United Nations


The UN Oral History is a collection of audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with eminent persons who were witnesses or participants in various major events in the life of the organization during the period 1945 to 2005.

Interviews were conducted by United Nations staff and Yale University researchers on events surrounding the founding of the Organization, crises and wars of independence of selected Nations, and the First Gulf (Iraq) War and its aftermath. The collection represents a special and primary source of information of value to researchers, the press and the general public on the role of the United Nations during this turbulent time in world affairs.

For further information please contact UN Reference and Research team in Room L-105 of the Dag Hammarskjold Library; Phone: (212) 963-3000.