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African American History at Duke Medicine

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

Introduction to African American History at the Duke University Medical Center

This guide aims to introduce researchers to materials documenting the history of African Americans at the Duke University Medical Center. 

The information in this guide is separated into multiple sections. Use the tabs above to navigate to each section.

  • Oral Histories: Interviews conducted with key figures in Duke Medicine's history.
  • Archival CollectionsThese collections were created by Medical Center departments, faculty, alumni, and organizations. They contain primary documents including correspondence, reports, administrative files, and memoranda.
  • Photograph & Audiovisual Collections: Images and AV materials documenting the history, functions, operations, key figures, events, innovations of the Medical Center. 
  • Duke Medicine Publications: These titles include publications produced by the Medical Center, from the 1950s to the present.
  • Subject & Biographical FilesPrepared by Medical Center Archives staff, this collection provides brief overviews of important topics and figures in Duke Medicine’s history.
  • Duke Medicine Key Dates & Key FiguresSelected highlights featuring important dates, events, and figures in the history of African Americans at the Medical Center.
  • Recommended ResourcesSuggested resources for learning more about African Americans at Duke Medicine.

To make an appointment to use or learn more about these materials, please contact the Medical Center Archives.