Trexler Library serves as the repository for a growing collection of oral histories collected by students, faculty, and staff of Muhlenberg College. Currently, our oldest collection is the John S. Davidson Oral History Collection, an effort by the History Department in the 1970s and 1980s to capture the stories of Muhlenberg faculty and administration who had experienced the College during the heart of the twentieth century. That collection has been digitized and is steadily being published.
This site utilizes the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS), an open-source application developed by the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries, which allows word-level search capability within time-stamped transcriptions, and facilitates indexing and the addition of keywords.
We look forward to sharing more oral histories that capture a broad range of perspectives on the College and its surrounding Lehigh Valley community. If you are a member of the College community and would like to discuss having your oral history project archived by Trexler Library, please contact Special Collections and Archives Librarian Susan Falciani Maldonado at firstname.lastname@example.org.