Oral History and Audio

Listen to the voice of the past with some of Jackson County Historical Society's oral histories. While most of our archive is dedicated to written and visual history on paper, some of our collections include audio and other media.

Many of JCHS's oral history recordings are from a veteran's history project and feature their accounts of recent wars in American History. 

Thomas Hart Benton - Oral History

Thomas Hart Benton

Thomas Hart Benton

This is an oral history with Missouri artist Thomas Hart Benton recorded in May 1962 on the porch of his Kansas City home. The oral history was recently acquired and been given to the State Historical Society of Missouri. This is one part of the four part interview. Contact the State Historical Society for the full interview and a written transcript.

SoundCloud

SoundCloud