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This series contains Bassett's correspondence as well as miscellaneous ephemera and personal materials from his medical training and career. Some of the correspondence predates Bassett, but the majority of it relates to his work as a bacteriologist and health officer in the Savannah Health Department; his efforts to research medical history and biographical data for the Georgia Medical Society; and his participation in various medical and public health professional organizations in the early twentieth century. Additional materials relating specifically to the Savannah Health Department and the Georgia Medical Society are held in those series.


This series includes project files, reports, statistics, and publications related to Bassett's work as a bacteriologist, physician, and health officer for Savannah and its surrounding county, Chatham County. Some of the initiatives represented are vaccination; clean water; milk safety and inspections; infant/child health; prenatal healthcare; maternal healthcare; and Bassett's role in training for medical students, nurses, and midwives. This series also includes a selection of Bassett's reports on mortality and disease for the city of Savannah, divided by race.


Materials in this series relate to Bassett's work as a member and librarian for the Georgia Medical Society, including his work in building the library and its collections. There are also some overlapping materials from Bassett's Research Notes series, because he was involved in the GMS's efforts to prepare biographical sketches of early Georgia physicians and medical history.


Original photographs, circa 1912-1934 .25 Linear Feet — 1 box — 118 prints


Series consists of one box of 118 original photographic prints, many of them photographic poscards with the rest mounted on cardstock. Most have been are stamped or have been otherwise identified as produced by Michael Francis Blake's photography studio in Charleston, South Carolina. Dates are approximate unless marked on the photograph. In some cases, the studio address reveals the time period. All measurements are in inches.

Copy prints are available in box 2 and are the preferred format for access to avoid overuse of the originals.

Additionally, the original prints have been digitized and are available on the Duke Libraries Digital Collections website.


Contains Bloomfield's undergraduate work at McGill University, including term papers, papers written for his extracurricular clubs, and speeches. Also contains a paper written in graduate school at the University of Chicago. Additional miscellaneous files include reprints of articles by Jacob Viner and obituaries of colleagues. Arranged in original random order.


The Perfect Picture, 1930s-2014 and undated 5 Linear Feet — 10.5 boxes; 1 oversize folder — Approximately 150 items

This body of work by Kristin Bedford consists of 48 color inkjet photographic prints portraying male and female followers of Father and Mother Divine, founders of the multi-racial religious community called the International Peace Mission Movement. The images were taken at the community's estate, "Woodmont," in Gladwyn, a town near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during Bedford's five-week stay with the community in the summer of 2013, and depict the followers performing their many daily tasks and rituals, such as preparing meals, setting out the holy banquet table, gardening, and celebrating special holy days. Also featured in the photographs are interiors of rooms, objects such as reel-to-reel tapes of Father Divine's sermons, and the estate grounds.

There are 24 exhibit prints: 9 prints measuring 18 1/2 x 24 inches, and 15 prints measuring approximately 27 1/2 x 32 inches. There is also a set of 24 handling prints measuring 11 x 17 inches. An information folder is located in the box containing the smaller reference prints; it contains the photographer's statement from the Perfect Picture exhibition, and a printed list of thumbnail images, in color, with titles.

Accompanying Bedford's photographs are a variety of historical and contemporary items related to her project, including The New Day, the International Peace Mission Movement's serial publication; pamphlets and other print ephemera; historical photographs and correspondence (some photocopied); a CD of Father Divine's sermons; and memorabilia such as costume jewelry and a hat. Also included are two book-length works about Father and Mother Divine and the International Peace Mission Movement.