Durham-Orange County Medical Society Auxiliary Scrapbooks, 1961-1987

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Summary

Creator:
Durham-Orange County Medical Society Auxiliary
Abstract:
Contains the scrapbooks of the Durham-Orange County Medical Society Auxiliary collected by Meredith Paddison, a group formed by wives of the doctors of the Durham-Orange County Medical Society. Types of materials include correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs, photographs, newsletters, brochures, meeting agendas, and awards. The materials document the Auxiliary's projects and activities, including community outreach programs, fashion shows, luncheons, benefits, parties, lectures, and fundraising. Materials date from 1961 to 1987.
Extent:
2.5 Linear Feet (5 flat boxes)
Collection ID:
MC.0164

Background

Scope and content:

Contains the scrapbooks of the Durham-Orange County Medical Society Auxiliary collected by Meredith Paddison, which contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs, photographs, newsletters, brochures, meeting agendas, and awards. The materials document the Auxiliary's projects and activities, including community outreach programs, fashion shows, luncheons, benefits, parties, lectures, and fundraising. Materials date from 1961 to 1987.

Biographical / historical:

The Durham-Orange County Medical Society Auxiliary was associated with the Auxiliary to the Medical Society of North Carolina, established in in 1923. The Durham-Orange County Auxiliary was initially organized in 1930 to oversee the entertainment of the wives of the doctors attending the North Carolina Medical Society's meeting in Durham. After the meeting the auxiliary was inactive until 1944, when 26 doctors' wives from Durham and Orange Counties formally organized the group and expanded its mission. The objectives of the Auxiliary was to assist the Durham-Orange County Medical Society advance medicine and public health and to promote relationships and cooperation among physicians' families. Any wife or widow of a member of the Durham-Orange County Medical Society was eligible for membership. The group met at least three times a year and was directed by an Executive Board consisting of elected officers. In 1979 the Durham-Orange County Medical Auxiliary was disbanded and some of the former members reorganized to form the Durham County Auxiliary to the Durham-Orange County Medical Society the same year.

Acquisition information:
Accession A2018.012 (gift by George Paddison, March 2018)
Processing information:

Processed by Caroline Waller under the supervision of Lucy Waldrop: April 2018

Arrangement:
Organized into the following series: Scrapbooks, 1961-1987.
Rules or conventions:
DACS

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Corporate Name(s):
Duke University. Hospital
North Carolina Memorial Hospital
Watts Hospital (Durham, N.C.)
Durham-Orange County Medical Society Auxiliary.
Topical Term(s):
Fund Raising.
Hospital Volunteers.

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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred citation:

[Identification of item], Durham-Orange County Medical Society Yearbooks, Duke University Medical Center Archives.