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 (3)

Total Works (142)

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Mary E. Klotman Oral History Interview, 2010

2010-10-21
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;...
 

James B. Wyngaarden Oral History Interview, 2005

2005-03-21
Dr. Wyngaarden speaks about being recruited for the directorship of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); looking back at his chairmanship of...
 

Charles B. Hammond Oral History Interview, 2004

2004-06-02
Dr. Hammond discusses the history of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University including faculty, divisions, facilities,...
 

Kevin W. Sowers Oral History Interview, 2018

2018-01-22
This oral history interview was conducted in two parts with Kevin Sowers on January 22, 2018 by Joseph O'Connell. At the time of the interview,...
 

Wolfgang K. Joklik Oral History Interview, 2007

2007-05-16
This oral history interview was conducted with Dr. Wolfgang Joklik on May 16, 2007 by Jessica Roseberry. Dr. Joklik discusses his education in...
 

Frederick Bernheim and Molly Bernheim Oral History Interview, 1984

1984-03-07
Frederick and Mary ("Molly") Bernheim speak about their backgrounds, respectively; how they met; their work, respectively, when they were getting...
 

Nancy Catherine Andrews Oral History Interview, 2010

2010-11-30
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

2010-12-29
Dr. Priya Kishnani discusses her family's background, particularly her mother's background as a physician in India; coming to the United States;...
 

Nancy Catherine Andrews Oral History Interviews, 2019

2019-01-08
In the January 8, 2109 interview, Andrews discusses her family background; early interest in science; undergraduate education at Yale; pursuing MD...
 

Elizabeth Pulley Oral History Interview, 2007

2007-01-30
Elizabeth "Chi" Pulley speaks about how her parents, Dr. Susan and Dr. John E. Dees, first met; her parents living with Dr. Barnes Woodhall; the...