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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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W. Allen Addison Oral History Interviews, 2017-2017

Online
2 interviews (1 transcript) and 1.74 GB
Dr. W. Allen Addison, MD, is the Walter L. Thomas Professor Emeritus at the Duke University School of Medicine and a past president of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted in two parts on September 18 and September 19, 2018 by Joseph O'Connell. Throughout the interviews, Winifred Allen Addison and Sally Bender Addison discuss Dr. Addison's medical career from his upbringing in Toccoa, Georgia, through his ultimate position at Duke as Walter L. Thomas Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The topics span Addison's personal life and relationships; his areas of medical specialization; and his experience of Duke University and Duke Medical Center as an institution.

Includes 2 oral history interviews with Dr. W. Allen and Sally Addison conducted on September 18 and September 19, 2017 by Joseph O'Connell.

In the 2017 interviews, Winifred Allen Addison and Sally Bender Addison discuss Dr. Addison's medical career from his upbringing in Toccoa, Georgia, through his ultimate position at Duke as Walter L. Thomas Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The topics span Addison's personal life and relationships; his areas of medical specialization; and his experience of Duke University and Duke Medical Center as an institution.

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Sam A. Agnello Papers, 1961-1976

1 Linear Foot (2 manuscript boxes)
Contains the professional papers of Sam A. Agnello (1917-1982), coordinator of medical television and director of the Division of Audiovisual Education at Duke University Medical Center. Types of materials include correspondence, agendas, reports, proposals, outlines, newspaper clippings, budget materials, notes, programs, reprints, committee materials, and photographic materials. Major subjects include Duke University School of Medicine, audiovisual aids, and medical education. Major correspondents include Joseph E. Markee, William G. Anlyan, and Wilburt C. Davison. Materials date from 1961 to 1976.

Contains correspondence, agendas, reports, proposals, outlines, newspaper clippings, budget materials, notes, programs, reprints, committee materials, and photographic materials pertaining to the career of Sam A. Agnello. Materials date from 1961 to 1976.

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Sezer Aksel Oral History Interview, 2007

Online
1 interview (1 master audiocassette tape, 1 master and 1 use CD, and 1 digital transcript)
Sezer Aksel was the second female to graduate from the residency program in Duke's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She became the professor and director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Alabama in 1981. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on September 13, 2007 by Jessica Roseberry as part of the Women in Duke Medicine Oral History Exhibit. In this interview, Aksel discusses her experiences as a woman within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke and establishing the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of South Alabama.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Sezer Aksel conducted on September 13, 2007 by Jessica Roseberry as part of the Women in Duke Medicine Oral History Exhibit.

In this interview, Aksel discusses her background in Turkey; her desire to become a physician even against her family's desires; coming to Duke Medical School; the difficulty understanding Southern accents; the friendly atmosphere at Duke; completing premedical courses at Duke; the new curriculum at Duke Medical School; her interest in physiology and endocrinology; her second year of residency at Johns Hopkins; women in her medical school class; the busy residency schedule at Duke; dressing facilities in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; working twice as hard initially to gain men's respect; her acceptance from the faculty of her department; the reputation of Dr. Eleanor Easley in the department; previous female interns in the department having a difficult time and leaving Duke; support from the nursing staff in the department; support from the department chair, Dr. Roy Parker; the supposition among some in the department that women patients did not like to see female doctors for ob-gyn care and Dr. Aksel's experiences to the contrary; the first baby delivered; endocrinology; endocrinology-related surgical procedures; laparoscopy; the length of residency determined by the department chair; operating as a resident; learning by doing; the growth of department; females who joined the residency in the department after she came; changes due to more females; the male-dominated nature of dressing facilities in department; job opportunities after finishing residency; and establishing the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of South Alabama.

The transcription of this interview was made possible by a grant from the Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation.

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Sezer Aksel Oral History Interview, 2007 1 interview (1 master audiocassette tape, 1 master and 1 use CD, and 1 digital transcript)

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Onyekwere E. Akwari Papers, 1914-2021

35.02 Linear Feet (18 cartons, 1 manuscript box, 5 flat boxes, 5 card boxes, 3 film canisters, 1 audio box, 3 map folders) and 24.12 GB and 2 textiles
Contains the personal and professional papers of Onyekwere E. Akwari (1942-2019), the first African-American surgeon on the faculty of Duke University. Types of materials include correspondence, pamphlets, programs, financial information, calendars, datebooks, identification cards, passports and visas, applications, memorabilia, printed materials, a yearbook, certificates, building plans, cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, U-Matic video cassettes, 16mm film reels, certificates, notes, meeting minutes and agendas, funeral programs and obituaries, photographs, newspaper clippings, publications, reprints, textiles, artifacts, scrapbooks, binders, transcripts, and electronic records pertaining to Akwari's personal and professional interests and activities. Major subjects include the Society of Black American Surgeons (SBAS) and St. Titus Episcopal Church (Durham, N.C.). Materials date from 1914 to 2021.

Contains personal and professional correspondence, pamphlets, programs, financial information, calendars, datebooks, identification cards, awards and honors, passports and visas, applications, memorabilia, printed materials, a yearbook, certificates, building plans, cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, U-Matic video cassettes, 16mm film reels, certificates, notes, meeting minutes and agendas, funeral programs and obituaries, photographs, newspaper clippings, publications, reprints, textiles, artifacts, scrapbooks, binders, transcripts, and electronic records pertaining to Akwari's personal and professional interests and activities. Major subjects include the Society of Black American Surgeons (SBAS) and St. Titus Episcopal Church (Durham, N.C.). Materials date from 1914 to 2021.

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Onyekwere E. Akwari Papers, 1914-2021 35.02 Linear Feet (18 cartons, 1 manuscript box, 5 flat boxes, 5 card boxes, 3 film canisters, 1 audio box, 3 map folders) and 24.12 GB and 2 textiles

Elaine Alexander Nursing Blazer and Cape, circa 1960

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Irving E. Alexander Papers, 1940-2006

4.5 Linear Feet (3 cartons)
Irving E. Alexander (1922-2007) was a clinical psychologist and professor in Duke University's Department of Psychology and Neuroscience for 45 years. He served as department chair, taught and counseled undergraduates, trained clinicians, treated patients, served on Duke's Academic Council, was a consulting psychologist at the Durham VA Hospital and in the Halifax County (North Carolina.) school system, and was a consultant to programs for gifted children including the Presidential Scholars program. Types of materials include reading lists, notes, lectures, outlines, clippings, articles, slides, photographs, negatives, programs, correspondence, dream journals, agendas, schedules, membership lists, speeches, meeting minutes, and grant proposals. Materials range in date from 1940 to 2006.

Contains the personal and professional papers of Irving Alexander, a clinical psychologist and professor in Duke University's Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. Types of materials include reading lists, notes, lectures, outlines, clippings, articles, slides, photographs, negatives, slides, programs, correspondence, dream journals, agendas, schedules, membership lists, speeches, meeting minutes, and grant proposals. Materials range in date from 1940 to 2006.

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Nancy B. Allen Oral History Interviews, 2006, 2020

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2 interviews (1 master CD, 1 use CD, 2 transcripts) and 1.39 GB
Dr. Nancy Bates Allen, MD, is professor emeritus, Duke University School of Medical, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology. While at Duke, she served in numerous leadership roles and pushing for change around issues of gender equity and diversity and inclusion. She served as a member of the first and subsequent committees for women faculty and as Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Faculty Development. Allen retired in 2020. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted on November 10, 2006 by Jessica Roseberry and June 1, 2020 by Joseph O'Connell as part of the Department of Medicine's Oral History Project. In the November 10, 2006 interview, Allen discusses women's issues in the medical field, including her own experiences as a female staff member in the Duke University Medical Center Department of Medicine's Division of Rheumatology; Dr. Joseph Greenfield; and Dr. Nannerl O. Keohane. In the June 1, 2020 interview, Allen discusses Allen discusses her early life, interest in medicine, medical education, her career, and her experiences preparing for retirement during the Spring 2020 emergence of COVID-19.

Includes 2 oral history interviews with Dr. Nancy B. Allen conducted on November 10, 2006 by Jessica Roseberry and June 1, 2020 by Joseph O'Connell as part of the Department of Medicine's Oral History Project.

In the November 10, 2006 interview, Allen discusses women's issues in the medical field, including her own experiences as a female staff member in the Duke University Medical Center Department of Medicine's Division of Rheumatology; Dr. Joseph Greenfield; and Dr. Nannerl O. Keohane.

In the June 1, 2020 interview, Allen discusses her early life, interest in medicine, medical education, her career, and her experiences preparing for retirement during the Spring 2020 emergence of COVID-19.

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Tasha Allen Oral History Interview, 2022

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1 Interview (1 transcript) and 660 MB
Tasha Allen, RN, has a passion for primary prevention and education. She is currently a public health nurse and case manager for high-risk pregnancies with the Durham County Department of Public Health (DCDoPH). Allen has worked in collaboration with Duke midwives in a clinical setting since 2004. In 2004, Allen was one of the first DCDoPH nurses to facilitate Centering Pregnancy groups with Duke Midwifery Service at Lincoln Community Health Center, continuing in this role until 2010. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on November 18, 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, Allen discusses the Centering Pregnancy modality, public health nursing, and the challenges of providing care to under-resourced communities. The themes of this interview include prenatal care, health education, and health disparities.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Tasha Allen conducted on November 18, 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 November 18, 2022 interview, Allen discusses the Centering Pregnancy modality, public health nursing, and the challenges of providing care to under-resourced communities. The themes of this interview include prenatal care, health education, and health disparities.

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Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Chapter Records, 1960-1989

0.5 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)
The Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha (AOA) Chapter Records documents the activities, administration, and membership of the Alpha chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha at Duke University, installed locally in 1932. AOA is an honorary medical society. Duke members have included faculty, house staff and students. The collection contains AOA administrative records, lists of member names, correspondence, and event information. Types of materials include brochures, correspondence, and lists. Major subjects include Duke University School of Medicine and medical students. Materials range in date from 1960 to 1989.

This collection documents the activities, administration, and membership of the AOA chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha at Duke University, installed locally in 1932. Duke members include faculty, house staff and students. The collection contains AOA administrative records, lists of member names, correspondence, and event information. Types of materials include brochures, correspondence, and lists. Major subjects include Duke University School of Medicine and medical students. Materials range in date from 1960 to 1989.

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Frederick V. Altvater Papers, circa 1924-1975

0.75 Linear Feet (1 half manuscript box and 1 flat box)
Contains a scrapbook made by Frederick Vernon Altvater, superintendent of Duke Hospital from 1933 to 1946. The scrapbook contains news clippings, photographs, greeting cards from friends of the Alvater family. Materials also include loose articles, clippings, correspondence, and photographs. Materials date from circa 1924 to 1975.
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