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National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)

History of Health Services Research Project

The project is motivated by the desire to collect the stories and experiences of innovators and leaders in the field of health services research. It is co-sponsored by the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) and the History of Medicine Division (HMD). Several initiatives are being pursued: individual oral and video interviews, a historical video for use in training health science librarians and HSR students, and solicitation and archiving of pertinent collections of papers.

NICHSR Historical Video

Health Services Research: A Historical Video combines narrative and interviews to explore the development of HSR into a recognized field of study.

Go to NLM Digital Collections for more information or to download the m4v file and play the video on your device.


NICHSR Oral History Project Transcripts

Aiken, Linda
Cleary, Paul
Donabedian, Avedis
Ginzberg, Eli
Hinman, Edward
Klarman, Herbert
Lee, Philip
Lohr, Kathy
Newhouse, Joe
Shapiro, Sam
Starfield, Barbara
Ware, John
White, Kerr

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Oral History Biographies and Interviews

Health Services Research on Archive-It

Medicare and Medicaid 50th Anniversary: On July 30, 2015 the Medicare and Medicaid programs celebrated their 50th Anniversary. Many federal offices and private organizations celebrated the anniversary by examining the history of the programs and forecasting what they saw, at that moment in time, as their future. This collection of links provides a snapshot of the thought put forth on that occasion.

Selections from the Archival Collections Housed in the History of Medicine Division

Bertram Brown Papers 1884-1988 (bulk 1960-1980)
Committee for the Nation's Health Manuscript Collection
Karen Davis Paper, 1969-2005
John M. Eisenberg Papers 1933-2002
Group Health Association Archives 1937-1993
Health Care Financing Administration oral history collection, 1995-1996

Search the History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium database for collections throughout the United States

Visit the LocatorPlus Catalog to search for monographs in the NLM Collections

Regional Medical Programs Collection

The Regional Medical Program Archival materials span the entire history of the program and include oral interviews conducted in 1991.

Committee for the Nation's Health Manuscript Collection

The Committee was incorporated on 23 February 1946 with Michael M. Davis as chairman. Its purpose was to promote national health insurance.

Social Security Administration Interviews

A series of oral interviews, conducted in 1995 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, focusing primarily on the 1977 creation of the Health Care Financing Administration, the Centers' predecessor organization.

Other Oral Histories available at NLM

Califano, Joseph
Davis, Karen
Rice, Dorothy
Roper, William L.
Wilensky, Gail R.

Related Resources

See other historical content from NLM's History of Medicine Division

Last Reviewed: August 30, 2021