Charles and Peggy Hammond Papers

Charles and Peggy Hammond

The Medical Center Archives is happy to announce that the Charles and Peggy Hammond Papers are processed and open for research. Interested researchers should contact the Medical Center Archivist before use. The collection is organized into the following series: Conference Materials, 1976-2007; Correspondence, 1956-2006; Personal, 1985-2005; Photographic Materials, 1978-2005; Printed Materials, 1978-2008. 

Charles Bessellieu Hammond was born on July 24, 1936 in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He graduated from Duke with a BS in 1960 and a MD in 1961. Hammond joined the Duke faculty in 1968 and served as chairperson for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1980 to 2002. His research interests included reproductive endocrinology and infertility, placental malignancy, menopause, ectopic pregnancy, prolactin secreting pituitary tumors and choriocarcinoma. Hammond married Peggy Adams in 1958 and they had two children.

Charles Hammond was an active member in numerous professional organizations and Peggy often traveled with him to different conferences across the country. He served as the President of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) from 2002 to 2003. During his tenure as President, Peggy helped plan social events relating to the annual ACOG conference. A small amount of Peggy’s correspondence is included in the collection.

Types of materials included in the Charles and Peggy Hammond Papers include correspondence, photographs, menus, booklets, newsletters, clippings, conference programs, and magazines.

To learn more about these materials, visit the finding aid or contact the archives staff.

This blog post was contributed by Archives Intern Kahlee Leingang.