Jerome S. Harris Records, 1931-2016

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Summary

Creator:
Harris, Jerome Sylvan, 1909-
Abstract:
Contains the personal and professional papers of Jerome Sylvan Harris (1909-2005), Buren Sidbury Professor at Duke University Medical Center and the second chairman of the Department of Pediatrics (1954-1968). Types of materials include photographs, negatives, contact prints, artifacts, reprints, research materials, certificates, a plaque, slides, 16mm film, a reel-to-reel-audio tape, mini cassette tapes, printed materials, clippings, correspondence, notes, drafts, reports, artwork, writings, and other administrative materials. Collection also contains IRB materials, both analog and digital, and "Protection of Human Subjects in Research at DUMC" manual drafts and different versions. The bulk of the materials pertain to Harris' career at Duke. Materials date from 1931 to 2016.
Extent:
9.01 Linear Feet (3 cartons, 1 manuscript box, 4 flat boxes, 2 lantern slide boxes, 1 audiocassette box, 6 film canisters, 1 map folder, 1 audio reel box) and 1.73 MB
Collection ID:
AR.0157

Background

Scope and content:

Contains Harris' personal and professional materials from his medical training and career at Duke. Types of materials include photographs, negatives, contact prints, artifacts, reprints, research materials, certificates, a plaque, slides, 16mm film, a reel-to-reel-audio tape, mini cassette tapes, printed materials, clippings, correspondence, notes, drafts, reports, artwork, writings, and other administrative materials. Collection also contains IRB materials, both analog and digital, and "Protection of Human Subjects in Research at DUMC" manual drafts and different versions. Materials date from 1931 to 2016.

Biographical / historical:

Jerome Sylvan Harris was born February 27, 1909 in New York City to Mark and Mary (Marcus) Harris. Jerome Harris received his AB from Dartmouth College in 1929 and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1933. He underwent additional training as an intern at the University of Chicago Clinics in 1934, then as a resident at Boston Children's Hospital from 1935 to 1936. Harris was one of Wilburt C. Davison's recruits to the new Duke University School of Medicine. He came to Duke as a biochemist in 1936 and became an instructor in pediatrics in 1937 under J. Buren Sidbury, one of two pediatricians in the state of North Carolina when Duke opened. Harris held appointments in biochemistry and pediatrics, and he became the second chairman of the Department of Pediatrics from 1954 to1968. Later, Harris was named the first J. Buren Sidbury Professor. At the time when sub-specialties were developing, he trained himself in pediatric cardiology and introduced sub-specialties to the Department of Pediatrics. Harris retired from Duke University Medical Center in 1979. Harris conducted extensive research in metabolic diseases of children and in pediatric cardiology.
During World War II, Harris served in the Army Medical Corps, as chief of the Communicable Disease Section of the General Hospital at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He served as a consultant to the National Board of Medical Examiners from 1956 to 1960. He was a member of the Human Embryology and Development Study Section of the National Institutes of Health from 1959 to 1963. He was a member of the board of directors of Durham Child Guidance Clinic from 1950 to 1954. Harris was also a member of the American Society Clinical Investigation, Society for Pediatric Research, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Pediatrics Society, Southern Society for Pediatric Research, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and Alpha Omega Alpha.
In 1954, Harris met his future wife, Jacqueline Cato Hijmans.Hijmans was born in Java, Indonesia of Dutch parents on October 8, 1922. Her family returned to Holland in the early 1930s and survived the Nazi occupation of 1940 to 1945. Hijimans received her MD from Leiden University in 1951, then came to the United States for medical residencies in Kentucky and Boston. In 1954, she came to Duke University School of Medicine as a Fellow in Gastroenterology. In 1957, Hijimans joined the US Army Medical Corps and became Chief of Gastroenterology at Fitzsimons Army Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Hijimans and Harris married in Denver in 1958. Following her marriage to Harris, Hijimans returned to Duke, where she became an instructor at Duke University School of Medicine.
Jerome S. Harris died on January 19, 2005 in Durham, North Carolina. Jacqueline Cato Hijmans Harris died on February 21, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina.

Acquisition information:
Accession A2019.021 (gift by Thomas R. Kinney, March 2019), Accession A2019.042 (gift by the Estate of Jacqueline Cato Hijmans Harris, May 2019), Accession A2020.061 (gift by the Estate of Jacqueline Cato Hijmans Harris, June 2020)
Processing information:

Processed by Lucy Waldrop: March 2019; updated by Caroline Waller under the supervision of Lucy Waldrop: June 2019; updated by Lucy Waldrop: October 2020

Arrangement:
Organized into the following series: Accession A2019.021, 1934-2007; Accession A2019.042, 1931-2003. Accession A2020.061, 1938-2016. Material within this collection has been organized by accession reflecting the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time. Researchers should note that material within each accession overlaps with/or relates to material found in other accessions. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers will need to consult each accession described in the Series Scope and Contents section. Researchers should also note that similar material can be arranged differently in each accession, depending on how the material was organized when it was received by the DUMCA.
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Personal Name(s):
Harris, Jerome Sylvan, 1909-
Corporate Name(s):
Duke University. Medical Center
Duke University. Medical Center. Department of Pediatrics
Topical Term(s):
Pediatrics.
Ethics Committees, Research.
Education, Medical.

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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.
Contains Medical Center Administrative records. These include records of the officers of the University, as defined in the Bylaws, the deans of schools and colleges, and departments, institutes, and other offices as designated by the President. For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the director of the office of record and the Medical Center Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist. (Issued by the Office of the Chancellor, December 1, 1975).
Some folders in boxes 2 and 4 are restricted and closed to researchers. Boxes 2 and 4 must be screened for sensitive or confidential materials before being accessed.
Materials in AV1-AV6 are restricted and can only be accessed with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist.
For further information consult with the Medical Center Archivist.

Terms of access:

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], Jerome S. Harris Records, Duke University Medical Center Archives.