Collection Number: 40116

Collection Title: School of Medicine Centennial Committee of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1976-1979

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 600 items)
Abstract The Centennial Committee was appointed in April 1976 by the Dean of the School of Medicine to plan the observance of the school's centennial in 1979. For two years following its organizational meeting in June 1976, the committee worked to produce a program that included a series of lectures on the history of medical education, a celebration of North Carolina Memorial Hospital's silver anniversary, the appointment of distinguished professors, and the selection of distinguished service award recipients. The program culminated in a convocation in February 1979. Later a centennial alumni directory and a history of the School of Medicine were published. Records include correspondence and other files pertaining to the work of the committee in planning the School of Medicine's centennial observance. Also included are copies of the centennial history and alumni directory and published copies of the lectures.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. School of Medicine. Centennial Committee.
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the School of Medicine Centennial Committee of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40116, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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On 14 April 1976, Christopher C. Fordham, Dean of the School of Medicine, appointed a committee to plan appropriate observances to mark the 1979 centennial of the beginning of medical education in Chapel Hill. The Centennial Committee was chaired by Dr. William McLendon and included faculty, staff, alumni, and students. For two years following its organizational meeting in June 1976, it worked to produce a program that included a year-long series of lectures on the history of medical education, the issuance of a centennial coin, the observance of North Carolina Memorial Hospital's silver anniversary, the appointment of Alumni Distinguished Professors, and the selection of distinguished service award recipients. The program culminated in a university-wide convocation in February 1979. Also in 1979, a two-volume history of the School of Medicine was published under the title Medical Education at Chapel Hill. It included The First Hundred Years and the Centennial Alumni Directory. In addition, many of the centennial lectures were published in the North Carolina Medical Journal.

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Records include correspondence and other files pertaining to the work of the committee in planning the School of Medicine's centennial observance. Also included are copies of the centennial history and alumni directory and published copies of the lectures.

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Box 1

Committee Correspondence, General, 1976-1979 #40116, Series: "School of Medicine Centennial Committee Records, 1976- 1979." Box 1

Committee Meeting Minutes, 1976-1978 #40116, Series: "School of Medicine Centennial Committee Records, 1976- 1979." Box 1

Program Activities: Alumni Day (9 February 1979), 1977-1979 #40116, Series: "School of Medicine Centennial Committee Records, 1976- 1979." Box 1

Program Activities: Alumni Distinguished Professorships, 1978-1979 #40116, Series: "School of Medicine Centennial Committee Records, 1976- 1979." Box 1

Program Activities: Centennial Coin, 1978-1979 #40116, Series: "School of Medicine Centennial Committee Records, 1976- 1979." Box 1

Program Activities: Convocation (10 February 1979), 1977-1979 #40116, Series: "School of Medicine Centennial Committee Records, 1976- 1979." Box 1

Program Activities: Faculty-Alumni Distinguished Service Awards, 1978 #40116, Series: "School of Medicine Centennial Committee Records, 1976- 1979." Box 1

Program Activities: Honorary Degree Nominations and Awards, 1977-1979 #40116, Series: "School of Medicine Centennial Committee Records, 1976- 1979." Box 1

Program Activities: Lecture Series, 1976-1978 #40116, Series: "School of Medicine Centennial Committee Records, 1976- 1979." Box 1

(see also Publications, below)

Program Activities: Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society Meeting, 1978-1979 #40116, Series: "School of Medicine Centennial Committee Records, 1976- 1979." Box 1

Program Activities: North Carolina Memorial Hospital Silver Anniversary (September 1977), 1976-1977 #40116, Series: "School of Medicine Centennial Committee Records, 1976- 1979." Box 1

Program Activities: Publications: General, 1976-1979 #40116, Series: "School of Medicine Centennial Committee Records, 1976- 1979." Box 1

Program Activities: Publications: Medical Education at Chapel Hill: Centennial Alumni Directory, 1976-1979 #40116, Series: "School of Medicine Centennial Committee Records, 1976- 1979." Box 1

Program Activities: Publications: Medical Education at Chapel Hill: The First Hundred Years, 1978-1979 #40116, Series: "School of Medicine Centennial Committee Records, 1976- 1979." Box 1

Program Activities: Publications: North Carolina Medical Journal, 1978-1979 #40116, Series: "School of Medicine Centennial Committee Records, 1976- 1979." Box 1

(publication of lectures)

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