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Our oral histories are recorded memories of many different people who have specific recollections of Pennsylvania State Police events or experiences which helped shape the heritage that is the Pennsylvania State Police.

Over the last 100 years of Pennsylvania State Police history, very few books have been written about the  Pennsylvania State Police. While there are many stories and accounts of "the way it was," little has been compiled. The Oral History Project is an effort to do just that; compile the everyday occurrences that have shaped the PA State Police and made it what it is today-the finest State Police agency in the world.

We have trained and provided our interviewers with the necessary tools and techniques in researching, recording and documenting these recollections.

The Pennsylvania State Police Oral History Project in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational & Memorial Center has received funding from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission and the Pennsylvania State Police Centennial Committee, which makes it possible for us to pursue this worthy project.

Our oral histories can be located by utilizing several methods; using the above drop down menu; the search box (database) which is found throughout this website;  by visiting our archives.

We add new oral histories quite frequently so, stop back again to view the new additions.


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