University and Community Partners in Oral History Projects: Fulfilling the Urban University Research and Service Mission within the Complexity of Engaged Scholarship

  • Mark Winston Rutgers University- Newark
Keywords: Higher Education, Community Partnership, Engaged Scholarship


Central to the urban university s academic mission is supporting scholarship that expands knowledge and "service to the state" and local region. Documenting local history is an aspect of scholarship that supports the community directly. This manuscript addresses the role of the urban university in collaborating with community organizations on oral history interview projects, which offer a compelling presentation of the interviewees 'lived experiences.