The “Home for Us All: Fair Housing in Louisville-Jefferson County Oral History Collection” includes audio interviews and transcripts from developers, planners, housing advocates, social justice activists, educators and more. The collection discusses the history of housing in Louisville from 1960 through 2011 and how it has formed the city today.

The interviews are part of the University Archives and Records Center’s Oral History Center and were completed for a 2014 report out of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research. The report was commissioned and distributed by the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission.

To hear the interviews or read the transcripts, please visit

The Digital Collections at University Libraries include rare and unique images, documents, and oral histories from our archives, special collections and other campus units.

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