Augusta University’s In the Wild podcast “The women of MCG: The past, present and…future?” utilizes a collection of oral histories held in Greenblatt Library’s Historical Collections and Archives (HCA). This collection features some of the first women graduates of the Medical College of Georgia. Raysean Ricks, Digital Communications Strategist with AU’s Communications & Marketing, and host of the podcast integrated clips of the oral histories in his interview of MCG fourth-year students Christian Cullen and Alexandra Flemington.
Transcriptions of these oral histories are available in Scholarly Commons, Augusta University’s institutional repository, in the Early Medical College of Georgia Women Graduates collection. A transcription of the interview of Dr. Loree Florence, the first female MCG graduate, is included in the Historical Audiotape Transcriptions collection.
To be used in the podcast, the analog audiotapes needed to be digitized, which the Division of Communications & Marketing graciously did and provided the complete digital files to Historical Collections & Archives. In the near future, HCA hopes to add these digital files to Scholarly Commons. Until then, if anyone would like to listen to the digitized oral histories, arrangements can be made with Renée Sharrock, Curator of HCA, by emailing her at email@example.com.
For more information about these collections, click here for a prior blog post.