Josephine E. Newell Papers

1902-1996, undated
The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.42
Creator(s)
Newell, Josephine E.
Physical description
0.695 Cubic Feet
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.
Repository
Laupus Library History Collections
Access
No restrictions

The papers consist mainly of correspondence, North Carolina Medical Society presidential address and gavel, playbill and study guide, curriculum vitae, photographs, and newspaper articles.


Biographical/historical information

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.


Scope and arrangement

The Josephine E. Newll Papers consist 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. Also included are two tin signs and an undated line drawing of country doctor art designed for advertisement of the Anheuser-Busch product, Malt Nutrine.


Administrative information
Custodial History

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.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Josephine E. Newell

Processing information

Processed by Melissa Nasea, 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

Country Doctor Museum Administrative Records (CD 01.01), The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Hodge Newell Collection (CD 01.91), The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

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

Related books can be found by searching the Laupus Library catalog.


Container list
Box 1 Folder 1 Research on the Baker/Bass Murder Case (photocopies) (1 of 2), 1902-1988, undated
Box 1 Folder 2 Research on the Baker/Bass Murder Case (photocopies) (2 of 2), 1902-1988, undated
Box 1 Folder 3 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
Box 1 Folder 4 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
Box 1 Folder 5 Playbill, correction sheet, and study guide for the play The Goodliest Land (about Dr. Newell) by Ila C. (Cathy) Stallings, ca. 1987
Box 1 Folder 6 Correspondence related to Medical and Health Annual 1996 for which Dr. Newell wrote "Commemorating the Country Doctor", 1993-1996
Box 1 Folder 7 Medical and Health Annual 1996 (Encyclopedia Britannica) which contains "Commemorating the Country Doctor" by Josephine E. Newell on p. 352-355, 1996
Box 1 Folder 8 Photographs, undated, ca. 1970-1996
Box 1 Folder 9 Curriculum Vitae, 1990
Box 1 Folder 10 Transcription of Letter by Mary Liza Barnes, 5 August 1915
Box 2 Folder 1 Gavel used by Dr. Newell while first female president of the North Carolina Medical Society, 1981
Map-case 3 Drawer 1 Newspaper Clippings, 1966-1987