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Campaigning for Good Health

The Good Health Campaign was the first large-scale approach by state government and business leaders to address issues of public health. The campaign spread medical information, created new professional schools and hospitals, and helped ensure clean water in rural areas. The result: drastically increased access to quality healthcare for North Carolina’s citizens.

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Credits

  • Two Tar Heels register for the draft. Courtesy of the Raleigh News & Observer
  • Negro children and old home on badly eroded land near Wadesboro, North Carolina. 1938. Marion Post Wolcott, photographer. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, LC-DIG-fsa-8c30011
  • Mrs. Louis Lynch, tenant farmer’s wife, tract no. 189, Johnston County, North Carolina. 1936 Arthur Rothstein, photographer. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, LC-USF33-T01-002335-M3
  • An African-American woman and wife of a Pitt County tenant farmer standing on her porch with six children. 1949. Daily Reflector Negative Collection (#741), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
  • Broughton Hall, dedication, Gov Broughton is third from left. 1944-05-26. Item 0227726. Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Clarence Poe, circa 1956. Item 0050395. Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • The first graduating class of the four year medical school, 1954. North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library
  • Billboard of the Good Health Plan. North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library
  • Sheet music for “It’s All Up To You (To Make North Carolina No. 1 in Good Health)”. North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library
  • A doctor and nurse administer a polio vaccine injection to a young boy. Ca 1950 - 1959. Daily Reflector Negative Collection (#741), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
  • “Workers installing a pipe line. Date from negative sleeve. November 14 , 1959 Daily Reflector Negative Collection (#741), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina
  • University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.”
  • African American Farmhouse. Item ua023_007-007-bx0025-009-045. Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Dental students and patients, 1952. North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library
  • Nurses classes, State Hospital (aka Dorthea Dix Hospital), January 19, 1946. Courtesy of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina”
  • “A birds eye view of Pitt County Memorial Hospital. January 14 , 1960. Daily Reflector Negative Collection (#741), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina
  • University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.”

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