Collection Number: 40117

Collection Title: Medical Alumni Office of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1879-1978

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 50 items)
Abstract The Medical Alumni Office was created to gather records on the alumni of the University of North Carolina's School of Medicine, from the founding of the school in 1879 to its centennial in 1979, and to publish an alumni directory in conjunction with the centennial celebration. Records consist of data compiled by the Medical Alumni Office in the preparation of the School of Medicine's Centennial Alumni Directory (1979), including annotated lists of students and other items pertaining to the history of the School of Medicine.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. School of Medicine. Alumni Office.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Medical Alumni Office of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40117, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Periodic transfer from the offices that create these records.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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This records group contains copies of materials used by Elizabeth Majette Parker in compiling the Centennial Alumni Directory for the School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before the directory could be compiled, however, it was necessary to determine what constituted an alumnus of the medical school at Chapel Hill--that is, whether students who attended the one- and two-year courses in medicine from 1880 to 1952 were in fact alumni of the School of Medicine, and whether students who received their medical degrees at the University Medical Department at Raleigh, 1901-1910, also qualified as alumni.

Prior to the centennial celebration of the School of Medicine, during the period when alumni records were being computerized, it was decided that all students who had completed the one- and two-year medical courses, as well as those who received their degrees in Raleigh, would be considered alumni of the medical school and would be listed as such in the alumni records and in the Centennial Alumni Directory. The decision was based on the precedent established in 1954, when Certificates in Medicine were awarded retroactively to students who had completed the one- or two-year medical courses prior to 1942, the first year Certificates in Medicine were given. It was also decided to include students who had studied medicine privately in Chapel Hill while attending the university in 1879-1880.

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The records contain Elizabeth Parker's summary explanation of the decisions discussed above, as well as the supporting documentation for the decisions. They also include the sources used in compiling the Centennial Alumni Directory of the School of Medicine.

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Folder 1

Elizabeth Parker's summary explanation of the history of medical alumni records #40117, Series: "Medical Alumni Office Records, 1879-1978." Folder 1

Folder 2

Exhibit A: Dr. Issac Hall Manning's class lists, 1879-1943 #40117, Series: "Medical Alumni Office Records, 1879-1978." Folder 2

(updated by other deans)

Folder 3

Exhibit B: Medical Alumni Directory, 1880-1965 (two copies annotated by Miss Parker) #40117, Series: "Medical Alumni Office Records, 1879-1978." Folder 3

(two copies annotated by Elizabeth Parker)

Folder 4

Exhibit C: Copies of correspondence concerning retroactive granting of Certificates in Medicine to students who attended the one- and two-year medical programs at the University of North Carolina, 1880-1942 #40117, Series: "Medical Alumni Office Records, 1879-1978." Folder 4

Folder 5

Exhibit D: Items relating to the history of the School of Medicine: Minutes of meetings, notes, etc. relating to the Certificate in Medicine #40117, Series: "Medical Alumni Office Records, 1879-1978." Folder 5

Copies of pages from University catalogs listing medical students #40117, Series: "Medical Alumni Office Records, 1879-1978." Folder 5

Copy of Hubert A. Royster's "Historical Sketches of the University of North Carolina Medical Department at Raleigh" #40117, Series: "Medical Alumni Office Records, 1879-1978." Folder 5

Folder 6

Exhibit E: Enrollment summary and computer printout #40117, Series: "Medical Alumni Office Records, 1879-1978." Folder 6

(annotated)

Folder 7-8

Folder 7

Folder 8

Sources for revision and correction of Medical Alumni Directory and compilation of Centennial Alumni Directory #40117, Series: "Medical Alumni Office Records, 1879-1978." Folder 7-8

Folder 7

Folder 8

Roster of medical students, undated #40117, Series: "Medical Alumni Office Records, 1879-1978." Folder 7-8

Folder 7

Folder 8

Clipping from The Alumni Review listing medical alumni, 1930? #40117, Series: "Medical Alumni Office Records, 1879-1978." Folder 7-8

Folder 7

Folder 8

Alumni of the School of Medicine, 1880-1950 #40117, Series: "Medical Alumni Office Records, 1879-1978." Folder 7-8

Folder 7

Folder 8

Medical Foundation, Alumni Districts, 1954 #40117, Series: "Medical Alumni Office Records, 1879-1978." Folder 7-8

Folder 9-10

Folder 9

Folder 10

Three notebooks of Dr. Isaac Hall Manning listing students #40117, Series: "Medical Alumni Office Records, 1879-1978." Folder 9-10

Oversize Volume SV-40117/1

Computer printout containing complete list of medical alumni #40117, Series: "Medical Alumni Office Records, 1879-1978." SV-40117/1

(annotated)

Folder 11

Correspondence regarding Isaac Manning portrait, 1939-1940 #40117, Series: "Medical Alumni Office Records, 1879-1978." Folder 11

RT 20171219.1.

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Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Updated because of addition, January 2018

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