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Coy Cornelius Carpenter Papers

Finding Aid & Inventory

Coy C. Carpenter was an alumnus of Wake Forest College (1922), professor of pathology (1926-1967), and Dean (1935-1963) and Vice President (1963-1967) at the WFU School of Medicine, then known as the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. His papers consists of biographical information, newspaper clippings, a copy of his book A Story of Wake Forest and Memoirs of the Author, and materials from his memorial service.

Biographical and Historical Note

Coy C. Carpenter was born April 24, 1900, and died November 7, 1971. He was an alumnus of Wake Forest College (1922), professor of pathology (1926-1967), the first Dean of the medical school (1936-1963), and then Vice President at the WFU School of Medicine (1963-1967). The medical school, now the WFU School of Medicine, was originally known as the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Carpenter was married to Dorothy Mitten Carpenter, 1904-2007.

Collection Overview

This collection contains biographical information, newspaper clippings, writings including "A Story of Wake Forest and Memoirs of the Author," and items from his memorial service, held on November 9, 1971. Some of his writings have been catalogued separately.

Collection Inventory

  • A Story of Wake Forest College and Memoirs of the Author, unpublished typescript, 218 pages (circa 1971) Box 1 Folder 1
  • Memorial Service, Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University. (1971 November 9) Box 1 Folder 3
  • Newspaper clippings (1951-1971) Box 1 Folder 2

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Carpenter, Coy Cornelius, 1900-1971
Title
Coy Cornelius Carpenter Papers
ID
MS380
Date [inclusive]
1951-1971
Extent
0.21 linear feet  1 half-document box

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2004
Revision Description
 Revised by Stephanie Bennett 2019
Access Restrictions
Collection is open. 
Copyright Notice
Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question or their descendants, unless otherwise designated. Users of this collection are responsible for using the materials in conformance with U.S. copyright law. 
Preferred Citation
Coy Cornelius Carpenter Papers (MS380), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives also holds the Coy Cornelius Carpenter Scrapbode (microfilm), MF0030. Other materials are available at the School of Medicine's Dorothy Carpenter Medical Archives, part of the Coy C. Carpenter Library.

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