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79-M182--81-M157

Williams, Anna Wessels, 1863-1954. Papers of Anna Wessels Williams, 1846-1954 (inclusive), 1884-1954 (bulk): A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: 79-M182--81-M157
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Anna Wessels Williams, 1863-1954
Title: Papers of Anna Wessels Williams, 1846-1954 (inclusive), 1884-1954 (bulk)
Date(s): 1846-1954
Date(s): 1884-1954
Quantity: 3 linear feet (3 cartons) 1 folio+ folder, 1 folio photograph folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Manuscript and typescript drafts, correspondence, notes, etc., of Anna Wessels Williams, physician.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 79-M182, 81-M157
The papers of Dr. Anna Wessels Williams were given to the Schlesinger Library by Dr. Annis Thomson in July 1979.

Processing Information:

Processed: October 1979
By: Katherine Kraft

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Anna Wessels Williams as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Anna Wessels Williams Papers, 1846-1954; item description, dates. 79-M182--81-M157, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Anna Wessels Williams was Assistant Director of New York City's Department of Health Research Laboratory from 1895 to 1934. A citation awarded her by the Department read, in part:
"Your discovery of the Klebs-Loeffler bacillus number eight, your method for the rapid diagnosis of rabies, your contribution to the more accurate diagnosis of trachoma and your outstanding research with streptococci, alone place you among the most eminent pioneers of medical science and benefactors of mankind."

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The collection includes manuscript and typescript drafts, correspondence, notes, and some printed material used in compiling her unpublished autobiography; journal, 1884-1887; letters, including from her mother, c.1892; typescript and published research articles and short stories by Anna Wessels; photographs; certificates; and other material.
Folder headings in quotes are Williams's; others are by archivist, Katherine Kraft.

CONTAINER LIST

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Articles
Autobiographies
Drafts (preliminary versions)
Fiction
Medicine--Research
Notes
Physicians

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