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Guide to the Stanford University, President's Office, Medical School Correspondence SC0520
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  • INDEX TO CORRESPONDENTS
  • SCOPE AND CONTENT
  • HISTORICAL NOTE
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  • Title: Stanford University, President's Office, Medical School correspondence
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0520
    Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.75 Linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1902-1912
    creator: Stanford University. Office of the President

    INDEX TO CORRESPONDENTS

    Abel, John J. Box 1, Folder 15, 16, 19
    Alsberg, Carl L. Box 1 Folder 12, 15, 20
    Bain, A. J. Box 1 Folder 19
    Barkan, Adolph Box 1 Folder 15
    Barkan, Adolph Box 2 Folder 7
    Barnes, Jasper C. Box 1 Folder 18
    Blaisdell, F. E. Box 2 Folder 6
    Blake, Clarence J. Box 1 Folder 1, 2
    Branner, John C. Box 1 Folder 21, 22
    Branner, John C. Box 2 Folder 8, 9
    Bridge, Norman Box 1 Folder 19
    Burrage, Severance Box 1 Folder 17, 19
    Cheney, William F. Box 1 Folder 18
    Clark, George A. Box 2 Folder 2-4, 6-8, 9-12
    Coca, Arthur F. Box 1 Folder 12, 16
    Comstock, Annie Box 1 Folder 20
    Coulter, John M. Box 1 Folder 12
    Crawford, Albert C. Box 1 Folder 19, 22
    Crothers, George E. Box 1 Folder 5-6, 10-11, 19
    Davis, Horace Box 1 Folder 12
    Dean, Banford Box 1 Folder 19
    Dresbach, Melvin Box 1 Folder 19-20
    Ellinwood, C. N. Box 1 Folder 3, 5
    Elliott, O. L. Box 2 Folder 8
    Flexner Box 1 Folder 15
    Gage, Simon H. Box 1 Folder 3, 20
    Gay, Frederick P. Box 1 Folder 18
    Gibbons, Jr., Henry Box 1 Folder 3, 9, 13, 17
    Gilman, Philip K. Box 1 Folder 12, 16
    Hall, James P. Box 1 Folder 17
    Hatcher, Robert A. Box 1 Folder 19
    Hewlett, Albion W. Box 1 Folder 11, 19
    Hirschfelder, J. O. Box 1 Folder 3
    Hodgson, Caspar W. Box 1 Folder 16, 18
    Hollmann, E. F. Box 2 Folder 13-14
    Hood, S. B. Box 1 Folder 18
    Hopkins, Timothy Box 1 Folder 13-14, 21-22
    Hopkins, Timothy Box 2 Folder 4-5
    Huey, Edmund B. Box 1 Folder 15
    Hunt, Reid Box 1 Folder 12, 20
    Hyde, James N. Box 1 Folder 12, 18
    Jenkins, O. P. Box 1 Folder 3
    Jordan, David S. Box 1 Folder 2, 3, 5, 11-14, 17, 20
    Jordan, David S. Box 2 Folder 2-7, 10-11
    Judson, Henry Pratt Box 1 Folder 19
    Keeble, W. H. Box 1 Folder 18
    Kerr, Abram T. Box 1 Folder 19
    Little, Hubert Box 2 Folder 7
    MacFarland, Frank M. Box 1 Folder 3
    Meyer, Arthur W. Box 1 Folder 13, 15, 20-22
    Meyer, Arthur W. Box 2 Folder 7-9
    Montgomery, Walter A. Box 1 Folder 18
    Muirhead, A. L. Box 1 Folder 19
    Newman, John G. Box 1 Folder 18
    Ophüls, W. Box 1 Folder 2-3, 12-21
    Ophüls, W. Box 2 Folder 6, 8, 12-14
    Price, George C. Box 1 Folder 3
    Pritchett, Henry S. Box 1 Folder 22
    Pritchett, Henry S. Box 2 Folder 4-5
    Richards, A. N. Box 1 Folder 17, 19
    Ricketts, Howard T. Box 1 Folder 12, 17-19
    Ritchie, John W. Box 1 Folder 12, 16-18
    Rixford, Emmet Box 1 Folder 11, 14
    Rixford, Emmet Box 2 Folder 4
    Rosenberg, Emerich Box 1 Folder 23
    Sedgarck, W. T. Box 1 Folder 16
    Sloss, Leon Box 1 Folder 12
    Smith, Theobald Box 1 Folder 15
    Snow, William F. Box 1 Folder 3, 16
    Spalding, Alfred B. Box 1 Folder 21
    Stillman, J. M. Box 1 Folder 2, 6-7, 11-14, 17, 20-22
    Stillman, Stanley Box 1 Folder 13
    Swain, R. E. Box 1 Folder 3
    Voegtlin, C. Box 1 Folder 12, 15, 20
    Walker, Ernest L. Box 1 Folder 16
    Welch, William H. Box 2 Folder 6
    Wheeler, Benjamin Box 1 Folder 3
    Wilbur, Ray Lyman Box 1 Folder 2, 14-16, 19
    Wilbur, Ray Lyman Box 2 Folder 2-14
    William, Tom A. Box 1 Folder 13
    Wilson & Wilson, attorneys Box 1 Folder 21
    Zinsser, Hans Box 1 Folder 12, 13, 19, 22
    Zinsser, Hans Box 2 Folder 4

    SCOPE AND CONTENT

    These records pertain to the merger of Cooper Medical College and Stanford University. They consist largely of correspondence, with a few reports and financial documents. Most of the letters are addressed to David Starr Jordan, although some of the correspondence is that of George A. Clark, the academic secretary of Stanford University. In addition to the details of the merger, the letters address curriculum issues, faculty appointments, fees, facilities, financial matters, future needs and plans, the medical school library, the possible association with the University of California, and the Lane Medical Lectures. An index to the correspondents is included in this guide.
    These records appear to have been part of the university president's office but were at some time separated from other records and bound together. Three volumes, roughly chronological in arrangement, were removed from the four digit collection. The volumes were disassembled but rehoused in sequential order: folders 1 through 14 in box 1 represent the first volume and folders 15 through 23 represent the second volume. Box 2 represents the third volume. Within these three segments, the chronological arrangement of the letters was corrected where necessary.

    HISTORICAL NOTE

    Cooper Medical College in San Francisco, which had antecedents in other medical schools in existence as early as 1858, was formally established in 1882 under the leadership of Dr. Levi Cooper Lane. With the financial generosity of Dr. Lane, the College was able to add laboratories and a hospital during the next two decades, but it was also becoming apparent that new sources of support would be necessary for its continued success. In 1901 Cooper Medical College and Stanford University began to talk about the possibility of a union. Between 1902 and 1907 the details of the merger were worked on and a final agreement was reached by the University Board of Trustees on January 31, 1908.
    The first faculty was appointed in October 1908. Stanford faculty included among them were Arthur William Meyer, John Maxson Stillman, Oliver Peebles Jenkins, Frank Mace MacFarland, William Freeman Snow, George Clinton Price, and Robert Eckles Swain. From the Cooper faculty were the following: Adolph Barkan, Henry Gibbons, Jr., Joseph Oakland Hirschfelder, Stanley Stillman, Emmet Rixford, William Ophüls, and William Fitch Cheney. Ray Layman Wilbur was also appointed to the faculty at this time.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item], Stanford University. President's Office. Medical School Correpsondence, SC 520, Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.

    Provenance:

    Stanford University President's Office

    Publication Rights:

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.

    Access Restrictions:

    None.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Barkan, Adolph.
    Blake, Clarence J., (Clarence John), -1919
    Clark, George Archibald,, 1864-1918.
    Cooper Medical College..
    Gibbons, Henry,, 1840-1911.
    Hopkins, Timothy,, 1859-1937.
    Jordan, David Starr,, 1851-1931.
    Meyer, Arthur William, 1873-
    Ophüls, William,, 1871-1933.
    Pritchett, Henry S., ((Henry Smith),), 1857-1939.
    Ricketts, Howard Taylor,, 1871-1910.
    Rixford, Emmet,, 1865-1938.
    Stanford University. School of Medicine.
    Stillman, John Maxson, 1852-1923.
    Wilbur, Ray L., (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949
    Zinsser, Hans,, 1878-1940.
    Medical colleges--California.
    Medical education.