These tapes are an oral history of Optometrists, active or retired at the time, both in the United States and from abroad. The tapes delve into topics such as important innovators in the field, publications, politics, and personal anecdotes.
From their website: "The Archives and Museum of Optometry is a part of Optometry Cares--The American Optometry A Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting eye health and access to vision care services in the United States. The Archives & Museum of Optometry serves as an institutional repository for the American Optometric Association and a locus of resources on the history the Association, its affiliates and allies, and the profession of optometry. The archival collections are comprised of institutional records, manuscript collections and assembled collections containing unique, primary source documents as well as other relevant material compiled by the Association's librarians during the course of the last century." [https://www.aoa.org/about-the-aoa/archives-and-museum]
This set of recordings was donated to the Indiana University Archives in December 2018 because of the inclusion of Dr. Henry Hofstetter, a former professor of Optometry at Indiana University.