History of Medicine
Guide to Oral Histories in Medicine and the Health Sciences
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Archives
329 West 18th Street
Chicago, IL 60616-1122
Susan Sacharski, Archivist
Transcribed copies of some interviews are available.
Oral and videotaped interviews with former and current medical staff, nurses, administrators, trustees, donors, members of support organizations and long-term employees.
Approximately 50 interviews. New interviews are conducted periodically.
Highlights of the collection include interviews with Eleanor Garen, R.N., a survivor of the Santo Tomas internment camp in the Philippines during WWII; noted hospital physicians and faculty at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine; nurse alumnae; enlisted personnel of Base and General Hospital #12 (World War I and II); former administrators and current staff.
Audio and Video
Yes; access is restricted to in-house staff and qualified researchers.
Some transcripts are available. None are on the web.