In 2012, the Office of Archives and Records launched an Oral History Program. The aim of the program is to collect the history of the Archdiocese of Atlanta through interviews with its priests, its men and women religious, its employees, and its parishioners.
According to the Oral History Association
Oral history is a field of study and a method of gathering, preserving and interpreting the voices and memories of people, communities, and participants in past events. Oral history is both the oldest type of historical inquiry, predating the written word, and one of the most modern, initiated with tape recorders in the 1940s and now using 21st-century digital technologies.
Through a grant from the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia, Inc. in 2012, the Office of Archives and Records was able to purchase top of the line digital recording equipment and has since been slowly conducting interviews throughout the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
Below you will find a list of those who have been interviewed and the date of the interview. For access to the full Oral History recordings or to the transcriptions of the interviews, please contact the Office of Archives and Records at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Interviewee||Date of Interview|
|Monsignor R. Donald Kiernan||13 December 2012|
|Father Daniel McCormick||12 February 2013|
|Monsignor William Hoffman||18 April 2013|
|Father Edward O’Connor||23 April 2013|
|Father Denis Dullea||09 July 2013|
|Monsignor Terrance Young||19 September 2013|
|Mr. John Glover (Former Parishioner of Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary)||19 September 2013|
|Mr. Tom Clements (Founder of Southern Catholic College)||13 December 2013|
|Monsignor Hugh Marren||12 March 2014|
|Monsignor Leo Herbert||14 July 2014|
|Marianne “Mac” Fronek (longtime Archdiocesan employee)||21 October 2014|
|Father John Kieran||9 February 2015|
|Sister Margaret McAnoy||7 May 2015|
|Archbishop Emeritus Eusebius Beltran||1 June 2015|