Includes 2 oral history interviews with Dr. W. Allen and Sally Addison conducted on September 18 and September 19, 2017 by Joseph O'Connell.
In the 2017 interviews, Winifred Allen Addison and Sally Bender Addison discuss Dr. Addison's medical career from his upbringing in Toccoa, Georgia, through his ultimate position at Duke as Walter L. Thomas Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The topics span Addison's personal life and relationships; his areas of medical specialization; and his experience of Duke University and Duke Medical Center as an institution.
Contains correspondence, agendas, reports, proposals, outlines, newspaper clippings, budget materials, notes, programs, reprints, committee materials, and photographic materials pertaining to the career of Sam A. Agnello. Materials date from 1961 to 1976.
Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Sezer Aksel conducted on September 13, 2007 by Jessica Roseberry as part of the Women in Duke Medicine Oral History Exhibit.
In this interview, Aksel discusses her background in Turkey; her desire to become a physician even against her family's desires; coming to Duke Medical School; the difficulty understanding Southern accents; the friendly atmosphere at Duke; completing premedical courses at Duke; the new curriculum at Duke Medical School; her interest in physiology and endocrinology; her second year of residency at Johns Hopkins; women in her medical school class; the busy residency schedule at Duke; dressing facilities in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; working twice as hard initially to gain men's respect; her acceptance from the faculty of her department; the reputation of Dr. Eleanor Easley in the department; previous female interns in the department having a difficult time and leaving Duke; support from the nursing staff in the department; support from the department chair, Dr. Roy Parker; the supposition among some in the department that women patients did not like to see female doctors for ob-gyn care and Dr. Aksel's experiences to the contrary; the first baby delivered; endocrinology; endocrinology-related surgical procedures; laparoscopy; the length of residency determined by the department chair; operating as a resident; learning by doing; the growth of department; females who joined the residency in the department after she came; changes due to more females; the male-dominated nature of dressing facilities in department; job opportunities after finishing residency; and establishing the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of South Alabama.
The transcription of this interview was made possible by a grant from the Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation.
Sezer Aksel Oral History Interview, 2007 1 interview (1 master audiocassette tape, 1 master and 1 use CD, and 1 digital transcript)
Contains personal and professional correspondence, pamphlets, programs, financial information, calendars, datebooks, identification cards, awards and honors, 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.
Onyekwere E. Akwari Papers, 1914-2021 35.02 Linear Feet (18 cartons, 1 manuscript box, 5 flat boxes, 5 card boxes, 3 film canisters, 1 audio box, 3 map folders) and 24.12 GB and 2 textiles
Contains the personal and professional papers of Irving Alexander, a clinical psychologist and professor in Duke University's Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. Types of materials include reading lists, notes, lectures, outlines, clippings, articles, slides, photographs, negatives, slides, programs, correspondence, dream journals, agendas, schedules, membership lists, speeches, meeting minutes, and grant proposals. Materials range in date from 1940 to 2006.
Includes 2 oral history interviews with Dr. Nancy B. Allen conducted on November 10, 2006 by Jessica Roseberry and June 1, 2020 by Joseph O'Connell as part of the Department of Medicine's Oral History Project.
In the November 10, 2006 interview, Allen discusses women's issues in the medical field, including her own experiences as a female staff member in the Duke University Medical Center Department of Medicine's Division of Rheumatology; Dr. Joseph Greenfield; and Dr. Nannerl O. Keohane.
In the June 1, 2020 interview, Allen discusses her early life, interest in medicine, medical education, her career, and her experiences preparing for retirement during the Spring 2020 emergence of COVID-19.
Nancy B. Allen Oral History Interviews, 2006, 2020 2 interviews (1 master CD, 1 use CD, 2 transcripts) and 1.39 GB
Includes 1 oral history interview with Tasha Allen conducted on November 18, 2022 by Josephine McRobbie as part of the Duke Midwifery Service and Durham Maternal Health Oral History Project, which was funded by The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund.
In the November 18, 2022 interview, Allen discusses the Centering Pregnancy modality, public health nursing, and the challenges of providing care to under-resourced communities. The themes of this interview include prenatal care, health education, and health disparities.
This collection documents the activities, administration, and membership of the AOA chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha at Duke University, installed locally in 1932. Duke members include faculty, house staff and students. The collection contains AOA administrative records, lists of member names, correspondence, and event information. Types of materials include brochures, correspondence, and lists. Major subjects include Duke University School of Medicine and medical students. Materials range in date from 1960 to 1989.