For nearly fifty years, the Baylor University Institute for Oral History (BUIOH) has worked with communities throughout Texas to better record, archive, and present their history. In 2017, BUIOH will make available a grant up to $2,500 to support a nonprofit group conducting oral history research at the community level in the state.

BUIOH will partner with recipients in their efforts and provide training, equipment, consultation, and processing of the 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 20, 2017. To learn more about their projects or for more details on this initiative, visit

Past recipients

Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center, Temple
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