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February is Black History Month and we will be celebrating it all month long here at the Duke Medical Center Archives. On our blog this month, we will highlight some important people and events in Black history at Duke Medicine. 

We encourage you to check out the Archives’ research guide African American History at Duke Medicine. The guide aims to introduce researchers to materials documenting the history of African American faculty, students, and staff at Duke Medicine. Included are oral histories, archival collections, photographs, audiovisual materials, and publications, selected key dates and key figures, and links to recommended digital resources.  

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nursing uniforms over the years

Pictures of Nursing Now On Display
Posted On: January 26, 2017 by Rebecca Williams

The Medical Center Library & Archives is happy to announce that the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit, “Pictures of Nursing:  The Zwerdling Postcard Collection” is display through February 25th. It is now accompanied by a display of “Pictures of Nursing at Duke” featuring pictures from the Duke Medical Center Archives. 

Nurses and nursing have often been the subject of postcard art for over a hundred years; thus, the postcards from the Zwerdling Collection provide insight into popular social and cultural perceptions of the nursing profession. In conjunction with these artistic renderings of nurses, the “Pictures of Nursing at Duke” display provides archival photographs of nurses working and studying at Duke Hospital and the School of Nursing respectively.  ...

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Dr. H. Keith H. Brodie

Remembering Dr. H. Keith H. Brodie
Posted On: December 13, 2016 by Rebecca Williams

The Duke Community was saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. H. Keith H. Brodie earlier this month. As both chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and president of Duke, he had a profound impact on Duke University and Duke Health.

There have been several well-written tributes to Dr. Brodie 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. Brodie in 2004 that hopefully provides a glimpse of the type of leader that he was.

When asked about his continued dedication to psychiatry, Dr. Brodie shared the following:

“It’s been fun. You know, I’ve always felt...

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October is a month of cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and Halloween candy, but also Archives Month! This annual celebration promotes archives, the materials they preserve, and people who work in them. All month events have been held across the country to celebrate. For example, on October 5th, archivists responded to questions on Twitter with the hashtag #AskAnArchivist. Upcoming on October 26th & 27th, the National Archives will host a live, two-day, virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast on Youtube. And this doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of events!

On a state level, the Society of North Carolina Archivists sponsors Archives Month events every year. In fact, Gov. McCrory...

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It Came from the Archives! Halloween Highlights from the Duke Medical Center Archives

Location: Medical Center Library & Archives, Level 2, Room 212E

Date: Monday, October 31, 11am – 2pm

In honor of Archives Month in October, the Duke University Medical Center Archives is hosting its third annual Halloween event at the Medical Center Library & Archives featuring a selection of eerie, fascinating, and rarely seen materials from their collections. Brave souls are invited to gaze upon spine-chilling artwork, stare into the faces of frightening death masks, behold macabre medical artifacts and instruments, and much more! Halloween candy will be available…for those who haven’t lost their appetite. 

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In the spring of 2016, the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center (NCDHC), a statewide digitization and digital publishing program that promotes and increases access to North Carolina’s cultural heritage, put out a call for submissions of audiovisual materials repositories wanted digitized and shared online in the Sights and Sounds Collection...

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Read the Summer 2016 Newsletter
Posted On: June 21, 2016 by Jolie Braun

The Medical Center Archives Spring/Summer 2016 newsletter is now available. To read it, visit: /newsletters or click on the image below.

In this issue:

  • From the Director’s Chair
  • Meet the Archives Interns
  • Welcome Lucy Waldrop
  • Archives at Work
  • New Materials at the Archives
  • 65th General Hospital Exhibit Now Online

To subscribe to our newsletter, email us at: dumc.archives@mc.duke.edu

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New Images Available on MEDSpace
Posted On: June 9, 2016 by Jolie Braun

The Medical Center Archives is happy to announce that we have added more historic photographs to MEDSpace. Over 30 images from the 1930’s to the 1990’s have been uploaded to the digital repository. Included are portraits of Chairs and Division Chiefs, photos of nursing students, images and artwork of campus buildings, and candids of hospital staff at work. The new additions can be viewed by scrolling down to the bottom of MEDSpace’s homepage and clicking the “Recent Additions” tab on the far right.

To view all of our digitized historic images, please visit the ...

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The Medical Center Library & Archives is happy to announce that our new exhibit, “Early Duke Notables,” is now on display. Featuring artifacts, photographs, and documents from the Archives, the exhibit highlights some of the key individuals who helped found Duke Health. Visitors will learn about Dr. Wilburt C. Davison (pictured right), the first hospital director and School of Medicine Dean, who did everything from recruit faculty to help design the hospital; Bessie Baker, the first School of Nursing Dean who also oversaw nursing at the hospital; Dr. J. Deryl Hart, Chair of Surgery who pioneered the use of ultraviolet light in operating rooms to eliminate infectious organisms that cause post-operative Staph infections; and Dr. Frederic M. Hanes, Chair of Medicine, who started the...

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The Duke Medical Center Archives is happy to be a co-sponsor of the upcoming Wikipedia event. Full details are below.
Women of Science and Philosophy: Reframing the Canon with the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection and Project Vox
When: Tuesday, March 29, 6-9pm Where: The Edge Workshop room Wikipedia Meetup page: Women_of_Science_and_Philosophy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1519930418312442/

Please join us for an opportunity to learn how...

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We are happy to announce that the Department of Arts & Health at Duke Records are processed and open for research. This interesting collection documents the department’s history of providing cultural services programming for Duke Hospital. Fittingly, the collection displays material in a variety of formats, from published poetry compilations to scrapbooks highlighting sponsored performing arts programs, as exhibited in the image on the right.    

The Arts & Health Department at Duke was established in 1978 as the Cultural Services Program. Founded by James H. Semans, MD, and Wayne Rundles, MD, with initial support from the National Endowment for the Arts and Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the program’s...

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We are happy to announce that a new collection, the William H. Briner Papers, is now available and open for research.

Captain William Harold Briner was a pharmacist who began his career in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps in 1954 and later went on to establish one of the first nuclear pharmacies in the country. After retiring from this service in 1970, he worked at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill as an adjunct professor as well as at Duke Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Radiology. During his time at Duke, Briner was a prolific member of the nuclear medicine community, establishing the first nuclear pharmacy in North Carolina and serving as a director of both...

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New Images Available on MEDSpace
Posted On: November 9, 2015 by Jolie Braun

The Medical Center Archives is happy to announce that we have added more historic photographs to MEDSpace. Over two dozen images from the 1960’s to the 1990’s have been uploaded to the digital repository. Included are portraits of key faculty and staff, photos of PA students, operating room images, and images of key events (such as the Duke North Hospital groundbreaking, pictured right). The new additions can be viewed by scrolling down to the bottom of MEDSpace’s homepage and clicking the “Recent Additions” tab on the far right.

To view all of our digitized historic images, please visit the...

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It Came from the Archives! Halloween Highlights from the Duke Medical Center Archives

Location: Medical Center Library & Archives, Level 2, Room 212E  Date: Friday, October 30, 11am – 2pm

In honor of Archives Month in October, the Duke University Medical Center Archives is hosting our second annual Halloween event at the MCL&A featuring a selection of eerie, fascinating, and rarely seen materials from our collections. Brave souls are invited to gaze upon spine-chilling artwork, stare into the faces of frightening death masks, behold macabre medical artifacts and instruments, and much more! Halloween candy will be available…for those who haven’t lost their appetite.

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We are happy to announce that our new exhibit, Celebrating 50 Years of the Duke Physician Assistant Program: The Birth of a Profession, is now on display. Featuring artifacts, photographs, and documents from the Medical Center Archives collections, the exhibit charts the founding, growth, and accomplishments of Duke’s PA Program. Highlights include a 1964 letter written by Dr. Eugene A. Stead, Jr., expressing his desire to start the program at Duke, scrapbooks and publications made by PA students, and the 1966 issue of Look magazine that introduced the profession, and Duke’s program, to the general public.

When Dr. Stead, then Chairman of Duke’s Department of Medicine, established the PA Program in 1965, it was the first of its kind in the nation. A two-year...

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