MD Anderson Oral History Project

The "Making Cancer History Voices" Oral History Project at MD Anderson documents the center's history through the voices of practitioners and health leaders. Personal interviews with the men and women of M. D. Anderson who dedicated their work to eliminating cancer provide unique insights into the birth of oncology as a medical discipline; the emergence and evolution of surgery, diagnostic radiology, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy, and more.

1. Health Leadership History

The "Making Cancer History® Voices" Oral History Project at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Research Medical Library documents the center's history through the voices of practitioners and health leaders. Personal interviews with the men and women of MD Anderson who dedicated their work to eliminating cancer provide unique insights into the birth of oncology as a medical discipline; the emergence and evolution of surgery, diagnostic radiology, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy, and more.
 
The Research Medical Library's Historical Resources Center’s oral history project, with its cutting-edge recordings database, is looking for a student to help build their internal infrastructure (by directly listening to and coding their legacy pre-2011 interviews), and to make use of these materials in a research project. The scope of this project is open for creative definition by the student in conversation with John Mulligan and RML staff: online exhibits, creative repurposing of audio/text materials in the collection, and other interpretations of the archive are all possibilities. Students working on this project will gain an intimate knowledge of the history of cancer research, and the mechanics of making and telling specialized oral histories to the public.

The archive can be visited here.

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