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UCSF Oral History Collection
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Oral history interviews with faculty and staff of the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco General Hospital, including transcripts, audiovisual recordings of interviews, and supplemental material. Topic areas include, among others, surgery, nursing, oncology, radiology, biotechnology, magnetic resonance imaging, medical school diversity, postwar health services, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic in San Francisco.
The collection includes oral histories and related material created by the University of California, San Francisco Library and Department of the History of Health Sciences and the Regional Oral History Office (ROHO) of the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. Many of the interviews were conducted by Nancy Rockafellar, PhD, and Sally Smith Hughes, PhD. The published transcripts were predominantly created after 1990, when UCSF inaugurated a campus oral history project designed to interview crucial eyewitnesses to UCSF's development in the postwar years. In 1994, the project became a full-fledged Oral History Program. Sally Smith Hughes, as an interviewer with ROHO and UCSF, conducted interviews with UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital faculty and staff for the San Francisco AIDS Oral History Series. ROHO staff have been conducting oral histories since the office's inception in 1954.
31.25 Linear Feet (approximately 6.5 linear feet of bound volumes, 16 cartons, 13 boxes)
All requests for permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the UCSF Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of UCSF Library Archives and Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Collection is open for research. The UCSF Archives and Special Collections policy places access restrictions on material with privacy issues for a specific time period from the date of creation. Restrictions are noted at the series level. This collection will be reviewed for sensitive content upon request. Contact the UCSF Archivist for information on access to restricted files.