Building upon already existing holdings (oral history interviews in the possession of the Lithuanian Migration Institute and the Oral History Archive of Maidan) a permanent oral history laboratory at VMU will be developed with an audio-visual center, where the results of oral history research is stored and made accessible to students. The materials will include important audio-visual oral history projects; results of student work; a copy of the Maidan oral history archive; and materials from upcoming oral history projects, e.g. the oral history dissident archive.
The Andrei Sakharov Center will have a special Oral History Laboratory, which will carry out the following tasks:
- Train students in the use of oral history as a research tool;
- Collect oral history materials connected to the history of the USSR and particular human rights issues, both during Soviet times and beyond;
- Provide space to students who wish to make use of the oral history archive during their research or writing of papers, theses or dissertations.