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Carl Edward Buck papers, 1932-1953

1 linear foot

Field director of the American Public Health Association, 1931-1948, later professor of public health administration at the University of Michigan, 1948-1953. Files detailing various community health administration studies that he administered; also thesis and miscellaneous public health materials.

The Carl E. Buck Papers, 1932-1953, consist of one foot of material relating principally to various community health administration studies he carried out as field director of the American Association of Public Health and later as professor of public health administration in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. There is one folder of biographical material at the beginning of the collection.

The community study material includes some correspondence, research materials, and the final reports of the studies. Also included in the collection is Buck's Ph.D. dissertation, "An Evaluation of Medical School Inspection in Light of Recent Developments," and an incomplete series of news releases from the Detroit Health Department, 1931-1941.


Henry F. Vaughan Papers, 1913-1971

3 linear feet

Commissioner of the Detroit Department of Health, later dean of the School of Public Health of the University of Michigan. Correspondence and manuscripts of articles and speeches; papers detailing his activities with the American Public Health Association, the Association of Schools of Public Health, the Detroit Department of Health, the Michigan Department of Health, and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.

The Henry Frieze Vaughan papers have been divided into six series: Personal, American Public Health Association, Association of Schools of Public Health, Detroit Department of Health, Michigan Department of Health and W.K. Kellogg Foundation. There are no papers in this collection reflecting Vaughan's activities as Dean of the School of Public Health at Michigan. Such papers can be found in the records of the School of Public Health, which includes Vaughan's topical files.


John H. Romani papers, 1957-1991 (majority within 1970-1990)

2 linear feet

Professor and administrator in the University of Michigan School of Public Health; files pertaining to Romani's presidency of the American Public Health Association, 1979-1980; correspondence, 1970-1991, mainly professional and relating to the field of public health; and lectures and speeches concerning the public health profession.

The John Romani Papers consist primarily of correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper clippings and press releases. The collection is organized into three series: American Public Health Association Presidency, Correspondence, and Lectures and Speeches.


Pearl L. Kendrick Papers, 1888-1979 (majority within 1930-1970)

7 linear feet — 1 digital video file

Bacteriologist with the laboratories of the Michigan Department of Health, 1920-1951, and resident lecturer in epidemiology at the School of Public Health of the University of Michigan. Files relate to her discovery and testing of a vaccine for whooping-cough; files concerning activities with the American Public Health Association and the Michigan Public Health Association; consultant's files relating to her work with vaccination programs in foreign countries under the auspices of the World Health Organization; correspondence, course and research materials; and photographs related to her career; also papers of her father, Milton Kendrick, a Free Methodist clergyman.

The Pearl L. Kendrick papers date from 1888 to 1979 and measure seven linear feet. The papers are arranged in nine series: Personal, Correspondence, Correspondence--Foreign, Michigan Department of Health, University of Michigan, Consultant Files, Professional Associations, Speeches and Articles, and Visual Materials. The collection is strongest in its documentation of the national and international network of public health practitioners, physicians, and scientists who corresponded with each other about their studies of various diseases and their prevention, in particular whooping cough. This voluminous correspondence reflects Kendrick's reputation as one of the world's foremost experts on pertussis. The collection is relatively weak in its documentation of Kendrick's work as an instructor at the University of Michigan.


Sally Lusk papers, 1975-2001

4 linear feet

Sally Lusk was a professor of nursing at the University of Michigan from 1969 to 2003. She was very involved in the field of occupational health nursing, and focused her research on the effects of noise on workers, as well as how to integrate nursing research into practice. The collection mainly consists of conference presentations, papers, and grant projects related to her research.

This collection is divided into 5 series: Personal, Conference Presentations, Grant Projects, Publications and Other Activities.

Acronyms frequently used in this collection:

  1. AAOHN -- American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
  2. AHCPR -- Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
  3. APHA -- American Public Health Association
  4. BSN -- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  5. COHSE -- Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering, (University of Michigan)
  6. HEMA -- Health Education Media Association
  7. MNRS -- Midwest Nursing Research Society

School of Public Health (University of Michigan) records, 1909-2015 (majority within 1941-2004)

8.74 GB (online) — 97 linear feet (in 98 boxes)

Teaching and research unit of the University of Michigan. Records include dean's files, administrative records, minutes, also records of the school's program in Public Health Nursing and records of the Association of Schools of Public Health.

The records of the School Public Health include Dean's files of Henry F. Vaughan, Myron Wegman, Richard Remington, John Kirscht, June E. Osborn and Noreen M. Clark; files concerning the Association of Schools of Public Health; records of the school's Program in Public Health Nursing; institutes and inservice courses; records regarding school-wide issues and departmental affairs, including accreditation and program reviews; committee and faculty meeting minutes; building construction records; and files relating to state and national public health issues such as PBB contamination, poliomyelitis, and AIDS; including materials concerning public health in Detroit.