Pass the Word

Pass the Word is a discovery tool for oral history collections throughout the Commonwealth, sponsored by the Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC). With more than 100 Kentucky organizations contributing information, new content that helps answer questions about our past continues to be added all the time. Since its establishment in 1976, the KOHC has identified more than 35,000 interviews and their locations, now all searchable in this convenient online database.
Pass the Word is made possible through the generosity of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Kentucky Historical Foundation.

Visit Pass the Word and start searching oral history collections now!

Want to get a taste of the content you can discover in Pass the Word?

Check out the 2013 Legislative Moments…

These are 30 short essays highlighting Kentucky’s oral history collections, searchable online at Pass the Word. One legislative moment was presented each day of the 2013 Kentucky General Assembly session. They are also published in print and distributed online as resources for the general public.