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Guide to Oral Histories in Medicine and the Health Sciences


National Museum of Health and Medicine


2500 Linden Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910


(301) 319-3300

Fax number

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Contact Person

Timothy Clarke, Jr., Deputy Director (Communications)
Phone: (301) 319-3349


Access and Services

Transcripts are available as PDFs or as printed copies. Patrons may also request digital copies of audio and videotapes. The charge for digitization is determined by an external vendor and must be paid by the patron. Patrons may make appointments to come in to view or listen to the oral histories. There is no interlibrary loan service available for these materials.


The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) Oral History Collection is a collection of interviews with AFIP directors and staff members, conducted by Charles Stuart Kennedy, Director of the Foreign Affairs Oral History Program at Georgetown University. The histories were taken between 1992 and 1993. Most of the interviews are videotaped; some are on audiotape. The interviews discuss the subjects' backgrounds and education, their fields, and the history and staff of the AFIP. Also covered are the changes at the AFIP, such as bringing in the Navy and Air Force, relationships between civilians and the military, wars, the Berry Plan, the Medical Museum, teaching and publications, research, daily operations, and the AFIP's relationship with Congress.


3 cubic feet; 2 boxes. No resources are being added to the collection at this time.

Collection Description


Material Type

Audio and video




The collection does include transcripts. Contact the museum for details regarding access.