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Guide to Oral Histories in Medicine and the Health Sciences


Archives of the Mount Sinai Medical Center
Gustave L. and Janet W. Levy Library


Box 1102, Mount Sinai Medical Center
1 Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, New York 10029-6574


(212) 241-7239

Fax number

(212) 831-2625

Website URL

Contact Person

Barbara J. Niss, Archivist


Access and Services

Transcripts/tapes may be accessed on site. Requests to photocopy are considered on an individual basis.


The collection consists of interviews with members of the staff of The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, primarily the Medical Staff, as well as alumni of our training programs and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The interviews date from 1965 to 2005. There are also tapes of events held at Mount Sinai (1965-96), investiture ceremonies (1965-82), meetings (1963-95), and History of Medicine lectures (1969-89).


There are now 146 taped interviews with individuals and 118 tapes of events, meetings and lectures. Resources added infrequently.

Collection Description

Topics include Mount Sinai Hospital/School of Medicine
Founding of Mount Sinai School of Medicine
House staff experiences at Mount Sinai Hospital
Medical student experiences at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Anti-Semitism in medicine
Development of Crohn's Disease/gastroenterology at Mount Sinai
Research at Mount Sinai


Material Type

Mostly audio




Many of the interviews are transcribed, in particular the earliest interviews. These are available on site. They are not now available online, although many are catalogued into our Library online catalog.