Medical School


Currently here at the Stanford Medical History Center we are begining a project in collaboration with the Office of Medical Development (the medical school’s development wing) to do oral histories of alumni. Right now we’re preparing to do oral history work next week during the 1961 Alumni Weekend, at which we will be doing a small group session in which alumni from the Class of 1961 respond in a conversation questions about their days as students (to be captured on video), and we will also be doing a one-on-one oral history recording that same weekend with Class of ’61 alum Gus White, the first African-American graduate of the Stanford School of Medicine, as interviewed by Iris Gibbs, a Professor of Radiation Oncology and a former student and resident of the Stanford University School of Medicine, who is also African American (to be captured on audio).

We’re still looking at ways in which transcription, editing, and online delivery of this content might be feasible.

Drew Bourn, Historical Curator