Duke Medical Center Archives
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George L. Maddox Papers

George L. Maddox Papers
Posted On: February 17, 2020 by Rebecca Williams

The Medical Center Archives is happy to announce that new additions to the George L. Maddox Papers are open for research. This collection contains the personal and professional papers of George L. Maddox, a former director of the Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development.

Over the course of his career, Maddox was a major figure in the push to improve health care and the quality of life for older adults in the United States. While at Duke, he was not only the director of the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, but also the program director for the Center’s Long Term Care Resources Program (LTRCP). This program was focused on providing...

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Watts School of Nursing Class of 2005

Watts School of Nursing Records
Posted On: December 17, 2019 by Rebecca Williams

The Duke University Medical Center Archives is happy to announce that Watts School of Nursing Records are processed and open for research. Watts School of Nursing (SON), originally Watts Hospital Training School for Nurses, began as part of Watts Hospital in 1895 as a two-year diploma program. Its first graduate received her nursing degree in 1897. In 1956, Watts Hospital Training School for Nurses became the first diploma program in North Carolina to achieve National League for Nursing accreditation. Watts Hospital closed in 1976 when Durham County General Hospital opened. At this time, Watts Hospital Training School for Nurses moved to Durham Regional Hospital and was...

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Jane and David Richardson Papers
Posted On: November 11, 2019 by Rebecca Williams

The Archives is happy to announce they are now home to the Jane and David Richardson Papers. Both Jane and David are currently professors in Duke’s Department of Biochemistry. Jane is James B. Duke professor of Biochemistry and David is professor of Biochemistry and founding director of Duke’s Structural Biology and Biophysics Graduate Training Program. The Richardson’s met while students at Swarthmore College. Following graduation, they married and David continued his studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pursing a PhD in chemistry while working in the laboratory of Albert F. Cotton and researching small molecule inorganic chemistry and crystallography. Meanwhile, Jane attended Harvard... MORE

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The Duke Community was saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Wolfgang K. Joklik earlier this month. As both Chair of the Duke Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and co-founder of the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, he had a profound impact on Duke Health. 

There have been several well-written tributes to Dr. Joklik and his legacy in the past couple of weeks, so rather than attempt to write another, we thought that we would share some of his own words. We conducted an oral history interview with Dr. Joklik in 2007 that hopefully provides some insight on the passion that guided much of his work.

When describing his dedication to Duke and the Cancer Center, Dr. Joklik shared the following:

“In 1968 I was recruited to become Chairman of the...

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The Duke University Medical Center Archives is happy to announce that the Duke Faculty Wives Records are processed and open for research. The collection contains materials documenting the Duke Medical Faculty Wives and their running of the Nearly New Shoppe as a means to raise money for scholarships to the Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke University School of Nursing. Types of materials include administrative records, by-laws, financial records, roosters, photo albums, scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, invitations, architectural plans, and digital files. Materials date from 1968-2018. 

This collection documents the Duke...

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Duke Cancer Institute Records
Posted On: April 5, 2019 by Rebecca Williams

The Archives is happy to announce that the Duke Cancer Institute Records has been reprocessed and is open for research. The Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) was established in 1973 as one of the original eight comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Since, Duke cancer researchers have made many notable accomplishments in the field, including the creation of the nation's first outpatient bone marrow transplantation program (1992) and assisting in the discovery of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that are responsible for many inherited forms of breast and ovarian cancer (1995). In 2010 the DCI was Duke’s first entity to consolidate cancer care, research, and education.

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Duke Surgical Women Club Records
Posted On: March 11, 2019 by Rebecca Williams

The Duke University Medical Center Archives is happy to announce that the Duke Surgical Women’s Club Records are processed and open for research. The collection contains records pertaining to the club whose members were the spouses of interns, residents, and follows in the Department of Surgery at Duke.

This collection documents the philanthropic and social activities of the Duke Surgical Women’s Club, including the October 1977 vote in which the club voted to change their name from Duke Surgical Wives to Duke Surgical Women. Materials include the club’s newsletter, The Probe; publicity committee materials; scrapbooks created by club members; and clippings pertaining to the club and their activities. 

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Shirley K. Osterhout Papers
Posted On: January 14, 2019 by Rebecca Williams

The Medical Center Archives is happy to announce that the Shirley K. Osterhout Papers are processed and open for research. The collection contains educational materials related to Osterhout’s career at the Duke University Poison Control Center

Osterhout received her MD from Duke University in 1957. Following graduation, she completed her residency in the Department of Pediatrics at Duke, working closely with Dr. Jay Arena on poison control issues. Arena founded the Duke Poison Control Center in 1953. It was the second such center in the United States. This collection complements the...

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Edward Halperin

Edward C. Halperin Papers
Posted On: December 17, 2018 by Rebecca Williams

The Duke University Medical Center Archives is happy to announce that new additions to the Edward C. Halperin Papers are open for research. Halperin served on the Duke faculty for twenty-three years as a professor and chairperson of the Department of Radiation Oncology, vice dean of the School of Medicine, and associate vice chancellor. Types of materials in this collection include his correspondence, grant applications, a cassette tape, articles, and reports. The majority of these materials relate to Halperin’s extensive research and writings on ethics and the history of racial, religious, and gender discrimination in medicine and higher education. This collection includes research materials from 1961 and 1973, but...

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Galen S. Wagner Papers
Posted On: June 11, 2018 by Rebecca Williams

The Medical Center Archives is happy to announce that the Galen S. Wagner Papers are processed and open for research. The collection documents Wagner’s career as a cardiologist at DUMC. Wagner was the director of the Duke Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) from 1968 to 1981 and was involved with the Myocardial Infarction Research Unit, Duke Cardiology Fellows Program, and Duke University Cardiovascular Society. Materials in the collection date from 1964 to 2008. 

During his career at Duke Wagner was instrumental in developing the Duke Cardiovascular Databank. Wagner’s mentor, Dr. Eugene Stead (pictured to the right), began the project in the mid-1960s when he saw the great potential computers offered the...

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J Leonard Goldner Papers
Posted On: March 27, 2018 by Lucy Waldrop

The Medical Center Archives is happy to announce that the J. Leonard Goldner Papers are processed and open for research. The collection documents the professional career of Goldner at Duke University Medical Center (DUMC). Goldner was a lauded Duke Orthopedic surgeon and professor from 1950 to 1988. Types of materials in this collection include correspondence, reprints, newsletters, clippings, programs, certificates, awards, photographs, audiovisual materials, biographical materials, notes, memorabilia, manuscripts, and artwork. The collection contains materials from 1930 to 2013, although the bulk the collection dates from the beginning of Goldner’s career at Duke to his death in 2008.

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Nick Carter Travel Club Records
Posted On: March 9, 2018 by Lucy Waldrop

The Medical Center Archives is pleased to announce that the Nick Carter Travel Club Records are processed and open for research. The F. Bayard Carter Society, better known as the “Nick Carter Travel Club,” is an organization associated with Duke’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The society is named for Duke physician F. Bayard Carter. Carter was professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1931 to 1964. During his tenure, Carter was a beloved mentor to many residents in the department. In 1951, a group of 15 of his former residents organized the... MORE

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Mary Champagne

Mary Thomson Champagne Records
Posted On: February 6, 2018 by Lucy Waldrop

The Archives is happy to announce that the Mary Thomson Champagne Records are processed and available for research. Interested researchers should contact the Medical Center Archivist before use. The collection is organized into the following series: Administrative Records, 1981-2016; Academic Programs and Partnerships, 1979-2016; and Digital Files, 1994-2016. Types of materials in the collections include correspondence, notes, photographs, clippings, newsletters, handbooks, grant applications, reports, charts, speeches, brochures, presentations, meeting minutes, meeting agendas, evaluation forms, curriculum vitae, survey results, and budgets.

Born in 1946, Mary Thomson Champagne received a BSN from San Jose...

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William Longley Papers
Posted On: January 22, 2018 by Lucy Waldrop

The Medical Center Archives is happy to announce that the William Longley Papers are processed and open for research. The collections documents the professional career of Longley, a professor and researcher in the Anatomy Department at Duke University Medical School from 1968 to 1988. Types of materials include correspondence, photographic materials, reprints, writings, manuscripts, drafts, clippings, printed materials, research notebooks, and grant materials. The collections also includes a small amount of personal correspondence. Materials range in date from 1941 to 1987.

Longley’s...

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This is the fourth blog post in a four part series about the Department of Neurosurgery Records and issues archivists confront when accessioning collections. See the following links for Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

Researchers use archives to discover information when they...

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