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Northwestern University Medical School Alumni Record Cards

 Collection
Identifier: 18/1/8

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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. NOTE: Because this series includes two organizational systems for certain years—chronological and alphabetical—both sections need to be searched for alumni who graduated before 1927, since there may be a card in each section. These records supplement other resources for information on Northwestern University Medical School students and alumni, including Series 51/6, Medical School Alumni Biographical files, 1860-1926; the records in Series 18/1/1-18/1/6 all consist of student records or transcripts, circa 1902-1984; and Series 18/1/7 consists of the Records of the Office of the Registrar, 1894-1927.

Dates

  • 1860-1965

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Permission to use the Northwestern University Medical School Alumni Records must be requested from the University Archivist.

Extent

7 Boxes

Abstract

The Northwestern University Medical School Alumni Records consist of 3” x 5” index cards containing limited information about deceased Medical School alumni/alumnae, spanning the years 1860 to 1965. Records include those of graduates from the Northwestern University Woman’s Medical School (1892-1902).

Other Descriptive Information

Because this series includes two organizational systems for certain years—chronological and alphabetical—both sections need to be searched for alumni who graduated before 1927, since there may be a card in each section.

Method of Acquisition

The Northwestern University Medical School Alumni Records were transferred to the University Archives by Ron Sims of the Galter Health Sciences Library on August 13, 2001, as Accession Number 01-131.

Related Materials

These records supplement other resources for information on Northwestern University Medical School students and alumni, including Series 51/6, Medical School Alumni Biographical files, 1860-1926; the records in Series 18/1/1-18/1/6 all consist of student records or transcripts, circa 1902-1984; and Series 18/1/7 consists of the Records of the Office of the Registrar, 1894-1927.

Separated Materials

None.

Processing Information

Janet C. Olson, August 2001; reboxed and revised, August 2018
Title
Guide to the Northwestern University Medical School Alumni Record Cards
Author
Janet C. Olson
Date
01/08/2001, revised August 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Room 110
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Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
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