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Guide to the North Carolina Student Rural Health Coalition, Duke University Chapter Records, 1988-2001

Abstract

The first Student Rural Health Coalition began at Vanderbilt University in 1968. In 1978, the Lyndhurst Foundation began funding similar work in North Carolina with the goal of improving the health conditions of eastern North Carolina, the state's most impoverished and medically underserved region.

Collection contains records pertaining to the operations and activities of the Duke University Chapter of the North Carolina Student Rural Health Coalition with the inclusive dates 1988-2001. Material includes correspondence and memoranda, material relating to internships and cooperative programs with North Carolina Central University, staff work plans and evaluations, reports and surveys, and various printed material.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
North Carolina Student Rural Health Coalition. Duke University Chapter.
Title
North Carolina Student Rural Health Coalition, Duke University Chapter records 1988-2001
Language of Material
English
Extent
2 Linear Feet, 2,500 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Contains material pertaining to the operation and activities of the Duke University Chapter of the North Carolina Student Rural Health Coalition, 1988-2001. Material present includes correspondence and memoranda, reports, student surveys, material pertaining to internships and cooperative programs with North Carolina Central University, staff program evaluations and plans of work, and assorted printed material. Printed material includes publicity flyers and mailings advertising Health Fairs and People's Clinics; local, regional, and national newsletters, journals, and clippings concerning health care, community health, race, and economic conditions. Prominent subjects include grant organizations such as the Kathleen Price Bryan Family Fund and MacArthur Foundation, Concerned Citizens of Tillery, Shiloh, North Carolina, and Community Health Collective.

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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) internships, 2000-2001
Box 1
NCCU interns, spring 1999
Box 1
NCCU internships, spring 1999
Box 1
NCCU internships, 1999
(2 folders)
Box 1
NCCU internships, summer 1998
Box 1
NCCU interns, fall 1998
Box 1
NCCU internship-background, 1998, undated
Box 1
Extra internship presentation materials, NCCU, 1998
Box 1
Staff resumes and Board, 1999
Box 1
NCSRHC, NCCU Chapter, undated
Box 1
Duke Med discussion group readings, fall 1999
(2 folders)
Box 1
1994-1998
(2 folders)
Box 1
1990s
Box 1
Central, 1997-1998
Box 1
Central/Shiloh, 1990s
(2 folders)
Box 1
Durham Morning Herald articles (Shiloh), 1988-1989
Box 1
Shiloh Meetings, 1993 June
Box 1
Shiloh/NCCU newsletter, 1992-1993
Box 1
Shiloh articles, Cary Times/N & O [microfiche and copy], 1988-1989
Box 1
Shiloh People's Clinic Conference, 1994 April
Box 1
Community Health Collective update, 2001 April
Box 1
Robin Ellis's work, 1999
Box 1
Various staff work plans, evaluations, etc., 1989-1994
Box 1
Intern activities report, 1993-1994
Box 1
Concerned Citizens of Tillery, Inc. annual report, 1990
Box 1
annual report, 1983-1984
Box 1
history, undated
Box 1
Miscellaneous, 1990-2001
(2 folders)
Box 1
Miscellaneous, 1990-2001
Box 2
Camelot, 1993-1997
Box 2
Student surveys, 1994-2000
(2 folders)
Box 2
Student work plans, 1998-1999
Box 2
Organizations in the South-general, 1998
Box 2
Staff retreat, 1999
Box 2
Reports, 1997-1999
Box 2
Sabbatical grant, 1996 Dec.
Box 2
Grant staff, 1997-1999
Box 2
MacArthur Foundation report, 1999
Box 2
Coalitions Connections [newsletter], 2000 Jan.
Box 2
Robin Ellis, progress reports, 1997-1998
Box 2
Grant writing resources, 1995-1996
Box 2
Grant history and funding resources, 1990s
Box 2
CD grant, Gertrude Skelly, 1997-1998
Box 2
Bryan Family Fund, 1997-1999
Box 2
Duke Undergraduates, 1997-1999
(2 folders)
Box 2
Various grants, 1990s
Box 2
Chapter organizer thoughts, 1994-1996
Box 2
Break for a Change, 2001, undated
Box 2
Administrative info, miscellaneous, undated
Box 2
Coordinator's Manual, 1994
Box 2
Organizational model/vision, 1992-1995
Box 2
Ready to call list, undated
Box 2
Keysville Health Fair report, 1988 Nov.
Box 2
Contributions/donations, undated
Box 2
Mailing/Phonathon, undated
(2 folders)
Box 2
Phonathon call list, undated
Box 2
Miscellaneous, 1999-2000, undated
Box 2
Photographs, undated
Box 2

Historical Note

The first Student Rural Health Coalition began at Vanderbilt University in 1968 and focused on improving community health in the Black Belt region. In 1978, the Lyndhurst Foundation began funding similar work in North Carolina with the goal of improving the health conditions of eastern North Carolina, the state's most impoverished and medically underserved region.

In 1987-1988, community representatives and Coalition members formed the cooperative Community Health Collective (CHC) to develop community controlled institutions to address health needs and organize to examine and confront power structures affecting local health conditions. The interaction coalesced around local People's Health Clinics. Health volunteers from Duke University and East Carolina University formed direct relationships with Fremont (Wayne County) and Tillery (Halifax County). The Duke Medical School Chapter provided medical support to the Fremont-area People's Clinic. In 1989, undergraduates from Duke University and North Carolina Central University began active involvement with the Coalition. In 1991-1992, People's Clinics were opened in Garysburg (Northampton County) and Shiloh (Wake County).

Currently, the Duke Chapters of the NCSRHC operate five community health clinics, offer a pre-career health internship program that places students in rural, impoverished areas of North Carolina, and contributes to environmental justice work.

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Duke Chapter of the North Carolina Student Rural Health Coalition Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Duke Chapter of the North Carolina Student Rural Health Coalition records were received by the University Archives as a transfer prior to 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Josh Larkin Rowley, March 2009

Encoded by Josh Larkin Rowley, March 2009

No accession record available.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.