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 For access to unpublished materials, contact the Department of History at Cleveland State University or visit for related news and additional information.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:

Academy of American History

All interviews

American Institute of Architects

Arab Community in Cleveland

Cedar Central

City Club

Cleveland Cultural Gardens

Cleveland German-American Oral History Project

Cleveland Heights

Cleveland Hiking Club

Cleveland Metroparks

Community-Based Public Art

Constructing, Consuming, and Conserving America: Cuyahoga Valley

CSU at 50

Cuyahoga County Fair

Detroit Shoreway

Each in Their Own Voice: African American Artists in Cleveland, 1970-2005

Fairfax and Glenville (USRA 2014)

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

LGBTQ+ Cleveland

Metro West

Midtown Cleveland

Moreland History Project

Near West Side Housing Activism

Phillis Wheatley Association

Project Team

Prosperity Social Club 10 Year Anniversary Event

Protest Voices (USRA 2016)

Racial Integration in the Heights (USRA 2013)

Re-Imagining Cleveland

Rivers, Roads, and Rails: West Creek and Cuyahoga River

Rock and Roll

Sacred Landmarks

Seven Hills Golden Agers

Shaker Heights Centennial

Shaker Historical Society

Shaker Lakes Nature Center

Shaker Towers

Stokes: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future

University Circle

West Side Market

WPA Art in Cleveland