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Guide to Duke Med Interfaith Records, 2016-2020 (AR.0169)

Abstract

Duke Med Interfaith (DMI) was founded after a student recognized the need for a safe space for students to meditate or pray while in medical school. DMI was recognized in January 2017 by the School of Medicine and the Graduate Professional School Council as an affinity group. The group saw a need for spaces, conversations, and education around spirituality as it pertains to health care, including understanding religious traditions of colleagues, as well as patients under their care. Membership is open to all graduate and professional schools at Duke. DMI primarily hosts two types of events: social and educational. The records include files documenting DMI's newsletter, advertising, group constitution, and images and video clips of DMI celebrating religious holidays from different faith traditions. Materials date from 2016 to 2020.

Descriptive Summary

Call Number
AR.0169
Title
Duke Med Interfaith Records
Date
2016-2020
Creator
Duke Med Interfaith
Extent
1.15 GB
Repository
Duke University Medical Center Archives

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Collection Overview

Includes files documenting Duke Med Interfaith's newsletter, advertising, group constitution, and images and video clips of DMI celebrating religious holidays from different faith traditions. Materials date from 2016 to 2020.

Arrangement Note

Organized into the following series: Digital Files, 2016-2020.

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

Contents of the Collection

1. Digital Files, 2016-2020

Series Scope and Contents: Includes files documenting Duke Med Interfaith's (DMI) newsletter, advertising, group constitution, and images and video clips of DMI celebrating religious holidays from different faith traditions. Materials date from 2016 to 2020.

Arrangement Note: Accession A2020.042: contains digital files pertaining to the Duke Med Interfaith student group documenting their group and events with images, videos, group constitution, advertisements, and newsletter.

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 476 files totaling 1.15 GB that are available for research: Accession A2020.042 (476 files totaling 1.15 GB).

Accession A2020.042, 2016-2020

Subseries Scope and Contents: Includes include files documenting Duke Med Interfaith's (DMI) newsletters (2019-2020), advertising, group constitution, and images and video clips of DMI celebrating and observing religious holidays from different faith traditions including but not limited to Diwali, Ofrenda Dia de Los Muertos, Yom Kippur, Christmas, Easter, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Passover, and Nowruz. Also includes images from various educational events. File types include JPG, JPEG, HEIC, MOV, PPT, PDF, and DOCX. Materials date from 2016 to 2020.

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

Digital Files: Accession A2020.042, 2016-2020
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Historical Note

Duke Med Interfaith (DMI) was founded after a student recognized the need for a safe space for students to meditate or pray while in medical school. DMI was recognized in January 2017 by the School of Medicine and the Graduate Professional School Council as an affinity group. After obtaining support for the creation of such a space from the School of Medicine administration and fellow students, saw a need for spaces, conversations, and education around spirituality as it pertains to health care, including understanding religious traditions of their colleagues, as well as those of patients under their care.

Membership to DMI is not limited to medical students and is open to all graduate and professional schools at Duke. All DMI events are open to all students and faculty, although some focus more specifically on the provider-patient relationship as it relates to faith.

DMI primarily host two different sets of events, social and educational. During social events, DMI celebrate religious holidays from different faith traditions and attendees can learn more about that holiday, discuss customs with people who celebrate it, and enjoy food and traditions that are relevant to that holiday. For DMI educational events, they bring in speakers to discuss a particular topic or series of topics. These include exploring the role of faith in medicine and chaplain and provider panels.

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Acquisitions Information

Accession A2020.042 (gift by Priya Alagesan, August 2020)

Processing Information

Processed by Lucy Waldrop: August 2020