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Guide to the American Student Health Association Records SC0146
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  • Title: American Student Health Association records
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0146
    Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4.0 Linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1921-1939
    creator: American Student Health Association..
    creator: American Student Health Association

    Scope and Contents Note:

    This collection contains the files and proceedings of the American Student Health Association from 1921 through 1939. Included are materials pertaining to the annual meetings, bulletins and annual reports from the Health Services of the member schools, correspondence with member schools and regional sub-sections, journal articles, general correspondence, and administrative records.

    Historical Note:

    The American Student Health Association was founded in 1921 by Drs. Warren E. Forsythe, John Sundwall, and others to provide an organization in which institutions of higher learning and interested individuals might work together to promote student health. Thomas A. Storey, director of Stanford's Student Health Service for many years, was closely involved in the early work of the association.
    The Student Health Services of this period attracted creative young physicians, women and men, who were anxious to develop new approaches to the practice of medicine. The first attempts at group health plans in the United States grew out of student health work. The A. S. H. A. involved iself in this effort to ensure that all students -regardless of financial status -received first-rate medical care. The A. S. H. A. promoted a "positive health" approach to medicine, which saw its primary purpose as treating the sick.
    Growth of the organization led to the creation of regional sub-sections in the late 1920s. Subsequent to the time period covered in this collection, the A. S. H. A. changed its name to the American College Health Association.

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    Maren Pedersen, 1976

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], American Student Health Assocation Records, SC 0146, Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.

    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.

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    Acquisition Information:

    Administrative transfer


    Stanford University. Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation
    Stanford, California

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    American College Health Association..
    Stanford University. Health Service.
    Storey, Thomas A.
    Annual reports.
    Students--Health and hygiene.