Collection Finding Aid

Duke Cancer Institute Records

Collection Number: AR.0086

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Estimated Extent: 2.00 linear feet
Abstract: The Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center became one of the nation's first cancer centers in December 1971 after the passage of the National Cancer Act. In 1973, the Duke Cancer Center was designated acomprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. This collection primarily contains photographs and information about Dr. William W. Shingleton, founding director; correspondence, reports, and grant materials (1971-1984); and annual reports (1998-2006).
Creator: Duke University. Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Creator: Duke University. Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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Access Restrictions
Contains University Administrative records. These include records of the officers of the University, as defined in the Bylaws, the deans of schools and colleges, and departments, institutes, and other offices as designated by the President. For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the director of the office of record and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist. (Issued by the Office of the Chancellor, December 1, 1975). This collection may contain material with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals or IRB approval may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which Duke University assumes no responsibility.
Copyright Notice
Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], Comprehensive Cancer Center records, Duke University Medical Center Archives.
Acquisitions Information
Multiple transfers; dates unknown. Transfer; A2007-019; 2007. Transfer; A2007-033; 2007. Transfer; A2007-036; 2007. Transfer; A2008-018; 2008. Transfer; A2009-063; 2009. Transfer; A2010.061; 2010. Transfer; A2010.072; 2010. Transfer; A2011.090; 2011.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Collections may contain Medical Center Administrative records. These include records of the officers of the University, as defined in the Bylaws, the deans of schools and colleges, and departments, institutes, and other offices as designated by the President. For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the director of the office of record and the Medical Center Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist.
Collection may contain Records of the Board of Trustees of the Duke University Medical Center. These include minutes and supporting documentation of the Board, its Executive Committee, and standing and ad hoc committees, and reports, studies, and the like presented solely to the Board. Records which have been existence for at least fifty years are available for scholarly research with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist. Access to records which have been in existence for less than fifty years shall be granted only by special permission, in writing, of the Medical Center Board of Trustees.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings and Medical Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collectionsuch as folders or items.

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    Pharmaceutical Research Services Records, 1985-2004
    Publications Collection, 1947-2007

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Scope and Content expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Organized into the following series:William W. Shingleton papers:Photographs and reprints, circa 1943-1987, undated; Correspondence, reports, and grant materials: 1974-1988; Annual reports, 1998-2011; Annual meeting publications, 2006-2008; and Other Publications, 2005-2011. The William W. Shingleton papers primarily contain reprints, progress reports, and photographs of Shingleton. Correspondence, reports, and grant materials primarily consists of documents emanated from Dr. Shingleton's office. Major themes include theExternal Scientific Review Committee, theCancer Center Advisory Committee, and Cancer Center support grants and core grants. The majority of these papers have been stamped as being received at theSchool of Nursing Dean's Office, primarily during theRuby L. Wilson administration (1971-1984).

1 record storage box

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Collection Contents

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Series: William W. Shingleton papers, 1943-1987expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Primarily containsreprints,progress reports, andphotographs of William W. Shingleton. Reprints include Shingleton's first published scientific article,"Some Etiological Aspects of Hyperthyroidism" (1943), published inThe Journal of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Photographs include portraits of Shingleton, Shingleton speaking at a Clinical Pathological Conference, and the walkway to the Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Subseries: Photographs, 1972, 1977
Box 1
Shingleton speaking at a Clinical Pathological Conference in Duke's original amphitheater. Also pictured: George Baylin, D. T. Smith, and Wiley Forbus, 1972
Photographs and negatives of Shingleton, undated, 1977
Walkway to Cancer Center, undated
Caption: A Real Emergency, undated
Photograph and negative: William W. Shingleton on talk show on WXII TV, Winston-Salem, N.C., undated
Subseries: Reprints, 1943, 1956
Box 1
Significance of Idiopathic Venous Thrombosis and Hidden Cancer, printed in the Journal of the American Medical Association, (fragment only), July 7, 1956
Some Etiological Aspects of Hyperthyroidism, printed in The Journal of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine, September 1943
Subseries: Progress Reports, 1979-1987
Box 1
Progress Reports, 1979-1980
The Shingleton Years, copy 1, 1987
The Shingleton Years, copy 2, 1987
Subseries: Other publications, 1979
Box 1
Brochure: How the Cancer Information Service Can Help You, undated
Protocol: Adjuvant Therapy of Rectal Cancer, 1979

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Series: Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1974-1988, undatedexpand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Primarily consists of correspondence, reports, and grant materials emanated from formerComprehensive Cancer Center Director Dr.William W. Shingleton. Major themes include theExternal Scientific Review Committee, theCancer Center Advisory Committee, and Cancer Center support grants and core grants. The majority of these papers have been stamped as being received at theSchool of Nursing Dean's Office, primarily during theRuby L. Wilson administration (1971-1984).
Box 1
Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1974
Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1975
Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1976
Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1977-1978
Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1979
Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1980
Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1981
Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1982-1984
Rankings and support grant materials, undated, 1979-1980
Association of American Cancer Institutes, Research Triangle Park, N.C., June 21-23, 1981
Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center Support Grant, 5-PO3-CA-14236, 1983-1988

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Series: Annual Reports, 1998-2011expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Box 1
Annual Reports, 1998/1999-2004/2005
Annual Reports, 2005/2006
Annual Reports, 2006/2007
Annual Reports, 2009, 2010
Annual Reports, 2011

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Series: Annual Meeting Publications, 2006-2008expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Box 1
Annual Meeting Publications, April 10, 2006
Annual Meeting Publications, March 12, 2007
Annual Meeting Publications, March 10, 2008

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Series: Other Publications, 2005-2011expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
This series contains publications published for Cancer Center employees and the scientific community. For the newslettersCancer Center Notes andForum, see thePublications Collection.
Box 1
Scientific Report: Research Progress, 1998-2004, 2005
A Guide to Shared Resources, First Edition, March 2007
Duke Medicine Cancer Center Groundbreaking materials, November 2009
Honor Roll, 2011
Brochures, undated

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Series: Photographs and Audio-Visual Materials, undatedexpand/collapseExpand/collapse

Subseries: Photographs, undated
Box 2
Contact Sheets & Photographs, Notebook 1, undated
Contact Sheets & Photographs, Notebook 2, undated
Contact Sheets & Photographs, Notebook 3, undated
Contact Sheets & Photographs, Notebook 4, undated
Box 3
Photographs, Box 1, undated
Photographs, Box 2, undated
Photographs, Box 3, undated
Photographs, Envelope 1, undated
Box 4
Slides, Notebook 1, undated
Subseries: Video Tapes, undated
Box 4
Video Tape 1, undated
Video Tape 2, undated
Video Tape 3, undated
Video Tape 4, undated
Video Tape 5, undated

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