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[Northwestern University Medical School centennial footage], 1959-09-29

 Item — Box: 8

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Scope and Contents

Silent, black and white film taken the day of the Northwestern University Medical School’s Centennial Founders Day Convocation on September 29, 1959. Include shots of a group of men, featuring Richard H. Young, MD, Dean of the Medical School, and honorary degree recipients (identified below) in academic gowns and regalia posing for photographs and talking amongst themselves, walking from Abbott Hall across campus into Thorne Hall, and sitting on a stage in an auditorium in front of a large audience. During the convocation Young is shown giving commemorative remarks and honorary degree recipient Conrad Elvehjem, PhD, president of the University of Wisconsin, gives the address “Science and Medicine.”

Other people prominently shown in the film include: honorary degree recipients I. S. Ravdin, MD, chair of the department of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania; Horace W. Magoun, PhD, professor of anatomy at the Medical Center of the University of California at Los Angeles; and William S. Tillett, MD, professor of medicine at New York University College of Medicine. Also shown are Loyal Davis, MD, PhD, chair of Northwestern’s Department of Surgery, and J. Roscoe Miller, MD, president of Northwestern University.


  • 1959-09-29

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

No restrictions.


1 Reels : 3:06 minutes, black & white, silent, acetate base ; 16mm, 103 ft.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English