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University of California San Francisco Oral Histories
OH 2012-17  
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Description
Oral history interviews with faculty and staff of UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital. Main subjects include development of the Surgery Department, the Laboratory of Experimental Oncology, bioengineering, the invention of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, medical school diversity, and the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco.
Background
The majority of the oral histories were created after 1990 when the Department of the History of Health Sciences inaugurated a Campus Oral History Project, designed to interview crucial eyewitnesses to UCSF's development in the postwar years. Interviews were designed to be thoroughly based upon extant archival documents and placed in the context of state, federal and national developments in health sciences. In 1994, the project became a full-fledged Oral History Program, and continues to utilize a variety of funding sources to conduct research and create documentation. The interviews were conducted by Nancy Rockafellar, Ph.D and Sally Hughes, Ph.D.
Extent
9 tapes; approximately 62 print transcripts
Restrictions
Rights reside with the University of California San Francisco Library, Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
Collection open for research.