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Duke University Medical Center Archives
Duke University Medical Center Archives

Medical Center Archives actively collects the official records of DUMC and DUHS departments and divisions, including a variety of materials that provide evidence of the business, interests, and activities through the years. Centralizing materials and relieving individual offices of the burden of storing and servicing records promotes reater and more efficient use of records. Archives is supported by the Health System and the School of Medicine and is administratively part of the Medical Center Library.

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Alfred Gras Oral History Interview, September 23, 2005 1 interview (2 cassette tapes, 1 transcript)

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Alfred Gras (1920-2007) was a graduate of Duke University Medical School in 1944. He went into internal medical practice in Newark and Nutley, New Jersey; and Vermont. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on September 23, 2005 by Jessica Roseberry. Gras discusses his medical education and his experience of being the first student at Duke to receive penicillin.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Alfred Gras conducted on September 23, 2005 by Jessica Roseberry. Gras discusses his medical education and his experience of being the first student at Duke to receive penicillin.

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Biographical Files Collection, 1930s-present 9 Linear Feet (3 drawers) and 313 KB

Biographical materials files were created primarily by Duke News Service from the 1930s until around the early 1980s. Duke News Service also maintained a clippings file documenting activities of Duke University Medical Center departments, programs, and student life. Collection contains clippings, notes, brochures, curriculum vitae and other materials of a biographical nature pertaining to individuals associated with Duke University Medical Center. Major subjects include Duke University faculty, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, Duke University Medical Center, and Duke Hospital. Materials range in date from the 1930s to the present.

Contains files of clippings, notes, brochures, curriculum vitae, obituaries, and other materials pertaining to biographical information of individuals associated with Duke University Medical Center and the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. Materials range in date from the 1930s to the present.

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Catherine M. Wilfert Oral History Interview, August 25, 2006 1 interview (2 master CDs, 2 use CDs, and 1 transcript)

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Dr. Catherine M. Wilfert (1936- ) was chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics at the Duke University School of Medicine from 1976 until 1994. An award-winning AIDS researcher, she has done much of her work in developing countries. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on August 26, 2006 by Jessica Roseberry as part of the Women in Duke Medicine Oral History Exhibit. In this interview, Wilfert discusses her work with AIDS patients in developing countries and the development of the anti-HIV drug AZT.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Catherine M. Wilfert conducted on August 26, 2006 by Jessica Roseberry as part of the Women in Duke Medicine Oral History Exhibit.
In this interview, Wilfert discusses her work with AIDS patients in developing countries and the development of the anti-HIV drug AZT.
The transcription of this interview was made possible by a grant from the Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation.

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Charles Peete was a physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University. Contains audiotapes and a transcript of an oral history interview with Charles Peete, physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University. Major subjects in this interview include F. Bayard Carter, Roy Parker, Robert A. Ross, and Duke Hospital. The interview was conducted on November 2, 2004 by Jessica Roseberry.

Contains audiotapes and transcipt of and oral history interview with Charles Peete, physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University.

  • Duke University. Hospital.
  • Duke University. Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Parker, Roy T.
  • Ross, Robert A.
  • Carter, Francis Bayard, 1898-1977
  • Duke University. Medical Center.
  • Education, Medical.
  • History of Medicine -- North Carolina -- Personal Narratives.
  • Physicians -- Interview.
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Daniel (Dan) G. Blazer Oral History Interviews, 1995, 2005 2 Interviews (2 transcripts, 3 audiocassette tapes)

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Dr. Daniel (Dan) G. Blazer, MD, J.P. Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a former Dean of Medical Education at the Duke University School of Medicine, is a psychiatrist who came to Duke in 1976. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted on March 31, 1995 by Dr. James Gifford and January 28, 2005 by Jessica Roseberry. In the March 31, 1995 interview, which is included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Blazer discusses his career, thoughts on medical education, and his specific views on the teaching of surgery at Duke. In the January 28, 2005 interview, Blazer discusses his experiences in the Duke University School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry.

Includes 2 oral history interviews with Dr. Daniel (Dan) G. Blazer conducted on March 31, 1995 by Dr. James Gifford and January 28, 2005 by Jessica Roseberry. The 1995 interview is included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.
In the March 31, 1995 interview, Blazer discusses his career, thoughts on medical education, and his specific views on the teaching of surgery at Duke.
In the January 28, 2005 interview, Blazer discusses his experiences in the Duke University School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry.

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Dean's Office (School of Medicine) Records, 1916-2020 19.5 Linear Feet (13 cartons, 1 manuscript box, 2 flat boxes, 1 CD box) and 0.98 GB

Contains records originating in Duke School of Medicine's Dean's Office. Includes R. Sanders (Sandy) Williams administrative records; a small amount of Wilburt C. Davison reprints; Medical Center Executive Committee meeting materials; posters from the Dean's Office Noteworthy Posters Series; a portrait of Edward W. Holmes; and Dean Klotman and Duke University School of Medicine's "Turning a Moment into a Movement: Dismantling Racism in the Duke School of Medicine and Beyond" video and discussion, which is affiliated with Moments to Movement, Duke Health's collective stand against systemic racism and injustice. Materials date from 1916 to 2020.

The bulk of the materials contain subject files from the School of Medicine's Dean's Office. Types of materials are correspondence, reports, emails, schedules, notes, planning, digital files, contracts, presentations, vendor information, and philanthropic foundation materials, and Wilburt C. Davison reprints. Also includes the Medical Center Executive Committee meeting materials and Dean's Office "Noteworthy Posters Series" and a portrait of Edward W. Holmes. Also includes the Dean Klotman and the School of Medicine's "Turning a Moment into a Movement: Dismantling Racism in the Duke School of Medicine and Beyond" video and panel discussion, which is affiliated with Duke Health's Moment to Movement, Duke Health's collective stand against systemic racism and injustice. Materials date from 1916 to 2020.

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COVID-19 changed and disrupted the lives of everyone around the world. The Duke University Medical Center Archives, in conjunction with the Duke University Archives, collected COVID-19 stories from students, staff, faculty, and other people who lived, worked, and studied at Duke in order to document this unique period of time. Stories of all formats were accepted. Contains the COVID-19 stories of Duke Health professionals. Materials date to 2020.

Contains the COVID-19 stories of Duke Health professionals. Materials date to 2020.

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Doris Howell Oral History Interview, November 12, 2007 1 interview ( 2 master audiocassette tapes, 1 master CD, 1 use CD, and 1 transcript)

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Dr. Doris Howell is a former member of Duke's Department of Pediatrics and the first woman to receive the Distinguished Duke Medical Alumni Award. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on November 12, 2007 by Jessica Roseberry. In this interview, Howell discusses her experiences as a female pediatrician at Duke, in San Diego, and in Pennsylvania.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Doris Howell conducted on November 12, 2007 by Jessica Roseberry.
In this interview, Howell discusses her experiences as a female pediatrician at Duke, in San Diego, and in Pennsylvania.

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[Dr.] Daniels Oral History Interview, 1969-1969 1 interview (1 audio cassette tape)

This collection contains an oral history interview with Dr. Daniels on July 7, 1969.

Includes an oral history interview with Dr. Daniels on July 7, 1969.
Contents of this interview are unknown.

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Elizabeth Bullitt Oral History Interview, October 18, 2005 1 interview (2 master audio cassette tapes, 2 use audio cassette tapes, and 1 transcript)

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Dr. Elizabeth Bullitt was the first woman to graduate from the surgical residency at Duke University. She later served as the first female neurosurgeon on staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was vice chair and acting chair of the department. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on October 18, 2005 by Jessica Roseberry. In this interview, Bullitt discusses her experiences as a female physician in the field of neurosurgery; the Department of Surgery and Division of Neurosurgery at Duke University; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; women in medicine; and women physicians.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Elizabeth Bullitt conducted on October 18, 2005 by Jessica Roseberry.
In this interview, Bullitt discusses her experiences as a female physician in the field of neurosurgery; the Department of Surgery and Division of Neurosurgery at Duke University; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; women in medicine; and women physicians.