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Duke Chapter of the Student National Medical Association Records, 2020 (AR.0171)

Abstract

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is an entirely student run organization for medical students of color that focuses on supporting minority medical students and their endeavors around the country. The Duke Chapter of the SNMA is a chapter within the larger organization of SNMA. The collection contains the June 10, 2020 letter written by the Duke Chapter of the SNMA and sent to the Duke University School of Medicine administration and faculty. The Duke Chapter of the SNMA wrote the letter to initiate a dialogue about how to be an anti-racist institution after the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade. Materials date to 2020.

Descriptive Summary

Call Number
AR.0171
Title
Duke Chapter of the Student National Medical Association Records
Date
2020
Creator
Duke Chapter of the Student National Medical Association
Extent
151 KB

Repository
Duke University Medical Center Archives

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Collection Overview

Contains the June 10, 2020 letter written by the Duke Chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and sent to the Duke University School of Medicine administration and faculty. The Duke Chapter of the SNMA wrote the letter to initiate a dialogue about how to be an anti-racist institution after the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade. Materials date to 2020.

Arrangement Note

Organized into the following series: Digital Files, 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

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. Digital Files, 2020

Series Scope and Contents: Contains the June 10, 2020 letter written by the Duke Chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and sent to the Duke University School of Medicine administration and faculty. The Duke Chapter of the SNMA wrote the letter to initiate a dialogue about how to be an anti-racist institution after the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade. Materials date to 2020.

Arrangement Note: Accession A2021.006: contains the June 10, 2020 letter about working towards an anti-racist institution written by the Duke Chapter of the Student National Medical Association to Duke University School of Medicine administration and faculty.

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 151 KB that are available for research: Accession A2021.006 (5 files totaling 151 KB).

Accession A2021.006, 2020

Subseries Scope and Contents: Contains the June 10, 2020 letter written by the Duke Chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and sent to the Duke University School of Medicine (DUSOM) administration and faculty (including but not exclusive to Chancellor Washington, Dean Klotman, Senior Leadership, Communications Officers and Associate Deans). The Duke Chapter of the SNMA wrote the letter to initiate a dialogue about how to be an anti-racist institution after the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade. The letter focuses on how the administration communicated with the DUSOM, as well as the experiences and testimonials of Black students. The letter also includes SNMA's, Black students', and alumni's request to expand on the intentions stated in the June 3, 2020 letter written by the DUSOM administration that released a list of objectives intended to help uplift the Black community. File types include PDF and TXT. Materials date to 2020.

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

Digital Files: Accession A2021.006, 2020
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Historical Note

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is an entirely student run organization for medical students of color that focuses on supporting minority medical students and their endeavors around the country. Duke SNMA is a chapter within the larger organization of SNMA that engages a large number of minority medical students at Duke and individuals in Durham, North Carolina. Duke SNMA's mission is to enrich, empower, and enlighten the students of color at Duke so they may be leaders within the field of medicine and leaders within the community.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Duke Chapter of the Student National Medical Association Records, Duke University Medical Center Archives.

Acquisitions Information

Accession A2021.006 (gift by Maureen Cullins and Onyinye Ohamadike, January 2021)

Processing Information

Processed by Lucy Waldrop: January 2021