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Frank A. Sloan Papers, 1933-2017

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Contains the research materials of Frank A. Sloan, J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy and Management and professor of economics at Duke University. Types of materials include reprints, manuals, survey instruments, raw data, manuscript materials, notes, questionnaires, course materials, reports, court files, surveys, research, manuals, and computer disks. Major subjects include alcohol abuse, alcoholic intoxication, insurance liability, malpractice, Medicaid, long-term care, and retirement communities. Materials range in date from 1933 to 2017.

David Tillerson Smith Papers, 1920-1970

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Contains the professional papers of David Tillerson Smith (1898-1981), James B. Duke Professor of Microbiology and chair of the Department of Microbiology (1930-1958) and associate professor of Medicine in the Department of Preventive Medicine (1950-1966) at Duke University. Types of materials include correspondence with individuals and organizations, research notes, clippings, article reprints, and manuscript materials. Major subjects include the Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Preventive Medicine, Turdeau Sanatarium, the research and teaching of microbiology, tuberculosis, pellagra, mycology, and bacteriology. Materials range in date from 1920 to 1970.

Jessie Parker Smith Oral History Interview, 2022

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Jessie Parker Smith, LPN, was a member of the first graduating classes of the Durham School of Practical Nursing during the late 1940s, as well as one of the cohorts of what is now known as the "Trailblazers", the first African American nurses hired by Duke. Smith remained a nurse at Duke for over 40 years. Initially a surgical nurse, she came to work with a variety of patients and specialties over her career. Tireless in her advocacy for the profession, Smith was an active member and Treasurer of the North Carolina Licensed Practical Nurses Association. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on June 13, 2022 by Patara Williams and transcribed by Josephine McRobbie. Smith's daughter, LaHoma Romocki, was also part of the conversation, and the interview was attended by Heather Lowe (Duke University) and Josephine McRobbie (audio engineer contractor). In the interview, Smith discusses the Duke and Durham hospital systems, the work and culture of Licensed Practical Nursing throughout Smith's career, and Smith's perspectives on patient care. The themes of this interview include nursing, racial integration in healthcare, and professional development.
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Interview, June 13, 2022

Peter K. Smith Oral History Interviews, 1994-1996

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Dr. Peter Kent Smith, MD, Chief of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Duke University Medical Center, is a heart surgeon who specializes in coronary artery bypass, grafting, and valve replacement. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted on July 22, 1994 and January 3, 1996 by Dr. James Gifford. Both interviews are included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the July 22, 1994 interview Smith discusses his background in research and the operation of his laboratory. In the January 3, 1996 interview Smith discusses his career as a thoracic surgeon, and particularly his work as Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery.
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Ralph Snyderman (Personal) Papers, 1899-2006

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Dr. Ralph Snyderman, MD, is Chancellor Emeritus of Duke University, James B. Duke Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Duke Center for Research on Personalized Health Care. Contains the collected papers of Snyderman. Materials document Snyderman's professional appointments at both Duke University and Genentech, Inc., a biomedical technology firm in San Francisco, California. The papers consist of publications, manuscript materials, research materials, collected publications and citations, presentations and related correspondence, travel files, Genentech, Inc. research and administrative materials, subject files, business records from Snyderman's role as Duke's Chancellor for Health Affairs, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) committee and working group files, and papers from other committees and professional organizations of which Snyderman was a member. Major subjects in this collection include Snyderman's research in inflammation, immunology, and rheumatology; health care reform; medical administration and the role of the academic health center; and integrative and prospective medicine. Materials range in date from 1899 to 2006.

Ralph Snyderman (Chancellor) Records, 1899-2015

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Dr. Ralph Snyderman, MD, is Chancellor Emeritus of Duke University, James B. Duke Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Duke Center for Research on Personalized Health Care. Contains administrative records created by Snyderman during his tenure as Chancellor for Health Affairs and President and CEO of Duke University Health System (1989-2004). Types of materials include minutes, agendas, reports, committee materials, chronological files, and videotapes. Major subjects include Duke University Medical Center, Duke University Health System, School of Medicine, School of Nursing and administration. Materials date from 1899 to 2015.

Ralph Snyderman Oral History Interviews, 1990-2019

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Dr. Ralph Snyderman, MD, is Chancellor Emeritus of Duke University, James B. Duke Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Duke Center for Research on Personalized Health Care. This collection contains 8 oral history interviews. The interviews conducted on December 14, 1990; March 23, 1993; April 22, 1994; and April 28, 1995 were done by Dr. James Gifford. The April 28, 1995 interview is included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. The interviews conducted on March 6, 2003; December 16, 2003; January 16, 2004; and February 23, 2004 were done by Walter E. Campbell for the book "Foundations for Excellence: 75 Years of Duke Medicine". The interview contacted on July 22, 2019 by Dr. Justin Barr is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interviews, Snyderman discusses his life leading up to the time he spent at the National Institutes of Health, his time at Genentech, accepting the chancellor position at Duke, Duke Medical Center's 75th anniversary, his tenure as chancellor, his background, and his memories of Sabiston.
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Interview, December 14, 1990

Interview, March 23, 1993

Interview, April 22, 1994

Ralph Snyderman (Chief) Papers, 1951-1990

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Dr. Ralph Snyderman, MD, is Chancellor Emeritus of Duke University, James B. Duke Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Duke Center for Research on Personalized Health Care. Contains the professional papers Snyderman created during his tenure as chief of the Division of Rheumatic and Genetic Diseases (1976-1985) within the Department of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. Also includes research and teaching materials. Types of materials include correspondence, reports, committee materials, meeting and conference records, speeches, photographs, clippings, brochures, pamphlets, grant materials, patent materials, and writings. Major correspondents include Joseph Greenfield, Barton Haynes, George Cianciolo, and Robert Lefkowitz. Major subjects include Duke University Medical Center, Duke University Health System, School of Medicine, arthritis, and drug therapy for arthritis and inflammation. Materials date from 1951 to 1990.
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Kevin W. Sowers Oral History Interview, 2018-2018

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Kevin W. Sowers received his BSN from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and his MSN from Duke University School of Nursing. He began his nursing career at Duke as an oncology nurse. Throughout his 32 year career at Duke, Sowers moved from a clinical to management role. This collection contains 1 oral history interview, conducted in two parts on January 22, 2018 by Joseph O'Connell. The interview traces his career as an oncology nurse and hospital administrator. Sowers discusses his upbringing in rural Ohio, the development of his passion for patient care, and the evolution of his responsibilities as a leader in the Duke University Hospital organization, as well as his decision to leave Duke. Major topics include nursing and gender; oncology nursing as a specialty; mentorship and leadership dynamics; and the changing economics of academic healthcare organizations.
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Interview, January 22, 2018

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Jean Spaulding Oral History Interview, October 3, 2006

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Jean Spaulding, MD (1947- ) is the first African-American female to graduate from the Duke University School of Medicine, a member of the Duke University Health System Board of Directors, and a member of the Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on October 3, 2006 by Jessica Roseberry as part of the Women in Duke Medicine Oral History Exhibit. In this interview, Spaulding discusses her experiences as a woman and an African-American in Duke University's Department of Psychiatry and the Durham community, as well as her administrative roles in the Duke University Health System.
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Eugene A. Stead Papers, 1920-2000

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Contains the professional papers of Eugene Anson Stead (1908-2005), former professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Types of materials include correspondence, subject files, grant materials, writings, speeches, manuscript materials, certificates, awards, photographs, clippings, and audiotapes. Also includes manuscript materials created by John Laszlo based on interviews with Stead and photographs created and used by Barton F. Haynes as editor of Stead's memoirs. Major subjects include the Duke University School of Medicine, the Department of Medicine, the study and teaching of medicine, medical ethics, medical education, and education of physician assistants. Materials range in date from 1920 to 2000.
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Interview, October 26, 2009

Gary L. Stiles Records, 1997-2003, undated

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Contains the professional papers of Gary L. Stiles, former cardiologist and administrator at Duke University Medical Center and Duke University Health System. Types of materials include correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, notes, legal documents, presentations, survey responses, budgets, grant materials, annual reports, and financial documents. Materials range in date from 1997 to 2003, with the bulk of material undated.
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Interview, December 7, 2006

Louis E. Swanson Records, 1957-1984

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Louis E. Swanson (1919-2004) was the director of the Medical Center Planning Office from 1960 to 1978, and the director of facilities planning for Duke University Medical Center from 1978 until his retirement in 1984. Prior to his directorships, Swanson was made assistant superintendent of Duke University Hospital in 1949. He was promoted to co-superintendent in 1952 and assistant administrative director in 1955. Swanson also served as an associate professor in hospital administration in the Duke Department of Health Administration for thirty-five years. This collection contains correspondence, addresses, lectures, records, and planning files related to Louis E. Swanson's tenure as assistant administrative director of Duke Hospital, director of the Duke University Medical Center Planning Office, and director of facilities planning for the Duke Medical Center. Major subjects include building planning and construction projects with which Swanson was involved during his time at Duke, particularly the East-West Expressway. Materials range in date from 1961 to 1984.
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Francis Huntington Swett and Mary Elizabeth Glenn Swett Papers, circa 1932-1956

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Contains the research files for Francis Huntington Swett (1893-1943) and correspondence regarding his wife Mary Elizabeth Swett's (1895-1955) death. Francis Swett was a professor of anatomy and the first chair of the Department of Anatomy at Duke University School of Medicine. Following his death, Elizabeth Swett began working in the Duke School of Medicine's admissions office. Types of materials include research drawings and figures, notes, charts, correspondence, reports, and photographs. Materials range in date from 1932 to 1956.