Oral History Program

The Osgoode Society’s Oral History Program is the world’s largest oral history program dedicated to legal history.

Since 1979, the Society has conducted more than 600 interviews and deposited over 90,000 pages of transcripts in the Archives of Ontario. Interview subjects include lawyers, judges, politicians, and members of the police services. Interview documentation consists of transcripts.

Oral Histories are either held by the Archives of Ontario or by the Osgoode Society.  Those held by the Osgoode Society are not yet available for circulation.

Oral Histories

Name Year Pages Location
Mr. Thomas Onizuka 1991 82 C 81-1-0-119
The Hon. Charles Opper 1984 120 C 81-1-0-34
The Hon. Ted Ormston 2008 189 C 81-4-0-161
The Hon. Coulter Osborne 2002 269 Osgoode Society
The Hon. John Osler 2001 344 C 81-1-0-155
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt 1989 42 C 81-2-0-4
Mr. Hugh Paisley 2003 132 Osgoode Society
The Hon. Claude Paris 2006 142 Osgoode Society
The Hon. William Parker 1995 441 C 81-4-0-70
Mr. Leon Paroian 1998 98 C 81-1-0-135
Ms. Debra Paulseth 2004 125 C 81-4-0-109
Mr. Garfield Payne 1990 35 C 81-2-0-20
The Hon. Bruce Payne 2001 156 C 81-4-0-63
Mr. Ross Peebles 2002 106 Osgoode Society
Mr. Barry Pepper 1994 47 C 81-4-0-4
Mr. Barry Pepper 1988 463 C 81-1-0-65
Mr. Barry Percival 2005 82 Osgoode Society
The Hon. Craig Perkins 2004 74 Osgoode Society
The Hon. Morris Perozak 2002 117 C 81-4-0-65
Mr. Lloyd Perry 1989 256 C 81-1-0-76
Mr. Wilfrid Peters 2003 139 C 81-4-0-111
The Hon. George Phillips 2008 165 Osgoode Society
Carter Applications - Physician Assisted Death 2016 Osgoode Society
Police Constable Edmund Pink 1989 28 C 81-1-0-84
The Hon. Romain Pitt 2010 177 Osgoode Society
The Hon. Romain Pitt 2009 135 Osgoode Society
Master Julian Polika 2003 146 Osgoode Society
Mr. Marshall Pollock 2004 72 C 81-4-0-113
Mr. William Poole 1990 247 C 81-1-0-72
Mr. Sidney Poon 2011 253 Osgoode Society
Julian Porter 2013 186 Osgoode Society
Staff Inspector Patricia Post 1991 88 C 81-2-0-31
Richard Potter 2013 262 Osgoode Society
Mr. Clay Powell 2001 53 Osgoode Society
The Hon. Louis Pratte 1993 57 Osgoode Society
Magistrate John Prentice 1987 78 C 81-1-0-63
Mr. Nestor Priscoe 2005 82 Osgoode Society
Mr. Ted Rachlin 2001 189 C 81-4-0-18
The Hon. Robert Rae 2001 62 Osgoode Society
Mr. William E. Raney 1985 138 C 81-1-0-45
Mr. Bert Raphael 2000 224 C 81-4-0-16
Hon. Lynn Ratushny 2014 140 Osgoode Society
Edward Ratushny 2014 297 Osgoode Society
The Hon. Micheline Rawlins 2010 214 C 81-4-0-162
The Hon Greg Regis 2009 176 Osgoode Society
The Hon. Robert Reid 1994 55 C 81-4-0-6
The Hon. Robert Reid 1987 498 C 81-1-0-50
Mr. James Reid 2005 99 C 81-1-0-149
Judge Paul Reinhardt 2016 Osgoode Society
Mr. Moishe Reiter 1999 126 C 81-4-0-150