Emilius Clark Dudley papers
The collection consists of eight binders assembled by professor Emilius Clark Dudley, MD, as well as a bound volume of Dudley's lectures transcribed by Enoch Arden during the 1882-83 school year (box 3). Two binders contain the typed and annotated manuscript for his book The Medicine Man, a combined memoir-medical history (box 1). The other six are scrapbooks and contain writings, correspondence, and ephemera related to Dudley's career.
Contents of the scrapbook volumes include: 1) speeches given by Dudley at various association meetings; 2) correspondence, particularly with Northwestern University Medical School Dean Nathan Smith Davis, Jr., related to Dudley's tenure as professor and chair of gynecology, including his attempt to resign and his thoughts about consolidating NUMS with the Woman's Medical College of Chicago, as well as Dudley's membership in various medical and nonmedical organizations; 3) correspondence and ephemera related to Dudley's tenure as professor, and organization membership; 4) speeches given by Dudley at various association meetings; 5) correspondence and ephemera related to Dudley's trip to China in 1922 to teach at "Yale in China," a campus of Yale University in Changsha, China; 6) letters from various people, arranged alphabetically.
- approximately 1877-1924
- Dudley, E. C. (Emilius Clark), 1850-1928 (Person)
- Davis, Nathan S., Jr. (Nathan Smith), 1858-1920 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for research. Special handling is required due to fragility of the items.
Language of Materials
The papers of Emilius Clark Dudley, MD, comprise a manuscript of his book Medicine Man and correspondence and ephemera related to his career as a professor of gynecology. Also included is a bound volume of Dudley's lectures transcribed during the 1882-83 school year.
Volume of transcribed lectures was originally accessioned into the collection in 1897. Eight binders compiled by Dudley were accessioned in 1936.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source and date of acquisition unknown.
Items are glued to pages from three-ring binders, and most pages are brittle and crumbling. Many of the pieces of correspondence and ephemera are folded and brittle.
- Guide to the Emilius Clark Dudley papers
- Emma Florio
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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