Guide to the Stanford University, President's Office, Medical School Correspondence SC0520

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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.

Box 1, Folder 1

Blake, Clarence J., letter to Jordan, Sept. 17, 1902

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence, February -May 1906

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence, April 1906 -November 1908

Box 1, Folder 4

Memorandum as to the proposed union of Cooper Medical College with Stanford, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 5

Board of Trustees, correspondence June -October 1906

Box 1, Folder 6

Stillman, J. M. - correspondence with Board of Trustees, October 1906

Box 1, Folder 7

Stillman, J. M. - report of special committee, November 1906

Box 1, Folder 8

Statement for President's Report for 1906/07

Box 1, Folder 9

Cooper Medical College - report of personal property, 1907

Box 1, Folder 10

Board of Trustees, October 25, 1907

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence 1908

Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence 1909

Box 1, Folder 13

Correspondence February -August 1910

Box 1, Folder 14

Correspondence September -December 1910

Box 1, Folder 15

Correspondence September -October 1909

Box 1, Folder 16

Correspondence November 1909

Box 1, Folder 17

Correspondence December 8 -December 14, 1909

Box 1, Folder 18

Correspondence December 15 -December 31, 1909

Box 1, Folder 19

Correspondence January -April 1910

Box 1, Folder 20

Correspondence May 1910

Box 1, Folder 21

Correspondence June -July 1910

Box 1, Folder 22

Correspondence August -October 1910

Box 1, Folder 23

Correspondence undated (Emerich Rosenberg)

Box 2, Folder 1

Summary of Board Actions in 1910

Box 2, Folder 2

Correspondence January -March 1911

Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence April 1911

Box 2, Folder 4

Correspondence May 1911

Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence June 1911

Box 2, Folder 6

Correspondence July 1911

Box 2, Folder 7

Correspondence August -September 1911

Box 2, Folder 8

Correspondence October 1911

Box 2, Folder 9

Correspondence November -December 1911

Box 2, Folder 10

Correspondence January -February 1912

Box 2, Folder 11

Correspondence April 1912

Box 2, Folder 12

Correspondence May 1912

Box 2, Folder 13

Correspondence June 1912

Box 2, Folder 14

Correspondence July 1912

Box 2, Folder 15

Budget and Plan for Conduct of Business 1912-13