"The interviews captured for the Center’s archive are invaluable artifacts for those who want to become more familiar with the experience of war. These first-hand, uncut, unvarnished accounts are incredible research tools that allow people to better understand war without having to experience it.”
–Rick Rokosz, Regis College alumnus
The Center’s oral history program, established in 2004, provides a sympathetic and uncensored space for veterans and civilians to share their personal narratives and war experiences. The narratives are used to educate undergraduates about the multiple perspectives of war and how stories of war are told. With more than 900 hours of recorded interviews, the Center offers rich primary sources material for historical research.
“My favorite part of being involved with the Center is when students come to my house to interview me about my experience. I never really talked about the war before my involvement in the Center. But now I get to share all the details. I tell them I was scared. And cold. I prayed. I swore. All at the same time.”
— Mike Quering, Regis College alumnus
The oral histories are accessible online to those with Regis credentials at https://mediaspace.regis.edu under the “DML” tab. The Center’s staff is currently working to transcribe the interviews and make them available to the public. For questions regarding accessibility and research, please email the Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.