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Collections: Oral Histories

Oral History Collections

Adran Kantrowitz Performing Surgery

The Archives and Modern Manuscript Program's (AMMP) 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.

Oral History Collections Online

Many individual oral histories and oral history collections are digitized and available through NLM Digital Collections.

Search tips:

  • Search for your topic, name, or a term like "interview" and/or "oral history"
  • Facet by Genre -> Interview
  • Facet by Format -> Sound Recording OR Text

Last Reviewed: December 8, 2022