Digital Files, 1993-2012, 2019-2021

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Akwari, Onyekwere Emmanuel, 1942-2019.
Scope and content:

Contains digital files from the following accessions: Accession A2020.003, Accession A2021.078. Includes images, videos, audio files of interviews, a document pertaining to Onyekwere Akwari's personal and professional activities and interests, and images and short videos of Akwari's funeral in Nigeria. The digital files date from 1993 to 2012, 2019, and 2021.

Processing information:

Material in this collection was processed using AXAEM's Electronic Records Processing module, which incorporates Bagger as a way to package electronic files with technical metadata. Captured digital content was ingested into AXAEM, where ClamAV Anti-Virus software detected and cleaned any computer viruses. The cleaned files were saved on the Duke University Medical Center Archives' secure server with a regular backup schedule. Includes 400 files totaling 24.12 GB that are available for research: Accession A2020.003 (382 files totaling 24.07 GB), Accession A2021.078 (18 files totaling 47.6 MB)


Accession A2020.003: contains digital files pertaining to Akwari's personal and professional activities. The original carriers for the files are located in the following locations:
Audiovisual Materials Series

  • Box 4, FF 45: Ogundipe Interview (CD)
  • Box 4, FF 46: 2007 Duke Men's Basketball Banquet (DVD)
  • Box 4, FF 47: Accessory Splenectomy for Recurrent ITP (DVD)
  • Box 4, FF 48: Akam Di Ocha, Paul Nwokocha (DVD)
  • Box 4, FF 50: Charlie Rose interview with Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans and Anthony Drexel Duke (DVD)
  • Box 4, FF 51: Eme Nkina Ekwere, 23 Market Road Choir (Methodist Church) (DVD)
  • Box 4, FF 52: Ihe Adiwo Nma, Obewe (DVD)
  • Box 4, FF 53: Item National Convention (DVD)
  • Box 4, FF 54: Item Day Celebration (DVD)
Photographic Materials Series
  • Box 6, FF 8: Akwari-Micheaux Wedding Photographs (CD)
  • Box 6, FF 9: Cameron Crazies, Ijeoma Ilk Photographs (CD)
  • Box 6, FF 10: Family Photographs (CD)
  • Box 6, FF 12: Emmanuel MBA Funeral (DVD)
Professional Affiliations Series
  • Box 9, FF 48: Nomination of Leroy T. Walker for a Duke Honorary Degree (3.5 inch floppy disk)
Society of Black American Surgeons (SBAS) Series
  • Box 13, FF 5: 1989 Meeting; Founding Members Meeting (CD)
  • Box 15, FF 3: Duke Presentation (CD)
Accession A2021.078: contains images and short videos documenting Akwari's funeral in Nigeria, as well as descriptive emails to provide context.


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This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals or IRB approval may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which Duke University assumes no responsibility.
Materials in boxes 16 and 20 are restricted and can only be accessed with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist.

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