Guide to the Eva J. Salber Papers, 1937-1990
The Salber Papers span the years 1937 to 1990, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1967 to 1990. The collection contains correspondence; financial papers; writings and speeches; clippings; photographs, many by Dominic D'Eustachio; reports; minutes; scrapbooks; training manuals; student papers; printed material; and lecture notes chiefly relating to Salber's publications, teaching career, and work as a community health physician. Publications highlighted include Caring and Curing (New York, N.Y., 1975) ; Don't Send Me Flowers When I'm Dead (Durham, N.C., 1983) , containing interviews with the rural elderly in Durham County, N.C.; and The Mind is Not the Heart (Durham, N.C., 1989) . Her work in the community health field is documented primarily in her writings, the papers about the Martha M. Eliot Family Health Center, and the Health Facilitator Program, which was administered through the Duke University Medical Center Department of Community and Family Medicine. Outgrowths of the Health Facilitator Program are featured in the information about the Health and Human Services Program of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Other topics include smoking research among young people, teacher and student relationships, and the financing of community health service projects. The collection contains few personal papers and little information about Salber prior to 1967. Explanatory notes by Salber scattered throughout the collection offer insights rarely available in manuscript collections.
Salber's work as a community health physician is reflected primarily in the Writings and Speeches Series, Martha M. Eliot Family Health Center Series, and Duke University Medical Center Series. The Health Facilitator Program represented in the Duke University Medical Center Series is well described. One of its unique features was to identify lay persons within a community to aid health professionals in their work. Serving as a paradigm for other programs, there is data about some of them in the Health Facilitator Program Outgrowths Series.
The collection contains extensive information about Salber's work Don't Send Me Flowers When I'm Dead, including interviews on audiocassettes, typed transcripts of many interviews, photographs of some of the persons interviewed, as well as correspondence and reviews pertaining to the book's publication. Information regarding this publication as well as others are found in the Writings and Speeches Series. Information relating to Salber's teaching is found chiefly in the Teaching Files Series and the Student Files Series. Papers concerning smoking research are found in the Project Files Series, while those respecting the financing of community health service projects are found in the Financial Papers: Funding Series.
- Collection Number
- Eva J. Salber papers
- Salber, Eva J.
- 17.1 Linear Feet, circa 12,930 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Correspondence, 1937-1990, undated (bulk 1970-1990).
- Financial Papers: Funding, 1972-1990, undated
- Writings and Speeches, 1951-1990, undated
- Martha M. Eliot Family Health Center, 1967-1990, undated
- Duke University Medical Center, 1965-1990, undated
- Health Facilitator Program Outgrowths, 1976-1990, undated
- Student Files, 1970-1990, undated
- Conferences and consultations, 1969-1988.
- Teaching Files, 1967-1989, undated
- Project files, 1959-1986.
- Pictures series, 1979-1980 and undated
- Miscellaneous series, 1938-1990, undated
- Oversize Materials
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Letters, chiefly typed, both personal and professional, a few cards and printed items. Includes copies of Salber's outgoing correspondence. Explanatory notes added later by Salber are attached to some letters.
Correspondence, copies of funding proposals and application forms, summaries of research, reports to funding agencies, and financial information in the form of statements, budgets and receipts. A small amount of printed material. Explanatory notes added later by Salber are attached to some items.
Arranged alphabetically by name of organization in General subseries. Arranged alphabetically by name of project in the Proposals subseries.
Chiefly material relating to Don't Send Me Flowers When I'm Dead, Caring and Curing, and The Mind is Not the Heart, including typed manuscript drafts, black and white photographs, interviews recorded on audiocassette, typed transcripts of interviews; and to a lesser extent, copies of published volumes, interview summaries written by Salber, correspondence, handwritten notes, agreements signed by interviewees, film negatives, contact sheets, slides, a videocassette, charts, and clippings. Magnetic data cards are filed with some interviews. Other sections of the series include copies of published and unpublished articles written or co-written by Salber, texts of speeches given by Salber, drafts of papers, lecture notes, a bound copy of Salber's M.D. thesis, reports, photocopied articles, and transcripts of interviews with Salber. Explanatory notes added later by Salber can be found throughout the series.
Arranged chronologically, then alphabetically by title or subject. For Don't Send Me Flowers When I'm Dead, files containing interview transcripts, audiocassettes of interviews, and photographs used to illustrate the book (some of which are mounted), are arranged alphabetically within each of these categories according to the names of individuals interviewed. A cross-reference list for audiocassettes containing interviews with more than one person is located in the container list. Oversize photographs are housed in flat boxes with the collection.
Material relating to Caring and Curing and Don't Send Me Flowers When I'm Dead is restricted.
Don't Send Me Flowers When I'm Dead: Audiocassettes: Interviewees: Cross Reference List
The following is a cross reference list of audiocassettes that contain interviews with more than one person. For example to listen to the interview with Aiken, retrieve the audiocassette listed under Garrett. To be sure all audiocassettes relating to a particular person have been retrieved, look at both lists.
- Aiken see Garrett
- Aiken, L. see Riley
- Ball see Chambers
- Ball, Polly see Mangum, Ella
- Ball, Polly see Tilley, Joyce
- Blalock, Sallie see Riley
- Blalock see Wilson
- Blalock see Garrett
- Dr. Brieger see Tilley
- Briggs, Nanny see Chambers, Walter
- Bullock (married) see Riley
- Bullock, Jonah see Satterfield, Hattie
- Chambers, Walter see McBride, Julie
- Chambers (married) see Riley
- Clayton, Ethel see Harris, Betty Lee
- Clayton see Wilson
- Clayton see Riley
- Crabtree see Riley
- Crabtree see McBride, Julie
- Daniel see Yancey
- Garrett, James see Satterfield, Hattie
- Harris, Myrtle see Tilley, Joyce
- Harris, Myrtle see Mangum, Ella
- Heron, Becky and Duncan see Jeffries, Lattie G.
- Hill, Betty see Satterfield, Hattie
- Hill see Chambers
- Hill see Harris, Betty Lee
- Ing see Yancey
- Ivy see Williams
- Jeffries, Lattie see Mangum, Ella
- Jeffries, M. see Tilley, Joyce
- Jeffries see Garrett
- Jordan, Hattie see Satterfield, Hattie
- Jordan see Harris, Betty Lee
- Lipscomb, Earlie see Terry, Lillian
- Littrell, Julie see Terry, Lillian
- Littrell see Riley
- Lunsford see Garrett
- Lunsford see Wilson
- Lyons, Maynard see McBride, Julie
- Lyons see Riley
- Mangum, Wade see Riley
- Mangum see Harris, Betty Lee
- McBride, Julie see Chambers, Wilcie
- McBride see Chambers
- McCrea, Viola see Ball, Annie
- McCrea see Garrett
- Morris see Briggs, Nannie
- Mpazakis see Williams
- Parrish, Hattie Bell see Satterfield, Hattie
- Rigsbee, Otis see Chambers, Walter
- Rigsbee see Ellis, Vesta
- Roberts, Nanny see Ball, Annie
- Roberts see Tilley
- Satterfield see Chambers
- Taylor, Mary see Terry, Lillian
- Taylor, Mary M. see Riley
- Thacker-Cancer see Riley and UNC students
- Tilley, John see McBride, Julie
- Tilley, Joyce see Ball, Annie
- Turrentine, Mattie see McBride, Julie
- Umstead, Emma see Chambers, Wilcie
- Umstead, Vertie (Epilogue) see Tilley
- Wilkins see Chambers
- Williams see Chambers and Wilson
- Wilson see Garrett
Audiocassettes: Interviewees: (The number 2 after several names indicates there are 2 audiocassettes containing that person's interview.)
Correspondence, clippings, photographs and organizational records in the form of reports, meeting minutes, newsletters, agendas, charts, and a scrapbook. Explanatory notes added later by Salber.
Arranged chronologically and then alphabetically.
A variety of material relating primarily to the Community Health Models Unit and the Health Facilitators Project. Included are survey forms, charts and graphs, texts of lectures, budgets, project outlines, field reports, a few writings by Salber, and other materials. Also includes correspondence, typed transcripts of interviews, charts and graphs, snapshots, questionnaire forms, training manuals, newsletters, announcements, clippings, notes, reports, and meeting minutes. Explanatory notes added later by Salber can be found throughout.
Arranged chronologically, then alphabetically by type of material within two subseries, Community Health Education Program and Department of Community and Family Medicine. Dates may overlap where folders created by Salber are kept intact.
Chiefly printed material, reports, grant proposals, project summaries, training materials, and program evaluations. Also includes correspondence, agendas, meeting minutes, financial reports, outlines of programs, and questionnaire forms. Most information is related to the North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Explanatory notes added later by Salber can be found throughout.
Arranged alphabetically. Dates may overlap where folders created by Salber are kept intact.
Correspondence between Salber and students or about students, recommendation letters, student evaluation forms, course evaluations, students' written and research work, curriculum vitae, class rolls, grant and fellowship proposals, copies of application forms, and a small amount of printed material. Explanatory notes added later by Salber can be found throughout the series.
Arranged alphabetically by students' last names.
This series is restricted.
Correspondence, printed programs, reports, texts of Salber's speeches, including writings delivered at conferences, notes for speeches, program outlines and schedules, charts, copies of articles, project descriptions and updates; and to a lesser extent, committee reports, minutes, a grant proposal, and contracts for Salber's consulting work. Explanatory notes added later by Salber can be found throughout.
Index cards containing Salber's lecture notes, texts of lectures, copies of class handouts, and course outlines. Also includes handwritten notes, course evaluations, reprints of articles, student evaluation forms, and correspondence.
Correspondence to and from Salber, reports, studies, copies of articles, application forms, proposals, abstracts of research projects, survey forms, background material for research, tables and graphs, and texts of speeches, chiefly relating to smoking research. Includes explanatory notes added later by Salber.
Arranged alphabetically by research subjects of Salber and others.
Chiefly black and white photographs taken by Dominic D'Eustachio, who created the illustrations for Don't Send Me Flowers When I'm Dead. Many of the photographs in this series were presumably taken for the book. A number of them contain notes on the subject added by the photographer; some are mounted. Also includes a few contact prints. Most material is undated. Larger photographs are housed in flat boxes with the collection.
Includes letters of commendation and recommendation for Salber, awards, correspondence, typed reports and studies, grant proposals, meeting minutes, printed material, drafts of Salber's writings, a transcript of an interview with Salber, and biographical information about Salber, most written for a variety of biographical dictionary publications.
Arranged chronologically and alphabetically by subject or type of material.
|1916, Jan. 5||
Born, Capetown, South Africa
M.B., Ch.B., University of Capetown
|1939, Nov. 1||
Married Harry T. Phillips
Moved to United States (naturalized in 1961)
Milton Research Associate in Maternal and Child Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass.;
Fellow in Medicine, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, Mass.
Assistant Physician in Medicine, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, Mass.
Senior Research Associate in Epidemiology, Harvarpd School of Public Health
Scholar, Radcliffe Institute for Independent Study
Director, Martha M. Eliot Family Health Center, Boston, Mass. Associate in Medicine, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, Mass.
Lecturer in Pediatrics, Harvard Center for Community Health and Medical Care, Boston, Mass.
Senior Research Associate, Harvard Center for Community Health and Medical Care
Fellow, Royal Society of Health
Lecturer, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Director, Community Health Models, Duke University Medical Center
Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, Duke University Medical Center
Research Associate, Health Services Research Center, University of North Carolina
Senior International Fellow, Fogarty International Center, National Institute of Health
Professor Emeritus, Duke University
|1990, Nov. 11||
Published books include: Caring and Curing: Community Participation in Health Services (1975); Community Health Education: The Lay Advisor Approach (1977); Services to the Elderly in England (1980); Don't Send Me Flowers When I'm Dead: Voices of Rural Elderly (1983) and The Mind is Not the Heart: Recollections of a Woman Physician (1989). Salber conducted research in the areas of epidemiology (especially smoking in schoolchildren and breast cancer) and the utilization of medical care services.
Click to find related materials at Duke University Libraries.
- Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Health and Human Services Program
- D'Eustachio, Dominic
- Duke University. Department of Community and Family Medicine. Health Facilitator Program
- Martha M. Eliot Family Health Center (Boston, Mass.)
- Salber, Eva J.
- Salber, Eva J.
- Aged -- North Carolina -- Durham County -- Interviews
- Aged -- North Carolina -- Durham County -- Pictorial works
- Community health services
- Community health services -- Finance
- Durham County (N.C.) -- Rural conditions
- Poor -- Medical care -- Massachusetts -- Boston
- Rural population -- North Carolina -- Personal narratives
- Smoking -- In adolescence
- Teacher-student relationships
- Women physicians -- United States
The papers of Eva J. Salber (1937-1990) were donated to the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library from 1989-1991 by Eva J. Salber and Harry T. Phillips.
Processed by: Janie Morris, Assisted by: Denise Dolan
Completed August 7, 1992
Encoded by Stephen Douglas Miller