Collection Finding Aid

Menu

Guide to the Charles and Peggy Hammond Papers, 1956-2008 (MC.0166)

Abstract

Contains the personal and professional papers of Dr. Charles B. Hammond (1936- ), chairperson of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1980-2002, and a small amount of personal correspondence belonging to Peggy Hammond. Types of materials include correspondence, photographs, menus, booklets, newsletters, clippings, conference programs, and magazines. Materials range in date from 1956 to 2008.

Descriptive Summary

Call Number
MC.0166
Title
Charles and Peggy Hammond Papers
Date
1956-2008
Creator
Hammond, Charles Bessellieu
Extent
4.25 Linear Feet (2 cartons, 1 half manuscript box, 2 flat boxes)
Repository
Duke University Medical Center Archives

Collection Overview

Contains the personal and professional papers of Dr. Charles B. Hammond (1936- ), chairperson of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1980-2002, and a small amount of personal correspondence belonging to Peggy Hammond. Types of materials include correspondence, photographs, menus, booklets, newsletters, clippings, conference programs, and magazines. Materials range in date from 1956 to 2008.

Arrangement Note

Organized into the following series: Conference Materials, 1976-2007; Correspondence, 1956-2006; Personal Materials, 1985-2005; Photographic Materials, 1978-2005; Printed Materials, 1978-2008.

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

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).

Materials less than 10 years old are closed.

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. Conference Materials, 1976-2003

Series Scope and Contents: Contains programs, schedules, nametags, invitations, menus, and maps from conferences that the Hammonds attended. Materials range in date from 1976 to 2007.

17th Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology EAGO/EBSCOG- Prague, 2-May
Box 1
ACM: 2003 Meeting- New Orleans; Conference Activities Schedule, 2003
Box 1
AOCG: 2001 Annual Clinical Meeting-Chicago, 2001
Box 1
ACOG: 2002 Annual Clinical Meeting- Los Angeles (Folder 1 of 2), 2002
Box 1
ACOG: 2002 Annual Clinical Meeting- Los Angeles (Folder 2 of 2), 2002
Box 1
ACOG: 2003 Annual Clinical Meeting-New Orleans, 2003
Box 1
ACOG: 2003 Annual Clinical Meeting-New Orleans; Executive Board Dinner, 2003
Box 1
ACOG: 2003 Annual Clinical Meeting- New Orleans; Planning, 2002-2003
Box 1
ACOG: 2004 Annual Clinical Meeting- Philadelphia, 4-May
Box 1
ACOG:2006 Annual Clinical Meeting- Washington, DC, 6-May
Box 1
ACOG: 2002 Annual District Meeting-Las Vegas, 2002
Box 1
ACOG: Executive Board, Contact Information, 2002-2003
Box 1
ACOG and the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN); 2002 Armed Forces District Meeting-Honolulu, 2002
Box 1
American Fertility Society: Member Name Tag, undated
Box 1
Business Cards; ACOG, 2001-2002
Box 1
Duke University: Faculty of the School of Medicine and Nursing Spring Meetings, 2001-2003
Box 1
Hillwood Museum and Gardens Tour, undated
Box 1
Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology: 54th Annual Congress-Tokyo; President's Dinner, 2002
Box 3
Kansas City Gynecological Society Meeting, 2002
Box 1
The J.F. Correy Valedictory Meeting- Hobart, Australia, 1991
Box 1
The Society of Obstetrics and Gynecologists of Canada, June 2002, 2-Jun
Box 1
Programs (Folder 1 of 3), 1976-1989
Box 1
Programs (Folder 2 of 3), 1992-1999
Box 1
Programs (Folder 3 of 3), 2000-2007
Box 1
Reception Attendee List, 5-Sep-96
Box 1
South Africa Speaking Tour, 2002
Box 1

2. Correspondence, 1956-2006

Series Scope and Contents: Contains the personal and professional correspondence of Charles Hammond and a small amount of personal correspondence belonging to Peggy Hammond. The personal correspondence includes holiday cards and birth announcements. The professional correspondence includes invitations and notes from colleagues congratulating Hammond on his election to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and election as president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Materials range in 1956 to 2006.

Invitations, 1978-2003
Box 1
Personal; Birth Announcements, 1986-2005
Box 1
Personal; Between Peggy and Charles Hammond, undated
Box 1
Personal; Charles Hammond, 1956, 1987-2003, undated
Box 1
Personal; Charles and Peggy Hammond, 1986, 1995-2003, undated
Box 2
Personal; Holiday Cards received by Charles and Peggy Hammond, 1983-2006, undated
Box 2
Personal; Peggy Hammond, 2001-2004
Box 2
Postcards, undated
Box 2
Professional Correspondence: Congratulations for Election to IOM and as President of the ACOG, 2000-2002
Box 2
Professional Correspondence; Charles Hammond, 1959, 1985-2003
Box 2

3. Personal Materials, 1985-2005

Series Scope and Contents: Contains notes, photographs, menus, a colonial dinner invitation, pins, and a travel schedule. Materials range in date from 1985 to 2005.

Assorted Menus, 2000-2001, undated
Box 3
Charles Hammond 50th Birthday, 24-Jul-86
Box 2
Colonial Dinner Invitation, undated
Box 4
Opernpalais Menu, 9-Dec-96
Box 2
Memorials and Tributes, 2004
Box 2
Notes, 1997, undated
Box 2
Personal Photographs, 1985-2005
Box 2
Pins, undated
Box 2
Travel schedule, 2002-2003
Box 2

4. Photographic Materials, 1978-2005

Series Scope and Contents: Contains a scrapbook, group photographs, and portraits. The photographs depict Hammond, colleagues, family, and friends at events, dinners, conferences, meetings, and on trips. Materials range in date from 1978 to 2005.

1961 Aesculapian Photograph Collage, undated
Box 5
Group Photograph and Portrait; S. Jan Behrman Testimonial Symposium and Dinner, 6-Oct-90
Box 2
Group Photograph; Berlin 1996, Dec-96
Box 2
Group Photographs; Unidentified, undated
Box 2
Negatives; Snapshots- Unidentified, undated
Box 2
Portrait; Charles Hammond, undated
Box 2
Portrait; Charles and Peggy Hammond, undated
Box 2
Portrait; Charles and Peggy Hammond at The Homestead, 1989, Jan-89
Box 2
Portrait; Unidentified Man in Academic Regalia, undated
Box 2
Portraits; Charles and Peggy Hammond and Friends- Spring 1988, 1988
Box 2
Slides; Snapshots from August 1980, Aug-80
Box 2
Scrapbook, September 1982- August 1983
Box 4
Snapshot; AGOA 1999, Mar-99
Box 2
Snapshot; Dinner honoring Herbert and Louise Thomas, 1989
Box 2
Snapshot; From Joe Riggs- Rome 1985, 1985
Box 2
Snapshot; N.C. OBGYN, May 1986, May-86
Box 2
Snapshots; 17th Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology EAGO/EBCOG- Prague, 2-May
Box 2
Snapshots; 1978-1988, 1978, 1983-1988
Box 2
Snapshots; 1994-2002, 1994, 1999-2002
Box 2
Snapshots; 2002 Annual Clinical Meeting, Los Angeles, 2-May
Box 2
Snapshots; 2004 Annual Clinical Meeting- Philadelphia, 4-May
Box 2
Snapshots; Blue Jean Ball, undated
Box 2
Snapshots; Buffalo, 1985, 1985
Box 2
Snapshots; Colorado Springs 1999, 1999
Box 2
Snapshots; From Dr. Halperin, undated
Box 2
Snapshots; From Robert Vermillion, undated
Box 2
Snapshots; From W. Benson Harer, Jr., Apr-00
Box 2
Snapshots; Germany, 2002, 2002
Box 2
Snapshots; Hillview, undated
Box 2
Snapshots; Hilton Head, June 1986, Jun-86
Box 2
Snapshots; Matt Weis Symposium, Spring 1988, 1988
Box 2
Snapshots; Medical Alumni Weekend, 1986, 1986
Box 2
Snapshots; Picnic, July 1986, Jul-86
Box 2
Snapshots; President's Dinner 2002, 2002
Box 2
Snapshots; Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Fellow Admission Ceremony, 1998
Box 2
Snapshots; SAAOG, Homestead 2001, 2001
Box 2
Snapshots; Silverado, 1985, 1985
Box 2
Snapshots; The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada, 2-Jun
Box 2
Snapshots; South Africa 2002, 2002
Box 2
Snapshots; The Boulders 2001, 2001
Box 2
Snapshots; Undated, undated
Box 2
Snapshots; Winnipeg, undated
Box 2

5. Printed Materials, 1978-2008

Series Scope and Contents: Contains clippings, articles, newsletters, magazines, and programs. Major subjects include Hammond's involvement in professional organizations, research and procedures conducted by Duke's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and topics within the Obstetrics and Gynecology field. Materials range in date from 1978 to 2008.

Article Clippings (Folder 1 of 3), 1985-2005, undated
Box 2
Article Clippings (Folder 2` of3), 1987-1994
Box 5
Article Clippings (Folder 3 of3), 1978-2001, undated
Box 5
Awards and Tributes, 1985-1988, 1997-1998
Box 3
Booklet: Carter's Club and Friends Caricatures by Emile LeClercq, MD, 1994
Box 2
Booklet: Roster and By-Laws of The North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, 1991-1992
Box 2
Brochures and Booklets, 1993, 1998, undated
Box 2
Church Programs and Newsletters, 1986-1987, 2001-2008,
Box 4
Magazine: Duke Medical Perspectives, 1986-1988, 1995
Box 2
Magazine: Duke Medical Update, Vol. 3, No. 1, Winter 1996
Box 2
Magazine: DukeMed Vol. 7, Issue 1, 2007
Box 2
Magazine: Managing Menopause- Spring/Summer 1997, 1997
Box 2
Magazine: Masters in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 1, No. 2, Sep-85
Box 2
Magazine: OB/GYN Trends at Duke University Medical Center, Jun-88
Box 2
Magazine: OB/GYN World, October 1986-March 1987
Box 2
Magazine: The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson Alumni, Fall 1988
Box 2
Newsletter: ACOG Newsletter, 1995, 1997
Box 2
Newsletter: ACOG Annual Clinical Meeting, 1994-1995
Box 4
Newsletter: Duke Health Line, 1985-1988
Box 2
Newsletter: Duke Women's Health Letter, 1983
Box 2
Newsletter: Heartbeat, Vol. 9, No. 16, 1986
Box 2
Newsletter: INSIDE Duke University Medical Center, 1996-2004
Box 2
Newspaper Clippings ( folder 1 of 2), 1978-1996
Box 2
Newspaper Clippings ( folder 2 of 2), undated
Box 2
Press Release: US News and World Report, 1996
Box 2
Program: The American Fertility Society, 41st Annual Meeting, 1985
Box 2
The Duke Center for Women's Health, 2001
Box 2

Biographical Note

Charles Bessellieu Hammond was born on July 24, 1936 in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to Alice and Claude G. Hammond. He attended the Citadel for three years before transferring to Duke. He graduated from Duke with a BS in 1960 and a MD in 1961. Hammond joined the Duke faculty in 1968 and served as chairperson for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1980 to 2002.

Hammond served as the president of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society, the American Gynecologic Club, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). He was also the director of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Additionally, Hammond was a member of the Institute of Medicine and a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

His research interests included reproductive endocrinology and infertility, placental malignancy, menopause, ectopic pregnancy, prolactin secreting pituitary tumors and choriocarcinoma.

In 1958, Hammond married Peggy Adams and they had two children.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles and Peggy Hammond Papers, Duke University Medical Center Archives.

Acquisitions Information

Accession A2018.023 (gift by Charles Hammond, May 2018)

Processing Information

Processed by Caroline Waller and Kahlee Leingang under the supervision of Lucy Waldrop: June 2018.

Related Material

  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Records
  • Charles B. Hammond Oral History Interview
  • Nick Carter Travel Club Records
  • Francis Bayard Carter Papers
  • Edwin C. Hamblen Papers