Clinton Lee Compere (1911-1991) Papers
Clinton Lee Compere was a professor of orthopedic surgery at Northwestern's Medical School and, as a founding member of Northwestern's Rehabilitation Engineering Program (REP), nationally recognized as an authority on rehabilitation engineering. His main focus was the improvement of prosthetic devices for the physically handicapped. Compere participated actively in the development of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) to one of the best rehabilitation hospitals in the country. The Clinton Compere papers include 11 boxes, spans the years from 1954 through 1991, and contains biographical materials, correspondence, grant and funding proposals, minutes and reports mainly of various committees and meetings, and publications by Compere and others.
- Other: Date acquired: 06/02/2011
Conditions Governing Access
Box 3, folder 6; box 4, folder 3; box 5, folder 19; box 9, folder 6, and box 11, folder 9 are restricted; consultation with University Archivist is required prior to use.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is stored at a remote campus location and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at email@example.com or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.
Language of Materials
Biographical materials (one box) span the years 1949 through 1991 and contain faculty biographical records and clippings. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order according to topical headings.
Compere's professional correspondence (two boxes) spans the years 1955 to 1977. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order according to topical headings.
Departmental files (three boxes) span the years 1956 to 1975.This subseries contains mainly administrative and budget materials, film and building projects, patient reports, personnel files, research contracts, residency appointments, as well as bylaws and course notes and schedules. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order according to topical headings.
Funds and grants files (two boxes) span the years from 1961 through 1975, and include proposals and applications for project, research, and demonstration grants, and fundraising. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order according to topical headings.
Minutes and reports (three boxes) span the years from 1961 through 1975. This subseries contains annual and progress reports, and minutes of board and committee meetings. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order according to topical headings.
The publications subseries (one box) contains articles, bulletins, annals, and brochures of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and its programs from the years 1954 to 1980. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order according to topical headings.
Source of Acquisition
R. J. Garrick
Method of Acquisition
The Clinton Lee Compere Papers were donated to the Northwestern University archives on February 18, 2010 (Accession # 10-23).
Four inches of duplicate and extraneous materials were discarded.
- Compere, Clinton L. (Clinton Lee), 1911-1991
- Medical rehabilitation--Study and teaching
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--Faculty
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Medical School
- Orthopedic surgery--Illinois--Chicago
- Orthopedic surgery--Study and teaching
- Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
- Guide to the Clinton Lee Compere (1911-1991) Papers
- Yvonne Spura
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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