Oral History Project

Archives Oral History Project

One of the primary goals of the Baldwin County Archives Oral History Project is to record the history of local communities as it has been witnessed by residents.  This ongoing project will target numerous areas of interest within all communities.  Interviews are currently being conducted with residents of Bay Minette as we begin our survey of life in this northern Baldwin community.  In addition, interviews are to be held with members of Baldwin's African American community to begin a series exploring the ethnic diversity of the county.  Furthermore, an extensive series highlighting Baldwin County Educators is scheduled to compliment the ongoing Educational Documentary currently in production.

Clarence Bishop - Former Baldwin County Commissioner 2015 Part 1

Clarence Bishop - Former Baldwin County Commissioner 2015 Part 2


Judge of Probate - TimRussell


Clifton Byrd Interview


The Clifton Byrd interview presents a sample of the type video that will be available for public viewing in the Reference Room at the Baldwin County Archives Facility.  The brief sample provided here is only a small portion of the 15 minute interview available for patron viewing at our archives facility in Bay Minette.  Mr. Byrd has been a resident of Perdido, and Phillipsville.  He has owned businesses and worked in Bay Minette and has been an active member of the community for his entire life.  This is his story in his words.


Interviews will be stored in video and audio mediums and be completed with a type written transcript. To participate in the Oral History Project as a subject or to recommend interviewees, please contact the Baldwin County Archives through the contact information provided on our homepage at the right.