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Guide to the Duke Cancer Institute Records, 1943-2011 (AR.0086)

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 a cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. Types of materials include correspondence, reports, reprinted articles, grant materials, photographs, brochures, meeting agendas, photographic contact sheets, and videotapes. Major themes include the External Scientific Review Committee, the Cancer Center Advisory Committee, Cancer Center support grants and core grants, Oncology Recreation Therapy, the Take-A-Seat Gala and Auction, and the Duke Center for Living. Materials range in date from 1943 to 2011.

Descriptive Summary

Call Number
AR.0086
Title
Duke Cancer Institute Records
Date
1943-2011
Creator
Duke University. Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Extent
3 Linear Feet (2 cartons)
Repository
Duke University Medical Center Archives

Collection Overview

Contains photographs, correspondence, reports, grant materials, annual reports, publications, progress reports, negatives, photographs contact sheets, and videotapes. Major subjects include the External Scientific Review Committee, the Cancer Center Advisory Committee, Cancer Center support grants and core grants, Oncology Recreation Therapy, the Take-A-Seat Gala and Auction, and the Duke Center for Living. Materials range in date from 1943 to 2011.

Arrangement Note

Organized into the following series: William W. Shingleton Papers, 1943-1987; Correspondence, Reports, and Grant Materials, 1947-1988; Annual Reports, 1998-2011; Annual Meeting Publications, 2006-2008; Other Publications, 2005-2011; Photographic and Audiovisual Materials, 1983-2007.

Restrictions on Access & Use

Some collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval.

Access Restrictions

This collection may contain materials 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.

Contains 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. (Issued by the Office of the Chancellor, December 1, 1975).

Use Restrictions

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.

Contents of the Collection

1. William W. Shingleton Papers, 1943-1987

Series Scope and Contents: Contains reprinted articles, progress reports, and photographs of William W. Shingleton, the founding director of the Duke Cancer Institute. Reprints include Shingleton's first published scientific article, "Some Etiological Aspects of Hyperthyroidism" (1943), published in "The Journal of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine" and "Significance of Idiopathic Venous Thrombosis and Hidden Cancer" (1956), printed in the Journal of the American Medical Association." Photographs include portraits of Shingleton, Shingleton speaking at a Clinical Pathological Conference, and the walkway to the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Other publications include a brochure "How the Cancer Information Service Can Help You and a protocol "Adjuvant Therapy of Rectal Cancer" (1979). Materials date from 1943 to 1987.

Photographs, 1972, 1977
Box 1
Reprints, 1943, 1956
Box 1
Progress Reports, 1979-1987
Box 1
Other publications, 1979
Box 1

2. Correspondence, Reports, and Grant Materials, 1974-1988

Series Scope and Contents: Consists of correspondence, reports, and grant materials from the former Comprehensive Cancer Center Director Dr. William W. Shingleton. Major themes include the External Scientific Review Committee, the Cancer Center Advisory Committee, and Cancer Center support grants and core grants. Materials date from 1974 to 1988.

Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1974
Box 1
Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1975
Box 1
Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1976
Box 1
Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1977-1978
Box 1
Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1979
Box 1
Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1980
Box 1
Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1981
Box 1
Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1982-1984
Box 1
Rankings and support grant materials, undated, 1979-1980
Box 1
Association of American Cancer Institutes, Research Triangle Park, N.C., June 21-23, 1981
Box 1
Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center Support Grant, 5-PO3-CA-14236, 1983-1988
Box 1

3. Annual Reports, 1998-2011

Series Scope and Contents: Contains annual reports from the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. Materials date from 1998 to 2011.

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

4. Annual Meeting Publications, 2006-2008

Series Scope and Contents: Contains bound copies of the meeting agenda, program descriptions, and research abstracts for the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center Annual Meeting. Materials date from 2006 to 2008.

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

5. Other Publications, 2005-2011

Series Scope and Contents: Contains brochures, reports, and resource guides. For the newsletters "Cancer Center Notes" and "Forum", see the Publications Collection. Materials date from 2005 to 2011.

Scientific Report: Research Progress, 1998-2004, 2005
Box 1
A Guide to Shared Resources, First Edition, March 2007
Box 1
Duke Medicine Cancer Center Groundbreaking materials, November 2009
Box 1
Honor Roll, 2011
Box 1
Brochures, undated
Box 1

6. Photographic and Audiovisual Materials, 1983-2007

Series Scope and Contents: Contains photographs, negatives, photographic contact sheets, and videotapes. Major subjects include Oncology Recreation Therapy, the Take-A-Seat Gala and Auction, and the Duke Center for Living. Materials date from 1983 to 2007.

Contact Sheets; BRCA Press Conference, 1995
Box 1
Contact Sheets; Cancer Center Annual Meeting, undated
Box 1
Contact Sheets; Center for Living Slideshows- 25th Anniversary, 1997
Box 1
Contact Sheets; Center for Living Slideshows- Berchuck, 1996
Box 1
Contact Sheets; Center for Living Slideshows- Board Dinner, 1995
Box 1
Contact Sheets; Center for Living Slideshows- Board lunch, birthday cake, April 1992
Box 1
Contact Sheets; Center for Living Slideshows- Bob Abraham, 2000
Box 1
Contact Sheets; Center for Living Slideshows- CAC lunch, April 1992
Box 1
Contact Sheets; Center for Living Slideshows- CAC meeting, April 1983
Box 1
Contact Sheets; Center for Living Slideshows- Cancer Center Advisory Committee, undated
Box 1
Contact Sheets; Center for Living Slideshows- Dewhirst, undated
Box 1
Contact Sheets; Center for Living Slideshows- Fashion Show, 2000, undated
Box 1
Contact Sheets; Center for Living Slideshows- Johnny Dawkins/Cancer Center, 1997
Box 1
Contact Sheets; Center for Living Slideshows- Larry Marks, 1999
Box 1
Contact Sheets; Center for Living Slideshows- unidentified, undated
Box 1
Contact Sheets; Center for Living Slideshows- William Shingleton, John Carter, and Christmas decorations, December 1985
Box 1
Contact Sheets; Ovarian Cancer Article- Digest 1990, 1990
Box 1
Contact Sheets; Sculpture by Lutgert, Raymond, 1996
Box 1
Contact Sheets; unidentified, 1992-1994, undated
Box 1
Display Materials, undated
Box 1
Graph; Mortality Ratio of Smokers vs. Nonsmokers, undated
Box 1
Negatives; 1992 display cases, 1992
Box 1
Negatives; for Dr. Bast's slideshow, 1992
Box 1
Negatives; unidentified, undated
Box 1
Photographs; "Summer on the Edge" high school intern program (Beaufort, NC), 1993
Box 2
Photographs; 1992 June Melanoma Newsletter (includes negatives), June 1992
Box 1
Photographs; 1st Robert C. Bast Leadership Award, undated
Box 1
Photographs; Angels Among Us 5k Run and Family Fun Walk, 2003
Box 1
Photographs; Associates Dinner, October 25, 1989
Box 1
Photographs; Bicycle race- unidentified, undated
Box 2
Photographs; Bill Shingleton and Clea Baker, 1992
Box 2
Photographs; BMT Clinic Dedication (includes negatives), April 1992
Box 2
Photographs; Board Meeting Spring 1992 (includes negatives), April 1992
Box 2
Photographs; Board Meeting Fall 1992 (includes negatives), 1992
Box 2
Photographs; Board of Overseers, 2007
Box 2
Photographs; Bob Bast Retirement, 1994
Box 2
Photographs; Bob Stone signing book at CAB meeting, Spring 1993
Box 2
Photographs; CAB meeting, Fall 1992
Box 2
Photographs; Cancer Center Board of Overseers Cocktail, 1994
Box 2
Photographs; Caring House dedication, 1992
Box 2
Photographs; Check Presentation, Dr. Shingleton, Dr. Joklik, Dr. Daczi, September 1994
Box 2
Photographs; Chuck Hayes, Induction into Heralstean Society, April 19, 1993
Box 2
Photographs; David and Jane Richardson, 1990
Box 2
Photographs; Dirk Inglehart and Andy Futrell, undated
Box 2
Photographs; Dr. Colvin's Recognition Dinner (Duke Gardens), June 2002
Box 2
Photographs; Dr. Kornguth, undated
Box 2
Photographs; Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center Directors- MSRB Party, 1995
Box 2
Photographs; Fall 1989, Boo Meeting [possibly Shingleton Award Dinner], 1989
Box 2
Photographs; Heroes Challenge- golf, 2002
Box 2
Photographs; Hope Builders 5k (Charlotte, NC), 1996
Box 2
Photographs; Jaycee Awards, 1992, 1994, 2004
Box 2
Photographs; Jim Oleson- radiation oncology (includes contact sheet and negatives), 1990
Box 2
Photographs; Jon Horowitz- Digest 1990, 1990
Box 2
Photographs; Jonquils Award, 1994
Box 2
Photographs; Joseph W. Beard, undated
Box 2
Photographs; Miscellaneous, undated
Box 2
Photographs; Oncology Recreation Therapy- 1992 newsletter (includes negatives), 1992
Box 2
Photographs; Oncology Recreation Therapy- Brenda Carter, 1991
Box 2
Photographs; Oncology Recreation Therapy- Laugh Mobile, Pam Babinchak, 1992
Box 2
Photographs; Oncology Recreation Therapy- Pam Babinchak, Tina Gadison, 1992
Box 2
Photographs; Oncology Recreation Therapy- Pet Therapy (includes negatives), 1992
Box 2
Photographs; Oncology Recreation Therapy- unidentified (includes negatives), 1992
Box 2
Photographs; Outreach dinner- Home of Dr. and Mrs. Frank Batten (Wilson, NC), April 30, 1993
Box 2
Photographs; Outreach dinner- Shingleton presents "Diet, Nutrition and Cancer Prevention" (Rubicon Farm), September 21, 1990
Box 2
Photographs; Patient and Family Resource Center volunteer training, undated
Box 2
Photographs; Philin Walther, undated
Box 2
Photographs; Prudential Dedication, 1995
Box 2
Photographs; Prudential Gift, 1994-1995
Box 2
Photographs; Rad-One Portico Dedication, Morris Building, June 24, 1994
Box 2
Photographs; Shingleton Award Dinner 1997, April 1997
Box 2
Photographs; Shingleton Award Dinner 2005, April 2005
Box 2
Photographs; Smile Lines, undated
Box 2
Photographs; Take-A-Seat Gala and Auction, October 1995
Box 2
Photographs; Take-A-Seat Gala and Auction- chairs (includes slides, negatives, and contact sheets), October 1995
Box 2
Photographs; Treatment room dedication, December 1991
Box 2
Photographs; unidentified, 1994-1995, undated
Box 2
Photographs; University Club Auction, July 2002
Box 2
Photographs; Volunteer Banquet (includes slides and negatives), 1992
Box 2
Photographs; Zeinab Wahab, June 1992 (Morris building 3581), 1992
Box 2
Slides; 1993 photo slides, 1993
Box 2
Slides; Board of Overseers, Spring 1993, 1993
Box 2
Slides; Cancer Center Annual Meeting, March 20, 1993
Box 2
Slides; Center for Living slideshow- "What Is Cancer?", 1993
Box 2
Slides; Horowitz basic science slides, 1993
Box 2
Slides; Hypothermia Patient Shelby Murphy and Jayne Blivin, March 1993
Box 2
Slides; Photographs- Andrew Futreal, undated
Box 2
Slides; Photographs- Herbert Hurwitz, undated
Box 2
Slides; Photographs- unidentified, undated
Box 2
Slides; Photographs- CAB Spring 1993, 1993
Box 2
Video Cassettes; Hour of Power with Robert Schuller- Nancy Emerson, Duke Cancer Patient Testimony (AV1.001), 2002
Box 2

Historical Note

Duke was one of eight schools named a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute in 1973. 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).

The Duke Cancer Institute was created in 2010 as Duke's first single entity to consolidate cancer care, research, and education.

The Duke Cancer Center has nine National Cancer Institute designated programs: Tumor Biology, Cancer Genetics and Genomics, Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Neuro Oncology, Women's Cancer, Hematologic Malignancies & Cellular Therapy, Solid Tumor Therapeutics, Radiation Oncology and Imaging, and Developmental Therapeutics.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Duke Cancer Institute Records, Duke University Medical Center Archives.

Acquisitions Information

Accession A2007.019 (transferred, February 2007), Accession A2007.033 (transferred, March 2007), Accession A2007.036 (transferred, March 2007), Accession A2008.018 (transferred, March 2008), Accession A2009.063 (transferred, November 2009), Accession A2010.061 (transferred, October 2010), Accession A2010.072 (transferred, November 2010), Accession A2011.090 (transferred, December 2011), Accession A2011.093 (transferred, December 2011), Accession A2012.002 (transferred, January 2012), Accession A2013.111 (transferred by Meredith Yager, October 2013)

Processing Information

Processed by Dawne E. Howard: February 2007; encoded by Dawne E. Howard: February 2007; updated by Dawne E. Howard: March 2007; updated by Dawne Howard Lucas: March 2008, December 2010, December 2011, February 2012; reprocessed by Caroline Waller under the supervision of Lucy Waldrop: December 2018

Separated Material

  • See the Publications Collection (AR.0028) for the newsletters "Cancer Center Notes" and "Forum."
  • See the Photograph Collection (AR.0077) for the photographs in the William W. Shingleton Papers subseries.

Related Material

  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Pharmaceutical Research Services Records
  • Publications Collection