University of California San Francisco Oral Histories

University of California San Francisco Library, Special Collections and Archives staff
UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management, Archives and Special Collections
University of California, San Francisco
530 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143-0840
Phone: (415) 476-8112
Fax: (415) 476-4653
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Descriptive Summary

Title: University of California San Francisco oral histories
Dates: 1977-2011
Collection number: OH 2012-17
Creator: University of California San Francisco
Collection Size: 9 tapes; approximately 62 print transcripts
Repository: The UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management, Archives and Special Collections
University of California, San Francisco
530 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143-0840
Phone: (415) 476-8112
Fax: (415) 476-4653
Email: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collres/archives/contactform.html
URL: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collres/archives/
Abstract: 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.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Rights reside with the University of California San Francisco Library, Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], The UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management, Archives and Special Collections, University of California, San Francisco.

Acquisition Information

The collection was created by the University of California San Francisco Library staff.

Biography/Administrative History

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.

Scope and Content of Collection

63 oral histories covering a variety of topics in the history of UCSF and the History of Health Sciences including UCSF Surgery in the Postwar Years, the Laboratory of Experimental Oncology, Bioengineering, the development of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Diversity in U.S. Medical Schools, and the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco. Most of the collection is published material, but there are some unpublished manuscripts and AV materials.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.

Names and Places

Abrams, Donald I.
Aird, Robert B.
Ammann, Arthur J.
Andrews, Richard
Baker, Mary Pickering
Bennett, Leslie
Best, Elbridge
Blaisdell, F. William
Bolan, Robert K.
Boyer, Hebert W.
Campbell, James
Cardiovascular Research Institute
Carr, Gary Stephen
Clements, John
Conant, Marcus A.
Crede, Robert
deLorimier, Alfred A.
Dritz, Selma K.
Dunphy, J. Englebert
Ebert, Paul A.
Fishman, Robert
Follansbee, Stephen
Ganong, Francis
Gee, Gayling
Genentech
Greenspan, Deborah
Greenspan, John S.
Groundwater, James
Havel, Richard J.
Helquist, Michael J.
Edelman, Isadore
Francis, Donald P.
Jay. A. Levy
Johnson, Allen H.
Jones, Diane
Kerr, Clark
Leake, Chauncey Depew, 1896-1978
Lewis, Angie
Lusby, Grace
Margulis, Alex
Martin, Jeannee Parker
Meyer, Morton
Miller, Diane
Morrison, Clifford
Moss, Andrew A.
Najarian, John
O'Malley, Paul
Owen, William F.
Perkins, Herbert C.
Petrakis, Nicholas
Roe, Benson B.
Rutter, William J.
Sande, Merle
Schmid, Rudi
Schietinger, Helen K.
Schrock, Theodore R.
Shaw, Edward
Silen, William
Silverman, Mervyn
Smith, Lloyd "Holly", Jr.
Surbeck, Margaret Hart
Thelander, Hulda
University of California, San Francisco
Volberding, Paul A.
Watts, Malcolm S. M.
Winkelstein, Warren, Jr.
Wofsy, Constance B.
Ziegler, John L.

Topics

AIDS
Biophysics
Biotechnology
Cancer, Research
Communicable Diseases
HIV
Kaposi's Sarcoma
Lipoprotein, Research
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Medical Research
Molecular Biology
Neurology
Neuroscience
Neuroendocrinology
Oncology,Experimental
Pediatrics
Radiology
Recombinant DNA, Research
Renal Transplantation
Surgery, Cardiothoracic
Surgery, Pediatric
Surgery, Trauma

Genres and Forms of Materials

Oral History