Robert A. Vauter Papers, 1931, 1955-1959

The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.67

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Robert A. Vauter Papers
    Creator: Vauter, Robert A.
    Repository: Laupus Library History Collections
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers include Vauter’s registration as an apprentice pharmacist, a magazine article about pharmacies of the past, and booklets about first aid, dosage amounts, and emergencies in jungle, desert, or arctic.
    Extent: 0.06 Cubic feet,
  • Description

    Papers include Robert A. Vauter’s registration as an apprentice pharmacist, a magazine article about pharmacies of the past, and booklets about first aid, dosage amounts, and emergencies in jungle, desert, or arctic. Oversized materials include diploma from Temple University in 1959 for a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy and pharmacist registration certificate from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, also in 1959.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Robert Anthony Vauter was born 16 May 1936 in Forest City, Pennsylvania to Anthony and Frances (Skube) Vauter. In 1959, he graduated from Temple University’s School of Pharmacy with a full five year course of study. After graduating, he served an apprenticeship in Forest City, became licensed, and then began his career in community pharmacy working in both small family stores and chain stores. In 1968, Vauter decided to join the emerging field of hospital pharmacy and sought a degree from St. Louis University in Missouri. In the early 1970s, he worked at Farview State Hospital, and designed and taught a course of study in psychopharmacology to psychiatric aids and nurses at the facility. After relocating to upstate New York in 1988, Vauter took a pharmacy position with the Department of Defense at Fort Drum. Following a ten year term there, he moved to the Clayton, North Carolina area, but worked part time in the pharmacy at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Smithfield before retiring in 2003. Vauter died 13 July 2007.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    27 February 2008: Humphries Specific cabinet and manual, 3 emergency manuals, Materia Medica book (1857), mortar and pestle, Parke Davis & Company print set, 9 large apothecary bottles, 3 apothecary jars, gavel, medicine, 5 amber bottles, name plate, 12 boxes meds and instruments, box in bag, syringe casing, advertisement. Gift of Irene Vauter.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Irene Vauter

    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

    Robert A. Vauter Papers (CD 01.67),The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processing revised by Ashley Williams, 2015

    Sponsor Statement

    Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina Access and Digitization Grant Program.

Container List

Oversized Materials, 1959

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Oversized Materials, 1959

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