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Preliminary Guide to the Elizabeth Roberts Papers, 1945-1990 and undated

Collection Overview

This collection includes chiefly correspondence and printed material concerning North Carolina medical associations and women's auxiliaries in which Mrs. Roberts, wife of pediatrician Dr. Bennett Watson Roberts, was involved. Organizations include: National Organization for Mentally Ill Children; Auxiliary to the Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; American Cancer Society; N.C. Council of Women's Organizations; and Southern Medical Association. Other materials relate to Roberts' work in Saint Philip's Parish and Episcopal Church, Durham, N.C.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Elizabeth Roberts papers 1945-1990 and undated
Creator
Roberts, Elizabeth
Extent
4.5 Linear Feet , 4550 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, clippings, publications, writings, and notes that document Roberts' involvement in medical and service organizations. Also includes general printed materials and published reports concerning health issues in North Carolina and health issues for women, children, and the elderly.

Miscellaneous Medical Information -- 1963
Box 1
Medical Auxiliary Constitutions
Box 1
Medical Auxiliary
(3 folders)
Box 1
Printed Materials
Box 1
Medical Parents Club -- Parents Day Information
Box 1
Durham -- Orange County Medical Society: correspondence, bulletins, minutes, constitution
Box 1
Nursing homes and schools -- pamphlets
Box 1
Magazines -- Facets, and Salem Today
Box 1
Magazines -- Tandem Tarheel and miscellaneous
Box 1
Medical Auxiliary correspondence
Box 1
Watts Hospital -- handbooks, correspondence, clippings, misc.
(2 folders)
Box 1
Welfare Department -- printed material
Box 1
Printed Material -- miscellaneous
Box 1
North Carolina Medical Journal
Box 1
North Carolina Memorial Hospital -- printed material, correspondence, clippings, miscellaneous
Box 1
Mental Health -- printed materials
Box 1
Rural Health -- printed materials
Box 1
Watts Hospital Symposium -- printed materials and correspondence
Box 1
Cancer Society
Box 2
Watts Hospital Bulletin
Box 2
Friends of Watts Hospital
Box 2
Durham Better Health Foundation
Box 2
Duke University Medical Center
Box 2
North Carolina Medical Society Report
Box 2
Medical Bulletins
(3 folders)
Box 2
Duke/Durham Medical Reports
Box 2
A.M.A
(2 folders)
Box 2
Various Printed Materials
Box 2
Auxiliary News
Box 2
American Medical Foundation
Box 2
American Medical Foundation -- printed materials, miscellaneous
Box 3
North Carolina Pediatric Society
(3 folders)
Box 3
Medical Alumni -- printed material, correspondence
Box 3
Printed Materials
Box 3
Notes
Box 3
Medical Society -- printed materials, correspondence
(2 folders)
Box 3
North Carolina Council of Women's Organizations -- notes, clippings
Box 3
Health Insurance -- printed materials
Box 3
Secretary's Letters -- correspondence, misc.
Box 3
University of Iowa -- printed materials
Box 3
Fluoridation
Box 3
Southern Medical Association -- printed materials
Box 3
Durham Heart Association
Box 3
Health Department
Box 3
Miscellaneous
(3 folders)
Box 3

This addition to the Elizabeth Roberts collection documents her activities in Saint Philip's Parish and Episcopal Church, Durham, NC. Materials include copies of "The Episcopal Churchwoman of St. Philip's Parish Year Book," 1945-1990 (cataloged seperately as a serial); a newsletter, "Epistle to the Philippians," for 1983-1984 and a few other newsletters and pamphlets relating to St. Philip's and to the national Episcopal organization The Daughters of the King.

Historical Note

Elizabeth Roberts was a member and officer of various women's organizations related to medicine, an active member of St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Durham, N.C., a resident of Durham, N.C., and wife of pediatrician Dr. Bennett Watson Roberts.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Elizabeth Roberts Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

Received as a gift from Elizabeth Roberts in 1993 and from Ben Roberts in 2000.

Processing Information

Processed by C. Steadman and Ruth E. Bryan

Completed September 3, 1998 and February 8, 2001

Encoded by Don Sechler and Ruth E. Bryan

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.