The Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection consists of audio interviews collected since 2002. Students, faculty, public school teachers and researchers from throughout Northeast Ohio have contributed to the collection, which covers a breadth of topics in Cleveland and regional history.

Notable series in the collection include interviews on Shaker Heights, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the Cleveland Cultural Gardens, the City Club of Cleveland, Midtown Cleveland, University Circle Incorporated, Cleveland Artists Foundation, and the Cleveland chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Additional interviews cover a wide variety of topics in Cleveland history, including neighborhood and institutional history, and political, social, educational and environmental history.

More materials from the Cleveland Regional Oral History Project will be published in the near future. For access to unpublished materials, contact the Department of History at Cleveland State University or visit for related news and additional information.

Content in this collection is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) license.


Browse the Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection Collections:

All interviews

American Institute of Architects

Cedar Central

City Club - Civil Rights

Cleveland Artists Foundation

Cleveland Cultural Gardens, series 1

Cleveland Cultural Gardens, series 2

Cleveland Cultural Gardens, series 3

Cleveland Heights

Cleveland Metroparks

CSU at 50

Cuyahoga County Fair

Cuyahoga Valley Project

Garment Industry

History 304: Urban History

History 311: Introduction to Public History

History 319: U.S. Tourism

History 400: Local History

History 695: Research Seminar

Ingenuity Fest

International Women’s Air and Space Museum (IWASM)

Japanese American Citizens League

Judson Oral History Project

Lake County

Midtown Cleveland

Phillis Wheatley Association

Project Team

Prosperity Social Club 10 Year Anniversary Event

Protest Voices

Re-Imagining Cleveland

Rivers Roads and Rails 2006

Rivers Roads and Rails 2008

Rock and Roll

Sacred Landmarks

Seven Hills Golden Agers

Shaker Heights Centennial

Shaker Lakes Nature Center

Shaker Towers

St. Clair - Superior Neighborhood

Undergraduate Summer Research Award 2013

Undergraduate Summer Research Award 2014

University Circle

West Side Market