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Image of AC2002-01 - Reginald Carter Collection

AC2002-01 - Reginald Carter Collection

Reginald Carter, PhD, PA, became associate program director of Duke University's PA program in 1972. From 1984 to 1999, Dr. Carter served as Chief of the Division for PA Education within the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. In 2001, Dr. Carter stepped down as program director to assume responsibility for the PA program's alumni affairs office and to found the Office of Physician Assistant History. In 2002, with Dr. J. Jeffrey Heinrich, Dr. Carter founded the Physician Assistant History Society. He retired from Duke in 2004 and is currently the Historian Emeritus of the PA History Society. Collection features membership, promotional, and other p

Image of AC2002-02 - Alderson Broaddus Physician Assistant Program

AC2002-02 - Alderson Broaddus Physician Assistant Program

This collection contains materials obtained by the Society's historian, Reginald Carter, when he visited the Alderson Broaddus University Physician Assistant Program April 7-9, 2002. The visit was to review archivable material maintained by the Program, to obtain information and photographs to write a biography for Dr. Hu Myers and to write a paper describing the founding of the ABU PA program. The collection contains papers, correspondence, magazines, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs and oral history interview audiotapes conducted with key individuals who helped establish the Program and who knew Dr. Myers.

Image of AC2004-0003 - Barry A. Cassidy Papers

AC2004-0003 - Barry A. Cassidy Papers

This collection contains correspondence, AAPA guidelines for establishing PA Program student chapters and the development and publication of the first newsletter by the Eugene A. Stead Jr. Student Society of Duke University. Barry Cassidy was an officer of the Stead Society when these items were created.

Image of AC2004-0007 - James M. Bartow Papers

AC2004-0007 - James M. Bartow Papers

James "Jim" Batow is a 1971 graduate of the Duke University Physician Assistant Program. He was also the first physician assistant to be hired full-time to work on staff at the AAPA. He helped organize AAPA's State Chapters. The collection contains correspondence, brochures, publications, certificates, and plaques ranging from his days as a PA student to his position at the AAPA.

Image of AC2004-004 - Wayne W. VonSeggen Papers

AC2004-004 - Wayne W. VonSeggen Papers

Contains the papers of Wayne W. VonSeggen, the first physician assistant (PA) to be appointed to the North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB). Types of materials include committee materials, legal materials, reprints, newsletters, correspondence, board hearings, reports, and a brochure. Major subjects include legislation and regulation of the PA profession, North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB) and PA issues, and PA drug prescription authority.

Image of AC2004-009 - Clara E. Vanderbilt Papers

AC2004-009 - Clara E. Vanderbilt Papers

Contains the papers of Clara E. Vanderbilt, director of the Physician Assistant Surgical Residency program at Montefiore Medical Center from 1978 to 2000, and the founding president of the New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA). Types of materials include correspondence, meeting agenda books, committee materials, minutes, subject files, reports, reprints, pamphlets, photographs, and newsletters. Major subjects include New York State Society of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Association of Physician Assistant Programs, certification and recertification of physician assistants, con

Image of AC2007-01 - Roger Whittaker Collection

AC2007-01 - Roger Whittaker Collection

Roger Whittaker was a trained surgical technician in the US Navy. After being discharged, he went to work as a civilian surgical technician with Dr. George Stevenson as his First Assistant. This use of a non-physician as a First Assist led to the court case Shasta County vs Whittaker (1966), which became a landmark case in it set the groundwork for non-physicians (PAs, NPs) to extend health care services. After the case, Whittaker went on to graduate Duke University as a PA in 1969. Later, he became AAPA president in 1976 and 1977. Collection contains materials concerning Roger Whittaker's trial in the court case Whittaker vs Shasta County, California. Collection also contains AAPA newsle

Image of AC2011-004 - Physician Assistant History Society Records, 1999-2011

AC2011-004 - Physician Assistant History Society Records, 1999-2011

This collection contains the administrative records of the PA History Society and its affiliate, the PA History Center, from their inception in 1999 to 2011 when the Society became a supporting organization of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and the PA History Center ceased to operate as a separate entity. Included are the minutes of meetings, committee reports, financial records, correspondence, newsletters, research files, planning documents, membership records and manuscripts compiled by the directors, archivists and historian of the PA History Office, PA History Center and the Society for the Preservation of Physician Assistant History. Also included are

Image of AC2013-01 - Marvin Kalachman Collection

AC2013-01 - Marvin Kalachman Collection

The personal records of Marvin Kalachman, containing copies of articles concerning a Blue Cross Blue Shield "win" for PAs in Alabama in 2004, his biography from the webpage of a clinic he worked in, and conference paraphernalia such as badge and badge ribbons.

Image of AC2015-003 - Kenneth Ferrell Papers, 1968-1989

AC2015-003 - Kenneth Ferrell Papers, 1968-1989

Contains the papers of Kenneth "Ken" F. Ferrell was one of the first PAs to be trained in the United States. He was one of the founding members of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA). Types of materials include early editions of bylaws, brochures, certificates and newsletters of the AAPA and NCAPA; correspondence, newsletter clippings, manuscripts and reprints. The collection also contains two photographs of Ferrell taken by a photographer from Life Magazine in 1966.

Image of AC2015-004 - Roderick Hooker Papers, 1981 - 2010, 2017

AC2015-004 - Roderick Hooker Papers, 1981 - 2010, 2017

This collection contains the papers of Roderick S. Hooker, a health services researcher and a rheumatology PA who has contributed over 150 peer-reviewed published studies, a book (in its 3rd edition), 12 book chapters, and numerous reports on the PA profession. Types of materials include statistical data and information on PAs, reprints, correspondence, reports, conference proceedings, publications, photographs, research proposals, congressional testimony and a booklet titled Tsunami of Tears.

Image of AC2015-009 - J. Jeffery Heinrich Papers, 1970-1998

AC2015-009 - J. Jeffery Heinrich Papers, 1970-1998

Contains the papers of J. Jeffery Heinrich who was appointed by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Board of Directors to be the Academy’s historian in 1992 and who became the first elected president of the Society for the Preservation of Physician Assistant History in 2002. J. Jeffery Heinrich was also the first president of SAAAPA in 1972. Types of materials include legal documents, correspondence, newsletters, minutes of early AAPA board meetings, transcripts of oral history interviews, reports and brochures. Transcripts and information about the American Board of Physician Assistant Practice make up the bulk of this collection.

Image of AC2015-005 - Stephen L. Joyner Papers, 1964-1991

AC2015-005 - Stephen L. Joyner Papers, 1964-1991

Contains the papers of Stephen L. Joyner, founding member and former Board of Director member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Types of materials include correspondence, clippings, a scrapbook and memorabilia. Major subjects include the Carolina Organ Procurement Agency and Medicare reimbursement for physician assistants. Materials range in date from 1964 to 1991.

Image of AC2015-006 - Thomas R. Godkins Collection, 1968-1993

AC2015-006 - Thomas R. Godkins Collection, 1968-1993

Contains the papers of Thomas R. Godkins who served twice as the president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (1972-73 and 1975-1976) and was the first non-physician President (1979-1980) of the Association of Physician Assistant Programs (now the Physician Assistant Education Association). Types of materials include early editions of bylaws, brochures and newsletters of the AAPA; correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings and manuscripts and reprints.

Image of AC2015-007 - Kenneth R. Harbert Papers

AC2015-007 - Kenneth R. Harbert Papers

Contains the papers of Kenneth R. Harbert who, over a span of 35 years, helped establish eight physician assistant programs in the USA. As a clinical administrator at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA, Harbert helped develop some of the first guidelines for the use of physician assistants in hospitals. Harbert is a staunch supporter and leader of Veteran Affairs within the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). He has worked on many projects for the Veterans Caucus and has written extensively about the history of the organization. Types of materials include early editions of bylaws, brochures, certificates and newsletters of the AAPA and NCAPA; digital photographs;

Image of AC2015-008 - Nelson Myers Papers, 1962-2003

AC2015-008 - Nelson Myers Papers, 1962-2003

Contains the papers of Nelson E. Myers, a United States Navy Hospital Corpsman who was among the early graduates of the Duke University Physician Assistant Program. Before becoming a physician assistant, Mr. Myers was employed in the cardiovascular laboratory at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He spent over 35 years working as a physician assistant primarily at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Muskogee Oklahoma. This collection contains correspondence, newsletters, clippings, manuscripts, bulletins, pamphlets and educational materials related to working in a cardiovascular laboratory, being a physician assistant student and working as a physician assistant for ove

Image of AC2015-011 - Dana Gray Papers

AC2015-011 - Dana Gray Papers

This collection contains the papers of Dana Robert Gray. Dana Robert Gray is a graduate of the PA Program at Case Western Reserve University and was introduced to the PA concept during his service as a Medical Corpsman in the Army. He practiced cardiovascular surgery for over 30 years and was one of the early pioneers in endoscopic vein harvesting. He has worked also in trauma. He has taken on numerous leadership roles within the profession. Types of materials include correspondence, policy manuals, guidelines, committee materials, minutes, subject files, reports, reprints and newsletters. Major subjects include American Academy of Physician Assistants, AAPA Constituent Chapter Officers W

Image of AC2015-012 - Ruth Ballweg Collection

AC2015-012 - Ruth Ballweg Collection

Contains the papers of Ruth Ballweg, MPA, PA-C Emeritus. She was a professor and a former director of the MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Division in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She has been an acknowledged leader within the PA profession serving as an educator and professional consultant for more than three decades. She is active in the international development of the PA profession in her consultant role as Director of International Relations for the NCCPA Types of materials include personal papers, minutes of organizational planning meetings, photographs, artifacts, and correspondence. Materials range in date from 1972 t

Image of AC2017-0007 - Deborah Gerbert Collection

AC2017-0007 - Deborah Gerbert Collection

Two CDs containing the House of Delegates meeting agendas from 2003-2009. 2008 is missing. Copies of the contents can be found on the PAHx external hard drive.

Image of AC2017-0009 - Ellen Weaver-Bailey Collection

AC2017-0009 - Ellen Weaver-Bailey Collection

Ellen Weaver-Bailey, PA-C, was president of the Ohio Association of Physician Assistants and has been an advocate of the profession for many years. She was also elected to be a representative to the Professional Practice and Relations Committee of the AAPA. The collection consists of pamphlets and handouts from the late 1970s to early 1980s; newspaper clippings and copies of clippings relating to Ellen Weaver-Bailey and PAs in Ohio; board meeting minutes of the Ohio Association of Physician Assistants (October 16, 1983); summary of Grand Round Remarks by Weaver-Bailey (May 7, 1981); fact sheet about PAs produced by the AAPA (1981);