About the interviews
Interviews related to the history of food, food systems, and agriculture have been a mainstay of the Oral History Center research agenda since the 1950s. Interviews focus on several interlocking thematic areas including: social and cultural foodways; restaurants and cuisine; wine and wine growing; distilled spirits; small-scale and industrial farming; and agricultural economics and agricultural education. The interviews listed here typically were not conducted as part of an on-going project. Instead, the majority of these interviews document the singular contributions of individuals to food and agriculture in the United States and the larger global arena. Interviews are added to this subject category as they are completed.
Additional oral history interview projects with substantive content on the history of food and agriculture include:
Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of California
Natural Resources, Land Use, and the Environment — Individual Oral Histories