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Guide to Oral Histories in Medicine and the Health Sciences


The Bakken Library and Museum


3537 Zenith Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416


(612) 926-3878
Elizabeth Ihrig ext. 227
David Pantalony ext. 217

Fax number

(612) 927-7265

Website URL

Contact Person

Elizabeth Ihrig, Librarian
David Pantalony, Curator of Instruments


Access and Services


Pioneers of the medical device industry in Minnesota, an oral history project, Minnesota Historical Society


16 volumes. Resources are not being added methodically.

Collection Description

Topics include medical device industry in Minnesota, Medtronic, Artificial cardiac pacemaker, and heart valves.


Material Type

The Bakken doesn't have the audio or video tapes--those are at the Minnesota Historical Society.


Yes, we have transcripts only, they must be consulted here at the library. Work doesn't circulate. Copyright in all audio tapes, videotapes, transcripts in the project is held by the Minnesota Historical Society. Bakken may make Fair Use copy of transcripts on request. All requests received by the Bakken for copies of audio tapes and video tapes, or for transcripts copies beyond the definitions of Fair Use, must be referred to the Minnesota Historical Society.


Yes, but they are not yet available on the web.