The mission of the Hands on History project at Manor College is to build stronger bonds with our surrounding neighborhoods and communities. It seeks to collaborate with historical societies, civic organizations, and schools to create oral history repositories centered on important aspects of local history and neighborhood life.

We seek to establish partnership agreements with surrounding area historical societies to publicly disseminate the oral history repositories on their websites, and thereby forge stronger community links with our local, historic and civic institutions.

This oral history repository has been established to preserve the stories and memories of members of the Manor College community and the wider Ukrainian-American community.

Please note: Oral histories are no longer subject to institutional review board approval. For more information please visit the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects or Perspectives on History

For more information please contact Matthew Smalarz at