Henry Mayhew (25 November 1812 - 25 July 1887) was an English social researcher, journalist, playwright and advocate of reform. He was one of the two founders (1841) of the satirical and humorous magazine Punch, and the magazine's joint-editor, with Mark Lemon, in its early days.
Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) was an American folklorist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. Of Hurston's four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays, she is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Louis "Studs" Terkel (16 May 1912 – 31 October 2008) was an American author, historian, actor, and broadcaster. He received the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1985 for The Good War, and is best remembered for his oral histories of common Americans, and for hosting a long-running radio show in Chicago.
Damon DiMarco (born October 16, 1971), is a New York City biographical and narrative author, actor, and historian. His oral history work has been compared to that of Studs Terkel. He was born in Princeton, New Jersey.
Wallace Houston Terry, II (April 21, 1938 - May 29, 2003) was an African American journalist and oral historian, best known for his book about black soldiers in Vietnam, Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War. Terry had a wide-ranging and eclectic career that reflected his many interests. Though primarily a journalist, he was also an ordained minister in the Church of the Disciples of Christ, and worked as a radio and television commentator, public lecturer, and advertising executive.
Aron of Kangeq (born in Kangeq on April 9, 1822; died March 12, 1869) was a Greenland Inuit hunter, painter, and oral historian. His paintings are noted for their depiction of Inuit culture and history. His storytelling is known to children's literature in Greenland.
Paula Underwood was an Iroquois oral historian. Paula Underwood was a lineal descendant of Tsilikomah, an Oneida (Iroquois) healer in Cascaskia on the Shenango River ca. 1800, who took up responsibility for a vast Oral Tradition and Learning Way from an Erie/Oneida Keeper of the Old Things who was her patient. This tradition was handed down in her family and designed to be shared with "all Earth's children with Listening Ears.
The Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky actively collects oral history interviews concentrating on 20th and 21st century Kentucky history, and maintains a collection of over 7,000 interviews made up of over 100 projects. The Center's emphasis has been on political, Appalachian, agricultural, athletic and veterans' history. The Nunn Center is part of the University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections and Digital Programs division.