Northwestern University Medical School Alumni Record Cards
Scope and Contents
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.
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Medical School (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Restricted; consultation with University Archivist required prior to use.
Language of Materials
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.
Janet C. Olson, August 2001; reboxed and revised, August 2018
- Guide to the Northwestern University Medical School Alumni Record Cards
- Janet C. Olson
- 01/08/2001, revised August 2018
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository
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