The Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs (later Vice Provost for Health Affairs) was administrative head of the university's Division of Health Affairs, created in 1948 as the Division of Health and Medical Affairs. It consisted of the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health and centers, institutes, and programs engaged in research and public service, including the Carolina Population Center, the Child Development Institute, the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, the Research and Training Center on Blindness, and others. The vice chancellor was also the liaison between the chancellor and the various deans and directors of these units. From its opening in 1952 until 1956, North Carolina Memorial Hospital was administratively under the administrator for Health Affairs. From 1956 to 1971, it reported directly to the dean of the School of Medicine; since 1971, it has been governed by an appointed Board of Directors. In April 1996, the vice chancellor's title changed to Vice Provost for Health Affairs. In 1997, the position was eliminated, and the division's various units began reporting to the university's provost. The records include correspondence and other files relating to the administration of and programs in the Division of Health Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Annual reports of the schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health date to the 1930s. Of particular interest are files, 1946-1963, relating to the North Carolina Medical Care Commission, a state agency that promoted hospital construction, medical education, and health insurance for rural citizens. Also of interest are files, 1965-1975, concerning the East Carolina University-University of North Carolina Cooperative Committee on Medical Education, which helped plan the School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Division of Health Affairs heads who figure significantly in these records include Henry Toole Clark Jr., G. Philip Manire, C. Arden Miller, Cecil G. Sheps, Christopher C. Fordham, James R. Turner, and H. Garland Hershey. The Addition of January 2013 includes files of Vice Provost for Health Affairs H. Garland Hershey, chiefly 1996-1997, and some files of Associate Provost Edward F. Brooks, 1997-2001. Brooks assumed oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Health Affairs units following Hershey's resignation.