Delaware State Parks Oral Histories Collection

The field recordings in this program provide an audio window into a range of cultures and geographic areas. The recorded interviews are a compelling first-person testimony of vanishing beliefs, customs and lore, and not all of what was captured is admirable — bigotry and prejudice are evident in some cases, and profanity is heard in some of the files. Preserving the human legacy, who and what we were as evidenced by our collectively held beliefs, values, and customs, furthers our understanding of who we are now.