The Northwestern University Medical School Alumni Records consist of one cubic foot of 3” x 5” index cards containing information about deceased alumni/alumnae of the Medical School. The records, maintained by the Northwestern University Medical School Alumni Association, span the years 1860 to 1965. Records include those of graduates from the Northwestern University Woman's Medical School (1892-1902).
One set of file cards, spanning graduation years 1860 to 1926, is arranged chronologically, with dividers between the years. For the most part, records consist of cards with an alphabetical list of that year's deceased graduates; specific death dates, when known, are written or typed in after the alumnus' name. Occasionally an individual alumnus' card is included within the appropriate date-span.
The bulk of the series consists of file cards, one card for each alumnus/alumna, organized alphabetically by surname. These cards span the years circa 1877 to 1965. Information on each card includes graduation year, last known address, contributions to the Alumni Association, date of death, and, in many cases, attached obituaries, letters notifying the Alumni Association of the doctor's death, and other clippings.