DUMC Archives Resource Round-up

Duke University Medical Center (DUMC) Archives is committed to preserving, documenting, and making available for research the permanent records of Duke Health. While we always welcome visitors to our physical location, the Archives has a variety of online resources to help users learn about the collections and the Medical Center’s history.

MEDSpace – If you’re looking for historic images, our digital repository, MEDSpace, is an excellent place to start. MEDSpace contains nearly 700 photographs documenting the history of Duke Medicine. You can also find early publications, medical illustrations and artwork, and medical artifacts.

Digitized Yearbooks – Want to look up a faculty member, an old classmate, or maybe even yourself? Our entire collection of the Aesculapian, the Duke School of Medicine’s yearbook, has been digitized and made available online. Browse or search 34 volumes spanning more than 60 years of Duke history, from 1950 to 2013.

Digitized Intercom – The Intercom, Duke Medicine’s primary news publication from 1953 to 1986, featured information about campus events and construction, faculty and staff news, and articles on medical research and innovations at Duke. The first 25 years of this publication have been digitized, making more than 500 issues available online.

DUMC Archives Guide – Our subject guide provides a brief overview of the Archives, including information about our collections, how to find items, and suggested resources. We recommend it for anyone who is new to Medical Center Archives as an introduction to what we have and how we can help with your research or project.

DUMC Archives African Americans at Duke Medicine Guide – This guide aims to introduce researchers to materials documenting the history of African American faculty, students, and staff at Duke Medicine. Included are recommended oral histories, archival collections, photograph and AV items, publications, selected key dates and key figures, and links to suggested digital resources.

Digital Exhibits – The Archives has several digital exhibits about key figures and events in the history of the Medical Center. Some of the topics include the Duke Poison Control Center, Dr. Wilburt C. Davison’s correspondence with Sir William Osler, and women in medicine at Duke.

DUMC Archives Blog – Updated regularly, our blog is the place to go for Archives news, to see materials from our collections, and discover stories about the Medical Center’s history.

Finally, the Duke University Medical Center Archives Website has recently been updated and given a fresh new look!  Check it out and let us know what you think.