Oral History Collection

The oral history program of the Duke University Medical Center Archives exists to capture the medical center's history in the words of the people who have witnessed or participated in that history. The interviews consist of relevant memories from persons in many different work environments within the medical center as well as selected interviews with those outside the medical center who have stories significant to its past or its present. The interviews are conducted with the considerations set forth in the guidelines of the Oral History Association. Interviews are recorded and then transcribed as closely as possible to the words of the speakers, and each interviewee is given a chance to review the transcript. Both the recordings and the transcripts are housed in the Duke University Medical Center Archives.

Although its oral history program was not officially established until 2003, the Duke University Medical Center Archives has a number of rich oral histories dating from the 1960s to the present, some of which are available for research. If you are interested in an interview that is in process, please contact the oral history program coordinator. The archives oral history program is attempting to open as many of these past interviews as possible, and unrestricted interviews conducted from 2003 will become available for research after they have been carefully processed for accuracy and quality.

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H. Keith H. Brodie Oral History Interview

Dr. Brodie discusses psychiatry; Duke University Department of Psychiatry chair, his relocation to the South; Dr. Ewald W. Busse; family; Highland...

James B. Wyngaarden Oral History Interview, 1982

Dr. Wyngaarden discusses his background; education; war experience; research; internship at Massachusetts General Hospital; work with Walter Bauer...

Lois Pounds Oral History Interview, 2007

Dr. Lois Pounds discusses her interest in nursing; the career possibilities for those interested in nursing in 1955; her graduate coursework in...

Sezer Aksel Oral History Interview, 2007

Sezer Aksel discusses her background in Turkey; her desire to become a physician even against her family's desires; coming to Duke Medical School;...

Nancy Allen Oral History Interview, 2006

Nancy Allen discusses her family background; medical education; women in science during time of her education; coming to Duke; her husband being...

Nancy Catherine Andrews Oral History Interview, 2010

Dr. Nancy Andrews discusses how dual degree (MD-PhD) is prevalent in deanship positions across the country; translational medicine; Duke's strength...

Nancy Catherine Andrews Oral History Interviews, 2019

In the January 8, 2109 interview, Andrews discusses her family background; early interest in science; undergraduate education at Yale; pursuing MD...

Rebecca H. Buckley Oral History Interview, 2007

Dr. Rebecca H. Buckley discusses receiving her bachelor's degree at Duke; the difference between the men's college and the women's college at Duke;...

Marianne S. Breslin Oral History Interview, 2007

Dr. Marianne S. Breslin discusses her background; her father's occupation as a horse breeder in Germany; Germany's political climate affecting her...

Elizabeth Bullitt Oral History Interview, 2005

Dr. Elizabeth Bullitt discusses her background; her fascination with the brain and neurosurgery; residency at University of Colorado; internal...