graduate University. The CGU History 304/Introduction to Oral History
Methodology course trains graduate students in both the theoretical and practical
aspects of conducting oral histories. Themes for the courses in the collection
include "Women in Claremont" and "Women of Color in Southern California." This is a
growing collection and will be added to as more coursework is donated.
Physical Location: Please consult
Language of Material: Languages represented in the
Collection open for research.
All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in
writing to Special Collections.
[Identification of item], Claremont Colleges Oral History Collection
(H.Mss.1093). Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library, Claremont,
Provenance / Source of Acquisition
Gift of the students of Claremont Graduate University Oral History course 304:
2017, 2018, 2019.
Additions to the collection are anticipated.
Materials were sent to Special Collections by the student participants in digital
format, these were printed out onto archival acid-free paper and housed in
archival folders and boxes.
Biography / Administrative History
This collection was created to house the course project materials created by oral
history students in programs across the Claremont Colleges. The Claremont
Graduate University (CGU) oral history program offers a class each Spring
semester, and the materials available are from this program. Currently, the
collection contains materials from two CGU classes.
The CGU History 304/Introduction to Oral History Methodology course trains
graduate students in both the theoretical and practical aspects of conducting
oral histories. For Spring 2017, the theme for the course was "Women of
Claremont." Students interviewed a wide range of women with various connections
to the town of Claremont, California, including artists, academics, and
activists. For Spring 2018 and Spring 2019, the theme for the course was "Women
of Color in Southern California." Students interviewed women of color from a
wide range of backgrounds, including academics, students, doctors, and
Organization and Arrangement
This collection has been organized into the following series:
Series 1: Claremont Graduate University
Subseries 1.1: History 304, Spring 2017
Subseries 1.2: History 304, Spring 2018
Subseries 1.3: History 304, Spring 2019
Additional series are anticipated, and will be created for each college.
Subseries will be created for each course. Materials are arranged alphabetically
by last name of interviewee.
Scope and Content of the Collection
This collection contains the coursework and projects completed by students in the
various oral history courses of the Claremont Colleges. Materials include
transcripts of interviews, final papers, abstracts, photographs, and permissions
documents. Born-digital materials include recordings of the interviews. Please
contact Special Collections staff for access to these recordings.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the
library’s online public access catalog.
California -- History, Local
Claremont Colleges (Claremont, Calif.)
Claremont Graduate University
Genre and Form of Materials