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African American History at Duke Medicine

A guide to archival materials about African Americans at the Duke University Medical Center

Subject and Biographical Files

The Medical Center Archives Subject and Biographical Files include articles, newspaper clippings, obituaries, CVs, and other kinds of published material. These files have been compiled by the Archives staff and are an excellent starting point for beginning research. Below are topics and individuals of interest to users researching African Americans at the Medical Center.

Subject Files

  • African Americans at Duke, 1952
  • Bell Building (contains article about segregation)
  • Graduate and Professional Schools, Integration
  • Hospital Wards (contains documents noting breakdown of wards by race)
  • Practical nursing program (first program in North Carolina for African Americans)
  • Segregation
  • Tea with Trailblazers (program put on by the Medical Center Library & Archives highlighting African American pionners at Duke Medicine)

Biographical Files

  • Brenda Armstrong
  • Mary Ann E. Black
  • Haywood L. Brown
  • Thelma Brown
  • William Cleland
  • Augustus O. Grant
  • Donna Allen Harris
  • Jacquelyne Johnson Jackson
  • Danny O. Jacobs
  • Charles Johnson
  • Donald Love
  • Joyce Nichols
  • Jean Spaulding
  • Joanne A.P. Wilson 

To learn more or view materials, contact the Archives.