Special Collections Research Center

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History



Access the Nunn Center CollectionSearch Nunn Center Collection

The Nunn Center has an extensive collection of over 14,000 oral history interviews. SPOKEdb is the Nunn Center's online repository where you can browse or search across all of our interviews and collections. Over 4,500 of the interviews can be listened to, watched, and searched using OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer), an innovative system we developed to make the audio and video searchable. If the interview audio or video is not available online, submit a request. Access SPOKEdb by clicking the image or going to https://kentuckyoralhistory.org.  

The Wisdom Project Podcast The Wisdom Project Podcast

The Wisdom Project Podcast is an oral history podcast featuring stories drawn from the Nunn Center's extesive collection of over 14,000 interviews. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and wherever  you access your podcasts. If you want to listen to the podcast in a web browser, click on the podcast logo or click on the Wisdom Project podcast webpage.    

Saving Stories Radio Program (WUKY)WUKY: Saving Stories

Saving Stories is an award-winning collaboration between the Nunn Center and WUKY, and is produced and hosted by the Nunn Center's Doug Boyd Ph.D. and Alan Lytle, news director at WUKY. 

Digital Exhibits Nunn Center Digital Exhibits

The Nunn Center features the following digital exhibits:

Documentaries Nunn Center Documentaries

The Nunn Center has produced several award-winning oral history-based documentaries:

Marshall Webb: Oral History, Archives and Discovery

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