Introduction to Oral History (History 01:506:302)

The ROHA program features a robust undergraduate education component. Each spring semester, Shaun Illingworth, Director of the Rutgers Oral History Archives, offers an oral history class entitled "Introduction to Oral History." Over thirty undergraduates aid in conducting oral histories and processing the interview transcripts every year.

Public History Internship

Each semester, the Public History Internship Program allows two to three History majors the opportunity to participate in the administration of the program as staff members for a semester. These undergraduates delve into the broader aspects of the program, including oral history techniques, archival management and event planning.

Tom Kindre Legacy Award

Every year, the Rutgers Living History Society chooses a current or past student to receive the Tom Kindre Legacy Award, in honor of Tom Kindre, Class of '42, who was one of the founders of the Rutgers Oral History Archives. The Kindre Award recipients are as follows:

  • Kathryn T. Rizzi, 2013
  • Nicholas Molnar, 2014
  • Mohammad Athar, 2015
  • Saskia Kusnecov, 2016
  • Jessica Renee Friedman, 2016
  • Andrew Sutphen, 2017
  • Avery Kelley, 2018
  • Luz Sandoval, 2019
  • Sofia Ruiz, 2020
  • Isabella Kolic, 2021

Isabella Kolic 2021 Kindre Award Winner and Bart KlionIsabella Kolic (left) is awarded the Tom Kindre Legacy Award by Bart Klion, RC '48, past president of the Rutgers Living History Society, at the Annual Meeting on October 8, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Donald Koger)