The purpose of the Undergraduate Oral History Research Project at Nevada State College is to gather and preserve regional history by means of the recorded interview. Closely connected with the history department's HIST 485: Oral History course, the project seeks to serve the greater social good by conducting oral histories of local senior citizens and others about the social and industrial history of Henderson in the post-World War era, the development of the BMI/St. Rose-Rose del Lima Hospital, and the history of Nevada State College.
The project challenges students to hone their skills in communication, research, and historical fact-finding, while training them in professional oral history techniques and the use of state of the art digital recording equipment. In 2010, the project was awarded a Mini-Grant by the Southwest Oral History Association to further participants work in transcribing and preserving area oral histories.