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.

Subcollections (4)

Total Works (171)

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Edward C. Halperin Oral History Interview, 2007

Dr. Halperin discusses Duke Medicine's beginnings as a coeducational institution; Duke as influenced by the Abraham Flexner Report on medicine;...

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;...

Frederick Bernheim and Molly Bernheim Oral History Interview, 1984

Frederick and Mary ("Molly") Bernheim speak about their backgrounds, respectively; how they met; their work, respectively, when they were getting...

Elizabeth R. DeLong Oral History Interview, 2010

Dr. Elizabeth DeLong discusses similarities and differences between working at a clinical research organization (Quintiles) and an academic...

Mary E. Klotman Oral History Interview, 2010

Dr. Mary E. Klotman discusses coming to Duke as an undergraduate in the 1970s; the Duke Department of Medicine from her perspective as a student;...

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...

Priya Kishnani Oral History Interview, 2010

Dr. Priya Kishnani discusses her family's background, particularly her mother's background as a physician in India; coming to the United States;...

Alfred Gras Oral History Interview, 2005

This oral history interview was conducted with Dr. Alfred Gras on September 23, 2005 by Jessica Roseberry. Gras discusses his renaissance of...

William G. Anlyan Oral History Interview, 2007

Dr. William G. Anlyan speaks about Dr. Susan Dees; Dr. Jane Elchlepp; Dr. Elchlepp as a talented facilities planner in the Duke Department of...

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...