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Oral Histories

The mission of the Center for Oak Ridge Oral History (COROH) is to ensure that the memories of those involved in the history of the city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, from its inception to the present, and its profound significance to the region, the United States, and the world will not be lost.

A committee of citizens and representatives of local, state, and federal organizations have joined together to collect the oral histories of members of the scientific/technical community and area residents. The COROH Committee works to secure the priceless and irreplaceable memories of the region known as Oak Ridge.

Committee Participants

  • Oak Ridge Public Library
  • City of Oak Ridge
  • American Museum of Science & Energy
  • Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge
  • Oak Ridge Heritage & Preservation Association
  • University of Tennessee
  • Center for the Study of War and Society;
  • United States Department of Energy, Oak Ridge Office
  • United States Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information
  • National Nuclear Security Administration
  • Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • Tennessee Valley Authority, Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board
  • Oak Ridge Community Members

For more information, please call 865-425-3467 or email