Oral Histories

The founding generation of Liberty University have valuable first hand accounts of the history of Liberty, Thomas Road Baptist Church, the Moral Majority, Dr. Jerry Falwell, and Falwell Ministries. In order to preserve these perspectives, the Liberty University Archive has established a project to collect, preserve, and provide access to first-hand narratives related to the history of these entities.

The Archive is taking a broad approach to interview people from related organizations and ministries. Our goal is to provide interviews in a publicly accessible form as well as an unabridged version that will serve as primary resources for use by historians and scholars. Content of the interviews may explore issues that arose out of historical events related to these entities, their growth, and evolution. In the hope that contemporary historians will follow Luke’s example (as outlined in Luke 1:1-4), we seek to provide a collection of eyewitness recollections of the historical record.


Recordings and transcripts of the oral history interviews are on the Digital Commons website.

Below is a list of the people interviewed for the Liberty University Oral History Project. Select a name for more information and their connection with Liberty University, Thomas Road Baptist Church and the Falwell Ministries.

For more information on the Oral History Project please contact:
Abigail Sattler, Archivist
Office Phone: 434-592-3891
Email: arsattler@liberty.edu