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Guide to the Duke Medical Faculty Wives Records, 1968-2018 (AR.0156)

Abstract

Duke University School of Medicine faculty wives created the Duke Medical Faculty Wives to raise money for medical student scholarships. The idea to create the group and run a thrift shop as the primary way of fundraising for medical scholarships was proposed by Ethel Wyngaarten. In 1968, by-laws were established, creating the Nearly New Shoppe; Wyngaarten was the chair and Martha Wadsworth was elected president. Contains materials documenting the Duke Medical Faculty Wives and their running of the Nearly New Shoppe as a means to raise money for scholarships to the Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke University School of Nursing. Types of materials include administrative records, by-laws, financial records, roosters, photo albums, scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, invitations, architectural plans, and digital files. Materials date from 1968-2018.

Descriptive Summary

Call Number
AR.0156
Title
Duke Medical Faculty Wives Records
Date
undated
Creator
Duke Medical Faculty Wives
Extent
5.8 Linear Feet (2 cartons, 4 flat boxes, 1 map folder) and 34.3 KB
Repository
Duke University Medical Center Archives

Collection Overview

Contains materials documenting the Duke Medical Faculty Wives and their running of the Nearly New Shoppe as a means to raise money for scholarships to the Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke University School of Nursing. Types of materials include administrative records, by-laws, financial records, roosters, photo albums, scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, invitations, architectural plans, and digital files. Materials date from 1968-2018.

Arrangement Note

Organized into the following series: Records, 1968-2018; Digital Files, 2006.

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

None.

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. Records, 1968-2018

Series Scope and Contents: Contains materials documenting the Duke Medical Faculty Wives and their running of the Nearly New Shoppe as a means to raise money for scholarships to the Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke University School of Nursing. Types of materials include administrative records, by-laws, financial records, roosters, photo albums, scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, invitations, architectural plans, and digital files. Materials date from 1968-2018.

Administrative Records (folder 1 of 2), 1972-2017
Box 1
Administrative Records (folder 2 of 2), 1972-2017
Box 1
Administrative Records; Hock Plaza Plans for Nearly New Shoppe, 2004
Box Map Folder 1
Bound Materials; Nearly New: Duke Medical Faculty Wives 1968-1978 Binder (folder 1 of 2), 1968-1999
Box 1
Bound Materials; Nearly New: Duke Medical Faculty Wives 1968-1978 Binder (folder 2 of 2), 1968-1999
Box 1
Bound Materials; Nealy New Scrapbook, 1968-1974
Box 4
Bound Materials; Medical Wives - Nearly New Shoppe Up to 1995 Spring Scrapbook, 1970-1995
Box 1
Bound Materials; Nearly New 1972-1987 Binder, 1972-1987
Box 1
Bound Materials; Nealy New Scrapbook, 1975-1977
Box 6
Bound Materials; Nearly New Pictures Album, 1977, 1992-1993
Box 3
Bound Materials; Nealy New Scrapbook, 1997-1993
Box 5
Bound Materials; Nearly New 1987-1991 Binder (folder 1 of 2), 1987-1991
Box 1
Bound Materials; Nearly New 1987-1991 Binder (folder 2 of 2), 1987-1991
Box 1
Bound Materials; Nearly New 1992-1993 Binder (folder 1 of 2), 1990-1993
Box 1
Bound Materials; Nearly New 1992-1993 Binder (folder 2 of 2), 1990-1993
Box 1
Bound Materials; Untitled Binder 1, 1990-2008
Box 1
Bound Materials; Nearly New Shoppe Med. Wives Scrapbook, 1992-2002
Box 6
Bound Materials; Faculty Wives Board Reports and Correspondence Binder 1, 1994-1996
Box 1
Bound Materials; Untitled Binder 2, 1994-2001
Box 1
Bound Materials; Faculty Wives Board Reports and Correspondence Binder 2, 1996-1997
Box 1
Bound Materials; Duke Medical School Faculty Wives 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000 Binder (folder 1 of 2), 1996-2000
Box 1
Bound Materials; Duke Medical School Faculty Wives 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000 Binder (folder 2 of 2), 1996-2000
Box 1
Bound Materials; Med Wives D.U.M.W. Scrapbook, 1996-2000
Box 4
Bound Materials; Medical Faculty Wives Board Meeting Minutes, 1999-2003
Box 1
Bound Materials; Nearly New Shoppe Board Minutes (folder 1 of 2), 2000-2004
Box 1
Bound Materials; Nearly New Shoppe Board Minutes (folder 2 of 2), 2000-2004
Box 1
Bound Materials; Nearly New Shoppe Board Records Binder, 2000-2009
Box 1
Bound Materials; Untitled Binder 3, 2002-2004
Box 2
Bound Materials; July 2005-July 2006 Binder (folder 1 of 2), 2005-2006
Box 2
Bound Materials; July 2005-July 2006 Binder (folder 2 of 2), 2005-2006
Box 2
Bound Materials; July 2005-July 2006 Binder; By-Laws Duke Medical Faculty Wives CD, June 27, 2006
Box 2
Bound Materials; Board Minutes Binder (folder 1 of 2), 2006-2008
Box 2
Bound Materials; Board Minutes Binder (folder 2 of 2), 2006-2008
Box 2
Bound Materials; July 2008-2009 Binder (folder 1 of 2), 2006-2010
Box 2
Bound Materials; July 2008-2009 Binder (folder 2 of 2), 2006-2010
Box 2
"Celebrating 50 Years of the Medical Faculty Wives and the Nearly New Shoppe, 1968-2018," Booklet, 2018
Box 2
Memorials and Tributes, 2003, 2009, 2011
Box 2
Photographic Materials, 1996, 2008, undated
Box 2
Scholarship Thank-You Notes and Corresponding Photographg, 2017, undated
Box 2

2. Digital Files, 2006

Series Scope and Contents: Contains a digital file from the following accession: A2019.013. Includes a Word file with the Duke Medical Faculty Wives 2006 by-laws. The digital file dates to 2006.

Arrangement Note: Accession A2019.013: contains 1 digital file with the Duke Medical Faculty Wives 2006 by-laws.

Conditions Governing Access: Materials are available at the Duke University Medical Center Archives Reading Room.

Processing Information: Material in this collection was processed using AXAEM's Electronic Records Processing module, which incorporates Bagger as a way to package electronic files with technical metadata. Captured digital content was ingested into AXAEM, where ClamAV Anti-Virus software detected and cleaned any computer viruses. The cleaned files were saved on the Duke University Medical Center Archives' secure server with a regular backup schedule. Includes 5 files totaling 34.3 KB that is available for research: Accession A2019.013 (5 files totaling 34.3 KB)

Accession A2019.013, 2006

Subseries Scope and Contents: Contains a digital file from the following accession: A2019.013. Includes a Word file with the Duke Medical Faculty Wives 2006 by-laws. The digital file dates to 2006.

Conditions Governing Access: Materials are available at the Duke University Medical Center Archives Reading Room.

Historical Information

Duke University School of Medicine faculty wives created the Duke Medical Faculty Wives (DMFW) to raise money for medical student scholarships. The idea to create the group and run a thrift shop as the primary way of fundraising for medical scholarships was proposed by Ethel Wyngaarten. In 1968, by-laws were established, creating the Nearly New Shoppe; Wyngaarten was the chair and Martha Wadsworth was elected president.

In its first 6 months, the Nearly New Shoppe generated $6,000 in profit: $4,000 was allocated for medical student scholarships, $1,500 was used to improve the medical student lounge on the top floor of the Davison Building, and the remaining $500 was used for store improvements.

The success of the Nearly New Shoppe continued throughout the 1960s and 1970s, and as the DMFW grew, they held annual coffees to welcome new members.

In 1970, the group established an endowed scholarship, the Medical School Faculty Wives Scholarship Fund for North Carolinians. In 1998, the group expanded their support to create an endowed scholarship fund for the Duke University School of Nursing. In 2012, a third endowed scholarship fund, the Medical School Faculty Wives Scholarship Fund, was established. A fourth endowment was established in 2017 to support students in the School of Nursing's ABSN program.

While the Nearly New Shoppe has been in three locations in Durham, North Carolina over the years, it has consistently been run by dedicated volunteers and a small number of paid managers and workers.

Nearly New Shoppe locations:
  • 1801 Erwin Road (1968-1977)
  • 615 Douglas Street (1978-2004)
  • 2424 Erwin Road, Suite G-01 (2004-present)
  • In 2013, Duke University School of Medicine recognized the Medical Faculty Wives with a Distinguished Service Award. In 2018, the Nearly New Shoppe celebrated its 50th anniversary.

    Subject Headings

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Duke Medical Faculty Wives Records, Duke University Medical Center Archives.

    Acquisitions Information

    Accession A2019.013 (gift by Virginia Lang, February 2019)

    Processing Information

    Processed by Lucy Waldrop and McKenzie Long under the supervision of Lucy Waldrop: February 2019