James A. Shannon buildingOFFICE OF NIH HISTORY and Stetten museum

The Office of NIH History and Stetten Museum at the National Institutes of Health advances the historical understanding of the biomedical research conducted at the National Institutes of Health by documenting, preserving, and interpreting records and artifacts. The office creates exhibits and other products, and helps scholars and researchers to navigate the rich history of the National Institutes of Health.




Two new exhibits opened this week!  Located in the central corridor of the NIH Clinical Center, they tell the stories of 1984 Lasker Award winner Michael Potter and 1972 Nobel Prize winner Christian Anfinsen.  If you can’t make it to campus, check out the virtual exhibit at Curiosity & Collaborator: The Work of Michael Potter  {Dr. Anfinsen’s will be up soon!)








Exhibit Opening

From left to right:
Dr. Fritz Melchers, Dr. Beverly Mock, Dr. Michael Gottesman, Melissa Adde (daughter of Michael Potter)



Oral histories are added on a regular basis.

Michael M, Gottesman
Interview date: March 1, 2016 (part 1 of 2) [video also available]
Interview date: March 1, 2016 (part 2 of 2) [video also available]

Janet B. Hardy,
Interview date: July 11, 2002

The Office of NIH History holds photograph collections cataloged and uncataloged. Many can be found in on our Flickr site and in Search Our Collections. To request images for use in publications or presentations contact the Office of NIH History. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.


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Office of History and Stetten Museum | Bldg 60 | Suite 230 | National Institutes of Health | Bethesda, MD 20814-1460
Phone: 301.496.6610 | Email: history@nih.gov

Last updated: 15 Mayl 2018
First published: 2 February 2005
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