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Guide to the Edward C. Halperin Papers, 1961-2017 (MC.0067)

Abstract

Contains the professional papers of Edward Halperin from his tenure at Duke. Halperin served on Duke faculty for twenty-three years as a professor and chairperson of the Department of Radiation Oncology, vice dean of the School of Medicine, and associate vice chancellor. Types of materials include correspondence, grant applications, a cassette tape, articles, speeches, and reports. Materials range in date from 1961 to 2009, with the bulk of the collection concentrated from 1961 to 2017.

Descriptive Summary

Call Number
MC.0067
Title
Edward C. Halperin Papers
Date
1961-2017
Creator
Halperin, Edward C.
Extent
0.75 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 half manuscript box)
Repository
Duke University Medical Center Archives

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Collection Overview

Contains correspondence, grant applications, a cassette tape, articles, speeches, and reports pertaining to Halperin's professional writings and his career at Duke School of Medicine. Halperin served on the Duke faculty for twenty-three years as a professor and chairperson of the Department of Radiation Oncology, vice dean of the School of Medicine, and associate vice chancellor. Materials range in date from 1961 to 2009, with the bulk of the collection concentrated from 1961 to 2017.

Arrangement Note

Organized into the following series: Records, 1961-2017.

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).

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, 1961-2017

Series Scope and Contnets: Contains correspondence, grant applications, a cassette tape, articles, speeches, and reports pertaining to Halperin's professional writings and career at Duke University School of Medicine as a professor and chairperson of the Department of Radiation Oncology, vice dean of the School of Medicine, and associate vice chancellor. Materials range in date from 1961 to 2009, with the bulk of the collection concentrated from 1961 to 2017.

Correspondence, 1986-1986
Box 1
Correspondence, 1996-1998
Box 1
Correspondence, 2000-2000
Box 1
Interview with Howard Manning; Audio cassette tape, undated
Box 1
Speeches Binder (folder 1 of 2), 2003-2004
Box 1
Speeches Binder (folder 2 of 2), 2003-2004
Box 1
Speeches Binder (folder 1 of 2), 2005-2007
Box 1
Speeches Binder (folder 2 of 2), 2005-2007
Box 1
Writings; "A Curricular Model for the Training of Physician Scientists: The Evolution of the Duke University School of Medicine Curriculum" (by Edward C. Halperin), 1961-2007
Box 1
Writings; "The "Jewish Problem" in United States Medical Education, 1920-1955" (by Edward C. Halperin), 1998-2000
Box 2
Writings; "The Pornographic Anatomy Book? The Curious Tale of The Anatomical Basis of Medical Practice" (by Edward C. Halperin), 1971-1972, 2006-2009, 2013, 2017
Box 2
Writings; "A Solitary Act in the Bell Building: Striking a Blow for Racial Desegregation in a Southern Medical School" (by Edward C. Halperin), 2005-2007
Box 2
Writings; "Special Report: Desegregation of Hospitals and Medical Societies in North Carolina" (by Edward C. Halperin), 1987-1988
Box 2

Biographical Note

Edward C. Halperin was born in 1953 in Somerville, New Jersey. He received an MA from Duke University and his MD from Yale University. Halperin served on Duke faculty for twenty-three years as a professor and chairperson of the Department of Radiation Oncology, vice dean of the School of Medicine, and associate vice chancellor.

In 2006, he became the Dean of the School of Medicine, Ford Foundation Professor of Medical Education, and professor of radiation oncology, pediatrics, and history at the University of Louisville. He also served as a vice provost at the University of Louisville. In 2012, Halperin became the chancellor and CEO of the New York Medical College and provost for biomedical affairs for the Touro College and University System.

Halperin's research focuses on pediatric cancer, adult brain tumors, the role of radiotherapy in organ transplantation, ethics, and the history of racial, religious, and gender discrimination in higher education. Along with his scientific publications, Halperin has written about Duke history and medical history.

Halperin married Sharon Halperin and they had three children.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edward C. Halperin Papers, Duke University Medical Center Archives.

Acquisitions Information

Accession A2004.012 (transferred by Edward C. Halperin, April 2004), Accession A2018.052 (gift by Edward C. Halperin, July 2018), Accession A2019.076 (gift by Edward C. Halperin, August 2019)

Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff: date unknown; updated by McKenzie Long under the supervision of Lucy Waldrop: July 2018, updated by Lucy Waldrop: August 2019

Separated Material

"Your Treatment with Radiation Therapy: An Introduction for Patients in the Duke Hospital Health System" (VHS) is located in the Audiovisual Collection [AV2.0248]

Related Material

Edward C. Halperin Oral History Interviews