From 2008 – 2013 students enrolled for History 324: History of Sports participated in an oral history interviewing term project. The main project guidelines were that interviews had to be with someone over the age of 50, and that all interviews had to accompanied by a signed consent document that allows for its inclusion in a History 324 Class Archive. This site provides a snapshot of the personal stories that emerged from this project. Read alongside each other, the interviews provide insightful commentary on the significance of sport in everyday life based on the perspectives of community networks of family members, friends and other community contacts.

To see what the interviewees are saying, read or listen to the thematically-presented interview excerpts on this site.