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Overview Foster G. McGaw, founder of the American Hospital Supply Corporation, was an entrepreneur and philanthropist whose generosity to Northwestern University enhanced both the Evanston and Chicago campuses. His close relationship with the university resulted from the proximity of his corporate headquarters in Evanston to Northwestern. The American Hospital Supply Corporation was for decades the major supplier of health care products in the United States. Filling twenty-one boxes, this series dates...
Abstract The American Hospital Supply Corporation was founded in 1922 by Foster G. McGaw and partners. (McGaw was an important donor to Northwestern University, and to many other institutions.) The Corporation's records fill twenty-two boxes, and date from 1920 to 1986. Records include the following principal categories: advertising; marketing; corporate correspondence; divisional records for acquisitions and subsidiaries; mergers; scrapbooks; stocks and securities; legal records.
Abstract The papers of Foster McGaw (the founder and guiding force behind the American Hospital Supply Corporation) document his life between 1908 and 1986 and fill 95 boxes. They are divided into three subseries: Personal Files, Philanthropic Records, and Financial Records. The papers illuminate both McGaw's personal concerns and, to a lesser extent, his business affairs, although these areas sometimes overlap.