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COLLECTION Identifier: H MS c464

Vernacular Archive of Normal Volunteers (VANV)

I. VANV individual collections, 1940-2018 (inclusive) Digital

Scope and Contents Series consists of audio recordings and transcripts of oral histories Laura Stark conducted from 2010-2017 with individuals who were involved with the NIH Normal Volunteer Patient Program between 1954 and 2002, along with related personal documents given to Stark by interviewees such as photographs, letters, diaries, news clippings and other memorabilia. Most of the interviewees were former “normal controls” and others were NIH staff members or scientists who did research on the “normal...

II. NIH Normal Volunteer Patient Program records, 1954-2002 (inclusive) Digital

Scope and Contents Series consists of copies of records requested and obtained by Laura Stark under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. subsection 552, to contextualize oral histories conducted under the auspices of VANV. Records include materials previously unreleased from the NIH about the Normal Volunteer Patient Program (1953-1995) and the Clinical Research Volunteer Program (1995-2002). The materials include administrative memoranda, advertisements, annual reports, bulletins, itineraries, meeting...

III. VANV project records, 2010-2018 (inclusive) Digital

Scope and Contents Series consists of administrative project records generated by Laura Stark in the course of her work on VANV. Records include grant proposals, institutional review board (IRB) documents, blank copies of release and authorization forms, interview questions and instruments, a transcription guide and protocol, job descriptions and CVs for VANV research staff, and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request correspondence. The records obtained via Stark’s FOIA request may be found in the "NIH Normal...