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RG M-CL02, Series 00096, 00097, 00098, 00100

Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Center for the History of Medicine. Boston Medical Library. Images, ca. 1870-1971: Finding Aid.

Countway Library of Medicine


Countway Library of Medicine

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: RG M-CL02, Series 00096, 00097, 00098, 00100
Repository: Countway Library of Medicine
Title: Boston Medical Library. Images, ca. 1870-1971.
Date(s): 1870-1971.
Quantity: 225 images
Language of materials: English
Abstract: This finding aid describes photographs, negatives, slides, and photomechanical prints of Boston Medical Library officers, librarians, members, events, library materials, and buildings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

The Boston Medical Library. Images, ca. 1870-1971, are four series from an artificial collection assembled in the 1960s from the holdings of the Harvard Medical Library and the Boston Medical Library. The photographs are now housed at the Center for the History of Medicine in Countway Library. Images were acquired individually or removed from manuscript or archival collections and filed by subject. Because of this practice, the provenance of many of the images has been lost.

Processing Information:

Processed by Judy Greene, April 2005. Selected information from the image collections management database at the Center for the History of Medicine in Countway Library was exported for inclusion in this finding aid. Formal titles for photographs are used when supplied, otherwise, descriptive titles were created and enclosed in brackets. When possible, images are described as groups rather than individually and representative images selected for viewing on-line. 'Identical' images may vary in condition and the presence or absence of inscriptions or mounts. Location number includes size. Images are small (S = 8 x 10 inches or less), medium (M = greater than 8 x 10 inches and less than 11 x 14 inches), large (L = greater than 11 x 14 inches and less than 16 x 20 inches), extra large (XL = greater than 16 x 20 inches), color slides (CS = 35 mm.), or glass plates (G = up to 4 x 5 inches). A few images have also been cataloged more fully in VIA, Harvard's on-line image database.

Conditions Governing Access:

Online access to larger views of some thumbnails is restricted by copyright and may be available only to Harvard ID holders. For more information please see the Copyright and Permissions Statement on the OASIS home page.
Original images are available for research use at the Center for the History of Medicine. Retrieval requires advance notice. There may be restrictions on access to some materials. Consult the Public Services Librarian for further information.

Conditions Governing Use:

The Harvard Medical Library and the Boston Medical Library may not hold copyright on all images. Requests for permission to publish images should be directed to the Reference Librarian. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Public Services Librarian are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright. Reference Services and Access Information.


Images are organized by subject into 4 series that are further organized by location or subject into 8 subseries. Within subseries similar photographs are organized into image groups. Series are arranged alphabetically, subseries are arranged chronologically, and image groups are arranged alphabetically. Within image groups individual images are arranged chronologically by date of original image represented. N.B.: Image display may be affected by your choice of browser.

Series Overview

Scope and Contents

This finding aid describes photographs, negatives, slides, and photomechanical prints of Boston Medical Library officers, librarians, members, events, library materials, and buildings. Images depict building exteriors at 5 Hamilton Place, 19 Boylston Place, and 8 The Fenway; interior views of 19 Boylston Place and 8 The Fenway; events and meetings; and library materials including books, book plates, and library catalogs. Unless noted all images are black and white.

Library Digital Initiative Project Description

This finding aid was produced as part of a Library Digital Initiative (LDI) grant project. To provide increased access to visual collections, the LDI project staff described approximately 4500 historical images of Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, and the Boston Medical Library in a series of OASIS finding aids. Of the images described in these finding aids, 1600 were digitized, stored in the Harvard Digital Repository (DRS), and are viewable online. To provide historical context, the finding aids also include links to digitized pages of Harvard annual reports in the Harvard-Radcliffe Online Historical Reference Shelf.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Bookplates -- Massachusetts.
Boston Medical Library (1805-1826) -- Catalogs.
Harvard Medical School -- Alumni and alumnae.
Harvard Medical School -- Faculty.
Harvard Medical School -- Photograph collections.
Interlibrary loans -- Massachusetts.
Journal of bone and joint surgery.
Library catalogs -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
Medical libraries -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
Medical literature.
New England journal of medicine.
Physicians -- Portraits.
Portraits, Group.
Streets -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
Lantern slides.
Photomechanical prints.
Slides (photography)
Allen, Arthur W. (Arthur Wilburn), 1887-
Ballard, James F. (James Francis), 1878-
Bartol, John Washburn.
Berry, George Packer, 1898-
Bloomquist, Harold.
Brickley, William Joseph, 1873-1965.
Brigham, Edwin Howard, 1840-
Bullard, William Norton, 1853-1931.
Burrage, Walter L. (Walter Lincoln), 1860-1935.
Burwell, Charles Sidney, 1893-1967.
Butler, Charles St. John, 1875-1944.
Chadwick, James R. (James Read), 1844-1905.
Cheever, David, 1876-
Churchill, Edward D. (Edward Delos), 1895-1972.
Cobb, Darius, 1834-1919.
Colby, Charles Clifton.
Davidson, Charles S. (Charles Sprecher), 1910-
Esterquest, Ralph Theodore.
Farlow, John Woodford, 1853-1937.
Fifield, William Cranch Bond, 1828-1896.
Friend, Dale Gilbert.
Garland, Joseph, 1893-
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
Holt, Anna C.
Ingelfinger, Franz J. (Franz Josef), 1910-
Ingraham, Franc Douglas, 1898-1965.
Joslin, Elliott Proctor, 1869-1962.
Marble, Henry C. (Henry Chase), b. 1885.
Means, James Howard, 1885-1967.
Monks, George H. (George Howard), 1853-1933.
Nichols, George, 1922-
Phippen, Walter G., 1876-
Prince, Morton, 1854-1929.
Proger, Samuel, 1906-
Quinby, William Carter, 1877-1952.
Rackemann, Francis Minot, 1887-
Richardson, Edward Peirson, 1918-
Shattuck, George Cheever, 1879-1972
Sprague, Howard Burnham, 1895-1970.
Spector, Benjamin, 1893-1976.
Storer, Malcolm, 1862-
Streeter, Edward Clark, d. 1947.
Van Brunt, Henry, 1832-1903.
Viets, Henry R. (Henry Rouse), 1890-
Warren, Richard, 1907-
Wesselhoeft, Conrad, 1884-
Boston Medical Library.
Boston Medical Library (1805-1826)
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine.
Massachusetts Medical Society.
Medical Library Association.
Park Street Church (Boston, Mass.)
Countway Library of Medicine