Robert A. Vauter Papers

1983-2001
The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.67
Creator(s)
Vauter, Robert A.
Physical description
0.245 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
Robert A. Vauter Papers (CD 01.67),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

Papers include Vauter's registration as an apprentice pharmacist, a magazine article about pharmacies of the past, and booklets about first aid, dosage amounts, and emergencies in jungle, desert, or arctic.


Biographical/historical information

Robert Anthony Vauter was born 16 May 1936 in Forest City, Pennsylvania to Anthony and Frances (Skube) Vauter. In 1959, he graduated from Temple University's School of Pharmacy with a full five year course of study. After graduating, he served an apprenticeship in Forest City, became licensed, and then began his career in community pharmacy working in both small family stores and chain stores. In 1968, Vauter decided to join the emerging field of hospital pharmacy and sought a degree from St. Louis University in Missouri. In the early 1970s, he worked at Farview State Hospital, and designed and taught a course of study in psychopharmacology to psychiatric aids and nurses at the facility. After relocating to upstate New York in 1988, Vauter took a pharmacy position with the Department of Defense at Fort Drum. Following a ten year term there, he moved to the Clayton, North Carolina area, but worked part time in the pharmacy at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Smithfield before retiring in 2003. Vauter died 13 July 2007.


Scope and arrangement

Papers include Robert A. Vauter's registration as an apprentice pharmacist, a magazine article about pharmacies of the past, and booklets about first aid, dosage amounts, and emergencies in jungle, desert, or arctic. Oversized materials include diploma from Temple University in 1959 for a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy and pharmacist registration certificate from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, also in 1959.


Administrative information
Custodial History

27 February 2008: Humphries Specific cabinet and manual, 3 emergency manuals, Materia Medica book (1857), mortar and pestle, Parke Davis & Company print set, 9 large apothecary bottles, 3 apothecary jars, gavel, medicine, 5 amber bottles, name plate, 12 boxes meds and instruments, box in bag, syringe casing, advertisement. Gift of Irene Vauter.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Irene Vauter

Processing information

Processing revised by Ashley Williams, 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

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