Films, Oral Histories, and Speeches

WWII Film, 1943 Persian Gulf War Oral History, 2008
Robert F. Kennedy Primary Campaing, 1968 WWII Oral History Transcript, 2003


The films included in the Digital Media Repository were produced by the United States government during World War II, and can be a good source of information regarding military events, the home front, and wartime propaganda. Oral histories can be defined as the recording, preservation and interpretation of historical information, based on the personal experiences and opinions of the speaker. The political speeches made during times of conflict showcase the power of rhetoric and viewpoints regarding government decisions on military involvement.


Use the links below to find films, oral histories (audio and video), and speeches regarding military history available from Ball State University Libraries Digital Media Repository.


World War I Films
World War II Films


World War II Speeches
Cold War Speeches
Vietnam War Speeches

Oral Histories

World War I Oral Histories
World War II Oral Histories
Cold War Oral Histories
Korean War Oral Histories
Vietnam War Oral Histories
Persian Gulf War Oral Histories

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