Oral History

Oral histories are collected on an ongoing basis. Projects are often embedded within courses and have resulted in several distinct oral history collections:

Students of Color Oral History Exhibit

Faculty Strike Oral History Exhibit

Oral Histories in Millersville’s Repository 


For more information on oral history methodology, review the resources created by the Oral History Association: https://www.oralhistory.org/

To schedule an appointment or an oral history workshop, please contact: Marilyn.Parrish@millersville.edu

#OneMillersville (share your story about this time of crisis)

The link below is for the One Millersville Project, a joint venture of the Millersville University archives and the Department of Communication & Theatre. We are trying to compile the shared stories of the university community in whatever form of media is most meaningful to each individual. Make a video, record an audio file, write an essay or story, take a photo or create some other form of art. Just share with us something that tells your story in this time while the university, and the world, is dealing with the challenge of the Coronavirus.

#OneMillersville Submission Form

 

Digital Collections

Access digital collections based on resources from our collections (rare books, manuscripts, photographs, postcards, oral histories, university archives, theses and dissertations):

Millersville Repository & Archives


Connect to these collaborative digital initiatives, within Pennsylvania and beyond:

PA Digital Cultural Heritage Collaborative – A Commonwealth Community of Practice for Digital Curation


Slavery & Abolition in the U.S.

Slavery & Abolition in the US – Dickinson College


Digital Public Library of America:

Digital Public Library of America

Jacquelyn Werts (Post Bacc/Grad Student Early Childhood Education)

 

Jacquelyn Werts

Jackie Werts is a post bacc/grad student in Early Childhood Education. She was an undergrad student at MU 20 years ago and currently is employed at St. Leo the Great Catholic School. When schools announced their closures on March 13th, Jackie used the skills she had learned in her Education Foundations Technology class and quickly got to work creating trainings for her fellow teachers at her school, utilizing Google Classroom, Zoom, Flipgrid and many more programs to help get the the school’s transition to distance learning off the ground and running!

Students of Color Oral History Project

Several racist and anti-Muslim events took place at Millersville University following President Trump’s election in November, 2016. In a case that received national attention, two white students in blackface shared their photo through Snapchat. In another, a Muslim student had her hijab pulled off by a group of young white men on campus.

The Students of Color Oral History Project explored the campus environment for students of color at Millersville University during the academic year 2017 – 2018

Standing 4 Kaepernick Protest - Philadelphia
Standing 4 Kaepernick Protest – Philadelphia

To browse the exhibit, click here:
Students of Color Oral History Project