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

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

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