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The mission of the FDA History Office is to increase knowledge of the history, mission, and activities of the FDA and its predecessor, the Bureau of Chemistry of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. The office provides perspective on current policy objectives and increases public understanding of FDA's purpose and function. In general, office activities concern research, documentation, consultation, and information. In 1968, James Harvey Young received a grant from the National Library of Medicine to begin conducting oral histories with former FDA officials and others who were pertinent to his work in progress on the history of the FDA. Those tapes and transcripts were deposited in the History of Medicine Division of the NLM and mark the beginnings of a more formal oral history program that emerged in the 1980s.

From the guide to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration oral history collection, 1976-2012, (History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn U.S. Food and Drug Administration former directors and field officers : oral histories, 1981-1992. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Larrick, George P. George P. Larrick [sound recording] : an oral history / interviewed by Richard J. Hopkins, Jan. 12, 1968. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Dunn, Roger S. Thomas Carlyle Dunn : [collection] : 1924-1936. History Colorado
referencedIn Kessler, David A., 1951-. David A. Kessler papers, 1950-2000 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Young, James Harvey. James Harvey Young papers, 1946-1989. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Jerome Greenfield Research Files on Wilhelm Reich, undated Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Frances Oldham Kelsey Papers, 1913-1998, (bulk 1960-1990) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Gale W. McGee photographs, 1916-1980 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Collection : of World War I posters and photographs, 1914-1920 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Consumers' Research, Inc. Government general files--Food and Drug Administration laws and legislation, 1907-1980. Rutgers University
referencedIn Gale W. McGee papers, 1916-1992 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee departmental files, 1959-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee audio-visual materials, 1955-1974 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee safe materials, 1922-1975 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn National War Savings Committee. Collection : of World War I posters, cartoons, and photographs, 1914-1920. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Janssen, Wallace F., 1905-. Sources of historical information on the Food and Drug Administration, Sept. 27, 1984. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Gale W. McGee general correspondence files, 1959-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee campaign files, 1958-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee new accretions, 1938-1981 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Young, James Harvey. James Harvey Young papers, 1943-1997. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn American Medical Association. Dept. of Investigation. Records. Food and Drug Administration, 1908-1983. American Medical Association,James S. Todd Memorial Library
referencedIn U.S. Food and Drug Administration former administration officers : oral histories, 1978-1981. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Adriani, John, 1907-1988. John Adriani papers, 1925-1988 (bulk 1950-1988). National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Seaman, Barbara. Papers, 1920-1983 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn President's Office Records: R. Lee Clark. HRC RG1 SG2., 1966-1982 Historical Resources Center, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
referencedIn William James Connell papers., 1959-1972. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn MacDaniels, L. H. (Laurence Howland), 1888-1986. Laurence MacDaniels papers, [ca. 1915]-1986. Cornell University Library
referencedIn J. Walter Thompson Company. Information Center Records, 1890s-1987 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Gale W. McGee committee files, 1958-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf United States. Food and Drug Administration. Vignettes of early radiation workers [videorecording], produced by Bureau of Radiological Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; moderated by Lauriston S. Taylor, 1977-1979. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Benjamin Everett Jordan Papers, 1896-1974 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Gale W. McGee artwork, undated University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Consumers' Research, Inc. General files, 1910-1980 (bulk 1930-1980). Rutgers University
referencedIn William C. DeVries Papers, 1946-2002 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Minnesota Federal Food Administration and State Food Conservation Committee. Records, 1917-1919. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn New York Psychoanalytic Institute. Psychoanalysts' papers, 1915-1954. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn U.S. Food and Drug Administration administration officers : oral histories, 1968-1982. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Evans, Robley Dunglison, 1907-. Oral history interview with Robley D. Evans, 1972 May 2 to 14 June 1978. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Draize, John Henry. Draize collection, 1920s-1960s. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Association Library
referencedIn Janssen, Wallace F., 1905-. Wallace F. Janssen : transcript of an oral history / interviewed by James Harvey Young, Fred L. Lofsvold, and Robert G. Porter, 1984 Jan. 30-31. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Food and Drug Administration. Hearing Clerk Records. Denver Art Museum
referencedIn Gale W. McGee pre and post-senate personal files, 1937-1992 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Eisenberg, Rita B. Rita B. Eisenberg papers, 1960-1978. University of Akron, Bierce Library
referencedIn American Medical Association. Dept. of Investigation. Records. Wigmore, Ann-Wilkens, J.K. (inclusive), 1911-1973. American Medical Association,James S. Todd Memorial Library
referencedIn National Science Foundation Special Committee on Medical Research Records, 1948-1975 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Boston Women's Health Book Collective. Records, 1905-2003 (inclusive), 1972-1997 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Washburn, William W. William W. Washburn letters [manuscript], 1971-1973. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn John Adriani Papers, 1925-1988 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Satterlee, Frances Howe, 1889-. Frances Howe Satterlee papers, 1892-1968. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Gale W. McGee miscellaneous senate materials, 1958-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Plastic Products and Resins Dept. Records, 1950-1979. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Laurence MacDaniels papers, [ca. 1915]-1986. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn DeVries, William C. (William Castle), 1943-. William C. DeVries papers, 1946-2002. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Goldhammer, Gilbert S. Gilbert S. Goldhammer : transcript of an interview / interviewed by James Harvey Young, Aug. 26, 1968. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Papers, 1960-1980 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Jones, Boisfeuillet. Boisfeuillet Jones [sound recording] : an oral history / interviewed by James Harvey Young, Jan. 26, 1968. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Fischelis, Robert P. (Robert Philipp), 1891-1981. Robert P. Fischelis [sound recording] : an oral history / interviewed by James Harvey Young and Richard J. Hopkins, 1968 Sept. 17-19. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Fincher, Myron G. Myron Gustin Fincher papers, 1908-1981. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Otto Krayer papers, 1917-1982 (inclusive), 1946-1968 (bulk). Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Center for the History of Medicine.
referencedIn Ellenbogen, Theodore. Theodore Ellenbogen [sound recording] : an oral history / interviewed by Richard E. McFayden, 1974 Mar. 1. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers, 1910-1994 (bulk 1922-1991) Oregon State University The Valley Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Porter, Robert G.,. U.S. Food and Drug Administration former directors and field officers : oral histories / interview by Rogert G. Porter and Fred L. Lofsvold, 1977-1979. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Records, 1905-2003 (inclusive), 1972-1997 (bulk) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn U.S. Food and Drug Administration oral history interviews : 4th series, 1982-1990. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Moore, Carl V., 1908-1972. Carl V. Moore papers, 1932-1972. Washington University in St. Louis, Bernard Becker Medical Library
creatorOf U.S. Food and Drug Administration oral history collection, 1976-2012 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. President's Office. University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Presidents Office Records : R. Lee Clark, 1966-1982. University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Research Medical Library
referencedIn Atkinson, Ruth Lamb, 1896-1978. Papers, 1781-1970, 1928-1947 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003. Strom Thurmond legislative assistant. 1901-, 1970-1986. Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
referencedIn Connell, William James, 1925-. William J. Connell papers, 1959-1972. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Papers, 1920(?), 1935-1983 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Gale W. McGee Wyoming post office files, 1960-1970 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Atkinson, Ruth Lamb, 1896-1978. Ruth Lamb Atkinson papers, 1781-1970, 1928-1947 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Norman Dorsen Papers, 1953-2006 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn McGee, Gale W. (Gale William), 1915-. Departmental files, 1959-1976. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Gale W. McGee environmental files, 1974-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn deHaen, Paul. deHaen Collections of Drug Development, 1929-1985. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Smith, H. Alexander (Howard Alexander), 1880-1966. H. Alexander Smith papers, 1880-1966 (bulk 1917-1959). Princeton University Library
referencedIn Middleton, William Shainline, 1890-1975. William Shainline Middleton [sound recording] : an oral history / interviewed by Peter D. Olch, July and Nov., 1968 and Feb., 1969. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Goddard, James L. (James Lee), 1923-2009. James L. Goddard papers, 1966-1968. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Younger, J. Arthur (Jesse Arthur), 1893-1967. J. Arthur Younger papers, 1964-1968. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Kelsey, Frances Oldham, 1914-. Frances Oldham Kelsey papers, 1913-1998 (bulk 1960-1990). Library of Congress
referencedIn Sullivan, Leonor K. Leonor K. Sullivan papers, member of the House of Representatives from the third district of Missouri, 1952-1976. Saint Louis University Law Library
referencedIn Gale W. McGee appointment books and daily schedules, 1959-1990 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee speech and trip files, 1959-1991 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee artifacts, 1958-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf American Medical Association. Dept. of Investigation. Records, 1843-1990 (bulk 1906-1975). American Medical Association,James S. Todd Memorial Library
referencedIn Papers, 1929-1998 (Inclusive) Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Center for the History of Medicine.
referencedIn Bowman, Frances Willard. Frances Willard Bowman papers, 1957-1972 [manuscript]. East Carolina University, Joyner Library
referencedIn James L. Goddard Papers, 1956-1969 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn James Harvey Young Papers, 1943-1997 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Gale W. McGee legislative files, 1959-1975 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Auerbach Associates. Records, 1958-1981. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Cromartie, A. D. A.D. Cromartie [sound recording] : an oral history / interviewed by Adelynne H. Whitaker, Mar. 26, 1973. National Library of Medicine
Role Title Holding Repository
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Relation Name
associatedWith Adriani, John, 1907-1988. person
associatedWith American Medical Association. Dept. of Investigation. corporateBody
associatedWith American Medical Association. Dept. of Investigation. corporateBody
associatedWith American Medical Association. Dept. of Investigation. corporateBody
associatedWith Andrews, Howard Lucius, 1906- person
associatedWith Atkinson, Ruth Lamb, 1896-1978. person
associatedWith Auerbach Associates. corporateBody
associatedWith Barbara (Rosner) Seaman, 1935- person
associatedWith Boston Women's Health Book Collective. corporateBody
associatedWith Bowman, Frances Willard. person
associatedWith Braestrup, Carl B. person
associatedWith Brues, Austin M. 1906- person
associatedWith Connell, William James, 1925- person
associatedWith Consumers' Research, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Cromartie, A. D. person
associatedWith deHaen, Paul. person
associatedWith DeVries, William C. (William Castle), 1943- person
associatedWith Dooling, John Francis, 1908-1981 person
associatedWith Dorsen, Norman person
associatedWith Draize, John Henry. person
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Plastic Products and Resins Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Eisenberg, Rita B. person
associatedWith Ellenbogen, Theodore. person
associatedWith Evans, Robley Dunglison, 1907- person
associatedWith Fincher, Myron G. person
associatedWith Fischelis, Robert P. (Robert Philipp), 1891-1981. person
associatedWith Goddard, James L. (James Lee), 1923-2009. person
associatedWith Goldhammer, Gilbert S. person
associatedWith Greenfield, Jerome person
associatedWith Henny, George C. 1899-1988. person
associatedWith Henshaw, Paul S. 1902- person
associatedWith Hilberry, Norman, 1899- person
associatedWith Janssen, Wallace F., 1905- person
associatedWith Johns, Harold Elford. person
associatedWith Jones, Boisfeuillet. person
associatedWith Jordan, Benjamin Everett person
associatedWith J. Walter Thompson Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Kelsey, Frances Oldham, 1914- person
associatedWith Kessler, David A., 1951- person
associatedWith Krayer, Otto, 1899-1982 person
associatedWith Larrick, George P. person
associatedWith Lawrence, John Hundale, 1904- person
associatedWith L. H.(Laurence Howland), MacDaniels 1888-1986. person
associatedWith MacDaniels, L. H. (Laurence Howland), 1888-1986. person
associatedWith McGee, Gale W. (Gale William), 1915- person
associatedWith McGee, Gale W. (Gale William), d. 1915- person
associatedWith McGee, Gale W. (Gale William), d. 1915-1992 person
associatedWith Middleton, William Shainline, 1890-1975. person
associatedWith Minnesota Federal Food Administration and State Food Conservation Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Moore, Carl V., 1908-1972. person
associatedWith National Science Foundation Special Committee on Medical Research corporateBody
associatedWith New York Psychoanalytic Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Parker, Herbert M. person
associatedWith Pauling, Ava Helen person
associatedWith Pauling, Linus Carl, 1901- person
associatedWith Pochin, Edward Eric, Sir, 1909- person
associatedWith Quimby, Edith H. 1891-1982. person
associatedWith Randolph, Theron G. person
associatedWith Rugh, Robert S. 1903- person
associatedWith Satterlee, Frances Howe, 1889- person
associatedWith Seaman, Barbara. person
associatedWith Smith, H. Alexander (Howard Alexander), 1880-1966. person
associatedWith Stannard, J. Newell 1910- person
associatedWith Sullivan, Leonor K. person
associatedWith Taylor, Lauriston S. 1902-2004. person
associatedWith Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003. person
associatedWith United States Bureau of Radiological Health corporateBody
associatedWith University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. President's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Warren, S. Reid 1908- person
associatedWith Washburn, William W. person
associatedWith Wyckoff, Harold O. 1910-1999. person
associatedWith Younger, J. Arthur (Jesse Arthur), 1893-1967. person
associatedWith Young, James Harvey. person
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Medical physics
Radiation
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Radiobiology
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