Records of Laupus Health Science Library, 1969-1998

University Archives #UA38-01

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Records of the Laupus Health Science Library
    Repository: East Carolina University Archives
    Language: English
    Abstract: The Records of the Department of Laupus Health Science Library are comprised of administrative files which include annual reports, codes of operations, and other miscellaneous publications. This collection was transferred to the Laupus Library History Collections on August 29, 2017.
    Extent: 0.5 Linear feet,
  • Description

    This collection contains the administrative records for the East Carolina Department of Laupus Health Science Library. Record Types include administrative files from 1968-1998.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Laupus Library is named for Dr. William E. Laupus, M.D. Dr. Laupus received his medical degree from Yale University in 1945. In 1976, Dr. Laupus became the dean of the School of Medicine at East Carolina University and began work to turn the unaccredited medical school from a two year school to a fully accredited 4 year program. Dr. William E. Laupus witnessed the graduation of the first class from the School of Medicine in 1981. He guided the construction of what is now the Brody School of Medicine building from 1985-1988.

    The Health Affairs Library was established in 1969 with Dr. Jo Ann Bell as its director. Its mission was to serve the fledgling School of Health Affairs. It was started with only one professional librarian and 12 tons of donated books. Throughout the years, Laupus Library has grown to serve Vidant Health Center (formerly Pitt Community Hospital) and, through EAHEC, health care professionals across Eastern North Carolina.

    It has been housed in four locations: the old cafeteria building, the Biology Building (now Howell), the Belk Building , then the Brody Building. In 2006, it moved to its current location, the Health Sciences Building. The Health Sciences Building is a 300,000 square foot, state-of-the-art educational center shared with the College of Allied Health Sciences and the College of Nursing.

  • Administrative Information
    Access Restrictions

    Collection is housed in the Laupus Library History Collections. The collection is open to the public without restrictions.

    Copyright Notice

    Property rights and copyright reside with East Carolina University. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item Description and date]. Records of the Department of Laupus Health Science Library. UA38.01. University Archives, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

Container List

  • Administrative Files, 1969-1998
    Annual Reports, 1987-1996
    Unit Codes of Operations, 1975-1988
    Miscellaneous: Announcements, Brochures, and Publications, 1969-1998

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Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection, without the consent of those individuals, may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which East Carolina University assumes no responsibility.

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