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Department of Public Health Education Records

Identifier: UA 007.5


The Department of Public Health Education collection contains files created and gathered by the department, which documents the department’s operations. This includes correspondence generated by program staff; files pertaining to curriculum development, the department’s mission, and annual reports; as well as documents related to department and committee meetings.


  • 1976 - 2006
  • Majority of material found within 1980 - 2000


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Condistions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

The first incarnation of the Public Health Education department was founded in 1893 as the Department of Physiology and Physical Culture. By 1902, the department divided into the departments of Physiology, which dealt with physical education, and Hygiene, which focused on hygiene and simple biology. The two departments turned into two divisions of the Department of Health in 1920, and the department added a medical division in 1923. The Department of Health merged with other departments to create the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation in 1964. By 1966, Health Education became a major. The founding of Public Health Education into its own department occurred in 1983.


1.875 Linear Feet

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Method of Acquisition

Transferred periodically from the Department of Public Health Education.

Offensive Language Statement

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Our finding aids and other collection descriptions may occasionally re-use language provided by creators or former holders of the materials, but we strive to place outdated or offensive terminology in context. That said, we recognize that we may not always make the right decision and welcome feedback from all sources so we can learn and adjust our practices. Please contact us at if you encounter problematic language in our finding aids or other collection description. We will review the language and, as appropriate, update it in a way that balances preservation of the original context with our ongoing commitment to describing materials with respectful and inclusive language.

Processing Information

Processed by Shelbi Webb, February,2021
Department of Public Health Education Records
Shelbi Webb
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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US