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Arno B. Luckhardt papers

Identifier: ghsl-31

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Content Description

Collection consists mainly of the contents of a scrapbook compiled by Arno B. Luckhardt, PhD, professor of physiology at the University of Chicago, of portraits of prominent historical physicians. Many of the portraits are original engravings from the book Bibliotheca chalcographica (pub. ca. 1650), edited by Jean-Jacques Boissard and engraved by Johann Theodore de Bry; there are facsimile portraits printed on glossy paper as well. Also includes the typewritten manuscript of a speech given by Luckhardt at the unveiling of a portrait of Dr. William Harvey on temporary exhibition in the Northwestern University Medical School library on May 29th, 1943, in connection with the annual joint meeting of the Kanine Kennel Klub and the American College of Dog Surgeons.


  • approximately 1936-1944


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.


1 Boxes

Language of Materials



Collection of engraved and facsimile portraits of prominent historical physicians as well as a manuscript of a speech given at the unveiling of a portrait of Dr. William Harvey.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Portrait collection was a gift of Frederick Stenn in August 1969. Speech manuscript was a complimentary copy given in 1944.

Condition Description

Manuscript is on thin onion skin paper and has typical wear. Some of the facsimile physician portraits have remnants of mounting corners stuck to them.

Processing Information

Minimally processed by Emma Florio during a collections survey, April 2023.

Harvey portrait manuscript had call # MS WZ 100 H342L 1943; Physician portrait collection had call # 757 fC682 n.d.

Guide to the Arno B. Luckhardt papers
Emma Florio
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Library Details

Part of the Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center Repository

320 E. Superior Ave.
Chicago IL 60611-3008 US