Columbia University’s Oral History Master of Arts Program is the first program of its kind in the United States: a one-year interdisciplinary MA degree training students in oral history method and theory. Through the creation, archiving and analysis of individual, community and institutional histories, we amplify the critical first-person narratives that constitute memory for generations to come. 

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The great strength of oral history is its ability to record memories in a way that honors the dignity and integrity of ordinary people.
— Mary Marshall Clark, OHMA