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Leander W. Riba (1897-1982) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 18/3/20/2

Scope and Contents

The papers of Leander William Riba are contained in one and one-half boxes and span the period 1897-1983. The bulk of the material dates from the period 1929-1982. The Papers include biographical material, newspaper clippings, correspondence and other material pertaining to Riba's military service in World War's I and II, correspondence and clippings concerning his 1954 African safari, personal and professional correspondence, lectures, reprints, and acknowledgements of contributions to the Riba Fellowship in Urology at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Included in the biographical material are curricula vitae, memoirs, personal information questionnaires, and obituaries. Among Riba's military service records are the results of physical examinations, commissions, orders, correspondence, and discharge papers pertaining primarily to his service in the Army Medical Corps during World War II. Of interest is Riba's pilot's book from his service in the Air Corps in World War I. Included are the records of his flight training.

Among the correspondence are photocopies of personal letters from Adali E. Stevenson, whom Riba treated during his governoship. Also included is a small amount of personal and professional correspondence dating from prior to Riba's retirement in 1973 and one folder of correspondence pertaining to his post-retirement activities. Also included is one folder containing letters of condolence received by Riba's family at the time of his death in 1982. Included with the fifty-one reprints of Riba's articles on urology is a complete bibliography of his publications. In addition, the Papers include one folder of the licenses, certificates and diplomas of Riba's younger brother, Gerhardt, a dentist.

Dates

  • 1897-1983

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

2.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Leander William Riba was head of the Northwestern University Medical School's out-patient genital-urinary clinic. In addition to his private practice, Riba was associate professor of urology in the Medical School from 1928 until 1973. 1980 He established the Riba Urological Fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His papers are contained in one and one-half boxes and span the period 1897-1983. The bulk of the material dates from the period 1929-1982. The papers include biographical material, newspaper clippings, correspondence and other material pertaining to Riba's military service in World War I and World War II, correspondence and clippings concerning his 1954 African safari, personal and professional correspondence, lectures, reprints, and acknowledgements of contributions to the Riba Fellowship in Urology at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Arrangement

The papers of Leander William Riba are organized into: biographical material; newspaper clippings; military records (in chronological order); African safari; correspondence (Adlai Stevenson; personal; professional; retirement; condolences); lectures; Riba Feillowship contributors; reprints (in chronological order); Gerhardt Riba materials.

Method of Acquisition

The Leander W. Riba Papers were donated to the Northwestern University Archives by Ronald Riba on June 1, 1983 as Accession #83-70.

Separated Materials

One half box of plaques and awards presented to Riba were separated to the ephemera collection. Miscellaneous audiocassettes were added to the audiotape collection and fifty four photographs were added to the biographical photograph collection.

Processing Information

Margaret Faverty, March, 1984.
Title
Guide to the Leander W. Riba (1897-1982) Papers
Author
Margaret Faverty
Date
01/03/1984
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635