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Onyekwere E. Akwari Papers, 1914-2021

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Contains the personal and professional papers of Onyekwere E. Akwari (1942-2019), the first African-American surgeon on the faculty of Duke University. Types of materials include correspondence, pamphlets, programs, financial information, calendars, datebooks, identification cards, passports and visas, applications, memorabilia, printed materials, a yearbook, certificates, building plans, cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, U-Matic video cassettes, 16mm film reels, certificates, notes, meeting minutes and agendas, funeral programs and obituaries, photographs, newspaper clippings, publications, reprints, textiles, artifacts, scrapbooks, binders, transcripts, and electronic records pertaining to Akwari's personal and professional interests and activities. Major subjects include the Society of Black American Surgeons (SBAS) and St. Titus Episcopal Church (Durham, N.C.). Materials date from 1914 to 2021.

Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development Records, 1952-2019

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The Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development was created in 1955 by the U.S. Surgeon General and was designated as one of five regional resource centers on aging. The center's first initiatives included the Duke Longitudinal Studies, a 20-year project begun in 1956 that monitored the physical, mental, social, and economic status of approximately 800 older adults. Types of materials include correspondence, audiovisual materials, reprints, departmental histories, budget materials, computer printouts, brochures, newsletters, clippings, directories, grant materials, questionnaires, printed materials, architectural plans, and internal administrative papers such as meeting minutes, reports, publications, and photographs. Major subjects include the study of aging and human development, mental health, geriatric medicine, psychological and psychiatric behavior of older adults, Carol Woods Retirement Home, the Hillhaven LaSalle Nursing Center, the Forest at Duke, the Greenery Rehabilitation Center, the United Methodist Retirement Home, the Croasdaile Village, and Ewald W. Busse. A portion of the materials came from the files of Dorothy K. Heyman; these files have been interspersed throughout the collection. The collection contains materials from Gerda G. Fillenbaum concerning the Study at Carol Woods in Chapel Hill, NC (1979-1981), the Longitudinal Retirement History Study (1969-1979), the Older Americans Resources and Services Program (OARS), and the Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's Disease (CERAD). The collection also contains materials from Lisa P. Gwyther, concerning her work with Alzheimer's and related diseases and the Duke Aging Center Family Support Program. The collection also contains materials from Mitchell Heflin concerning the Consortium for Faculty Development to Advance Geriatric Education (FD-AGE), the Duke Geriatrics Division's curriculum on the care of older adults entitled "Clinical Core on Aging", and the Duke Geriatric Education Center (GEC). Materials range in date from 1952 to 2019.
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Albert R. Behnke Papers, 1906-1996

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Albert Behnke, a physician and captain in the United States Navy; pioneered the development of body composition assessment through the study of elite athletes; member of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. Collection contains correspondence, reports, committee materials, text of speeches and lectures, presentation notes, manuscript materials, research files, reprints, and grant files. Major subjects include diving, decompression, diving physiology, and body composition. Materials range in date from 1906 to 1997.

William G. Anlyan Papers, 1930-2015

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Contains papers and records pertaining to the professional career and administration of Duke University Medical Center under William George Anlyan (1925-2016). Anlyan came to Duke University School of Medicine for his residency in general and thoracic surgery (1949-1955). Afterwards, he joined the surgical staff led by Dr. Deryl Hart, becoming a full professor of surgery in 1961, and, from 1964 to 1969, was the third dean of the School of Medicine. Anlyan also served as vice president for health affairs (1969-1983) and chancellor for health affairs (1983-1989). From 1988 to 1993, Anlyan was the executive vice president and chancellor for health affairs before becoming chancellor of Duke University (1990-1995). Types of materials include subject files, chronological files, reports, budgets, plans, correspondence, memoranda, clippings, and photographs. Major correspondents include Wilburt Cornell Davison, Douglas M. Knight, E. Croft Long, Charles Frenzel, Joseph E. Markee, Barnes Woodhall, Terry Sanford, Philip Handler, Ruby Wilson, and Henry Rauch. Major subjects include hospital administration, health policy, construction financing, development, financial management, medical education, nursing education, community-institutional relations, parking facilities, and transportation. Major projects and leadership work include the Civitan Project, Private Sector Conference, The Duke Endowment, Duke University Medical Center, Duke Private Diagnostic Clinics, Duke University School of Medicine, Medical Center Board of Visitors, Highland Hospital (Asheville, North Carolina), National Library of Medicine, Association of American Medical Colleges, Veterans Administration, Watts Hospital (Durham, North Carolina), North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (Durham, North Carolina), Sea Level Hospital (Sealevel, North Carolina) and merchant marine care, Durham Health Partners and City of Medicine, Institute of Medicine, North Carolina Medical Care Commission, and Whitehead Medical Research Institute. The materials in this collection date from 1930 to 2015.

Wiley D. Forbus Records, 1849-1979

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Contains the professional records of Dr. Wiley Davis Forbus (1894-1976), MD, professor and chair of the Department of Pathology at Duke University from 1930 to 1964; Area Consultant in Pathology for the Veterans Administration from 1948 through the 1960s; "chief mover" (Baker, 1959) of the North Carolina Medical Examiner's System; and Medical Education Consultant in Europe and the "Far East" from 1953 to the 1960s. Major subjects include the Department of Pathology, the Duke University School of Medicine, nursing and medical education, autopsies, the early history of Duke University, the Veterans Administration, Duke Pathological Services, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, medical education in the "Far East" in the 1950s and early 1960s, race relations in North Carolina, small hospitals in North Carolina, Medico-Legal concepts and practices, history of medicine in North Carolina, and early Hodgkin's disease research. These records include but are not limited to abstracts, accounts, annual reports, budgets, committee files, correspondence, course outlines, curriculum, curriculum vitae, lectures, manuscripts, memoranda, minutes, monographs, photographs, plans, proceedings, programs, protocols, publications, recommendations, reports, and schedules. An effort was made to cross reference when possible and list the contents and major topics within each folder on the folder tab for easy use. Materials date from 1849 to 1979 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1923 to 1979.

J. Leonard Goldner Papers, 1930-2013

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Contains the professional papers of J. Leonard Goldner, MD (1918-2005), professor and orthopaedic surgeon at Duke University Medical Center and Duke University School of Medicine. Types of materials include correspondence, reprints, newsletters, clippings, programs, certificates, awards, photographs, audiovisual materials, biographical materials, notes, memorabilia, manuscripts, digital files, artwork, and medical tools. Major subjects include the American Orthopaedic Association, the Piedmont Orthopedic Society, Duke University Medical Center, and the Interurban Orthopedic Club. Materials date from 1930 to 2013.
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Medical Center Engineering and Operations Records, 1927-1996

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Contains specifications and construction documents used to guide planning and construction of buildings of the Duke University Medical Center. Building plans and site plans were created by or retained by Duke University Medical Center, Engineering and Operations department. Major subjects in this collection include history of Duke University Medical Center buildings and Duke Hospital. Materials range in date from 1927 to 1996.
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Medical Center Library Records, 1932-2023

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The Medical Center Library serves the Duke University Medical Center's academic, professional, research, teaching, and patient communities. The Library was conceived in the late 1920s and early 1930s by Wilburt C. Davison and early staff of the Duke University School of Medicine. This collection contains records of the Medical Center Library at Duke University. Materials were created by library directors or administrators and professional library staff. Types of materials include correspondence, reports, grants, articles, meeting minutes, job ads, proposals, meeting agendas, subject files, photographs, building blueprints, policies, publications, library statistics, manuals, Annual Snapshots, and digital files. Materials range in date from 1932 to 2023.

Will Camp Sealy Papers and Records, 1938-1986

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Contains the professional papers of Will Camp Sealy (1912-2001), chair of the Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Duke University Medical Center (1950-1984). Materials include correspondence, reports, reprints, minutes, grant materials, speeches, notes, travel records, and committee materials. Major subjects include Duke University School of Medicine, arrhythmia, thoracic surgery, and cardiovascular surgical procedures. Materials date from 1938 to 1983.

Intercom Photographs and Contact Sheet Collection, 1977-1986

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"Intercom," a Duke Medical Center publication, circulated weekly from 1953 until 1986. This publication provided employees with weekly news about various Medical Center topics, including research findings and parking and construction updates. Types of materials include contact sheets, photographs, and informational index cards. Materials range in date from 1977 to 1986.
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65th General Hospital Collection, 1917-2002

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Contains personal papers, records, and memorabilia of the United States Army 65th General Hospital, a United States Army Medical Corps unit staffed by Duke University Medical Center alumni in England during World War II. The unit distinguished itself as a center for both specialized treatment and the immediate care of combat casualties. Following the war, physician of the 65th, Leo Alexander, acted as a consultant to prosecutors in the Nuremberg Trials. Types of materials include official reports, newsletters, patient records, memorabilia, oral histories, photographs, artifacts, audiovisual materials, investigative notes, and short writings. Major subjects include Duke University Medical Center, United States Army, the 65th General Hospital, World War I, World War II, war crimes, neurosurgery, Ivan Brown, Leo Alexander, Norman Ross, and O. Norris Smith. Materials range in date from 1917 to 2002.

Occupational and Environmental Safety Office. Biological Safety Division Records, 1979-2003

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The Biological Safety Division of the Occupational and Environmental Safety Office at Duke University addresses employee safety, training, policies, and other concerns regarding occupational exposure to biological agents such as bloodborne pathogens and tuberculosis. Collection includes bulletins, reports, committee materials, exposure management plans, and correspondence. Major subjects include occupational and environmental health, research regulations, and tuberculosis exposure management. Materials range in date from 1979 to 2003.
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Accession A2003.083: Records, 1979-2002

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.

Vicki Y. Saito Records, 1982-2006

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Contains administrative records created or managed by the office of Vicki Y. Saito, Associate Vice Chancellor for Communications in the Office of the Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University Medical Center from 1992 to the mid-2000s. Types of materials include memoranda, committee minutes, reports, reprints, programs, CVs, correspondence, presentation materials, VHS tapes, and DVDs. Records pertain to medical center affairs and include materials of the Board of Trustees, the Board of Visitors, Operations and Clinical Operations reports, Department of Medicine, Duke University Health System, and Campus and Corporate Communicators meetings. Major subjects include Duke University Medical Center, Duke Hospital, and community-institutional relations. Materials range in date from 1984 to 2006.
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Robert B. Jennings Papers, 1929-2013

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Robert B. Jennings, MD (1926- ) was a Professor of Pathology at Duke from 1975 to 2003. He joined Duke faculty in 1975 as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pathology, and remained in that position until 1989. His area of research was focused on ischemic heart disease. While at Duke, Jennings was appointed James B. Duke Professor of Pathology in 1980 and was made Professor Emeritus upon his retirement in 2003. Types of materials include Jennings' travel files, papers, lectures, and personal and professional correspondence. Materials range in date from 1966 to 2010.

George L. Maddox Papers, 1950-2010

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Contains the professional papers of George L. Maddox (1925-2012), a professor of sociology and former director of the Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. Types of materials include reprinted articles, correspondence, lectures, notes, books, course materials, meeting minutes, grant materials, research, clippings, reports, presentations, reviews, agendas, promotional materials, scheduled reports, work plans, site visit records, program proposals, staffing records, evaluative and screening materials, editorial files, charters and by-laws, policies and guidelines, policy recommendations, publications, photographs, and digital records. Special topics include the Community Partnerships for Older Adults, the Long Term Care Resources Program, and research conducted by Senior Fellows at the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development under Maddox's directorship. Materials range in date from 1950 to 2010.

Department of Neurosurgery Records, 1922-1988

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Duke Neurosurgery was created in 1937, although it did not become a department until July 1, 2015. Prior to becoming a department, Neurosurgery was a division under the Department of Surgery. Contains materials documenting Dr. Guy Odom and Dr. Blaine Nashold's work for Duke Neurosurgery. Types of materials include patient records, 16mm films documenting various conditions, departmental administrative records, photographs, lantern slides, surgical knives, and a Riechert Mundinger cerebral stereotaxy frame and some related surgical components. Materials dates from 1922 to 1988.
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Administrative Records, 1953-1963

Charles Watson Wharton Papers, 1930-1933

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Charlies Watson Wharton (1909-1990) had a medical practice in Smithfield, North Carolina. The collection includes notebooks; diagrams; sketches about preclinical subjects, physiology, and pharmacology; medical histories; and physical examinations. Materials range in date from 1930 to 1933.
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Charles Watson Wharton Papers, 1930-1933 0.5 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)

Division of Pediatric Cardiology Records, 1990-2013

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Contains the administrative records of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, a provider of cardiovascular diagnostic and treatment services for cardiovascular diseases that may affect the fetus, infant, child, adolescent, or young adult. Materials include correspondence, printed materials, CDs, vendor and product files, reports, invoices, contracts, notes, schedules, meeting materials, and floor plans. Materials date from 1990 to 2013.
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Administrative Records, 1997-2009

Office of Creative Services and Marketing Communications Records, 1970-2022

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The Office of Creative Services and Marketing Communications works with clients across Duke University Health System to create communication media such as publications, Web sites, ad campaigns, banners, and holiday cards. The office publishes annual reports, long range plans, and other works that document the history of the Health System, including "INSIDE Duke Medicine." The office also assists in creating presentations for various personnel matters. Materials in this collection includes photographs, negatives, and contact sheets taken for publication purposes, including for the publication "INSIDE Duke Medicine." Other materials include promotional flyers, brochures, posters, annual reports, long range plans, handbooks, buttons, pins, and other materials intended for an internal audience. The collection also contains the binders and files of Marsha Green, the former manager of internal communications and assistant director of communications and editor of "INSIDE Duke Medicine," materials including correspondence, clippings, handwritten notes, presentations, news releases, drafts, reports, handbooks, brochures, publications, and resumes. Also includes digital files. Digital files document Duke Health's response to COVID-19 and include images distributed to external news organizations and content from Duke Health's COVID-19 website ( including Duke Health Nursing and Duke Health Leadership virtual town halls. The digital files also document Moments to Movement (M2M), Duke Health's collective stand against systemic racism, injustice, and hate, panel series and associated virtual town halls. Materials date from 1970 to 2022.