The Oral History Collection contains audiotapes, videos and DVDs with corresponding transcripts produced either by the Society or by others and then gifted to the Society. Holdings from this collection have been digitized and placed in the Society’s digital archival collection using PastPerfect™ software.
While there is no substitute for original correspondence and other primary source materials, interviews help us understand better the context in which decisions were made, offer fresh insights, and suggest directions for further research. The Society continues to identify, collect, catalog and preserve existing audio and video oral histories and is conducting additional interviews with key individuals to fill in gaps of missing information.
Please use the suggestion box to recommend individuals who should be interviewed about specific events in their own or our collective professional history.
For helpful tips on navigating through the Oral Histories, please click here to view the 'Website Guide' for this section.
To view selected clips from our featured oral history collection click below:
Short Stories from the Next Generation of PAs
The following PA students share their enthusiastic stories about "why they have chosen to become certified PAs": The PA student interviews were recorded in San Antonio on May 16, 2016 during the AAPA Conference. Chris Termonti/Boston University; Megan Timpone/Emory University; Garrett Mondini/MEDEX Northwest-Tacoma; and Chris Brown/University of Utah.
Audio Clips of Oral History Interviews
Video Clips of Oral History Interviews