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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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Department of Neurosurgery Records, 1922-1988 15.68 Linear Feet (2 half manuscript boxes, 16 card boxes, 1 audiocassette box, 155 film canisters, 1 audio box, 2 lantern slide boxes, 2 flat boxes) and 1 artifact case

Duke Neurosurgery was created in 1937, although it did not become a department until July 1, 2015. Prior to becoming a department, Neurosurgery was a division under the Department of Surgery. Contains materials documenting Dr. Guy Odom and Dr. Blaine Nashold's work for Duke Neurosurgery. Types of materials include patient records, 16mm films documenting various conditions, departmental administrative records, photographs, lantern slides, surgical knives, and a Riechert Mundinger cerebral stereotaxy frame and some related surgical components. Materials dates from 1922 to 1988.

Includes materials documenting Dr. Guy Odom and Dr. Blaine Nashold's work for Duke Neurosurgery. Types of materials include patient records, 16mm films documenting various conditions, departmental administrative records, photographs, lantern slides, surgical knives, and a Riechert Mundinger cerebral stereotaxy frame and some related surgical components. Materials dates from 1922 to 1988.

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Elbert L. Persons Papers, 1923-1970 11 Linear Feet (7 cartons, 1 manuscript box)

Contains the professional and a small amount of personal papers of Elbert Lapsley Persons (1904-1970), Professor of Medicine and Professor of Community Health Sciences at Duke University. Types of materials include professional and personal correspondence, grant materials, records pertaining to Persons' time with the 65th General Hospital, Duke Medicine, and the ACP, as well as administrative records, guides, brochures, programs, schedules, information on Duke Medicine's Annual Medical Symposium, meeting materials, schedules, notes, photographic materials, a small amount of personal papers, speeches, writings, and contracts. Materials range in date from 1923 to 1970.

Contains professional and personal correspondence, grant materials, records pertaining to Persons' time with the 65th General Hospital, Duke Medicine and American College of Physicians administrative records, guides, brochures, programs, schedules, information on Duke Medicine's Annual Medical Symposium, meeting materials, schedules, notes, photographic materials, a small amount of personal papers, and contracts. Materials range in date from 1923 to 1970.

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Nick Carter Travel Club Records, 1923-2003 5.5 Linear Feet (1 carton, 1 manuscript box, 7 flat boxes)

Contains the records of the F. Bayard Carter Society, better known as the "Nick Carter Travel Club," an organization associated with Duke's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Types of materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence, clippings, programs, reports, a CV, photographs, negatives, photo albums, and scrapbooks pertaining to the travels and activities of the Society. Materials date from 1923 to 2003.

Contains incoming and outgoing correspondence, clippings, programs, reports, a CV, photographs, negatives, photo albums, and scrapbooks pertaining to the travels and activities of the Nick Carter Travel Club. Materials date from 1923 to 2003.

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Robert Martin Biddle Papers, 1924-1941 0.5 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)

Contains the professional papers of Robert Martin Biddle (1913-2000), medical student and resident at Duke Medical School and Hospital from 1935 to 1943. Types of materials include printed materials and clinical notes from Biddle's time at Duke and Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Materials date from 1924 to 1941.

Contains printed materials and clinical notes from Biddle's time at Duke and Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Materials date from 1924 to 1941.

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Ray E. Brown Papers, 1926-1974 7.5 Linear Feet (5 cartons)

Contains the personal and professional papers of Ray Everett Brown (1913-1974), hospital administrator and educator on hospital administration at several institutions, including the University of Chicago, Duke University, Harvard University, and Northwestern University. Types of materials include correspondence, conference brochures, speeches, clippings, photographs, reports, minutes, certificates, agendas, contracts, invoices, financial statements, expense reports, newsletters, book reviews, reprints, publication drafts, notes, academic records, resumes, and ephemera. Major subjects include hospital administration and administrative education. Materials range in date from 1926 to 1974.

Contains correspondence, conference brochures, speeches, clippings, photographs, reports, minutes, certificates, agendas, contracts, invoices, financial statements, expense reports, newsletters, book reviews, reprints, publication drafts, notes, academic records, resumes, and ephemera pertaining to Brown's personal and professional life. Materials range in date from 1926 to 1974.

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Contains the professional papers of Richard Sherman Lyman (1891-1959), professor of neuropsychiatry at Duke University from 1941 to 1951. Types of materials include correspondence, subject files, memoranda, reports, budgets, course and teaching materials, and schedules. Major subjects include Duke Hospital, Duke University Medical Center, mental health agencies in North Carolina, mental health treatment, psychiatry, neurology, neuropsychology, nurse training programs, and treatment of soldiers and veterans of World War II. Materials range in date from 1927 to 1957.

Contains correspondence related to Richard S. Lyman's professional career at Duke University Medical Center, as well as at other institutions and organizations, particularly his time as the chair of Duke's Department of Psychiatry. Also contains applications, reports, memoranda, projections, schedules, policies, budget records, program information, and general files related to the Department of Psychiatry, Duke Clinics and Mental Health Agencies, and other major subjects including techniques for treating various mental illnesses, African-American patients and employees, conscientious objectors, Department of Neuropsychiatry, the Department of Psychology, the Duke Parapsychology Lab, Highland Hospital, government-sponsored studies on motion sickness, psychiatric attendants, teaching, U.S. Public Health Grants, U.S. Veterans Administration, and areas of the Duke University Medical Center such as the Meyer Ward and the Children's Spastic Dormitory. Materials range in date from 1927 to 1957.

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News Service Clippings Collection, 1927-1986 30 Linear Feet (20 cartons)

Contains news clippings pertaining to Duke University Medical Center. Major subjects include Duke University Hospital, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke University School of Nursing, Highland Hospital, and the 65th General Hospital. Clippings were collected by a news clipping service. Materials range in date from 1927 to 1986.
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Medical Center Engineering and Operations Records, 1927-1996 205.95 Linear Feet (110 cartons, 2 manuscripts boxes, 1 half manuscript box, 146 map tubes, and 4 large map folders)

Contains specifications and construction documents used to guide planning and construction of buildings of the Duke University Medical Center. Building plans and site plans were created by or retained by Duke University Medical Center, Engineering and Operations department. Major subjects in this collection include history of Duke University Medical Center buildings and Duke Hospital. Materials range in date from 1927 to 1996.

Contains bound volumes and refoldered books of specifications, as well as corresponding architectural drawings, additional specifications manuals, and small scale plans for construction projects for Duke University Medical Center buildings including laboratories, clinics, offices, apartments, parking lots, and utilities. Major buildings include Baker House, Duke Hospital South, the Private Patients Building, Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Animal Care Facility, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Clinical Research Building, the Amphitheater, Anlyan Tower, and Duke Eye Center. Major architects and contractors include American Blower Corporation; Armstrong Cork and Insulation Company; Beckwith Elevator Company; Comfort Engineers; T. C. Cooke; Detroit Steel Products Company; Dick's Electrical Company; Dixie Manufacturing Company, Inc.; Duke University Department of Physical Planning; Duke University Engineering Department; Duke University Medical Center Planning Office; Edmunds Manufacturing Corporation; Hope's Windows; Indiana Limestone Company; Ingalls Iron Works Company; Kane Manufacturing Company; Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.; John D. Latimer and Associates, Inc.; W. S. Lee Engineering Corporation; Middleton; Wilkerson; McMillan Architects; Ornamental Stone Company; Otis Elevator Company; Overly Manufacturing Company; Hollow Metal Division; J. N. Pease and Company; Perkins and Will; Pizzagalli Construction; Sanymetal Products Company; Smart/Woodall/Isley; Sverdupp & Parcel Engineers - Architects; Unit Electric Control, Inc.; The John Van Range Company; Virginia Bridge and Iron Company; Virginia Steel Company; E. Todd Wheeler; William M. Wallace; II, J. D. Wilkins; A. Wilt Sons and Company; York Air Conditioning; and York Ice Machine Corporation. Materials date from 1927 to 1996.

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Eleanor B. Easley Papers, 1928-2000 2 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes, 2 flat boxes)

Contains the professional papers of Eleanor Beamer Easley (1907-1998), a doctor of obstetrics and gynecology who practiced in Durham, North Carolina. Easley was the first female graduate of Duke's School of Medicine's first four-year class. In 1941, Easley helped co-found the Durham Women's Clinic. Types of materials include notes from talks and presentations, short writings, meeting minutes, agendas, articles, reports, photographs, correspondence, memberships, degrees, awards, and clippings. Major subjects include Durham, North Carolina; nursing; obstetrics and gynecology; women physicians; women's health; and Watts Hospital. Materials range in date from 1928 to 2000 with the bulk ranging from 1967 to 1975.

Contains the professional papers or Eleanor B. Easley, doctor of obstetrics and gynecology. Easley was the first female graduate of Duke's School of Medicine's first four-year class. In 1941, Easley helped co-found the Durham Women's Clinic. Types of materials include notes from talks and presentations, short writings, meeting minutes, agendas, articles, reports, photographs, correspondence, memberships, degrees, awards, and clippings. Major subjects include Durham, North Carolina; nursing; obstetrics and gynecology; women physicians; women's health; and Watts Hospital. Materials range in date from 1928 to 2000 with the bulk ranging from 1967 to 1975.