Karl Busbee Pace Papers, 1923-[1954-1971]

Manuscript Collection #273

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Karl Busbee Pace Papers
    Creator: Pace, Karl Busbee, 1888-1968
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1923-[1954-1971]) of physician, 1916-1954, who served in the U. S. Army Medical Corps during World War I, consisting of newspaper clippings, correspondence, biographical notes, photographs, miscellany and scrapbook.
    Extent: 0.22 Cubic feet, 181 items , consisting of newspaper clippings, correspondence, biographical notes, photographs, miscellany, and a scrapbook.
  • Description

    Newspaper and magazine clippings date from 1954 to 1971. However, the largest concentration of articles is from 1954 and, for the most part, concerns Dr. Pace's AMA honors. Deserving special note are a clipping showing Dr. Pace opening the Greenville campaign headquarters for I. Beverly Lake ([1960?]) and a 1971 article based on an interview with dr. Pace concerning his World War I experiences.

    Correspondence can be divided into several categories. Most important is the general correspondence (1954-1956), which includes letters from Pitt County patients and an open letter to Dr. Pace published in the May, 1956, edition of Antibiotics and Chemotherapy. Additional correspondence includes endorsements of Dr. Pace for the Medical Society of North Carolina's General Practitioner of the Year Award, several of which discuss his qualifications and career, letters and telegrams congratulating Dr. Pace on receiving the N.C. award, and letters of endorsement and congratulations concerning Dr. Pace and the national AMA award.

    Unsigned and undated biographical material also is included in the Pace collection. This material probably is related to the correspondence endorsing Dr. Pace for the National Award or to the brief biographical sketches found in the newspaper and magazine articles.

    Eleven photographs include views of Pace, his wife, and the Jefferson Medical College class of 1914 reunion.

    A file of miscellany includes material concerning Dr. Pace's activities and memberships, and items concerning members of his family. Among the items concerning Dr. Pace are poems, writings by Dr. Pace, paperwork from The National Cyclopedia of American Biography and Who's Who in the South and Southwest, a pamphlet concerning Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church (1958), a copy of the August 5, 1957, Lubricator (Greenville Rotary Club), and a Distinguished Service Award from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Items related to the Pace family include an interview with Mrs. Pace ( Scope Weekly, May 8, 1957), a news article about Dr. Pace's brother, Tom, and an article about Dr. Pace's son, Dr. Charles Pace.

    A scrapbook (1923-1955), almost exclusively is concerned with Dr. Pace's national AMA award, but it also includes a few miscellaneous items such as newspaper clippings, membership cards, and awards.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Dr. Karl Busbee Pace (1888-1968), a 1914 graduate of Jefferson Medical College, was a practicing physician in Pitt County, N.C., from 1916 until his retirement in 1954. Pace served during World War I as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps; 1918 found him in France as part of Hospital Train 27. He was an active community leader, a family man, and a respected physician both in Pitt County and within his profession. The high-water mark of his life came in November, 1954, when he was selected by the American Medical Association as the "General Practitioner of the Year."

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    November 21, 1974, 2 volumes; Scrapbooks containing correspondence, clippings, testimonials, photographs, and miscellaneous pertaining to Doctor Pace's career as a physician. Gift of Mrs. Karl B. Pace, Greenville, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Karl B. Pace

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Karl Busbee Pace Papers (#273), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by H. Warren, Febuary 1981

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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