Program Accomplishments

World-Renowned Website

The Rutgers Oral History Archives, one of the first oral history programs on the Internet, has offered its digital holdings to patrons around the globe since 1996.  The site currently features over 32,000 pages of fully transcribed, text-searchable material and over 1,100 oral history transcripts, holdings which earned it the prestigious ranking of #15 in the world by Oral History Online.  In their 2003 book, World War II on the Web: A Guide to the Very Best Sites, historians J. Douglas Smith and Richard Jensen gave the website five out of five stars for content. They remarked that, "The interviews are superb, by far the best available on the web, and contain a wealth of information that places the war within its broader historical context."