Oral Histories and Glaciers

Oral histories provide important, detailed information about the history of glaciers and glaciological knowledge. Compiling the fascinating interviews is time consuming and difficult. Fortunately, several sites and archives are now providing excellent access to oral histories about glaciology and glaciological knowledge.

The following list provides links to many oral histories. The sites also open up access to other information about the history of glaciology, glacier sciences, mountain histories, and polar histories.

Polar Regions


Broader Climate and Glacier Sciences

Exit Glacier Project Jukebox, Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program.

Llaca Lake artifical glacial lake dam, Peru – Photo by Mark Carey.