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Amy G. MacDonald Oral History Interview, 2022 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 1.18 GB

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Amy G. MacDonald, CNM, MSN, founded the Duke Midwifery Service in 1999. As the first nurse midwife at Duke to provide full-scope care for obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) patients, she grew the Service in the following years to include ten midwifery providers. In this role and throughout her career at Duke, MacDonald provided care for patients, while also mentoring and providing didactic content for Duke medical, nurse practitioner, (NP) and physician assistant (PA) students, as well as residents from Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, and OB/GYN in Duke's large teaching hospital setting. MacDonald was the Director of Duke Midwifery Service until 2013, and remained at Duke as a Certified Nurse Midwife until 2021 while also serving in roles including Medical Instructor for Duke School of Medicine and Director of Duke Centering Practice Programs. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on September 27, 2022 by Josephine McRobbie as part of the Duke Midwifery Service and Durham Maternal Health Oral History Project, which was funded by The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund. In the interview, MacDonald discusses the Duke Midwifery Service, hospital-based midwifery practices and nurse-led education, and then Centering Pregnancy program facilitated by Duke midwives. The themes of this interview include midwifery, pregnancy, childbirth, postnatal education, and medical training.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Amy MacDonald conducted on September 27, 2022 by Josephine McRobbie as part of the Duke Midwifery Service and Durham Maternal Health Oral History Project, which was funded by The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund.
In the September 27, 2022 interview, MacDonald discusses the Duke Midwifery Service, hospital-based midwifery practices and nurse-led education, and then Centering Pregnancy program facilitated by Duke midwives. The themes of this interview include midwifery, pregnancy, childbirth, postnatal education, and medical training.

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Antionette (Ann) Milligan-Barnes Oral History Interview, 2022 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 1.36 GB

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Antionette (Ann) Milligan-Barnes is a public health nurse and community advocate born in Durham, North Carolina. After completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from North Carolina Central University, she served in the United State Air Force Nurse Corps for 10 years. While working in Durham, Milligan-Barnes, a Black woman, worked at the segregated Watts Hospital, treating white patients, and was present during the establishment of the integrated Durham Regional Hospital in 1976. After returning to Durham, she worked at the Durham County Department of Public Health for over 20 years as a Public Health Nurse and Charge Nurse where she played a pivotal role in the Centering Pregnancy Program at the Department of Public Health where she later moved into the role of Centering Coordinator. Milligan Barnes retired in 2016. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on October 5, 2022 by Josephine McRobbie as part of the Duke Midwifery Service and Durham Maternal Health Oral History Project, which was funded by The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund. In the interview, Milligan-Barnes discusses her early professional years at Watts Hospital, her role as a Labor and Delivery nurse at Durham/Duke Regional Hospital, her time serving in the United States Air Force Nurse Corps, as well as her experiences in the Durham County Department of Public Health, where she worked as a public health nurse and the Coordinator for the Centering Program associated with the Duke Midwifery Services. The themes of this interview include community healthcare, health disparities, and pregnancy and postpartum care.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Ann Milligan-Barnes conducted on October 5, 2022 by Josephine McRobbie as part of the Duke Midwifery Service and Durham Maternal Health Oral History Project, which was funded by The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund.
In the October 5, 2022 interview, Milligan-Barnes discusses her early professional years at Watts Hospital, her role as a Labor and Delivery nurse at Durham/Duke Regional Hospital, her time serving in the United States Air Force Nurse Corps, as well as her experiences in the Durham County Department of Public Health, where she worked as a public health nurse and the Coordinator for the Centering Pregnancy Program associated with the Duke Midwifery Services. The themes of this interview include community healthcare, health disparities, and pregnancy and postpartum care.

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Eugenia and Samuel Lambeth Papers, Circa 1925-2003 3.75 Linear Feet (1 carton, 1 half manuscript box, 4 flat boxes) and 1 artifact box and 1 volume

Contains the professional and personal papers of Eugenia Lambeth (1911-2002) and Samuel Lambeth, III (1913-1996). Eugenia Lambeth received a nursing degree from Duke University and was active in the School of Nursing Alumni Association. Samuel Lambeth, III did his residency at Duke University Medical Center, specializing in gynecology and obstetrics. Types of materials include correspondence, clippings, programs, certificates, diplomas, Samuel Lambeth's army records, reprints, travel souvenirs, x-rays, photographic materials, Lambeth's WWII scrapbook, prints and watercolors, memorabilia, and artifacts. Major subjects include WWII and Duke School of Nursing Alumni Association. Materials date from crica 1925 to 2003.

Contains the professional and personal papers of Eugenia and Samuel Lambeth, III. Types of materials include correspondence, clippings, programs, certificates, diplomas, Samuel Lambeth's army records, reprints, travel souvenirs, x-rays, photographic materials, Samuel Lambeth's WWII scrapbook, prints and watercolors, memorabilia, and artifacts pertaining to Samuel Lambeth's service in WWII and time at Duke University and Eugenia Lambeth's training at Duke University School of Nursing and work with the Duke University School of Nursing Alumni. Materials range from circa 1925 to 2003.

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Helen Greenlee Haberneck Nursing Memorabilia, 1940-1943, circa 1943, 1993, undated 0.6 Linear Feet (1 flat box, 1 letter folder) and 8 textiles

Helen Ada (Bunny) Greenlee Haberneck (1922-2017) graduated from Duke University School of Nursing in 1943. Contains Haberneck's School of Nursing uniform, nursing caps, aprons, 2 sets of wrist cuffs, 2 sashes, a bib, a letter, biographical information, clippings, a "Whitecaps" newsletter, and a notebook. Materials date to 1940-1943, circa 1943, 1993, undated.

Contains Haberneck's School of Nursing uniform, nursing caps, aprons, 2 sets of wrist cuffs, 2 sashes, a bib, a letter, biographical information, clippings, a "Whitecaps" newsletter, and a notebook. Materials date to 1940-1943, circa 1943, 1993, undated.

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Helen M. Mikul Oral History Interview, 2022 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 640 MB

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Helen M. Mikul, CNM, worked as a midwife for the Duke Midwifery Service from 2003 to 2008. She credits this job as a critical step towards her current role as lead provider at the Siler City Community Health Center, which she calls the job she was "meant to do". As a midwife with Duke Midwifery Service, Mikul provided midwifery care to patients, worked in labor and delivery triage, attended births in Duke's labor and delivery unit, participated as a facilitator for the Centering Pregnancy prenatal care groups at Lincoln Community Health Center, and provided training and support to Duke students, residents, and fellows. Throughout her career, she has been particularly passionate about providing family planning and contraceptive care to clients. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on October 17, 2022 by Josephine McRobbie as part of the Duke Midwifery Service and Durham Maternal Health Oral History Project, which was funded by The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund. In the interview, Mikul discusses her role as a midwife with Duke Midwifery Service, her dedication to working with Spanish-speaking clients, and the uniqueness of midwifery as a healthcare profession. The themes of this interview include medical training, midwifery, and family planning.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Helen M. Mikul conducted on October 17, 2022 by Josephine McRobbie as part of the Duke Midwifery Service and Durham Maternal Health Oral History Project, which was funded by The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund.
In the October 17, 2022 interview, Mikul discusses her role as a midwife with Duke Midwifery Service, her dedication to working with Spanish-speaking clients, and the uniqueness of midwifery as a healthcare profession. The themes of this interview include medical training, midwifery, and family planning.

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Jessie Parker Smith Oral History Interview, 2022 1 interview (1 transcript) and 1.49 GB

Jessie Parker Smith, LPN, was a member of the first graduating classes of the Durham School of Practical Nursing during the late 1940s, as well as one of the cohorts of what is now known as the "Trailblazers", the first African American nurses hired by Duke. Smith remained a nurse at Duke for over 40 years. Initially a surgical nurse, she came to work with a variety of patients and specialties over her career. Tireless in her advocacy for the profession, Smith was an active member and Treasurer of the North Carolina Licensed Practical Nurses Association. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on June 13, 2022 by Patara Williams and transcribed by Josephine McRobbie. Smith's daughter, LaHoma Romocki, was also part of the conversation, and the interview was attended by Heather Lowe (Duke University) and Josephine McRobbie (audio engineer contractor). In the interview, Smith discusses the Duke and Durham hospital systems, the work and culture of Licensed Practical Nursing throughout Smith's career, and Smith's perspectives on patient care. The themes of this interview include nursing, racial integration in healthcare, and professional development.

Includes 1 oral history interview conducted on June 13, 2022 with Jessie Parker Smith by Patara Williams and transcribed by Josephine McRobbie. Smith's daughter, LaHoma Romocki, was also part of the conversation, and the interview was attended by Heather Lowe (Duke University) and Josephine McRobbie (audio engineer contractor).

In the interview, Smith discusses the Duke and Durham hospital systems, the work and culture of Licensed Practical Nursing throughout Smith's career, and Smith's perspectives on patient care. The themes of this interview includes nursing, racial integration in healthcare, and professional development.

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Kevin W. Sowers Oral History Interview, 2018-2018 1 interview (1 transcript) and 439 MB

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Kevin W. Sowers received his BSN from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and his MSN from Duke University School of Nursing. He began his nursing career at Duke as an oncology nurse. Throughout his 32 year career at Duke, Sowers moved from a clinical to management role. This collection contains 1 oral history interview, conducted in two parts on January 22, 2018 by Joseph O'Connell. The interview traces his career as an oncology nurse and hospital administrator. Sowers discusses his upbringing in rural Ohio, the development of his passion for patient care, and the evolution of his responsibilities as a leader in the Duke University Hospital organization, as well as his decision to leave Duke. Major topics include nursing and gender; oncology nursing as a specialty; mentorship and leadership dynamics; and the changing economics of academic healthcare organizations.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Kevin Sowers conducted in two parts on January 22, 2018 by Joseph O'Connell.
At the time of the interview, Sowers had recently stepped down from his role as President and CEO of Duke University Hospital. The interview traces his career as an oncology nurse and hospital administrator. Sowers discusses his upbringing in rural Ohio, the development of his passion for patient care, and the evolution of his responsibilities as a leader in the Duke University Hospital organization, as well as his decision to leave Duke. Major topics include nursing and gender; oncology nursing as a specialty; mentorship and leadership dynamics; and the changing economics of academic healthcare organizations.

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Kim Q. Dau Oral History Interview, 2022 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 458 MB

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Kim Quang Dau, RN, MS, CNM, is a Clinical Professor of Midwifery in the School of Nursing at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), a Certified Nurse-Midwife at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, the Director of UCSF's Nurse-Midwifery/WHNP Program, and a co-lead for UCSF's Midwifery Mentoring and Belonging Program. From 2007 to 2010, Dau was a Staff Midwife with Duke Midwifery Service, and the Coordinator for the Centering Pregnancy program facilitated in collaboration with Durham County Department of Public Health in locations including Lincoln Community Health Center and El Centro Hispano. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on October 19, 2022 by Josephine McRobbie as part of the Duke Midwifery Service and Durham Maternal Health Oral History Project, which was funded by The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund. In the interview, Dau discusses her path to midwifery, patient-centered care in a community setting, and the experience of change in healthcare systems. The themes of this interview include midwifery, community healthcare, and medical training.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Kim Q. Dau conducted on October 19, 2022 by Josephine McRobbie as part of the Duke Midwifery Service and Durham Maternal Health Oral History Project, which was funded by The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund.
In the October 19, 2022 interview, Dau discusses her path to midwifery, patient-centered care in a community setting, and the experience of change in healthcare systems. The themes of this interview include midwifery, community healthcare, and medical training.

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Mildred M. Sherwood Papers, 1931-1970 2 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes and 1 flat box)

Mildred M. Sherwood (1898-1966) was the pediatrics supervisor at Duke University Hospital and supervisor of nursing services at the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, which was engaged in a long-term study of the survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Contains photographs, clippings, postcards, scrapbooks, correspondence, newsletters, notes, speeches, drafts, certificates, project records, pediatric journals, symposium materials, and travel itineraries related to the personal and professional life of Mildred M. Sherwood. Also included are studies, semi-annual reports, a news bulletin, a pictorial report, and a glossary of medical terms and expressions for the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. Materials range in date from 1931 to 1970.

Contains materials related to the personal and professional life of Mildred M. Sherwood, pediatrics supervisor at Duke University Hospital and supervisor of nursing services at the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) in Japan from 1953 to 1955. Materials covering Sherwood's time as pediatrics supervisor in the Howland Ward at Duke University Hospital include correspondence, clippings from pediatric journals and newspapers, speeches, newsletters, symposia materials, drafts, photographs, scrapbooks, postcards, commemorative gifts, and certificates marking Sherwood's career milestones at Duke University Hospital. Also included are studies, semi-annual reports, a news bulletin, a pictorial report, and a glossary of medical terms and expressions for the ABCC. Materials covering Sherwood's personal life include itineraries and travel notes from two international trips, unlabeled photographs of Sherwood's earlier years, letters of condolence sent to Sherwood's sister following her death, and correspondence regarding a memorial fund. Materials range in date from 1931 to 1970.

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The North Carolina League of Nursing Education, working with the support of the North Carolina State Nurses' Association, had two main goals: to create a statewide nursing curriculum and to expand the professional nursing association structure. These two organizations guided the professional advancement of North Carolina's nurses. This collection includes North Carolina League of Nursing Education Board of Directors minutes, committee lists, committee and membership letters, member lists, and correspondence. Also includes the North Carolina League of Nursing Education constitution and bylaws and the program for the forty-fifth annual convention program. Materials date from 1946 to 1948.

This collection contains North Carolina League of Nursing Education Board of Directors minutes, committee lists, committee and membership letters, member lists, and correspondence. Also includes the North Carolina League of Nursing Education constitution and bylaws and the program for the forty-fifth annual convention program. Materials date from 1946 to 1948.