Josephine E. Newell Papers, 1902-1996

The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.42

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Josephine E. Newell Papers
    Creator: Newell, Josephine E.
    Repository: Laupus Library History Collections
    Language: English
    Abstract: The papers consist mainly of correspondence, North Carolina Medical Society presidential address and gavel, playbill and study guide, curriculum vitae, photographs, and newspaper articles.
    Extent: 0.35 Cubic feet,
  • Description
     

    The papers consist mainly of correspondence, research on a murder case, North Carolina Medical Society presidential address and gavel, playbill and study guide, curriculum vitae, photographs, and newspaper articles. Two tin signs and undated line drawing of country doctor art designed for advertisement of the Anheuser-Busch product, Malt Nutrine.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Josephine E. Newell, daughter of family physician Hodge Newell, was born on 20 May 1925 in Franklin County, North Carolina. She graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from the University of South Carolina and earned her medical degree from the University of Maryland. From 1951 to 1975, Newell practiced family medicine in Bailey, North Carolina, and then went on to head private and state healthcare projects. She became the first female President of the North Carolina Medical Society in 1981, later served as President of the Organization of State Medical Association Presidents, and held offices in the Wilson County Medical Society. Newell was instrumental in founding the Country Doctor Museum in Bailey, North Carolina in 1967 and was President of the Board of Directors from 1967-1987. She died on 9 July 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    Probably donated between 1967 and 2014; Correspondence, research on a murder case, North Carolina Medical Society presidential address and gavel, playbill and study guide, curriculum vitae, photographs, and newspaper articles. Gift of Dr. Josephine Newell of Raleigh, North Carolina.

    The two tins “Dr. Stork” and “A Hurry Call” were donated by Josephine E. Newell in 1995.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Josephine E. Newell

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    Josephine E. Newell Papers (CD 01.42), The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Melissa Nasea, 2015

    Sponsor Statement

    Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina Access and Digitization Grant Program.

Container List

Research on the Baker/Bass Murder Case (photocopies) (1 of 2), 1902-1988, undated
Research on the Baker/Bass Murder Case (photocopies) (2 of 2), 1902-1988, undated
Correspondence about a section on Dr. Newell in the 1973 book The Goodliest Land: North Carolina by Nancy and Bruce Roberts and about an article in The State magazine; includes the book's section "North Carolina's Woman Country Doctor" (p. 74-79) (originals and photocopies), 1972-1974
Dr. Newell's "President's Acceptance Speech" delivered May 9, 1981 on the presidency of the North Carolina Medical Society (photocopy); North Carolina Medical Journal, August 1981, Vol. 42, no. 8 containing the speech (original), 1981
Playbill, correction sheet, and study guide for the play The Goodliest Land (about Dr. Newell) by Ila C. (Cathy) Stallings, ca. 1987
Correspondence related to Medical and Health Annual 1996 for which Dr. Newell wrote "Commemorating the Country Doctor", 1993-1996
Medical and Health Annual 1996 (Encyclopedia Britannica) which contains "Commemorating the Country Doctor" by Josephine E. Newell on p. 352-355, 1996
Photographs, undated, ca. 1970-1996
Curriculum Vitae, 1990
Transcription of Letter by Mary Liza Barnes, 5 August 1915
Gavel used by Dr. Newell while first female president of the North Carolina Medical Society, 1981
Newspaper Clippings, 1966-1987

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Container List

Research on the Baker/Bass Murder Case (photocopies) (1 of 2), 1902-1988, undated
Research on the Baker/Bass Murder Case (photocopies) (2 of 2), 1902-1988, undated
Correspondence about a section on Dr. Newell in the 1973 book The Goodliest Land: North Carolina by Nancy and Bruce Roberts and about an article in The State magazine; includes the book's section "North Carolina's Woman Country Doctor" (p. 74-79) (originals and photocopies), 1972-1974
Dr. Newell's "President's Acceptance Speech" delivered May 9, 1981 on the presidency of the North Carolina Medical Society (photocopy); North Carolina Medical Journal, August 1981, Vol. 42, no. 8 containing the speech (original), 1981
Playbill, correction sheet, and study guide for the play The Goodliest Land (about Dr. Newell) by Ila C. (Cathy) Stallings, ca. 1987
Correspondence related to Medical and Health Annual 1996 for which Dr. Newell wrote "Commemorating the Country Doctor", 1993-1996
Medical and Health Annual 1996 (Encyclopedia Britannica) which contains "Commemorating the Country Doctor" by Josephine E. Newell on p. 352-355, 1996
Photographs, undated, ca. 1970-1996
Curriculum Vitae, 1990
Transcription of Letter by Mary Liza Barnes, 5 August 1915
Gavel used by Dr. Newell while first female president of the North Carolina Medical Society, 1981
Newspaper Clippings, 1966-1987


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