Oral history interview with Vivian W. Pinn (captioned video, audio, and transcript)

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Title

Oral history interview with Vivian W. Pinn (captioned video, audio, and transcript)

Subject

Women in medicine
Medical education
Oral histories (literary works)
Transcripts

Description

Oral history interview of Dr. Vivian Pinn, conducted by Arlene McDonald in five sessions between 2023 April 11 and 2023 May 17 (total running time 4H34M07S). Dr. Pinn recounts her upbringing in segregated Lynchburg, Virginia; her mother’s death; her decision to enter medical school at the University of Virginia, and the racism she experienced there; her career at Harvard, Tufts, and Howard universities, and her work as the inaugural director of the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health; and her retirement. For a full summary, see the “Interview Summary” in the transcript document.
This oral history interview is part of the Alma Dea Morani Renaissance Woman in Medicine Oral History Project, sponsored by the Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation, formerly the Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine.

Abstract

Oral history interview of Dr. Vivian Pinn, conducted by Arlene McDonald. This oral history is part of the Alma Dea Morani Renaissance Women in Medicine Oral History Project, sponsored by the Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation, formerly the Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine was conducted by video in five parts.

Creator

Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation

Date

Oral history conducted 2023-04-11/2023-05-17

Date Available

2024-06

Rights

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation records, 1998-2024 (inclusive), H MS c420.

Format

audio

Extent

1 oral history (5 separate recordings totally 4H34M07S), 1 transcript (117 pages), 1 interview summary with chapter summaries (10 pages)

Language

English

Type

sound

Identifier

Accession #2024-169

Provenance

Gift of the Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation in 2024.

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Embedded Media

Interviewer

Arlene McDonald

Interviewee

Vivian Pinn

Original Format

Digital

Duration

Total: 4H34M07S
Session 1 (2023-04-11): 43M35S
Session 2 (2023-04-12): 39M25S
Session 3 (2023-05-03): 52M18S
Session 4 (2023-05-10): 1H11M44S
Session 5 (2023-05-17): 51M45S

Files

VIVIANPINNFinalTranscript.pdf
VIVIANPINNInterviewChapterSummaries.pdf

Citation

Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation, “Oral history interview with Vivian W. Pinn (captioned video, audio, and transcript),” OnView, accessed July 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/index.php/items/show/26729.

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