Photograph Collection, 1928-2023 22.75 Linear Feet (39 manuscript boxes, 4 flat boxes, 5 lantern slide boxes) and 21.09 GB
Contains photographs of the Duke University Medical Center, staff, students, professors, departments, events and educational activities, class reunions, class photographs, and student life. Photographs of affiliated local hospitals such as Watts Hospital and Lincoln Hospital are also included. The collection includes photographs appearing in the publications "The Intercom" (1979-1986) and "Perspectives" (1980-1991). Materials were created by various Duke University photographers, including staff in the Division of Educational Medial Services and Duke Photography, individuals, and the United States government. Types of materials include photographic prints of varying sizes, 35mm slides, film negatives of varying sizes, and digital files. Materials range in date from 1928 to 2023.
Audiovisual Collection, 1946-2023 63.75 Linear Feet (26 cartons, 46 card boxes, 1 flat box, 2 LP boxes, 1 microfilm box) and 4.67 GB
Contains audio, video, and a small amount of digital photographs documenting the history of Duke University Medical Center. Coverage includes documentaries, alumni gatherings, interviews, speeches, lectures, conferences, awards, tributes, groundbreakings, building dedications, grand rounds, and student-faculty shows. People featured in the collection include: Jay M. Arena; William G. Anlyan; Lenox D. Baker; Ivan W. Brown; F. Bayard Carter; Elon Clark; Martin M. Cummings; Wilburt C. Davison; Victor J. Dzau; Wiley D. Forbus; Joseph C. Greenfield, Jr.; Charles B. Hammond; Philip Handler; Merel Harmel; Barton F. Haynes; Leslie Hohman; Charles Johnson; Samuel L. Katz; Joseph E. Markee; Robert J. Reeves; David T. Smith; Eugene A. Stead, Jr.; Andrew G. Wallace; and Barnes Woodhall. Groundbreakings and building dedications include: The Bryan Research Building; the Alyea Urology Clinic; Davison Circle at the Durham Veterans Administration Hospital; the Duke University Eye Center; the Nanaline H. Duke Medical Science Building; the Seeley G. Mudd Building; the Woodhall Building; the Duke Center for Living; Duke Hospital North; and the Founders' Wall. Other items of note include Wilburt C. Davison's Dave at Roaring Gap, MEDSAC and Quail Roost conference recordings, a 14-part orientation of Duke Hospital North, documentaries about the 65th General Hospital, documentaries about Duke's hyperbaric chamber, the multi-part interview series "Before the Colors Fade," and "Keepers of the House" documentary. The "Documentaries" series includes news broadcasts and television shows, including the 13-episode series "HOSPITAL" that aired on the Discovery Channel in 2000. Materials in this collection have been acquired from multiple sources. Some of the materials have been separated from existing collections. Materials range in date from 1946 to 2023.
Facilities Planning and Development Collection, 1952-2013 34 Linear Feet (6 cartons, 2 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box, 4 flat boxes, 29 slide binder boxes, 1 audiocassette box, 1 card box, 15 map folders, 2 microfilm boxes, 2 film reels)
This collection documents the history of health facilities planning for Duke Health. It was created from variously accessioned materials that reflect the functions of several different committees and offices over the course of the period covered, as well as roles of key individuals, In order to document the evolution and formalization of medical facilities planning during an important period in the development of the Duke University Medical Center.Materials used for reference in the planning process can be found throughout these records in the form of newspaper clippings, facilities surveys, statistical reports, copies of medical and architectural journal articles, slides, photographs, diagrams, and numerous brochures describing medical facilities at other institutions. Particularly noteworthy is a letter from E. H. Clement to architect Horace Trumbauer, Philadelphia, PA, dated August 2, 1937, advising on proper methods for handling all stages of work with "Duke stone." Clement's company contracted the stone work on the university's West Campus in the 1920s. His letter instructs on proper methods for quarrying, preparing mortar, staging, pointing, and laying stone in the Duke context (Box 1, Folder 14). Also of interest is a summation of the history of health facilities planning at Duke University, prepared in 1975 by Louis E. Swanson as a lecture for a course in health administration (Box 3, Folder 11). Long range planning proposals prepared in 1952, 1961, and 1973 by firms that specialized in medical center development, as well as a 1963 design study by the architectural firm Caudill, Rowlett and Scott, are significant documents in Duke University Medical Center planning history.It includes records from the offices of Louis E. Swanson, chairman of the Medical Center Building Committee (1952-1964) and Facilities Committee (1964-1976), as well as director of the Medical Center Planning Office (1967-1976), and Jane G. Elchlepp, associate professor of pathology and the first assistant dean for planning (1965-1969). Also housed in this collection are records pertaining to long range planning, Duke Hospital North planning materials, and a 1992 parking and traffic study. It consists of correspondence, memoranda, committee minutes and reports, planning documents, photographs, slides, audiocassette tapes, building plans, site plans, diagrams, and blueprints generated between 1952 and 1988. Some planning documents are in the form of multi-volume long-range development proposals commissioned from nationally prominent architectural and management consulting firms. Also included are presentation drawings of buildings (originals and photo reproductions) and other graphic materials spanning the years 1964 to 2013. Materials date from 1952 to 2013.
Framed Items Collection, 1955-1995 63 items (items include framed photographs and portraits, plaques, and architectural drawings)
Vice Provost's Advisory Committee Records, 1963-1977 0.5 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)
Includes correspondence, minutes, handwritten notes, and meeting agendas pertaining to Duke University Medical Center's Vice Provost's Advisory Committee. Materials date from 1963 to 1977.