The Black Physician Experience in Eastern North Carolina Grant Project Collection

1973-2004
Laupus Library Manuscript Collection, LL02.72
Creator(s)
Savitt, Todd Lee, 1943-; Dennard, David C., Dr.; Ensley, Donald E
Physical description
0.7 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
The Black Physician Experience in Eastern North Carolina Grant Project Collection (LL 02.72), at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Repository
Laupus Library History Collections
Access
No Restrictions

Includes information about the grant project, biographical sketches for each physician featured, and video recordings of all four public forums.


Biographical/historical information

The Black Physician Experience in Eastern North Carolina grant project was an initiative of the Carolina Health Group. The project received funding through the North Carolina Humanities Council and ran for four weeks in February and March of 1996. The project involved holding public forums on four elderly black physicians in eastern North Carolina who had been practicing medicine for more than 40 years. The featured physicians were Dr. Andrew Best of Greenville, Dr. Milton Quigless of Tarboro, Dr. Joe Weaver of Ahoskie, and Dr. John Hannibal of Kinston.

Each forum focused on one of the doctors and drew upon their personal experiences. Their experiences established medical practices in rural, small towns of eastern North Carolina was the primary interest. The program also examined key events, such as periods of racial discord in the 1940s and 1950s, the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and the establishment of the school of medicine at East Carolina University.


Scope and arrangement

The Black Physician Experience in Eastern North Carolina Grant Project Collection contains documentation for and the results of the North Carolina Humanities Council grant project. Series 1 contains information about the grant project, the grant application, and publicity. The subsequent series feature each of the four doctors who were part of the project: Dr. Andrew Best, Dr. Milton Quigless, Dr. Joe Weaver, and Dr. John Hannibal. Programs from the public forums held as part of the grant project, video footage of the forums, biographical sketches, and newspaper articles are included for each doctor.


Administrative information
Custodial History

1999 April 2: 1 binder and 8 video cassettes. Gift of Donald E. Ensley.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Donald E. Ensley

Processing information

Processed by Layne Carpenter, 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

English

Related material

Andrew A. Best Papers (LL 02.13), The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

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

Oral History Collection (LL 02.03), The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.


Container list
Box 1 Folder 1 Background Information, 1996
Box 1 Folder 2 Grant Information, 1995-1996
Box 1 Folder 3 Publicity, 1995-1996
Box 1 Folder 4 Medical Center Review Article, 1996
Box 1 Folder 5 More Resources on Black Medical History, undated
Box 1 Folder 6 Andrew Best Public Forum Program, 1996 March 2
Box 1 Folder 7 Biographical Sketch, 1996
Box 1 Folder 8 Curriculum Vitae, undated
Box 1 Folder 9 Miscellaneous Documents, 1973, 1996, 1999
Box 1 Folder 10 Photographs, undated
Box 1 Folder 12 Milton Quigless Public Forum Program, 1996 February 24
Box 1 Folder 13 Biographical Sketch, 1996
Box 1 Folder 14 Autobiography, undated
Box 1 Folder 15 Newspaper Articles, 1990-2004
Box 2 Folder 1 Joe Weaver Public Forum Program, 1996 February 16
Box 2 Folder 2 Biographical Sketch, 1996
Box 2 Folder 3 Joe Weaver Oral History Transcript, 1990 August 28
Box 2 Folder 4 Newspaper Articles, 1993, undated
Box 2 Folder 6 John Hannibal Public Forum Program, 1996 February 10
Box 2 Folder 7 Biographical Sketch, 1996
Box 2 Folder 8 John Hannibal Oral History Transcript, 1990 July 6
Box 2 Folder 9 Newspaper Articles and Photos, 1998-2000, undated