Major subjects in this accession include the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, the American Society of Virology, Duke University news publications, the National Academy of Science, and the Institute of Medicine. Materials relating to the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center consist of correspondence, grant applications and funding, Board of Overseers agendas and correspondence, reports, and subject files relating to its creation and operations. Papers concerning the American Society of Virology include correspondence, membership lists, member nominations, society bylaws, and annual meeting programs and published presentation abstracts. This accession also contains collected Duke University news publications, such as annual reports, newsletters, departmental publications, and alumni magazines. Proceedings and nominations related to the Academy of Science and Institute of Medicine, as well as communications with the editorial board for the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Science" are also included. Contents date from 1966 to 2011.
This oral history interview was conducted with Dr. Wolfgang Joklik on May 16, 2007 by Jessica Roseberry.
Joklik discusses his education in Australia and England, his career at Duke in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology as well as efforts to increase the employment of women in the department, his research in molecular virology, and the creation of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Duke. He also discusses the lives and careers of several of his colleagues at Duke, including pediatrics and microbiology specialist Catherine Wilfert and virology researchers Joe and Dorothy Beard.