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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Frances K. Widmann Oral History Interview, 2007

2007-11-28
Dr. Frances K. Widmann discusses her background; her parents as physicians; marrying a physician; her mother as a female physician; her own...
 

Brenda Nevidjon Oral History Interview, 2005

2005-07-13
Nevidjon discusses her background; desire to become a nurse; career choices for women in the seventies; choosing to be a nurse instead of a doctor;...
 

Elizabeth Bullitt Oral History Interview, 2005

2005-10-18
Dr. Elizabeth Bullitt discusses her background; her fascination with the brain and neurosurgery; residency at University of Colorado; internal...
 

Rebecca Clayton Oral History Interview, 2007

2007-03-15
Rebecca Clayton discusses beginning work as the secretary for Dr. Grace Kerby, in 1960; being pregnant and delivering her first child; there being...
 

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...
 

William L. London Oral History Interview, 2006

2006-09-13
This oral history interview was conducted with William London on September 13, 2006 by Jessica Roseberry. In this interview, London discusses the...
 

Hilliard Seigler Oral History Interview, 1994

1994-07-18
This oral history interview was conducted with Dr. Hilliard Seigler on July 18, 1994 by Dr. James Gifford. Dr. Seigler discusses the Melanoma...
 

E. Harvey Estes Oral History Interview, 2004

2004-04-28
Dr. E. Harvey Estes discusses his experiences with the Department of Community and Family Medicine.
 

Jane S. Richardson Oral History Interview, 2007

2007-11-09
Jane S. Richardson discusses her background; her interest in astronomy; her interest in philosophy; working in the same lab where her husband,...
 

Catherine M. Wilfert Oral History Interview, 2006

2006-08-25
Dr. Catherine Wilfert discusses family support; her decision to become a physician; her medical degree from Harvard; the atmosphere for women at...