Duke Medical Center Archives August 2023 Archive

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Highland Hospital Exhibit Now on Display!
Posted On: August 18, 2023 by Rebecca Williams

Highland Hospital
Medical Center Library & Archives - Level 1
Now on Display through October 2023

Highland Hospital, a small, inpatient mental hospital located in Asheville, NC was owned and operated by Duke University from 1944 to 1980. This exhibit showcases materials from the Highland Hospital Records and provides an interesting case study of 20th century mental health care.

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Finding Aid Portal

New Finding Aid Search Portal
Posted On: August 1, 2023 by Rebecca Williams

This summer we rolled out some new updates to the Duke Medical Center Archives website. You might notice some slight changes to the front page, but the biggest update is a brand new portal for our finding aids.

Findings aids, also called collection guides, are detailed online descriptions of our materials. We publish a guide for every open collection in the Duke University Medical Center Archives. The guides outline the contents of the collection, explain how a specific collection is organized, and give a history of the person or organization that produced the collection.

Previously our website simply had a list of the published finding aids on one page. This new portal allows for more advanced searching with several new… MORE

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