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A. W. CALHOUN MEDICAL LIBRARY.
A. W. Calhoun Medical Library records, 1918-1987

Emory University

Health Sciences Archives

Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library

1462 Clifton Road, NE

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-8727

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/f84w0


Descriptive Summary

Creator: A. W. Calhoun Medical Library.
Title: A. W. Calhoun Medical Library records, 1918-1987
Call Number:Series No. 007
Extent: 7.40 linear ft. (19 boxes)
Abstract:Contains subject files documenting the history of the library, correspondence, budget records, annual reports, Grady Branch records, ephemera, and library publications.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Material in Box 19 is closed until 2056 in accordance with Emory University Archives policy for student educational records.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in This Repository

Health Sciences Center Library Records, HS-S008.

Source

Transfer.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], A. W. Calhoun Medical Library Records, Health Sciences Archives, Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Nancy Hall Watkins.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

The Abner Wellborn Calhoun Medical Library opened on January 1, 1924 and was housed in the Wesley Memorial Hospital, predecessor to today’s Emory University Hospital. The library was established from funds provided by F. Phinizy Calhoun in memory of his father, A. W. Calhoun who was professor of Ophthalmology in the Atlanta Medical College and other Emory’s predecessor medical schools from 1874 until his death in 1910.

The library replaced the medical school library which was housed in the Anatomy Building of the Medical School and had outgrown its space. It was intended to serve not only students in Emory’s School of Medicine and doctors who practiced at Wesley Memorial, but all members of the medical profession. In 1924, Myrtle Tye was chosen as Emory’s first full-time medical librarian. During her tenure as Librarian, she directed the steady growth of the collection. Despite financial limitations imposed by the economy in the early 1930s, she was able to raise funds to purchase a 1543 first edition of Andreas Vesalius' De Humani Corporis Fabrica.

Following Myrtle Tye's death in 1933, Mildred Jordan was appointed librarian and served until her death in 1965. Mildred H. Libbey served as library director from 1966 until her death in December or 1984, at which time Carol Burns, Director of Public Services for the library, was appointed to the position.

The A. W. Calhoun Medical Library was renamed the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library when it moved to new quarters in the Dental School Building in 1988.

Scope and Content Note

The A. W. Calhoun Medical Library records consists of subject files documenting the history of the library, brochures, some committee records, correspondence pertaining to gifts to the library, budget records (1923-1987), annual reports (1923-1980), Grady Branch records (1931-1947), HEW training grant records (1959-1966), and library publications (1972-1984).

Arrangement Note

Arranged according to record type.


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Container List

Subject Files
Box Folder Content
1 1 Acquisition policy, undated
1 2 Announcement of opening, 1924
1 3 Building plans and furniture requirements, 1924-1931
1 4 Calhoun appreciation dinner, 1933
1 5 Calhoun coat of arms; Clan Calquhoun history, 1971, 1981
1 6 Calhoun presentation tea, 1954
1 7 Clippings, 1920-1956
1 8 Clippings, 1959-1969
1 9 Clippings, 1970-1983
1 10 Dedication of Elkin portrait, 1956
1 11 Donor lists, 1955-1963
1 12 43rd General Hospital, WWII exhibit
1 13 Goals, undated
1 14 “History of the A. W. Calhoun Medical Library,” by Eloise Foster
1 15 “History of the A. W. Calhoun Medical Library,” by Eloise Foster (copy 2)
1 16 History and annual report of the library, 1932
2 1 Library committee correspondence and minutes, 1919-1936
2 2 Library history from early school catalogs, undated
2 3 Library policies, 1922-1933, undated
2 4 Library regulations, 1933-1959, undated
2 5 Library self-study, 1961
2 6 MLA Southern Regional Group annual meeting, 1956
2 7 Markle Foundation grant proposal, 1961
2 8 Medical artifact information, 1923-1977
2 9 Mildred Jordan correspondence, 1933-1964
2 10 Mildred Jordan-Marcia C. Noyes award, 1923-1985
2 11 Mildred Jordan obituaries, 1965
3 1 National Library of Medicine Resource Grant application, 1966-1967
3 2 National Library of Medicine Resource Grant application, 1968-1969
3 3 Nurses’ library, 1944-1945
3 4 Package library service, 1928-1929
3 5 Periodical collections, 1948-1963
3 6 Periodicals, 1922-1924
3 7 Planning document, [1950]
3 8 Preliminary work on the history of the A. W. Calhoun Medical Library, undated
3 9 Reference questions received, undated
3 10 Self-study, 1977
3 11 Statistics, 1918-1960
3 12 Union list of serials, 1925-1926
4 1 Vesalius articles, 1930
4 2 Vesalius binding information, 1949
4 3 Vesalius contributors, 1930
4 4 Vesalius correspondence, 1930
4 5 Vesalius exhibit materials, 1930, 1984
4 6 Vesalius information, 1930, no date
4 7 Vesalius presentation, 1930
19 1 Vesalius term paper [Restricted], 1981
4 8 Miscellaneous, 1923-1969, undated
Brochures
14 1 1970-1985, undated
Committees
14 2 Advisory Library, 1977-1979
14 3 Advisory Library, 1980-1983
14 4 Advisory Library, 1984-1987
Correspondence
14 5 Gifts, 1939-1948
14 6 Gifts, 1978-198[4]
Reports
5 1 Budget, 1923-1929
5 2 Budget, 1930-1939
5 3 Budget, 1940-1946, undated
5 4 Budget, 1946-1947
5 5 Budget, 1947-1948
5 6 Budget, 1948-1949
5 7 Budget, 1949-1950
5 8 Budget, 1950-1951
5 9 Budget, 1951-1952
5 10 Budget, 1952-1953
5 11 Budget, 1953-1954
5 12 Budget, 1954-1955
5 13 Budget, 1955-1956
5 14 Budget, 1956-1957
5 15 Budget, 1957-1958
5 16 Budget, 1958-1959
5 17 Budget, 1959-1960
5 18 Budget, 1960-1961
5 19 Budget, 1961-1962
5 20 Budget, 1962-1963
5 21 Budget, 1963-1964
5 22 Budget, 1964-1965
5 23 Budget, 1965-1966
5 24 Budget, 1966-1967
5 25 Budget, 1967-1968
5 26 Budget, 1968-1969
5 27 Budget, 1969-1970
6 1 Budget, 1970-1971
6 2 Budget, 1971-1972
6 3 Budget, 1972-1973
6 4 Budget, 1973-1974
6 5 Budget, 1974-1975
6 6 Budget, 1975-1976
6 7 Budget, 1976-1977
6 8 Budget, 1977-1978
6 9 Budget, 1978-1979
7 1 Budget, 1979-1980
7 2 Budget, 1980-1981
7 3 Budget, 1981-1982
7 4 Budget, 1982-1983
7 5 Budget, 1983-1984
7 6 Budget, 1984-1985
7 7 Budget, 1985-1986
7 8 Budget, 1986-1987
8 1 Annual Reports-Library, 1923-1924
8 2 Annual Reports-Library, 1924-1925
8 3 Annual Reports-Library, 1925-1926
8 4 Annual Reports-Library, 1926-1927
8 5 Annual Reports-Library, 1927-1928
8 6 Annual Reports-Library, 1928-1929
8 7 Annual Reports-Library, 1926-1927, 1929-1930
8 8 Annual Reports-Library, 1930-1931
8 9 Annual Reports-Library, 1931-1932
8 10 Annual Reports-Library, 1932-1933
8 11 Annual Reports-Library, 1929-1930, 1933-1934
8 12 Annual Reports-Library, 1934-1935
8 13 Annual Reports-Library, 1935-1936
8 14 Annual Reports-Library, 1936-1937
8 15 Annual Reports-Library, 1934-1935, 1937-1938
8 16 Annual Reports-Library, 1938-1939
8 17 Annual Reports-Library, 1939-1940
8 18 Annual Reports-Library, 1940-1941
8 19 Annual Reports-Library, 1941-1942
8 20 Annual Reports-Library, 1942-1943
8 21 Annual Reports-Library, 1943-1944
8 22 Annual Reports-Library, 1944-1945
8 23 Annual Reports-Library, 1945-1946
8 24 Annual Reports-Library, 1946-1947
8 25 Annual Reports-Library, 1947-1948
8 26 Annual Reports-Library, 1948-1949
8 27 Annual Reports-Library, 1949-1950
8 28 Annual Reports-Library, 1950-1951
8 29 Annual Reports-Library, 1951-1952
8 30 Annual Reports-Library, 1952-1953
9 1 Annual Reports-Library, 1953-1954
9 2 Annual Reports-Library, 1954-1955
9 3 Annual Reports-Library, 1955-1956
9 4 Annual Reports-Library, 1956-1957
9 5 Annual Reports-Library, 1957-1958
9 6 Annual Reports-Library, 1958-1959
9 7 Annual Reports-Library, 1959-1960
9 8 Annual Reports-Library, 1960-1961
9 9 Annual Reports-Library, 1961-1962
9 10 Annual Reports-Library, 1962-1963
9 11 Annual Reports-Library, 1963-1964
9 12 Annual Reports-Library, 1965-1966
9 13 Annual Reports-Library, 1966-1967
10 1 Annual Reports-Library, 1967-1968
10 2 Annual Reports-Library, 1968-1969
10 3 Annual Reports-Library, 1969-1970
10 4 Annual Reports-Library, 1970-1971
10 5 Annual Reports-Library, 1971-1972
10 6 Annual Reports-Library, 1972-1973
10 7 Annual Reports-Library, 1973-1974
10 8 Annual Reports-Library, 1974-1975
11 1 Annual Reports-Library, 1975-1976
11 2 Annual Reports-Library, 1977-1978
11 3 Annual Reports-Library, 1978-1979
11 4 Annual Reports-Library, 1979-1980
12 1 Annual Reports-Public services, 1973-1974
12 2 Annual Reports-Public services, 1976-1977
12 3 Annual Reports-Public services, 1977-1978
12 4 Annual Reports-Public services, 1978-1979
12 5 Annual Reports-Public services, 1979-1980
12 6 Annual Reports-Technical services, 1973-1974
12 7 Annual Reports-Technical services, 1976-1977
12 8 Annual Reports-Technical services, 1977-1978
12 9 Annual Reports-Technical services, 1978-1979
12 10 Annual Reports-Technical services, 1979-1980
12 11 Cataloging statistics, 1947-1948
12 12 Cataloging statistics, 1952-1953
12 13 Cataloging statistics, 1957-1958
12 14 Cataloging statistics, 1962-1963
12 15 Cataloging statistics, 1967-1968
12 16 Cataloging statistics, 1972-1973
12 17 Cataloging statistics, 1977-1978
12 18 Cataloging statistics, 1982-1983
Grady Branch
13 1 Committee minutes and reports, 1940-1943
13 2 Correspondence, 1931-1939
13 3 Correspondence, 1940-1947
13 4 Recommendations, undated
13 5 Rules, 1940-1947
13 6 Soma Weiss Collection, 1942
13 7 Statistics, 1943-1944
13 8 Statistics, 1944-1945
13 9 Statistics, 1945
13 10 Statistics, 1945-1946
13 11 Statistics, 1946-1947
HEW Training Grant
15 1 Application, 1959-1962
15 2 Application, 1962-1963
15 3 Application, 1963-1964
15 4 Application, 1964-1965
15 5 Application, 1965-1966
15 6 Article (proposed): "The Genesis and early development of the ‘internship’ in medical library education," 1963
15 7 Budget reports, 1962-1966
15 8 Correspondence-Biomedical library, University of California, 1959-1964
15 9 Correspondence-Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare, PHS, 1959-1962
15 10 Correspondence-General, 1962-1965
15 11 Correspondence-Requests for personnel, 1961-1963
15 12 Graduate school information, 1961-1962
15 13 Handbook for patrons, 1962, undated
15 14 History of medicine project, 1964
15 15 Information retrieval project, 1961-1962
15 16 List of interns, 1962
15 17 MLA application, 1961
16 1 Paper-Evanson, Catherine, "Bibliography on all aspects of medical librarianship," 1963
16 2 Paper-Evanson, Catherine, "Suggestions to the services to the public department," 1963
16 3 Paper-Sands, Joyce, "Microbiology cataloging project," 1962
16 4 Paper-Sands, Joyce, "Organization of the services to the public division," 1962
16 5 Paper-Watts, Camille, "Medical librarianship bibliography," 1963
16 6 Paper-Watts, Camille, "Reorganization of the services to public department," 1963
16 7 Paper-Whitten, N. E., "Bibliography on medical librarianship," 1963
16 8 Paper-Unidentified author, "Services to the public reorganization," 1963
16 9 Progress report, 1962
16 10 Progress report, 1962-1963
16 11 Progress report, 1963-1964
16 12 Progress report, 1964-1965
16 13 Progress report, 1966
16 14 Public Health Service policies
16 15 Publicity, 1961
16 16 Report on Services to the Public, 1963
16 17 Report on Services to the Public, 1965
16 18 Report on Services to the Public, 1966
16 19 Training program outlines, 1959-1963
Publications and Bound Volumes
17 1 Book Ends, 1972-1976
17 2 Book Ends, 1977-1979
17 3 Book Ends, 1980
17 4 Book Ends, 1981
17 5 Book Ends, 1982
17 6 Book Ends, 1983
17 7 Book Ends, 1984
18 Periodical holdings, 1973
18 Periodical holdings, 1982
18 Library guest book
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