“My bologna has a first name, it’s O-S-C-A-R...”
“Oh I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner…”
“The hot dog with the Yellow Band.”

Oscar Mayer is fondly remembered throughout the nation, but especially in Madison, Wisconsin, where Oscar Mayer had a strong and influential presence for nearly 100 years.

From 1883 to 2017, Oscar Mayer was known for its family-like culture, industry innovations, and diverse workforce. The company played a vital role in the local economy and wove itself into the fabric of Madison and other communities through its involvement and investment.

Madison’s Oscar Mayer plant and headquarters closed in 2017. But the true legacy of the company isn’t in the structures that remain, it’s in the stories of the generations of people who worked there. It’s in the stories of the people whose lives were impacted by the company.

Now is the time to collect those stories.