Earl Trevathan Papers

Laupus Library Manuscript Collection, LL02.73
Trevathan, Earl, Jr., Dr., 1924
Physical description
0.35 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
Dr. Earl Trevathan Jr. Papers (LL02.73), The William E. Laupus Health Science Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, North Carolina, USA.
Laupus Library History Collections
No Restrictions

Includes correspondence in letter and email form, newspaper clippings, a photograph, meeting memorandums, affiliation agreements, East Carolina University School of Medicine dean candidate information, and reports.

Biographical/historical information

Dr. Earl Trevathan Jr. was born in 1924 to Ethel Turnage and Earl Trevathan. He hails from the town of Tarboro, North Carolina in Edgecombe County. Dr. Trevathan is noted to have become a member of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) in 1954. Known as a pediatrician in Greenville, North Carolina Trevathan became a part of the difficult task of attempting to create East Carolina University's first medical school beginning in the early 1970s. Dr. Trevathan also served in the military during WWII. With his knowledge of health care in eastern North Carolina for the past fifty years, Dr. Trevathan continues to encompass the history of medicine during East Carolina University's time of development.

Scope and arrangement

The Dr. Earl Trevathan Jr. Papers describe his professional career involving the creation of the East Carolina University School of Medicine. The professional life series contains documents important to the introduction and completion of the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, School of Medicine Dean Candidate Information, and documents pertaining to the East Carolina University and Pitt County Memorial Hospital Medical Education Liaison Committee along with the Liaison Committee with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The personal life series contains one photograph, a document/pamphlet relating to honoring Dr. Trevathan, and newspaper articles detailing the importance and legacy of his work.

Administrative information
Custodial History

2019 July 25: Large file folder of archival materials. Gift of Earl Trevathan.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Earl Trevathan

Processing information

Processed by Kaleah Braswell, 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 Correspondence, 1969-1976
Box 1 Folder 2 Affiliation Agreements (Drafts & Reports of Progress), 1970-1976
Box 1 Folder 3 Meeting Memorandums, 1974
Box 1 Folder 4 Correspondence, 1974
Box 1 Folder 5 Plans, Articles, & Other Documents, 1974
Box 1 Folder 6 Meeting Agendas & Other Documents, 1974-1975
Box 1 Folder 7 Meeting Minutes, 1974-1975
Box 1 Folder 8 Search Committee Correspondence, 1975
Box 1 Folder 9 Search Committee Candidate Information & Resumes, 1975
Box 1 Folder 10 Printed Photograph, 1960
Box 1 Folder 11 Information Sheet Concerning Service Honoring Dr. Trevathan, 2014
Box 1 Folder 12 Newspaper Articles Concerning Dr. Trevathan, 2011-2019