Guide to the Oral history interview with James C. Strickler, 2002 Sept. 17 - 2002 Sept. 24Manuscript DOH-51

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Guide to the Oral history interview with James C. Strickler, 2002 Sept. 17 - 2002 Sept. 24

Call Number:

Manuscript DOH-51

Collection Dates:

2002 Sept. 17 - 2002 Sept. 24

Size of Collection:

4 sound cassettes (ca. 60 min. each)


James C. Strickler, Professor of Medicine and of Community and Family Medicine and Dean of the Medical School, Emeritus, Dartmouth College. Oral history documenting his undergraduate and graduate years and tenure as dean of the medical school.

Access to Collection:

Restricted until 2012.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

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Access to Collection

Restricted until 2012.

Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The oral history interview of James C. Strickler is comprised of audiocassette recordings and an indexed transcript of the recordings. The interview was conducted by Daniel Daily during September 2002. The entire interview runs for approximately four hours and covers his undergraduate years and medical training at Dartmouth, his medical training and career at Cornell Medical School, and his tenure as dean of Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Strickler also gives a broad overview of the history of Dartmouth Medical School from its refounding through the move to a four-year degree-granting program followed by the creation of the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He offers his analysis of the relationships between the entities that make up the medical center and the governance questions they tackled during the creation of the medical center as well as the roles played by President Kemeny and the overseers and trustees.


James C. Strickler was born on June 16, 1927 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. He attended Dartmouth as a member of the Class of 1950, after spending eighteen months in the U.S. Maritime Service. He entered Dartmouth as a member of the last mid-year class that was admitted in February of 1947 and attended Dartmouth Medical School when it was a two-year program. He completed his medical training at Cornell Medical School in 1953. Dr. Strickler returned to Dartmouth in 1967 as associate dean of the medical school and was named dean in 1973. He retired from Dartmouth in 1981.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: Sept 2002

Transcripts and Audio Cassette Tapes

Access Restrictions

Closed until 2012.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

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