Oral Histories

The Empire Ranch Foundation has an active oral history program designed to document the history of the Empire Ranch. Interviews are conducted with individuals who lived and/or worked on the Empire Ranch or who have had significant involvement with the Empire Ranch. If you have suggestions for additional interviews, please contact us through email or by phone (888-364-2829).

Following is a list of oral histories that have been completed, categorized by the historical era to which they relate. Click on the name to learn more about the content of the interview.

Vail Era (1876-1928): Vail Family, Cowboys and Staff

Boice Era (1928-1969): Boice Family, Cowboys and Staff

Corporate Era (1969-1988): Donaldson Family, Cowboys, and Staff

Bureau of Land Management Era (1988 – present)