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Medical Humanities. Records

Identifier: RG03-12-01

Scope and Contents

Administrative files contain records of faculty and committee meetings, copies of course proposals and course materials, correspondence concerning speakers and the development of the concentration, early budget memorandum and reports, and information on local associations. There are additional course proposal materials in the Fullerton Foundation files. The Speas Colloquium files contain correspondence with speakers, publicity, memorandums, and copies of financial reports. The financial report for 1993 also contains a participant evaluation report. The Fullerton Foundation records include the original proposal, copies of annual reports which contain faculty committee records and publicity materials, reports from students receiving funds, and faculty development reports, which include course proposals.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1989 - 2006


Conditions Governing Access

Use with permission of office

Biographical / Historical

The Medical Humanities Concentration was approved in 1989 and operates under the direction of the Samuel E. and Mary West Thatcher Professorship, currently held by Dr. Rosiemarie Tong. An interdisciplinary program, courses for Medical Humanities are taught by Davidson faculty and visiting faculty. In addition to coordinating and developing courses, the Medical Humanities program sponsors an annual Speas Colloquium on Medical Ethics and other speakers in conjunction with the Charlotte Area Bio-Ethics Resources Group and the Area Health Education Center. The concentration also includes an internship program that places students in area medical facilities for a semester. The program also issues a newsletter, Ethical View, and works with a Medical Humanities Alumni network and Davidson alumni pursuing medical careers. In 1995, there were approximately 60 students taking the concentration, with an additional 6 to 8 students a year pursuinig a major in medical humanities through the Center for Indisciplinary Studies.


4.00 boxes_oversize (4 boxes + oversize)




The records are organized into three series: Administrative, Speas Colloquium, Fullerton Foundation.

Physical Location

Range C Section 4

Mapstand B-5; one poster is missing October 2023.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records transferred to archives by Rosemarie Tong.

Related Materials

Forms part of the Dean of Faculty records.

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Repository Details

Part of the College Archives Repository