Romano L. Mazzoli Oral History Collection
About the Collection
The Romano L. Mazzoli Oral History Collection documents the life and political career of Congressman Romano (Ron) Mazzoli, an Italian-American native of Louisville, Kentucky who represented Kentucky's Third Congressional District for 24 years (1971-1995). The 66 hours of interviews complement and move beyond the congressman's papers (also housed at the University of Louisville Archives and Records Center), including documentation of the workings of his local and Washington offices, interactions with constituents and colleagues, and his role on the national stage, as well as reminiscences by family, friends, and Mazzoli himself.
The digital collection will eventually include audio and transcriptions for all of the interviews, starting with those conducted with Congressman Mazzoli.
Conditions of Use
The University of Louisville welcomes fair use of this website and its contents. If you wish to publish, broadcast, or publicly display these materials, please notify Archives and Special Collections. In addition, it is your responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions, which may include paying fees for commercial use. For further information about permissions, use, and ordering reproductions, see Order Reproductions, or contact Archives and Special Collections, University of Louisville.
To cite an interview from this collection, please use the format:
Interview with [interviewee name, date of interview], Romano L. Mazzoli Oral History Collection, Oral History Center, University of Louisville Archives and Records Center, Louisville, Kentucky.
To cite the digital version, add its Reference URL (found by following the link in the header above the digital file).
Grants from the Kentucky Oral History Commission provided partial funding for the interviews and transcriptions.
Kathie Johnson and Kevin Collins developed the interview questions in consultation with Oral History Center Co-Directors Tracy K'Meyer and Carrie Daniels, and Jasmine Farrier of the University of Louisville Department of Political Science.
The interviews were conducted by Kevin Collins and Carrie Daniels. They were recorded in the William F. Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville; at interviewees' homes and workplaces; and in Room H-128 of the Capitol Building, using a Marantz PMD660 recorder with a sampling rate of 44.1kHz and 16-bit depth (CD-quality). Carrie Daniels and Tracy K'Meyer provided training and guidance.
Kevin Collins served as processing archivist for the Romano L. Mazzoli Papers, overseen by Kathie Johnson.
Heather Fox, Will Cummings, Carrie Daniels and the staff of Audio Transcription Center of Boston, Massachusetts transcribed the oral histories, which were proofread by Carrie Daniels and Will Cummings.
Carrie Daniels and Heather Fox created metadata for the collection, in accordance with our data dictionary (PDF). All titles were supplied by the catalogers. Carrie Daniels united the streaming audio files with the transcriptions using CONTENTdm digital collection management software version 5.4.
Terri L. Holtze designed the web pages.