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Homer G Phillips Hospital History

Primary and secondary sources for researching the history of Homer G. Phillips Hospital, located in St. Louis, Missouri.


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: )


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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