The collection includes various aspects of public health in North Carolina beginning in the early 20th century.
E. (Edward) Daniel "Dan" Shingleton was born in Wilson, North Carolina. He graduated from Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) in Wilson with an A.B. (Religion and Philosophy) in 1963. He earned a M.S.W. from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1970. He did additional study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University.
He worked at the Wilson County Department of Social Services and Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro, North Carolina. In 1973 he began working for the North Carolina Division of Public Health, and he retired from there in 1994. His positions included Social Work Consultant, Regional Maternal and Child Health Supervisor, and Acting Regional Health Director (for 13 months). He was a part-time faculty member for over forty years, mainly at Atlantic Christian College/Barton College and then at East Carolina University.
Dan Shingleton continues to be active in the North Carolina Public Health Association (NCPHA) and served on committees and won several awards. In 1990-91 he served as the NCPHA President. In 1993-95 he was the NCPHA Program Development Specialist. In 1990 he also served on two subcommittees of the North Carolina General Assembly's Public Health Study Commission.
He made numerous presentations across North Carolina and published several articles in North Carolina health publications. He served on numerous public health and social work committees.
From the late 1980's to the mid-1990's, he conducted 15 oral history interviews on the history of public health in North Carolina. These are now part of the Laupus Library Oral Health Collection (LL 02.03). He also presented or co-presented four times at the Laupus Library Medical History Interest Group Lectures.
The collection is arranged into five series: people and location files, topics in public health, publications, North Carolina State Board of Health photographs, and Health Heroes Series filmstrips. People and location files include information about specific people who were involved with early public health in North Carolina. Also included are specific counties or towns and their department of health information. Topics in public health files are related to specific issues and include pamphlets, articles, and brochures. Health Heroes Series filmstrips were created for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in the 1940s. The six filmstrip set is in a box originally sent to Frank G. Fuller at Gwynn Park High School in Maryland. Books donated with collection have been removed and cataloged separately.
2007 June 25, Books, serials, and manuscripts on public health. Gift of E. Daniel Shingelton.
2007 July 19, Health books, journals, and manuscripts. Gift of E. Daniel Shingleton.
2007 November 26, various books. Gift of E. Daniel Shingleton.
2007 December 10, Public Health Materials. Gift of E. Daniel Shingleton.
2008 February 29, 1 box of North Carolina Board of Health Reports/ 1 artifact. Gift of E. Daniel Shingleton.
2008 October 15, 2 books. Gift of E. Daniel Shingleton.
2008 October 27, 37 oral history tape cassetes. Gift of E. Daniel Shingleton.
2010 September 28, books and documents. Gift of E. Daniel Shingleton.
2011 February 18, picture, monographs, and health bulletins/books. Gift of E. Daniel Shingleton.
2017 June 15, 18 documents. Gift of E. Daniel Shingleton.
2017 November 16, documents, monographs, and health bulletins/books. Gift of E. Daniel Shingleton.
2018 April 24, 3 monographs, 11 documents and programs. Gift of E. Daniel Shingleton.
2018 May 7, 1 monograph, photographs, articles, and other documents. Gift of E. Daniel Shingleton.
2018 July 19, 1 monograph, 2 serials, and 1 newsletter. Gift of E. Daniel Shingleton.
2018 September 18, 1 photo, 1 report, 2 collections of articles, and other documents. Gift of E. Daniel Shingleton.
Processing revised by Ashley Williams, 2015
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
North Carolina Public Health Association Records (LL 02.65), 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.
Charles O'Hagan Laughinghouse Papers (#267), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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