Milton D. Quigless Papers, 1934-2006

Laupus Library Manuscript Collection, LL 02.10

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Milton D. Quigless Papers
    Creator: Quigless, Milton D.
    Repository: Laupus Library History Collections
    Language: English
    Abstract: The collection has papers, photographs, personal items, patient records, and oral history of Milton D. Quigless, along with drafts and related materials to his autobiography, "Looking Back: The Way It Was".
    Extent: 4.343 Cubic feet,
  • Description
     

    The collection has papers, photographs, personal items, patient records, and the oral history of Milton D. Quigless, along with drafts and related materials to his autobiography, "Looking Back: The Way It Was". Various awards, certificates, and newspaper articles about Dr. Quigless highlight his career from the opening of the Quigless Clinic until his death. Also included is an interview between Dr. Quigless and his daughter, along with a 13 CD set of his autobiography.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Milton Douglas Quigless Sr. was born 16 August 1906 in Port Gibson, Mississippi. He first came to North Carolina when he was a teenage musician in a traveling minstrel show, and vowed to return. After earning his degree at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Quigless moved to Tarboro in 1936. He set up an office in an abandoned fish market as he was denied hospital privileges. Nine years later, in 1947, he opened the Quigless Clinic, a 25-bed, two-story hospital and office. The hospital on the second floor closed in 1975 after the state wanted architectural changes that would have meant costly renovations. At the same time, Quigless joined the staff of the new Edgecombe County General Hospital and moved his patients there, but maintained an office in the old hospital until shortly before his death in 1997. His daughter, Carol Quigless, published her father’s autobiography, "Looking Back: The Way It Was", in 2009.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    September 22, 2006, (unprocessed) Patient records, photos, certificates, newspaper articles, reel-to-reel tapes, cassette tapes, and manuscript of autobiography. Gift of Carol Quigless.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Carol Quigless

    Access Restrictions

    LL 02.10.03, patient records, restricted until 2097. Falls under HIPAA.

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    Milton D. Quigless Papers (LL 02.10), The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Baylus C. Brooks, 2015. 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

  • Looking Back - The Way It Was Autobiography, 1991, undated
     
    Manuscript Draft, Chapters 1-10, undated
    Manuscript Draft, Pages 43-342, undated
    Manuscript Draft, Pages 180-275, undated
    Manuscript Draft, Pages 276-342, undated
    Manuscript Draft and Synopsis, undated
    Mansucript Edits, 1991, undated
    Related Materials for Looking Back - The Way It Was, undated
  • Patient Records, 1950-1997
     
    Patient Records [accounts closed 1997], A-G, 1950-1997
    Patient Records [accounts closed 1997], G-J, 1950-1997
    Patient Records [accounts closed 1997], J-Q, 1950-1997
    Patient Records [accounts closed 1997], R-W, 1950-1997
    Patient Records [sent to ICS Collections], A-E, 1950-1997
    Patient Records [sent to ICS Collections], F-K, 1950-1997
    Patient Records [sent to ICS Collections], L-R, 1950-1997
    Patient Records [sent to ICS Collections], S-W, 1950-1997
    Patient Records [sent to ICS Collections], W and Patient Records [miscellaneous 1], 1950-1997
    Miscellaneous Patient Records [miscellaneous 2], 1950-1997
    Miscellaneous Patient Records [miscellaneous 3], 1950-1997
    Miscellaneous Patient Records [miscellaneous 4], 1950-1997
  • Audio, 1950-1997
     
    This is My Story Reel #8, undated
    This is My Story Reel #9, undated
    Leontyne Price Concert, undated
    Christmas at Pops and the Joy of Bach, undated
    Letter to Oprah Winfrey, undated
    Atopic Dermatitis - R. Hart and J. Knox at National Medical Association-Dallas, August 1980
    Songs Dr. Quigless, undated
    Letter to Dr. Lloyd and Random, undated
    ML Dred, undated
    Important [...]sing Section and Closing Remarks, undated
    "Dead Doctors Don't Lie" by Joel D. Wallach, 1995
    Tarboro Tape #1, 23 October 1982
    Side #1 Sylvia Start and Rev. Riddick, undated
    Interview with Carol Quigless, 20 April 2006
    "My Story" Originals, 1982
    Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 1, undated
    Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 2, undated
    Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 3, undated
    Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 4, undated
    Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 5, undated
    Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 6, undated
    Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 7, undated
    Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 8, undated
    Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 9, undated
    Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 10, undated
    Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 12, undated
    Milton Quigless Various Letters Disc 11, undated
    Milton Quigless Coming to Tarboro Disc 12, undated
    Milton Quigless Atopic Dermatitis Disc 13, undated
    "Dead Doctors Don't Lie" Joel D. Wallach, 1995
    Leontyne Price Concert, undated
    Christmas at Pops, undated
    National Public Radio interview with Carol quigless, 15 October 2007
    Dr. Quigless Video, 19 September 1987
    Dr. Quigless Video II, 19 September 1987
    Dr. Quigless Video (user copy), 19 September 1987
    Dr. Quigless Video II (user copy), 19 September 1987
    Oral History with Carol Quigless, 20 April 2006

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Container List

  • Looking Back - The Way It Was Autobiography, 1991, undated
     
    Manuscript Draft, Chapters 1-10, undated
    Manuscript Draft, Pages 43-342, undated
    Manuscript Draft, Pages 180-275, undated
    Manuscript Draft, Pages 276-342, undated
    Manuscript Draft and Synopsis, undated
    Mansucript Edits, 1991, undated
    Related Materials for Looking Back - The Way It Was, undated
  • Patient Records, 1950-1997
     
    Patient Records [accounts closed 1997], A-G, 1950-1997
    Patient Records [accounts closed 1997], G-J, 1950-1997
    Patient Records [accounts closed 1997], J-Q, 1950-1997
    Patient Records [accounts closed 1997], R-W, 1950-1997
    Patient Records [sent to ICS Collections], A-E, 1950-1997
    Patient Records [sent to ICS Collections], F-K, 1950-1997
    Patient Records [sent to ICS Collections], L-R, 1950-1997
    Patient Records [sent to ICS Collections], S-W, 1950-1997
    Patient Records [sent to ICS Collections], W and Patient Records [miscellaneous 1], 1950-1997
    Miscellaneous Patient Records [miscellaneous 2], 1950-1997
    Miscellaneous Patient Records [miscellaneous 3], 1950-1997
    Miscellaneous Patient Records [miscellaneous 4], 1950-1997
  • Audio, 1950-1997
     
    This is My Story Reel #8, undated
    This is My Story Reel #9, undated
    Leontyne Price Concert, undated
    Christmas at Pops and the Joy of Bach, undated
    Letter to Oprah Winfrey, undated
    Atopic Dermatitis - R. Hart and J. Knox at National Medical Association-Dallas, August 1980
    Songs Dr. Quigless, undated
    Letter to Dr. Lloyd and Random, undated
    ML Dred, undated
    Important [...]sing Section and Closing Remarks, undated
    "Dead Doctors Don't Lie" by Joel D. Wallach, 1995
    Tarboro Tape #1, 23 October 1982
    Side #1 Sylvia Start and Rev. Riddick, undated
    Interview with Carol Quigless, 20 April 2006
    "My Story" Originals, 1982
    Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 1, undated
    Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 2, undated
    Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 3, undated
    Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 4, undated
    Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 5, undated
    Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 6, undated
    Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 7, undated
    Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 8, undated
    Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 9, undated
    Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 10, undated
    Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 12, undated
    Milton Quigless Various Letters Disc 11, undated
    Milton Quigless Coming to Tarboro Disc 12, undated
    Milton Quigless Atopic Dermatitis Disc 13, undated
    "Dead Doctors Don't Lie" Joel D. Wallach, 1995
    Leontyne Price Concert, undated
    Christmas at Pops, undated
    National Public Radio interview with Carol quigless, 15 October 2007
    Dr. Quigless Video, 19 September 1987
    Dr. Quigless Video II, 19 September 1987
    Dr. Quigless Video (user copy), 19 September 1987
    Dr. Quigless Video II (user copy), 19 September 1987
    Oral History with Carol Quigless, 20 April 2006


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