Oral History Project
The Oral History of Dr. Louise Schnaufer
The oral history of Dr. Louise Schnaufer, founding Trustee of FHWIM, and beloved pediatric surgeon at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, is currently archived at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and was made possible with funding provided by Drs. John R. Templeton, Jar and Josephine Templeton.
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Oral History Project: A Tribute to Nine Renaissance Women (2000 – 2008)
The Oral History Project will highlight seven (7) recipients of the Foundation's Renaissance Award. The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine presents the Alma Dea Morani, M.D. Renaissance Woman Award annually in honor of an outstanding woman physician or scientist in North America
- who has furthered the practice and understanding of medicine in our lifetime and made significant contributions outside of medicine, for example, in the humanities, arts or social sciences;
- whose determination and spirit have carried her beyond traditional pathways in medicine and science; and
- who challenges the status quo with a passion for learning.
The actual award is a sculpture of Dr. Alma Dea Morani’s hand, representing humanism in medicine. The award is presented at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia each fall.
The Oral History Project will allow for the oral histories to be completed for seven of the nine living award recipients including, in some cases, videotaped presentations. A portrait of each recipient may also be included as part of this comprehensive project. The Oral History Project will be coordinated by the Foundation’s Oral History Committee and will commence in the fall of 2007 and be completed by December 2010.
Funds needed to complete this project are projected at $150,000 over a three year period of time. A campaign bearing the name will commence in the spring of 2007 in order to secure three year pledges toward the project.
The oral history of Dr. Louise Schnaufer, founding Trustee of FHWIM, and beloved pediatric surgeon at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, will also be included as part of this collection. This oral history is currently archived at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and was made possible with funding provided by Drs. John R. Templeton, Jar and Josephine Templeton.
The Randforce Projects
The Randforce Associates, LLC is a consulting firm established in 2002 to advance and extend the vast potential of new digital tools for working with audio-video documentation.
The Randforce traces back to the early twentieth century movie industry. The partners coined the name Randforce Amusement Corporation for an enterprise in Brooklyn New York that, by the 1920s, was pioneering the then-new institution of neighborhood movie theaters. The company lasted until the 1960s, built into a nationally significant theater chain.
The new Randforce is a pioneer in rendering oral history audio and video in a form that permits the audio/video content to be flexibly searched, browsed, accessed, studied, and selected for use at a high level of specificity. On this software frontier, for the first time, audio and video becomes as richly accessible and usable as any text-based reference work or on-line database. In this mode, users and researchers can find, mark, assess, analyze, select, and export meaningful audio and video passages for a range of customized research, presentational, and pedagogic uses Randforce is housed in the University at Buffalo Technology Incubator at Baird Research Park, a part of the University's office of Science, Technology Transfer, and Economic Outreach supporting the transformation of university-generated intellectual capital into resources for economic growth and regional development.
Randforce is helping a broad range of oral history and qualitative analysis clients to digitize and index audio-video documentation. Their approach uses a unique database environment that can organize and access the audio-video content itself, not transcript or text reductions. Utilizing and refining new digital technologies including the InterClipper® software initially developed for the market research field by InterClipper, INC. Randforce helps clients work with any audio-video documentation, including oral history and other interviews, fieldwork, focus groups, meeting minutes, performance, and home video. Applications range from oral history collection management and access, to indexing tools for qualitative research, pedagogic resources, museum, library, community, and family projects.
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