The Center for Oral History at California University of PA seeks to add to local history by capturing and archiving the thoughts and perceptions of nearby community members from all walks of life.  Community-focused oral history projects satisfy that goal and bring to life the stories of men and women who are the hearts and souls of our neighboring communities.  We invite you to explore these projects in Community Collections and enjoy the people who represent the spirit of our region.

Cal U’s Women of Accomplishment:  An Oral History

The mission of the Women’s Center at California University of Pennsylvania is “to create a Cal U community that promotes and nurtures the contributions and experiences of women.”  The Women’s Center initiated Cal U’s Women of Accomplishment: An Oral History project in support of its mission.

The project goals are to produce, archive, and make accessible the oral histories of women who have achieved notable accomplishments at Cal U in order to preserve their legacies, share their stories, and inspire other women to pursue worthy and noble goals.

This initiative is sponsored by The Women’s Center in collaboration with Cal U’s Teaching with Primary Sources Center for Oral History in the College of Education and Human Services.

Greater Monessen Historical Society/Monessen Heritage Museum Project

A collection of oral histories from local veterans.