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Oral History

The Oral History Program

The Foundation of NYS Nurses Bellevue Alumnae Center for Nursing History maintains an oral history program. This program exists to capture the life stories of nurses whose careers contribute to the rich history of nursing in New York State. Please review the list of oral history interviews available at the Veronica M. Driscoll Center for Nursing. Many of the interviews have been transcribed and transcripts are available to interested researchers. Please contact the Foundation’s archivist to gain access to these tapes or transcripts.

Available Oral Histories

INTERVIEWEE  INTERVIEWER DATE FORMAT TRANSCRIPT COLLECTION
Adler, Bonnie E. “Bunny” Bolker Gertrude B. Hutchinson 21 Aug 2009 1 CD Available MC19
 Auerhahn, Carolyn Bellevue  Sandra Lewenson  28 Nov 2007 1 CD Available MC19
 Bailey, M. Sheahan  Ellen Burns  11 Feb 1972  1 CD  Available  MC51
 Ballard, Karen Rachael Donaldson 2 Oct 2006  1 CD Available MC46; MC51
 Ballard, Karen  Gertrude B. Hutchinson 15 May 2014  1 CD  Available MC46; MC51
 Barker, Sylvia M. Wanda Hiestand 16 Dec 2003  1 CD  Available MC33
 Birnbach, Nettie Cathryne A. Welch; Gertrude B. Hutchinson  5-7 Oct 2009  6 CDs Available MC35;MC52
 Bolus, Josephine Cathryne A. Welch 28 Sep 2008  1 CD Available MC51
Boyd, Eileen New York Downtown Hospital  Julie Pavri 23 Mar 1993  1 CD  Available MC51: 1993 WTC Project
Bozzonetti, Patricia St. Vincent’s Hospital  Julie Pavri  6 Apr 1993  1 CD  Available MC51: 1993 WTC Project
Brathwaite, Harriet  Cathryne A. Welch  28 Sep 2008  1 CD  Available  MC51
Brooks, Ruth M. Nettie Birnbach 1988  1 tape; 1 DVD available  Available  MC51
Candelaria, Krystina New York Downtown Hospital  Julie Pavri  23 March 1993  1 CD  Available MC51: 1993 WTC Project
Carnegie, Mary Elizabeth  Rachael Donaldson  16 Dec 2006  1 CD Available  MC51
Caruso, Dorothy Vigliotti Gertrude B. Hutchinson  21 May 2008  1 CD Available  MC19
Cohen, Camille Hunter-Bellevue  Sandra Lewenson  20 Feb 2008  1 CD Available  MC19
Cornell, Silvia Gertrude B. Hutchinson  14 Sep 2006  1 CD Available  MC51
Creevey, Emily C.  Nancy Noel 1988  1 CD; 1 DVD available Available MC51
Crapo, Margaret McCrane Bellevue  Sandra Lewenson  22 Oct 2008  1 CD Available  MC19
D’Amico, Kathy Hunter-Bellevue Sandra Lewenson  22 Aug 2007  1 CD  Available  MC19
 Daly, Grace M. Gertrude B. Hutchinson 30 Sep 2014  MC51
Deasy, Mary J. LiBritz Lt., USNNC (Retired)  Susan Cardinal 19 Sep 2008 1 VHS tape; 1 digital videotape Available  MC51
DeLuca, Marilyn Hunter-Bellevue Sandra Lewenson 27 Mar 2008  1 CD Available  MC19
Driscoll, Veronica M.  Ellen Burns 1988  1 DVD (short version) Available  MC51
Dunne, Ellen T. Capt., USNNC (Retired)  Cathryne A. Welch; Mary J. Finnin 21 Feb 2007  1 CD Available  MC51
Edelstein, Joan Bellevue  Sandra Lewenson  20 Nov 2008  1 CD  Available  MC19
Emerson, Mary Ann Bellevue  Sandra Lewenson  20 May 2008  1 CD  Available  MC19
Fidelo, Jennifer Hunter-Bellevue  Sandra Lewenson  9 Dec 2008  1 CD  Available  MC19
Finnin, Mary J.  Bonita Weddle  8 Dec 2001  2 CDs Available  MC51
Giles, Laura Bellevue Hospital  Cathryne A. Welch  15 Apr 1993  1 CD Available MC51: 1993 WTC Project
Gilmore Brice, Iris  Richard Sloma  15 Oct 1999  1 CD Available  MC51
Godden, Jane  Richard Sloma  15 Oct 1999  1 CD Available  MC51
Griffith, Hiricinth  Gertrude B. Hutchinson  10 Oct 2009  1 CD Available  MC51
Hiestand, Wanda C  Bonita Weddle 7 Dec 2001 1 CD Available  MC51
Hott, Jacqueline Rose  Gertrude B. Hutchinson  11 Jan 2008  1 CD Available  MC51
Houle, Yvonne Bellevue  Sandra Lewenson Available MC19
Janosick, Teddy Hunter-Bellevue  Sandra Lewenson  2 Dec 2008  1 CD Available MC19
Kearns, Edmund Bellevue Hospital  Cathryne A. Welch  15 Apr 1993  1 CD Available MC51: 1993 WTC Project
 Kennedy, Shawn Hunter-Bellevue  Sandra Lewenson  1 Nov 2007  1 CD Available MC19
Kinsella, Cynthia Bellevue  Sandra Lewenson  1 Nov 2007  1 CD Available MC19
Kinsinger, Robert E., EdD  Marianne K. Lettus  11 July 2013  1 audio tape  Available  MC51
Krinsky, Rhonda Bellevue Hospital  Cathryne A. Welch 15 Apr 1993  1 CD  Available MC-51: 1993 WTC Project
Latremore, Beatrice M.  M Janice Nelson  7 Nov 2003  1 CD  Available  MC51
LeStrange, Danielle Bellevue Hospital  Cathryne A. Welch 15 Apr 1993  1 CD  Available MC-51: 1993 WTC Project
Mahoney, Elizabeth Gertrude B. Hutchinson  22 Oct 2013  1 CD  Available  MC51
Malloy, Christine McAuley, Karen St. Vincent’s Hospital  Julie Pavri  6 Apr 1993  1 CD  Available MC-51: 1993 WTC Project
McDonald, Barbara Bellevue Sandra Lewenson  6 Nov 2007  1 CD  Available  MC19
McManus, Loretta St. Vincent’s Hospital  Julie Pavri 6 Apr 1993  1 CD  Available MC-51: 1993 WTC Project
McManus, R. Louise  Jean Brown  9 Sep 1976  1 audio tape  Available  MC51
Miller, Etta  Richard Sloma 16 Oct 1999  1 CD  Available  MC51
 Miluszwksy, Brian Bellevue Hospital  Cathryne A. Welch 15 Apr 1993  1 CD  Available MC51: 1993 WTC Project
Murray, Maureen Fitzgerald Hunter-Bellevue  Sandra Lewenson  2 Feb 2008  1 CD  Available  MC19
 Notter, Lucille  Wanda Hiestand  1988 1 DVD (short version) Available  MC51
O’Brien, Laurene  Bonita Weddle  28 Nov 2001  1 tape Available  MC51
Ornstein, Helen Hunter-Bellevue Sandra Lewenson  7 Nov 2007  1 CD Available  MC19
Pantojas, Pura Bellevue Hospital  Cathryne A. Welch  15 Apr 1993  1 CD Available MC51: 1993 WTC Project
Rendon, Diane Bellevue  Sandra Lewenson  19 July 2007  1 CD Available  MC19
Robinson, Sharon  Marianne K. Lettus 30 Apr 2014  1 CD Available  MC51
Romilly, Constancia Bellevue Hospital  Cathryne A. Welch  15 Apr 1993  1 CD Available MC51: 1993 WTC Project
Russo, Sandra New York Downtown Hospital Julie Pavri  6 Apr 1993  1 CD Available MC51: 1993 WTC Project
Saranac Lake Cure Cottages Nurses  Ellen Ellis  1995  1 CD Available
Slack, Susan Hunter-Bellevue  Sandra Lewenson  3 Nov 2008  1 CD Available  MC19
Smith, June St. Vincent’s Hospital Julie Pavri  16 Apr 1993  1 CD Available MC51: 1993 WTC Project
Sweeney, Virginia St. Vincent’s Hospital Julie Pavri  6 Apr 1993  1 CD Available MC51: 1993 WTC Project
Talotta, Dorothy Bellevue  Sandra Lewenson  28 Nov 2007  1 CD Available MC19
Thompson, Esther M.  Madeline Schmitt  1988  1 CD Available  MC51
Tomaselli, Mary V. Bellevue  Sandra Lewenson 19 July 2007  1 CD Available MC19
 Vartigian, Helen A. Maj., USANC, (Retired Reserves)  Cynthia A. Gurney  2007  8 CDs Available  MC7; MC51
Van Dyke, Georgia Gertrude B. Hutchinson  9 Oct 2012  1 CD Available  MC 51
Ward, Vera G. Gertrude B.Hutchinson  3 Aug 2009  1 CD Available  MC51
Welch, Cathryne A.  Bonita Weddle 5 Dec 2001  1 CD  MC51
Whelan, Margaret Bellevue Sandra Lewenson  20 Nov 2007  1 CD Available  MC19
Whitley, Nancy Nolan Bellevue Sandra Lewenson  15 Feb 2008  1 CD Available  MC19
Wing, Lisa Bellevue Hospital Cathryne A. Welch  15 Apr 1993  1 CD Available MC51: 1993 WTC Project
 Wood, Bonnie Marianne K. Lettus 22 Sep 2014  MC51
Woods, June D. & James L. Gertrude B. Hutchinson 23 Sep 2009  1 CD Available  MC7; MC51