Milton D. Quigless Papers

1934-2006, undated
Laupus Library Manuscript Collection, LL 02.10
Creator(s)
Quigless, Milton D., Sr., 1904-1997
Physical description
6.04 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
Milton D. Quigless Papers (LL 02.10), The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
Laupus Library History Collections
Access
LL 02.10.03, patient records, restricted until 2097. Falls under HIPAA.

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.


Biographical/historical information

Milton Douglas Quigless Sr. was born 1906 August 16 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.


Scope and arrangement

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.


Administrative information
Custodial History

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

Source of acquisition

Gift of Carol Quigless

Processing information

Processed by Baylus C. Brooks, 2015. Processing revised by Ashley Williams, 2015

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

English

Related material

Related artifacts held at The Country Doctor Museum, Bailey, North Carolina.


Container list
Box 1 Folder 1 Manuscript Draft, Chapters 1-10, undated
Box 1 Folder 2 Manuscript Draft, Pages 43-342, undated
Box 1 Folder 3 Manuscript Draft, Pages 180-275, undated
Box 1 Folder 4 Manuscript Draft, Pages 276-342, undated
Box 1 Folder 5 Manuscript Draft and Synopsis, undated
Box 1 Folder 6 Mansucript Edits, 1991, undated
Box 1 Folder 7 Related Materials for Looking Back - The Way It Was, undated
Box 1 Folder 9 Quigless Clinic, 1946, undated
Box 2 Folder 2 Newspaper Articles, 1983-2005
Box 2 Folder 3 Miscellaneous Personal Papers, 1949-1999
Box 16 Folder 1 Petition for Condemnation with Blueprints for New Development, 1979
Oversize Folder 1 Oversize Folder 2 Certificates and Blueprint: Hubbard Medical Society, Jaquelin Drane Nash Award of Merit, Special Achievement Award from Quigless Clinic; Survey map of property of Dr. M.D. Quigless, 1934, 1956, 1973, 1984
Box 3 Patient Records [accounts closed 1997], A-G, 1950-1997
Box 4 Patient Records [accounts closed 1997], G-J, 1950-1997
Box 5 Patient Records [accounts closed 1997], J-Q, 1950-1997
Box 6 Patient Records [accounts closed 1997], R-W, 1950-1997
Box 7 Patient Records [sent to ICS Collections], A-E, 1950-1997
Box 8 Patient Records [sent to ICS Collections], F-K, 1950-1997
Box 9 Patient Records [sent to ICS Collections], L-R, 1950-1997
Box 10 Patient Records [sent to ICS Collections], S-W, 1950-1997
Box 11 Patient Records [sent to ICS Collections], W and Patient Records [miscellaneous 1], 1950-1997
Box 12 Miscellaneous Patient Records [miscellaneous 2], 1950-1997
Box 13 Miscellaneous Patient Records [miscellaneous 3], 1950-1997
Box 14 Miscellaneous Patient Records [miscellaneous 4], 1950-1997
Box 15 Folder 1 This is My Story Reel #8, undated
Box 15 Folder 2 This is My Story Reel #9, undated
Box 15 Folder 3 Leontyne Price Concert, undated
Box 15 Folder 4 Christmas at Pops and the Joy of Bach, undated
Box 15 Folder 5 Letter to Oprah Winfrey, undated
Box 15 Folder 6 Atopic Dermatitis - R. Hart and J. Knox at National Medical Association-Dallas, August 1980
Box 15 Folder 7 Songs Dr. Quigless, undated
Box 15 Folder 8 Letter to Dr. Lloyd and Random, undated
Box 15 Folder 9 ML Dred, undated
Box 15 Folder 10 Important [...]sing Section and Closing Remarks, undated
Box 15 Folder 11 "Dead Doctors Don't Lie" by Joel D. Wallach, 1995
Box 15 Folder 12 Tarboro Tape #1, 1982 October 23
Box 15 Folder 13 Side #1 Sylvia Start and Rev. Riddick, undated
Box 15 Folder 14 Interview with Carol Quigless, 2006 April 20
Box 15 Folder 15 "My Story" Originals, 1982
Box 15 Folder 16 Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 1, undated
Box 15 Folder 17 Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 2, undated
Box 15 Folder 18 Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 3, undated
Box 15 Folder 19 Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 4, undated
Box 15 Folder 20 Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 5, undated
Box 15 Folder 21 Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 6, undated
Box 15 Folder 22 Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 7, undated
Box 15 Folder 23 Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 8, undated
Box 15 Folder 24 Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 9, undated
Box 15 Folder 25 Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 10, undated
Box 15 Folder 26 Milton Quigless Oral History Disc 12, undated
Box 15 Folder 27 Milton Quigless Various Letters Disc 11, undated
Box 15 Folder 28 Milton Quigless Coming to Tarboro Disc 12, undated
Box 15 Folder 29 Milton Quigless Atopic Dermatitis Disc 13, undated
Box 15 Folder 30 "Dead Doctors Don't Lie" Joel D. Wallach, 1995
Box 15 Folder 31 Leontyne Price Concert, undated
Box 15 Folder 32 Christmas at Pops, undated
Box 15 Folder 33 National Public Radio interview with Carol quigless, 2007 October 15
Box 15 Folder 34 Dr. Quigless Video, 1987 September 19
Box 15 Folder 35 Dr. Quigless Video II, 1987 September 19
Box 15 Folder 36 Dr. Quigless Video (user copy), 1987 September 19
Box 15 Folder 37 Dr. Quigless Video II (user copy), 1987 September 19
Box 15 Folder 38 Oral History with Carol Quigless, 2006 April 20