Margery Farmer Collection, 1962

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Summary

Creator:
Farmer, Margery, 1937-2014.
Abstract:
Margery Farmer (1937-2014) moved to Durham to attend Duke University in 1955, where she studied as an Angier B. Duke Scholar. From Duke, she received her Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts in Teaching, and she was eventually recognized with the Duke University Medical Center's Medical Dame certificate for the help she gave her husband, Dr. Joseph C. Farmer, Jr., throughout his medical education. She went on to work professionally in both the public and mental health fields. This collection contains the Medical Certificate Farmer was awarded by Duke University School of Medicine Dean Barnes Woodhall. Materials are from 1962.
Extent:
1 folder
Collection ID:
MC.0150

Background

Scope and content:

Contains a Medical Dame certificate awarded to Margery Farmer by Barnes Woodhall, Dean of Duke University School of Medicine. Materials are from 1962.

Biographical / historical:

Margery Farmer was born in Wilson, North Carolina, on May 12, 1937. She moved to Durham to attend Duke University in 1955, where she studied as an Angier B. Duke Scholar. From Duke, she received her Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts in Teaching. She went on to work professionally in both the public and mental health fields.
While at Duke, she met medical student Joseph C. Farmer, Jr. The couple married in 1957 and remained in Durham while he completed medical school, his surgical residency, and a fellowship in thoracic surgery at Duke University Medical Center. In 1962, Margery Farmer was awarded the Medical Dame Certificate by the Duke Medical Dames for the aid she gave her husband over the course of his medical education. Dr. Farmer went on to become a Professor and Chief of Otolaryngology for the Department of Surgery at Duke University Medical Center.
Margery Farmer and her husband had two children together, Joseph Farmer III and Tom Farmer.
She died on October 4, 2014.

Acquisition information:
Accession A2015.003 (gift by Margery Farmer, February 2015)
Processing information:

Processed by Archives staff: date unknown

Arrangement:
Organized into the following series: Collection, 1962.
Rules or conventions:
DACS

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Personal Name(s):
Farmer, Margery, 1937-2014
Corporate Name(s):
Duke University. Medical Center
Topical Term(s):
Education, Medical.
Spouses.

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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], Margaret Farmer Collection, Duke University Medical Center Archives.