William H. Waugh Papers

1948-1999, undated
Laupus Library Manuscript Collection, LL 02.06
Waugh, William H.
Physical description
1.044 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
William H. Waugh Collection (LL 02.06), The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Laupus Library History Collections
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Slides, posters, photographs, publications, and other memorablia of Dr. William H. Waugh.

Biographical/historical information

William Howard Waugh was born 1925 May 13 in New York City to Richey L. and Lyda L. Waugh. He attended Boston Public Latin School, Boston University, West Virginia University, and graduated with his doctorate in medicine from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1948. He was a veteran of World War II with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Korean Conflict with the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps, where he served as a physician in Nagoya, Japan, during the American Occupation. In 1953, Waugh married Eileen A. Garrigan and they had Mark, Kathleen, and William. He held faculty positions at the Medical College of Georgia, the Kentucky Heart Association, and the University of Kentucky School of Medicine.

In the early 1970s, the Waughs moved to Greenville, North Carolina where he joined the staff of the Physiology Department at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, and was the first doctor hired for the school. During his 30 years of service at ECU, Waugh served as Professor of Medicine, Professor of Physiology, Director of the Department of Clinical Sciences, and was Acting Chair of the Department of Medicine. His research interests included the control of kidney blood flow, sodium excretion and myogenic factors underlying vascular smooth muscle tone. Other areas of investigation included butanol vapor therapy in pulmonary edema and non-covalent antisickling agents for sickle cell hemoglobinopathy. Dr. Waugh retired in 2001 but was given "Professor Emeritus" status and continued to conduct original scientific research, publish professionally, and earned several patents for his work. He died in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky on 2012 July 18.

Scope and arrangement

Slides, posters, photographs, publications, and other memorablia of Dr. William H. Waugh.

Administrative information
Custodial History

2005 August 25, three monographs, two serials, papers, posters, Trecor, and hematology kit. Gift of Mrs. Eileen Waugh.

2018 September 27, photographs and papers. Transfer from University Archives, Joyner Library, East Carolina University.

2019 April 5, correspondence and publications. Transfer from University Archives, Joyner Library, East Carolina University.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Eileen Waugh. Transfer from Joyner Library University Archives.

Processing information

Processed by Ruth Moskop. Processing revised by Baylus C. Brooks, 2015. Updated by Layne Carpenter and Tess Will, 2019.

Copyright notice

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

Language of material


Container list
Box 1 Folder 1 University of Maryland Photographs, 1952, undated
Box 1 Folder 2 Professional Life Group Photographs, 1958-1972
Box 1 Folder 3 Tufts University School of Medicine 50th Reunion Photographs, 1998
Box 1 Folder 4 Family Photographs , Undated
Box 1 Folder 5 Instruction Slides - 2 Boxes labeled "Dr. Waugh" and "2945" and "3782" , 1997-1999
Box 2 Folder 1 Lantern Slides, undated
Map-case 1 Drawer 1 Faculty and Class Photographs, 1948-1966, Undated
Map-case 1 Drawer 2 5 Posters Depicting the "History of Dialysis" by Organon Pharmaceuticals, 1982
Box 1 Folder 6 Medical Residency Certificates , 1949-1952
Box 1 Folder 7 Professional Life Certificates , 1959-1998
Box 1 Folder 8 Military Records, 1944-1952
Map-case 1 Drawer 1 Oversized Certificates , 1949-1971
Box 1 Folder 9 Correspondence, 1972, 1982, 1996
Box 1 Folder 10 Articles by Dr. Waugh, 1954-1982