For over forty years, the Baylor University Institute for Oral History (BUIOH) has worked with communities throughout Texas to better record, archive, and present their history. In 2015, BUIOH will make available a grant of up to $2,500 to support a nonprofit group conducting oral history research at the community level in Texas.

Baylor University will partner with recipients in their efforts and provide training, equipment, consultation, and processing of field interviews, which will be made available online as well as co-deposited at Baylor University and a local public archive. The community members who carry out the oral history project will also develop and arrange public programming to highlight the accomplishments of their endeavors.

The deadline for grant applications is January 16, 2015. For instructions on how to apply, visit the Community Oral History Grant page of the BUIOH website.

Past recipients of the Community Oral History Grant:

Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum, Austin
Limestone County Historical Commission, Groesbeck
Bremond Historical Society, Bremond
Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools, Fredericksburg
Central Texas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Waco
Goliad Center for Texas History, Goliad

To celebrate the interviews collected through a Community Oral History Grant, the Bremond Historical Society hosted "An Evening of Heritage" in April 2013. The highlight of the special event was a readers theatre at which volunteers read excerpts from the transcribed oral histories. Photo by Michelle Holland. Courtesy of Baylor University Institute for Oral History.