Now available on the Harvard Dataverse is the Vernacular Archive of Normal Volunteers (VANV), assembled by Laura Stark. The archive is described as follows:
The Vernacular Archive of Normal Volunteers (VANV), 1940-2018 (inclusive) is a collection of oral histories, associated archival documents, and project records created and collected by Laura Jeanine Morris Stark (born 1975) to explore the lives of the first “normal control” research subjects at the Clinical Center of the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland who were recruited through NIH’s Normal Volunteer Patient Program. The Normal Volunteer Patient Program (renamed the Clinical Research Volunteer Program in 1995) began in 1953 as a program of the NIH and continues to operate (as of the publication of this dataverse in 2019) through the NIH Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office. VANV interview subjects participated in the program from 1954-2002.
The collection can be explored online here.