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Guide to Oral Histories in Medicine and the Health Sciences


Sparrow Health System Archives


1215 East Michigan Avenue
P.O. Box 30480
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7980


(517) 364-3606

Fax number

(517) 364-3674

Website URL

Contact Person

Melissa Sherry
Director, Volunteer Services
(517) 364-3606


Access and Services

CDs will be used for distribution. Reference service will be available at the Archives and in the G. Robert Vincent Voice Library and MultiMedia Library of Michigan State University. Photocopy of biographical data, summary of interview content and releases, and reference.


Digitized recorded oral history interviews with medical care givers, i.e, physicians, nurses, technicians, administrators and volunteers were initiated in late 2005. Maintenance of masters, reproductions and services to researchers are provided through a partnership with the G. Robert Vincent Voice and Multimedia Library of Michigan State University.


Seven as of February 2007. More scheduled in the field and at the convenience of interviewees and when the studio of the G. Robert Voice Library's recording laboratory is available.

Collection Description

Material Type

Audio at this time




In process. Released for G. Robert Vincent Voice Library's web page.