Kentucky Historical Society
Allison Tracy Named Oral History Administrator at Kentucky Historical Society

Press Release Date:  Friday, July 31, 2015  
Contact Information:  Janene Zaccone
502-564-1792, ext. 4490

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 31, 2015) – Allison Tracy has joined the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) as the oral history administrator. In this post, she will administer the statewide Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC) grant process. Tracy also will work with organizations, individuals and KOHC grantees throughout Kentucky to provide advice and technical support, and with oral history collections at KHS.


Tracy comes to Kentucky from the Stanford Historical Society, where her most recent project was a multi-year effort to document Stanford University’s history through the stories of prominent faculty members and administrators.


Prior to Stanford, she worked on a multiyear project for the University of Nevada Oral History Program on the history of women’s athletics at the university; and served as an editor for the resulting book, “We Were All Athletes: Title IX and Women’s Athletics at the University of Nevada.”


An active member of the Oral History Association, Tracy holds a Master of Arts in oral history from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada.


KOHC is the only state agency committed to statewide oral history documentation through granting programs and outreach. It is housed within KHS.



The Kentucky Historical Society, an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, was established in 1836 and is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky’s history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about KHS and its programs, visit