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Guide to silent film clip of the Trent Room dedication at Duke University Medical Library, 1956 April 20

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Summary

This black-and-white silent film clip is from the April 20, 1956 dedication of the Trent Room History of Medicine Collections at Duke University. The ceremony was held at Duke's Medical Library in the new Trent Room. Speakers include Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans, Duke President A. Hollis Edens, Dean Wilburt C. Davison, John Fulton, and James T. Cleland. Attendees at the ceremony also included the Trent daughters. The recording is about two minutes long. The medical artifacts and books also briefly shown in the film are from the History of Medicine Collection assembled by Duke surgeon and faculty member Dr. Josiah Charles Trent (d.1948). Those collections are now in the Rubenstein Library at Duke University. Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11292
Title
Silent film clip of Trent Room dedication at Duke University Medical Library
Extent
.2 Linear Feet, 2 videocassettes; 1 digital mp4 file
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

This silent black-and-white film clip copied from a videocassete copy tape is from the April 20, 1956 dedication of the Trent Room History of Medicine Collections at Duke University. The ceremony was held at Duke's Medical Library in the new Trent Room. Speakers include Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans, Duke President A. Hollis Edens, Dean Wilburt C. Davison, John Fulton, and James T. Cleland. Attendees at the ceremony also included the Trent daughters. The recording is about two minutes long; the sound element has been lost.

The medical artifacts and books briefly shown in the film are from the History of Medicine Collection assembled by Duke surgeon and faculty member Dr. Josiah Charles Trent. The collection was donated by the Trent family to Duke and eventually displayed in the Trent Room and the Medical Library, and is now in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke.

Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.

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How to Cite

Silent film clip of the Trent Room dedication at Duke University Medical Library, 1956 April 20, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Videocassette (VHS)

Original recording material is closed to use; a digital viewing copy is available. Please contact the Rubenstein Library for access.

Video-cassette RL11292-VHS-0001
Videocassette tape (U-Matic)

This copy on U-Matic videocassette is held by the Duke University Medical Center.

Original recording material is closed to use; a digital viewing copy is available. Please contact the Rubenstein Library for access.

 

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Provenance

The silent film clip of the Trent Room dedication at Duke University Medical Library, 1956 April 20 (on videocassette) was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a transfer from the Medical School History of Medicine Collections in 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Paula Jeannet, September 2016.

No accession number is available.