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Indiana medicine

Repository: Indiana University. Center for the Study of History and Memory

Collection Description (CRHP): Surgeons and physicians discuss experiences with race discrimination in education and medical practice, hospital desegregation, and personal experiences with racism in cities that include Indianapolis, South Bend, and Gary. See especially interviews with Thomas, Edward Paul; Vagner, S. Bernard; Rawls, George; Lloyd, Frank P.; Jones, King Solomon; Bridges, Alvin; and Williams, Alexander Samuel.

Collection Description (Extant): This project is comprised of 59 interviews with doctors who have practiced medicine in the state of Indiana from approximately the nineteen thirties until the nineteen seventies, eighties, and nineties. The doctors share personal anecdotes about their medical practices in both rural and urban areas, their perspectives on the many changes medicine has undergone in the twentieth century, and the greatest satisfaction they received from their profession. Many interviews include physicians' experiences during World War II, African-American physicians' experiences under segregation, and how each individual adjusted to a profession that became increasingly specialized over the years.

Access Copy Note: Interviews are housed in Weatherly Hall North, Room 122. Copies are also housed at the Indiana University Archives in Herman B Wells Library E460. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for the Study of History and Memory office.

Date(s): 1993

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: ohrc063

Extent: 59 interviews. Audiotapes, transcripts, and collateral materials.

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Edward Paul Thomas, S. Bernard Vagner, George Rawls, Frank P. Lloyd, King Solomon Jones, Alvin Bridges, Alexander Samuel Williams

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


African American doctors
African American veterans
Discrimination in medical care
Gary (Ind.)
Health facilities
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Medical care


Sound recordings


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