Duke Medical Center Archives
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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.

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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 have...

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Eugenia and Samuel Lambeth Papers
Posted On: December 6, 2017 by Lucy Waldrop

The Medical Center Archives is happy to announce that the Eugenia and Samuel Lambeth Papers are processed and open for research. The collection documents the professional careers of wife and husband Eugenia and Samuel Lambeth, as well as also housing personal materials. Types of materials include correspondence, clippings, programs, certificates, diplomas, army records, reprints, travel souvenirs, x-rays, photographic materials, a scrapbook, artwork, memorabilia, and artifacts. Materials range in date from 1925 to 2000....

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Highland Hospital Records
Posted On: November 29, 2017 by Lucy Waldrop

The Medical Center Archives is happy to announce that the Highland Hospital Records are now open to researchers through a reprocessing project. Highland Hospital, a small, for profit, inpatient mental hospital located in Asheville, North Carolina, was owned and operated by Duke ...

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Stuart M. Sessoms Records
Posted On: November 17, 2017 by Lucy Waldrop

Calling all researchers: the Duke University Medical Archives is pleased to announce that the Stuart M. Sessoms Records are processed and open to researchers. This collection is rich with the history of Duke Medical Center during the Civil Rights Era. It illustrates how a large institution in the South adapted to extreme, rapid social changes with grace and dignity. I don’t think you will be disappointed. There are juicy bits. 

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Archival Detective Skills, Part 3
Posted On: November 1, 2017 by Lucy Waldrop

This is the third 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, ...

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This is the second blog post in a four part series about the Department of Neurosurgery Records and issues archivists confront when accessioning collections. Select the following links to see Part 1Part 3, and...

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This is the first blog post in a four part series about Duke’s Department of Neurosurgery and issues archivists confront when accessioning collections. Select the following links to see Part 2Part 3, and Part 4.

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Justine Strand de Oliveira Papers
Posted On: August 23, 2017 by Lucy Waldrop

The Medical Center Archives is happy to announce that the Justine Strand de Oliveira Papers are processed and available for research. Interested researchers should contact the Medical Center Archivist before use. The collection is organized into the following series: Correspondence, 1973-2010; Clippings, 1988-2014; Physician Assistant Profession, 1986-2006; Professional Papers, 1979-1981, 1996-2014. The papers contain an academic stole, certificates,...

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Ralph Snyderman (Personal) Papers
Posted On: August 4, 2017 by Lucy Waldrop

The Medical Center Archives is happy to announce that the Ralph Snyderman (Personal) Papers are processed and open for research. The materials in this collection document Snyderman’s professional career at both Duke and Genentech and include manuscript materials, research notes and articles, committee and working group files, presentations and related correspondence, and items from Snyderman’s professional organizations just to name a few. Materials range in date from 1899 to 2006.

Researchers will find the materials organized into the following series: Writings and...

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In honor of Women’s History Month, we are featuring Women in Duke Medicine: An oral history exhibit, our online exhibit containing of oral history interviews with many pioneering women at Duke Medicine. The digital exhibit includes brief biographies, sound clips, photos, and interview transcripts of women from multiple fields at Duke Medicine. 

Many of these women were pioneers or in some way “firsts” in their respective disciplines, so each has a unique historical perspective. The exhibit chronicles both the stories of individual women in addition to providing a deeper look into the context in which those stories took place. Oral history, the primary...

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Elbert L. Persons Papers
Posted On: January 4, 2017 by Lucy Waldrop

The Archives is happy to announce that the Elbert L. Persons Papers, 1923-1970, are processed and open to researchers. The collection is organized into the following series: Personal Papers, 1951-1969; Correspondence, 1946-1970; Duke Medicine, 1931-1970; Professional Papers, 1923-1970; United States Armed Forces, 1934-1970; American College of Physicians (ACP), 1943-1970; Diets, circa 1940-1949; and Audiovisual, 1964, undated. The papers contain professional and personal correspondence, grant materials, records pertaining to Persons’ time with the 65th General...

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When Mold Strikes
Posted On: December 21, 2016 by Lucy Waldrop

 

This summer, during a seemingly innocuous project to add more description to our finding aids, an intern pulled a box from the Arthur A. Morris Papers, a Duke alumni who helped found the Neurosurgical Society of America, and was confronted with one of the worst four letter words in archives: mold. This fungus grows on the surface of its host and feeds on living organisms and dead organic matter. Once these fungal spores are present, along with sufficient moisture and nutrients, they will germinate. Elevated temperatures, poor air circulation, dim or no light, and accumulated dirt all accelerate the growth of mold. Without the presence of moisture, mold spores will lie dormant. After inspecting the Morris...

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This summer, the Archives received an addition to the Department of Arts & Health at Duke Records collection that individuals familiar with the Morris Clinic Building at Duke South will recognize: the Gathering in the Stories installation. It was curated by Linda Belans and the Health Arts Network at Duke (HAND) with photographs by Jim Lee and Leah Sobsey. This exhibit, installed from 2006 to 2016, displayed 12 large portraits of Duke University Hospital employees and 35 smaller transparencies comprised of both text and images in which the Duke University Hospital employees discussed the impact Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement had on their lives. Because of...

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