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RG M-DE01 Series 00267

Harvard Medical School. Office of the Dean. Subject files, 1899-1953: A Finding Aid.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: RG M-DE01 Series 00267
Repository: Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Creator: Harvard Medical School. Office of the Dean
Title: Harvard Medical School Office of the Dean Subject files,
Date(s): 1899-1953
Quantity: 39 boxes
Language of materials: English
Abstract: The subject files of the Office of the Dean are the product of the administrative activities of the Dean of Harvard Medical School, during the years 1908-1965 under the tenures of Dean Henry Asbury Christian (1908-1912), Edward Hickling Bradford (1912-1918), David Linn Edsall (1918-1935), Charles Sidney Burwell (1935-1949), and George Packer Berry (1949-1965).

Conditions Governing Access:

Access requires advance notice. Access to Harvard University records are restricted for 50 years from the date of creation. Consult the Public Services Librarian for further information.
The Harvard Medical School. Office of the Dean. Subject files are stored offsite. Researchers are advised to contact reference staff for more information concerning retrieval of material.

Conditions Governing Use:

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all the materials in the collection. Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Public Services 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.

Preferred Citation:

Harvard Medical School. Office of the Dean. Subject files, 1899-1953. Series 00267. Harvard Medical Library, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Boston, Mass.

Related Collections in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Center for the History of Medicine

See also publications by and about the Office of the Dean and Henry Asbury Christian, Edward Hickling Bradford, David Linn Edsall, Charles Sidney Burwell, and George Packer Barry that are catalogued in Harvard's HOLLIS online catalog.

Arrangement

This finding aid is an alphabetical listing based on five Deans' office subject files. Order of folders and titles have not been changed but have been standardized and clarified.

Key To Name Abbreviations Used in Box and Folder List

The names signify individuals named frequently in each subject folder. Additional correspondents are indicated with each folder.

Scope and Contents

The Subject files consist of Office Files from five Harvard Medical School Deans:
Material concerns admission policies, curriculum, examinations, funds and scholarships, internships and clinical clerkships, fellowships, faculty, alumni, medical societies and associations, and foundations as well as routine matters such as buildings and equipment, student housing and health services, celebrations, staff, and scheduling. Also includes minutes, dockets, correspondence and related material of the Harvard Medical School Administrative Board, Promotion Board, and Faculty Council; Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Medical School committee files; and Deans' correspondence files with the departments and divisions of both schools. Other topics covered in the files pertain to the schools' relations with area hospitals and wartime activities.
Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health activities are included in folders so marked.
An index of Dean David Linn Edsall's letters appears in Box 16, Folders 12:657-659.

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Harvard Medical School. Office of the Dean

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