About Us

Since 1979, the Oral History Centre has been collecting stories, and building up our nation's treasure trove of memories.

Using a structured oral history methodology with comprehensive research and documentation, we have collected more than 4,000 interviews from politicians to street hawkers, medical professionals to prisoners-of-war, artists to entrepreneurs. These individuals provide an intimate account of major events in Singapore history, as well as details of their daily lives in times bygone.

Housed at the National Archives of Singapore, our oral history collection adds a personal dimension to Singapore's body of archival records.

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