Alexander Publishing has announced that it will make available a database of over 2500 oral histories in English gathered from around the world. Called In The First Person the database provides in-depth indexing to allow for detailed searches.Text transcripts are available and links to many audio and video files as well. The database is free.
A description from the publisher's web site says:
"It allows for keyword searching of more than 260,000 pages of full-text by more than 9,000 individuals from all walks of life. It also contains pointers to at least 2,500 audio and video files and 16,000 bibliographic records.
The index is updated regularly. By the end of 2005, it will point to 350,000 pages of full text and 3,500 collections."
This is a fascinating collection which should be invaluable to many disciplines.