Voices is a collaborative project supported by multiple line offices within NOAA, including NOAA Fisheries, NOAA Heritage, and the National Weather Service.

The Voices Oral History Archives (VOHA) seeks to document the human experience as it relates to the changing environment, climate, oceans and coasts through firsthand oral history accounts.  Oral histories contribute to NOAA’s Mission of “Science, Service, and Stewardship” by creating, compiling, archiving and sharing the experiences of stakeholders, scientists and others.  Any individual or organization can participate in the VOHA program by contributing oral history interview projects and interviews that are related to the project scope and mission, or by using the interviews archived here in their research, scholarship, exhibits, or general use. 

We work with prospective oral history practitioners to add interviews to our growing digital repository and the public to use and interact with our content for educational and research purposes. The Voices Oral History Archives database is a powerful resource available to the public to inform, educate, and provide primary information for researchers interested in our local, human experience with the surrounding marine environment. 

Special thanks to the following individuals, who have volunteered their time and efforts to supporting NOAA Voices through transcription, editing, and collection management.

  • Michelle Duncan (2022 - present)
  • Norma Hinton (2020 - present)
  • Susana Oliveros (2022 - present)
  • Jennifer Padua-Valle (2020 - present)
  • Darlene Perez (2021 - present)

For More Information:

For more information, contact the program manager, Molly Graham at voices@noaa.gov.