The History Department of the School of Social Sciences Indiana University Southeast is responsible for the Institute for Local and Oral History. For more information on the History Department, check out the History home page and its Facebook page.

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Elizabeth Gritter Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History
Director, Institute for Local and Oral History
Social Sciences Division

Crestview Hall 133
Phone: (812) 941-2292

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Elizabeth Gritter, Ph.D., is associate professor of history at Indiana University Southeast. She worked previously at the prestigious Southern Oral History Program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she got her M.A. and Ph.D. in history. She has conducted more than fifty oral histories, some of which she used for her book: River of Hope: Black Politics and the Memphis Freedom Movement, 1865-1954 (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2014). She has given talks at conferences nationwide, including some based on her oral histories, and is a member of the Oral History Association.