John Davis Humber Oral History Interview, October 25, 1983

Oral History #OH0078

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: John Davis Humber Oral History Interview
    Creator: Humber, John Davis, 1895-1991
    Little, Stanley L.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Extent: 0.005 Cubic feet, 1 audiocassette, 0.75 hour, no transcription ,
  • Description

    In this interview he discusses his childhood in Greenville, N.C., his college years, and his work as a doctor. Also discussed is the life of his brother, Dr. Robert Lee Humber, who among other things was a founder of the movement for World Federation and was a great force behind the establishment of the North Carolina Museum of Art; and the history of the Humber House at the corner of W. Fifth and Washington Streets in Greenville.

    This interview was done by Stanley L. Little of the Eastern Office of the Division of Archives and History of North Carolina.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Dr. John D. Humber grew up in Greenville and attended Wake Forest and Tulane Universities. He founded various medical organizations and was a co-discoverer of the Coffey-Humber treatment for cancer.

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    Preferred Citation

    John Davis Humber Oral History Interview (#OH0078), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

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