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Department of Neurosurgery Administrative Records

Identifier: 18/2/19

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Scope and Contents

The administrative records of the Department of Neurosurgery of Northwestern University's Medical School fill three boxes and span the years 1973-1985. The records are organized alphabetically by subject into nine main categories: Alumni Day, American Board Exams, Annual Reports, Capitation Grants, Clerkships, Clinical Statistics, Rotation (Residents), Students, and Visiting Professors.

The Alumni Day files, spanning the period 1981-1983, are divided alphabetically into six subjects. Abstracts consist of both invitation and return letters, as well as various abstracts. The Awards folders consist of letters, mailing lists, descriptions of teaching activities, research projects, and publications, award proposals, preference cards, grade sheets, and certificates. Catering folders consist of bills, check requests, guest and R.S.V.P. lists, and letters relating to reservations, request, plans, and confirmations regarding the events. Both invitations and acceptance/rejection letters are included in Correspondence. Draft and Final Program folders consist of drafts of the Neurosurgery Annual Alumni Day booklet and instruction son how to prepare it, a Neurosurgery Alumni Report, alumni lists, and a program. Invitations and Guest Lists folders consist of invitations and replies, mailgrams, Print Shop forms, mailing, guest and faculty lists, memos, menus, R.S.V.P. cards, and programs.

The next section, American Board Exams, covers the years 1975, 1977-1978, and 1980-1983. It consists of memos regarding the shipment and use of testing materials, lists of registered subjects, payment notices, Chief Proctor's manuals, Test Administration Handbooks, score cards, rosters of standard scores, tables of norm, and letters of general information.

The Annual Report files, spanning the years 1979-1980 and 1983-1984, consist chiefly of completed Professional Activity Questionnaires, statistics, and reports on clinical and academic activities of the staff. Correspondence, schedules, exam records, information on various programs, descriptions of staff honors, faculty and resident status and publication lists are also included in the files.

The fourth section, Capitation Grants, includes one document: an instruction booklet for medical residency program directors attached to a half-completed application form and an instruction letter.

Clerkship files cover the years 1973, 1976, 1979, and 1981 and are divided into two categories: personal assessments, arranged alphabetically by last name, and Ratings. The personal files generally include requests for credit, elective preference and evaluation forms, transcripts, applications, abstracting outlines, general correspondence, and a plethora of recommendations. Ratings consist of Course Rating Report Forms, completed for a spring quarter Neuroanatomy Lab.

Clinical Statistics, span the years 1976-1984. Files not labeled by a sub-name consists of weekly, monthly, and yearly statistical reports, and also conference schedules and residency information. Northwestern Memorial Hospital files include residency information forms, analysis of hospital service, postoperative complications forms, resident schedules, and statistics for the hospital. The VA Lakeside files consist of weekly and monthly statistical reports, as well as complications reports.

The Rotation (Residents) section covers the year 1978 and generally consists of correspondence between Dr. Anthony Raimondi, Chairperson, and Associate Dean Jacob Suker. Various memos and weekly and monthly statistical reports are also included.

Student files, spanning the years 1979-1985, include statistics, program change forms, surgery and surgical seminar schedules, evaluation and grade sheets, patient's progress notes, juniors student clerkship evaluations, and correspondence regarding student rotation.

The final category, Visiting Professors, is arranged into a miscellaneous folder, a payment folder, and folders arranged alphabetically by surname of the visiting professors. The Miscellaneous file consists of a dictation, a rough-draft schedule, correspondence, and a list of visiting professors from January 1983 to June 1983. Payments consist of documentation of the expenses of visiting professors. The remaining folders consist of documents regarding the plans of each visiting professor, invitation and acceptance letters, presentation announcements, itineraries, curriculum vitae, requisitions, travel expense reports, and general memos.


  • 1973-1985


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


3.00 Boxes

Language of Materials



The administrative records of the Department of Neurosurgery of Northwestern University's Medical School fill three boxes and span the years 1973-1985. The records files related to Alumni Day, American Board Exams, annual reports, capitation grants, clerkships, clinical statistics, rotations (residents), students, and visiting professors.


The administrative records of the Department of Neurosurgery of Northwestern University's Medical School are organized into: Alumni Day, American Board exams, annual reports, capitation grants, clerkships, clinical statistics, rotation (residents), students, and visiting professors. These groups are arranged alphabetically (where relevant) and by date.

Method of Acquisition

These records were transferred to the University Archives on March 27, 1986 by Phyllis Brice of the Department of Neurosurgery as Accession #86-41.

Separated Materials

Approximately three inches of duplicates were discarded. A little less than one half inch of extraneous materials were removed.

Processing Information

Jennifer Young, April 1995; Mandy Koppen, May 1995.

Guide to the Department of Neurosurgery Administrative Records
Jennifer Young and Mandy Koppen
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Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US