This guide identifies collections that relate to the healthcare industry in Southeast North Carolina. Content focuses on local hospitals including Babies, Bulluck, Community, James Walker Memorial, and New Hanover Memorial hospitals, as well as on doctors and nurses who were educated or worked in the area. Sources date from the Civil War through the 20th century and include correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, legal documents, records, and memorabilia. Healthcare remains a strong industry in Southeastern North Carolina today, particularly in New Hanover County, with UNCW's School of Nursing serving as a major degree program for the region and beyond.
Special Collections also holds the William H. Gillen History of Medicine Collection, a collection of rare and unique books medical books dating from 1600 to present.