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Title Oral History of Daniel Collins
Collection Oral History
Scope & Content Dr. Daniel Collins was born January 11, 1916, in Darlington, South Carolina. Dr. Collins went to high school in Darlington, then to Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, where he excelled in chemistry and mathematics. He later enrolled in the dental school in Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. From 1942 to 1960 Dr. Collins worked in research and practiced at the University of California, San Francisco, before going into private practice. He lived in San Francisco with his wife, DeReath, and children before moving to Mill Valley in 1952. In this oral history, Dr. Collins discusses the unique aspects of Mill Valley that brought him and his family to the town, as well as facing racial prejudice amid the residents and real estate community. He also shares his thoughts on testing and admission biases in higher education. The Collins’ had four children: Ed “Chip” Collins, Daniel Collins, Charles “Chuck” Collins, and Craig Collins. Dr. Collins died at 91 on Sept. 13, 2007, having achieved a myriad of awards, honorary titles, and political appointments.
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Dates of Creation 1973-05-28
Narrator's name Collins, Daniel
Interviewer Mosher, Carl M.
Extent and Medium Transcript: 31pp
Recording: 01:32:13
Search Terms African Americans
California State Board of Public Health
Collins, Andrew
Collins, Charles "Chuck"
Collins, Craig
Collins, Daniel
Collins, DeReath
Collins, Ed "Chip"
Dental offices
Dental schools
Dentistry
Dentists' offices
Heide, Gene
Minorities
Mosher, Carl
Racial equality
Racial inequality
Racism
Rafferty, Max
University of California, San Francisco
Object ID 2016.010.001
Object Name Recording
Copyrights Transcript and recording copyright Mill Valley Public Library, 1973. Materials are made available for research purposes only; all rights are reserved to the Mill Valley Public Library. Requests for permission to quote for publication or for any other usage must be obtained from the Library.