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Guide to Oral Histories in Medicine and the Health Sciences

Respository

History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine


Address

Building 38, Rm. 1E-21
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20894


Telephone

(301) 496-5405
Reference: (301) 402-8878
1-888-346-3656 (1-888-FIND-NLM)


Fax number

(301) 402-0872


Website URL

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/collections/archives/ammp/index.html


Contact Person

John P. Rees, Curator, Archives and Modern Manuscripts


E-mail

reesj@mail.nih.gov


Access and Services

Interlibrary loan, reference, and photocopying


Abstract

The Archives and Modern Manuscript's Oral History Collections cover a broad range of topics, people and institutions from throughout the medical and health sciences. Chiefly from the 1960s to the present, the collections consist of interviews with physicians, scientists, government administrators, medical librarians, and health-business executives. AMMP is also the service home for the Food and Drug Administration and the Medical Library Association oral history programs.


Quantity

Over 300 collections; 1800+ tapes/reels


Collection Description

A list of all processed and unprocessed collections including the FDA Oral History Program interviews can be found at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/manuscripts/oh.html


Material Type

Audio and video


Restrictions

Restrictions on specified interviews exist.


Transcripts

Many of the interviews include transcripts; some of these are now accessible on the web, via http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/manuscripts/oh.html