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Homer G. Phillips Hospital Oral History Collection

Finding aid for collection WUA00479

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Questions about a specific topic? Contact:

University Archives: Sonya Rooney

Rare Books: Cassie Brand

Manuscript: Joel Minor 

Local History: Miranda Rectenwald

Dowd Illustration Research Archive: interim curator

Film & Media Archive: Andy Uhrich

Oral Histories of Homer G. Phillips Hospital by Ezelle Sanford


Homer G. Phillips Hospital Oral History Collection (WUA00478)

This collection consists of three oral histories recorded by Dr. Ezelle Sanford, III as part of his dissertation research on St. Louis’s Homer G. Phillips Hospital—the nation’s largest segregated hospital which operated from 1937-1979. Ezelle earned his Ph.D. in History and History of Science from Princeton University in 2019. (source: )


Conditions Governing Use
Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.  If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or
The collection is ordered alphabetically by person interviewed.

Oral Histories

Each link below opens a folder with audio files and a typed transcript if available.  Users are provided access to these recordings and transcripts for educational or personal use only. They may not be re-posted without permission (although sharing links is certainly encouraged).

About Finding Aid

Date Published: 2021 February 18

Finding Aid author: Miranda Recenwald