Special Collection Spotlight: Route 66 Oral History Collection

Special Collection Spotlight: Route 66 Oral History Collection

Old photo of the 66 MotelThe Route 66 Association of Missouri works to preserve the stretch of the “Mother Road” that crossed Missouri.  Among the organization’s efforts is the Route 66 Oral History Collection (M 67), containing stories of individuals who lived and worked along the Route 66 historic corridor. This collection includes oral histories collected by volunteers, as well as photographs and publications shared by the interviewees.  They share stories of Route 66, including businesses, economic changes, personalities, and noteworthy experiences. With support from a grant, a selection of the oral histories were transcribed in 2012. Part of the collection is available online in the MSU Libraries’ Route 66 Oral Histories digital collection.  More interviews are currently being added to this digital collection as well as to the MSU Libraries YouTube channel.


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