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American Indian Oral History: Interview with Dr. William DeRoin, Interview Date: 1980 July 29, Date Digitized: 1/26/2017

Identifier: MSS0018_au029

Scope and Contents

An oral history interview with Dr. William DeRoin. This interview was conducted by Dianna Draun-Sumner on July 29, 1980. Dr. DeRoin was a member of the Indian Health Committee of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. DeRoin is also a trained physician at University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and makes site visits to Indian Health Service areas and reservations. During this interview Dr. DeRoin discussed contract care versus on-site Indian health and reservation life versus "real world" life as he was not a supporter of Indian reservations. Dr. DeRoin talked about his early years with his father, schooling, trucking career, an injury, and then back to school to learn the skills needed to become a physician.


  • Interview Date: 1980 July 29
  • Date Digitized: 1/26/2017


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Conditions Governing Access

This item is not yet available online. If you believe this may be a recording of you or your ancestor, please contact UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections at or 402.554.6046.


1 Cassettes

Materials Specific Details


Materials Specific Details

Original format: cassette tape; Digital format: mp3


Interviewer: Dianna Draun-Sumner


Runtime: 00:29:42

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States