From 1966-1975, philanthropist Doris Duke funded seven universities to record first-person narratives from Native people across the United States. The project resulted in more than 6,000 oral histories and hundreds of supporting documents. In 2020, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation sought to revitalize the collections by supporting the work of the seven university repositories to digitize the collections, return copies of the recordings to the originating communities, and work with the represented communities to determine culturally appropriate access.
An outcome of the Doris Duke Native American Oral History Revitalization Project was a broader vision to expand the reach of the project to any repository wishing to work collaborative with Native Nations on respectful co-curation of materials. The project is directed by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums. Content is made available through the Mukurtu Content Management System.