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Oral History Center

The Oral History Center is a project of the History faculty in the Social Sciences Department at Robert Morris University.

Growing out of a joint effort between Robert Morris and Moon Township to get a local neighborhood included on the National Register of Historic Places, the Oral History Center facilitates research into recent American history, allows students to get involved in oral interviews, and serves as a repository of archival materials.

The Center is currently conducting the Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans Project (IAVP), which aims to preserve first-hand, on-the-ground histories of America’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Center is run by Professor of History Dr. John McCarthy.  The Center is located in 328 Patrick Henry Hall, on the RMU Campus. For more information, email Dr. McCarthy at oralhistory@rmu.edu.


The Oral History Center  sponsored a Constitution Day Event
with  the Serb National Federation 
and the RMU Center for Student and Civic Engagement

Constitution Day 2014 -- Photos by Paul Wintruba

World War II Veteran Carl Walpusk, one of the "Forgotten 500" spoke at the Rogal Chapel in one of the most well-attended events in the history of that venue.

The Sentry covered the event, and a picture appeared in the Beaver Valley Times.

Click here to watch the full oral history interview of History Professor John McCarthy with Carl Walpusk.

For More Information, Contact:

Kathryn Dennick-Brecht, Ed.D. 

Department Head, Social Sciences
Professor of Sociology
School of Education & Social Sciences

412-397-5419 Phone
412-397-6044 Fax
Nicholson Center 461
Moon Campus
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Scholarships up to 50% off tuition, and graduate assistantships, for the Reading Specialist program

Literacy tutoring is also available for children through the Peirce Center for Structured Reading.