Gettysburg College's Special Collections houses nearly 1000 Oral Histories. These interviews provide a first-hand account of the events they portray and are fascinating sources for researchers. The majority of the interviews were conducted by Gettysburg College students and faculty members. However, many of the interviewees also came from Adams County, the surrounding counties, or were individuals somehow connected to Gettysburg College. Topics range from Gettysburg College and Adams County history to World War II and the Vietnam War.

A few of these oral histories are made available here. Many have not been digitized; transcripts are available in the Special Collections Reading Room. Please contact an archivist if you have questions about using the collection or locating a particular oral history interview.

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2014

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Interview with Mary Margaret Stewart, March 13, 2014, Mary Margaret Stewart and Michael J. Birkner

2013

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Interview with Mary Margaret Stewart, December 18, 2013, Mary Margaret Stewart and Michael J. Birkner

2011

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Interview with Karl Mattson, August 10, 2011, Karl Mattson and Michael J. Birkner
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Interview with Karl Mattson, August 17, 2011, Karl Mattson and Michael J. Birkner
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Interview with James Myers, March 28 & 31, 2011, James P. Myers Jr. and Brad R. Miller
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2008

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Interview with Donald Gallion, August 6, 2008, Donald Gallion and Michael J. Birkner

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Interview with James Leary, October 18, 2008, James Leary and Sierra R. Green
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2006

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Interview with Robert O'Brien, January 9, 2006, Robert O'Brien and Michael J. Birkner
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2005

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Interview with Arthur Bruce Boenau, June 9, 2005, Arthur Bruce Boenau and Michael J. Birkner
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2004

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Interview with Robert and Esther Fortenbaugh, February 22, 2004, Robert Fortenbaugh, Esther Fortenbaugh, and Michael J. Birkner
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Interview with Donald W. Hinrichs, January 30, 2004, Donald W. Hinrichs and Michael J. Birkner
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2003

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Interview with Carey A. Moore, December 30, 2003, Carey A. Moore and Michael J. Birkner
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2002

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Interview with Salvatore Ciolino, July 9, 2002, Salvatore Ciolino and Michael J. Birkner
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2001

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Interview with Marion Ecker, June 23, 2001, Marion Ecker and Michael J. Birkner

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Interview with Stewart Herman, September 5, 2001, Stewart Herman and Michael J. Birkner
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Interview with John Roger Stemen, June 26, 2001, John R. Stemen and Michael J. Birkner

2000

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Interview with Robert Reynolds, August 23, 2000, Robert Reynolds and Michael J. Birkner
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Interview with James I. Tarman, May 5, 2000, James I. Tarman and Michael J. Birkner
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1999

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Interview with Harold A. Dunkelberger, July 29, 1999, Harold A. Dunkelberger, Michael J. Birkner, and David Hedrick
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1998

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Interview with Robert D. Hanson, October 2, 1998, Robert D. Hanson, Michael J. Birkner, and David Hedrick
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1997

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Interview with Edward Bulleit, January 7, 1997, Edward Bulleit, Michael J. Birkner, and David Hedrick
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1995

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Interview with Albert S. Peeling, June 3, 1995, Albert S. Peeling and Michael J. Birkner
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1994

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Interview with Thomas Wolf, December 29, 1994 & August 9, 1995, Thomas Wolf, Michael J. Birkner, and David Hedrick
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1993

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Interview with Dorothy Bloom, May 28, 1993, Dorothy Bloom and Michael J. Birkner
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