Let's make the voices of the last generation to live in a free Tibet heard around the world!

TOHP is moving on to a brand new phase: writing a book based on the oral history collection for mainstream publication. This will be an intensive and time-consuming task for us. But it is an important step needed to really highlight the elders' life stories and share them with a wider audience.

Please donate today to help sustain TOHP through this next exiting endeavor. Any gift you can offer will be of great support to this effort!

TOHP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.



TOHP has videotaped the oral histories of 304 Tibetan elders living in exile. This oral history collection is invaluable. It provides intimate portraits of the elders - the last generation to live in a free, unoccupied Tibet - and preserves for future generations the memories of their homeland.

The oral histories of all 304 Tibetan elders are available as both videos and English transcripts. All of the interview videos and over 60 short videos are available on TOHP's YouTube Channel.

The elders provide eyewitness accounts of early life in Tibet, and of the devastation that followed the Chinese invasion and occupation. They also recount memories of their flight from Tibet to escape oppression and to follow their spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, into exile.

"The cause of Tibet is helped by every individual story and together they paint the true history of Tibet."
- Marcella Adamski, TOHP's founder


TOHP sent a copy of our interview collection to the following communities and archives:

US Library of Congress, Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (India), Bibliothèque universitaire des langues et civilisations (Paris), Centre d'etudes himalayennes (France), Chushi Gangdrug office (Delhi, India), Columbia University, C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Emory University - Woodruff Library, Harvard University, Western-Languages Collection, Latse Contemporary Tibetan Cultural Library, Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association (Portland, OR), Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Dharamsala, India), Oxford University - Bodleian Tibetan Collection, Rice University – Fondren Library, Stanford University – East Asia Library, Tibetan Alliance of Chicago, Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota, Tibetan Association of Northern California, Tibetan Canadian Cultural Center/ Canadian Tibetan Assoc. of Ontario, Tibetan Children's Village (Bylakuppe, India), Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Tibetan Government Dept. of Information and International Relations (Dharamsala, India), UC Berkeley – East Asian Library, UC Santa Barbara - Davidson Library, University of Virginia – Tibetan Collection, Alderman Library, Tibet Religious Foundation of H.H. the Dalai Lama, Taiwan, British Library, Dartmouth University