Oral History Project


Whether you were last at Auburn one year or 50 years ago, tell us about your life’s journey. The Auburn Alumni Association has partnered with industry-leader PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to collect your stories for Auburn’s first Oral History Project. PCI is a company located in Dallas, TX that publishes directories and oral histories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities and military organizations across the nation. The alumni association is working with PCI to preserve the history of Auburn University and its graduates. This oral history collection will be added to the Nation Archives’ permanent collection in Washington, D.C.

This project allows the Auburn Alumni Association to hear your story told in your own words. Our Auburn story isn’t complete without yours!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I participate in this Oral History Project?

The Oral History Project will be made available only to alumni of Auburn University and contributing members of the Auburn Alumni Association. Starting September 7, 2021, a postcard will be sent to all alumni that have an active address on file asking you to call (855) 912-9104 to speak with a dedicated representative for the Auburn Alumni Association Oral History Project.

Upon completion of the project, PCI will return to Auburn Alumni Association all electronic files, including audio, that have been supplied by Auburn Alumni Association or produced by PCI in connection with the production of the Oral History Project.

What happens when I call the number on the postcard?

The representative will verify all the information we have on file for you and make any updates where needed. And then ask you a series of questions to allow you the opportunity to tell your personal Auburn story.

The Auburn Alumni Association Oral History Project is also available for sale only to Auburn University alumni or contributing members of the Auburn Alumni Association. The collection of stories will be available for purchase from PCI in a special digital/print publication. While there is a fee to purchase the printed book and Auburn branded merchandise, no purchase is necessary to contribute to the Oral History project.

How do I know my information will only be used for the purpose of the Oral History Project?

Auburn Alumni Association has a contractual agreement with PCI that states:

The names, addresses and information provided to PCI by Auburn Alumni Association for the publication of the Oral History Project will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the oral history project and except as required by court order or law.

Can I choose some or all my information not to be included in the Oral History Project?

When you call to share your personal story, you can tell the representative what information you would prefer to have excluded. You may also communicate this information to the PCI customer service desk at (855) 912-9104 or to the alumni association.

I shared a story and the representative said I could provide some photos. How do I do this?

You will receive an email with a link to upload your photos. If you do not have an email address, you will be sent a mailer to send physical photos in to be used (note: photos may not be returned).

How long is this project?

The total duration of the Oral History Project is approximately 12 months, beginning in September 2021.

I ordered a book/package over the phone and would like to cancel my order. How do I do this?

Call PCI customer service at (800) 982-1590 and they will take care of this for you.