Register of the John Bertrand deCusance Morant Saunders Papers, 1933-88

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Register of the John Bertrand deCusance Morant Saunders Papers, 1933-88

Collection number: MSS 90-73

UCSF Library & CKM



Archives and Special Collections

University of California, San Francisco

Contact Information:

  • UCSF Library & CKM
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • 530 Parnassus Ave.
  • San Francisco, CA 94143-0840
  • Phone: (415) 476-8112
  • Fax: (415) 476-4653
  • Email: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives/contact
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
December 4, 1991
Encoded by:
Brooke Dykman Dockter
© 2000 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Bertrand deCusance Morant Saunders Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1933-88
Collection number: MSS 90-73
Creator: Saunders, John Bertrand deCusance Morant, 1903-
Extent: 42 cartons
Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Bertrand deCusance Morant Saunders Papers, MSS 90-73, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

Biography

Son of a British surgeon, J.B.deC.M. Saunders was born in Grahamstown, South Africa in 1903, and educated there. He took his M.B., Ch.B at the University of Edinburgh in 1925, becoming FRCS, Edinburgh in 1930. Dr. Saunders came to UCSF in 1931 as Asst. Professor of Anatomy, becoming Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Anatomy in 1938, a post he held until 1956. He has also served the campus as Dean, School of Medicine (1956-63), Chair, Dept. of Medical History and Bibliography (1937-73), and University Librarian (1943-1973). In 1959 Dr. Saunders was inaugurated as the first Provost of the UCSF campus, was named the first Chancellor of UCSF in 1964, and served in that position until 1966. In that year he was named to the Regents Chair of Medical History, in the Department of the History of Health Sciences.
Dr. Saunders has carried out research in several areas, including medical history (works on Vesalius and ancient medicine) and the structure and development of bones, the physiology of the muscles and the mechanics of walking. He was a member of numerous professional and honorary societies, among them the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Anatomists, and the American and British Medical Associations.

Scope and Content

The John Bertrand deCusance Morant Saunders papers include correspondence (personal and UCSF), manuscripts, lectures and speeches; UCSF Committee materials; reference and subject files; files relating to associations, foundations and hospitals; transcript copies of his oral history interview, and materials associated with the interview; slides and appointment books. Received 10/16/90, 1/18/91

Container List

 

Series I. Personalia

Carton Carton 1

Biobibliography; background materials for oral history interview

Carton Carton 2

Oral history interview

Carton Carton 3

Appointment books (24 v., 1962-85)

 

Series II. Personal Correspondence

Carton Carton 4

A-C

Carton Carton 5

D-E

Carton Carton 6

H-L

Carton Carton 7

M-R

Carton Carton 8

S-THOMPSON

Carton Carton 9

TH-Z

Carton Carton 10

Correspondence with publishers

 

Series III. Correspondence with Associations, Foundations, Hospitals

Carton Carton 11

Ab-American Ortho

Carton Carton 12

American Ortho-CMA

Carton Carton 13

CMA

Carton Carton 14

C-N

Carton Carton 15

L-R

Carton Carton 16

R-Z

 

Series IV. Subject Files

Carton Carton 17-18

Subject files

Carton Carton 19-20

Reference files

 

Series V. Manuscripts, Lectures

Carton Carton 21

Manuscripts, 1933-50

Carton Carton 22

Manuscripts, 1952-60

Carton Carton 23

Manuscripts, 1961-64

Carton Carton 24

Manuscripts, 1964-66

Carton Carton 25

Manuscripts, 1966-Sept 69

Carton Carton 26

Manuscripts, 1969-70; Public ceremonies, 1959-66

Carton Carton 27

Public ceremonies, 1963-66

Carton Carton 28

Lectures, talks

 

Series VI. UCSF Correspondence

Carton Carton 29

UC Correspondence, A-CO

Carton Carton 30

UC Correspondence, Cr-Li

Carton Carton 31

UC Correspondence, Li-S

Carton Carton 32

UC correspondence, S-Z

Carton Carton 33

UC correspondence, T-Z; Library correspondence; Bib. awards; radio and TV talks, lectures

 

Series VII. UCSF Files

Carton Carton 34

UC files: Anatomy Dept; History Department; history of medical center; UC centennial; publications

Carton Carton 35

UC/UCSF Committees

Carton Carton 36

UC/UCSF Committees

Carton Carton 37

UC/UCSF Committees (36 folders)

 

Series VIII. Miscellaneous

Carton Carton 38

Correspondence, general, 1959-76; grant review correspondence

Carton Carton 39

Correspondence, 1961-65; typescripts; Schoool of Medicine surgery by AMA/AAMC, presurvey information, 1963; Medical Education Database; AMA/AAMC survey self analysis, 1979

Carton Carton 40

Miscellaneous

Carton Carton 41-42

Slides