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Original Oral History Interviews and Transcripts, 2003 - 2007


Scope and Content

From the Collection:

The papers for the Lest We Forget Collection contain background and research information about the project, correspondence, transcripts, and photographs and videotapes from the documentary project. These papers have a wealth of information about the project and would be useful for researchers who want to continue research on this subject and need a starting place for sources or to view the finished product.

Series I, Organizational Records and Research Information, is the largest series in the collection. This series includes documents related to the formation of the project. It contains a large amount of research information and leads that helped form the project, as well as some of the administrative issues that arose during the formation of the project. There are also documents related to the initial recordings and information about the various participants in the program.

Series II, Correspondence and Legal Documents, includes documents related to the legal and financial aspects of the project. Invoices from editing, equipment, and food costs are included as well as distribution agreements and service agreements. Within the correspondence, there are emails and letters referencing every aspect of the project from financial and legal issues to praise for the finished product.

Series III, Printed or Published Materials, contains a variety of materials related to the publicity of the Lest We Forget project. Included in this series are advertisements of the project, promotional flyers, and reviews of the project. There are also programs from the film festivals and conferences where the Lest We Forget project participated.

Series IV, Photographs, Film and Videotapes, includes a variety of photographs from local institutions and others that document the project. There are DVDs of the documentary as well as the marketed audio CD of the interviews. There are 32 DVCAM tapes of the oral histories that are excellent companions to the oral history transcripts.

Series V: Audiovisual Materials, includes original audio and video oral history interviews (and transcripts), as well as documentary productions based on the interviews, such as "Lest We Forget: Spoken Histories" audio documentary by Jeff Moyer and Judy Leasure and "Lest We Forget" (video documentary) by Mark Lyons.


  • Creation: 2003 - 2007


Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on accessing this collection.


From the Collection: 2.25 linear feet (5 boxes)

From the Collection: 3.9 Gigabytes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Special Collections and Archives
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton OH 45435-0001 USA