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.
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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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    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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