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Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Chapter of Michigan, Records, 1907-1967

1 linear foot

Honor society at the University of Michigan Medical School. Meeting minutes, receipts, correspondence and published books of the Alpha Omega Alpha order, Alpha Chapter of Michigan.

Correspondence and material regarding the Student Research Forum make up the bulk of the collection. Correspondence to new initiates and acceptance letters make up the bulk of the correspondence files. The Student Research Forum files consist primarily of copies of the students' presentation. Banquet programs and notebooks of minutes also document the society's activity. The primary material is supplemented by published works, including a national directory and history of Alpha Omega Alpha.


Burton L. Baker Papers, 1950-1978

2.5 linear feet

Professor of anatomy in the University of Michigan Medical School, 1941-1978. Correspondence and other materials relating to his research activities, the publication of books and articles, and the teaching of anatomy.

The papers which survive Dr. Baker reflect only the latter part of his life, primarily 1970 to 1978. They are arranged in a single Alphabetical Subject File. Most of the material is of a routine nature. Those research notes which remain are primarily drafts of published articles, often with a copy of the article and correspondence with the publisher filed with the research. The collection does include files from Dr. Burton's class in anatomy.


Albert M. Barrett papers, 1900-1937

3 linear feet (in 4 boxes)

Physician, early specialist in the treatment of mental illness; correspondence; topical files; lectures and publications; casework; and photographs.

The Albert M. Barrett papers comprise 3 linear feet, and have been divided into five series: Correspondence; Topical Files; Lectures and Publications; Photographs; and Casework.


BMC Media Services records, 1851-2003

31.6 linear feet (in 35 boxes) — 3 films, oversize rolled materials and oversize folders

BMC Media Services (formerly Biomedical Communications) is an in-house graphics and marketing production service for the University of Michigan. The collection is comprised of visual materials, including photographic prints, negatives, slides, and contact sheets, as well as videotapes, a few films, and digital files. The records reflect BMC's biomedical origins and document the history of the medical school, health science, hospitals, and related departments at the University of Michigan.

The records of BMC Media Services (formerly Biomedical Communications) measure 31.65 linear feet of visual material in a variety of formats. The records consist of seven series, largely different photographic categories: Faculty and Staff Portraits, Group Portraits, Class Photographs, Building Photographs, Topical Photographs, Films, and Videotapes.


Jerome W. Conn papers, 1931-1994 (majority within 1954-1975)

4 linear feet

Professor internal medicine and director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Michigan. Conn was discoverer of Primary Aldosteronism (Conn's Syndrome) and its cure through the surgical removal of the adrenal tumor. The collection has been divided into three series: personal, professional, and topical files. The collection includes correspondence, research files and notes, subject files, published materials, and photographs relating to his research and other professional activities.

The Conn collection, covering the years of 1931 to 1994, has been divided into three series: Personal, Professional, and Topical Files.


Minor J. Coon papers, 1946-2004 (majority within 1970-1999)

1.25 linear feet

Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Chemistry at the University of Michigan. Coon was internationally recognized for his pioneering research in P450 enzymes. Papers include topical files containing biographical and professional records, including reviews of the biological chemistry department from 1970-1988, awards, honorary degrees, lectureships, and programs. Also includes photographs that span Coon's 47-year career at the University of Michigan, with a focus on awards received.

The Minor J. Coon papers (1.25 linear feet) (1946-2004) document Coon's internationally known career in biological chemistry at the University of Michigan. The Coon papers contain two series, Topical Files and Photographs.


Royal S. Copeland Papers, 1892-1938

37 linear feet — 45 oversize volumes — 1 oversize folder — 33 digital audiovisual files

Professor of homoeopathic medicine at University of Michigan, mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, dean of the New York Homeopathic Medical College and director of Flower Hospital, New York City Commissioner of Public Health, and Democratic U. S. Senator from New York, 1923-1938. Personal and medical correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks containing food and health articles, photographs, and other papers concerning his medical and political interests. Correspondents include: Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Alfred E. Smith.

The Royal Copeland collection, consisting primarily of correspondence, speeches and writings, scrapbooks, and articles, relates primarily to Copeland's medical career as professor of homeopathic medicine at the University of Michigan, dean of the New York Homeopathic Medical College and Flower Hospital, and New York City Commissioner of Public Health, and as United States Senator.


Elizabeth Caroline Crosby Papers, 1918-1983 (majority within 1935-1980)

7 linear feet

The Elizabeth C. Crosby collection consists of the personal and professional papers of a woman pioneer in the field of neuroanatomy. Crosby taught anatomy at the University of Michigan from 1920 to 1958 and authored many respected publications in the field of biology.

The Crosby collection consists of two separate acquisitions; Crosby's personal donation of correspondence, biographical and research materials in 1982 and Richard C. Schneider's donation of Crosby's manuscripts, photographs and audiovisual materials in 1994. Dr. Richard C. Schneider, a close friend and colleague of Crosby's, accumulated additional Crosby materials during his unsuccessful attempt to write a complete biography of Crosby; his unfinished manuscript is contained within the collection. The collection has been arranged into the following series: Biographical Materials, Correspondence, Biographical material (collected or researched), Awards and Honors, Manuscripts and Articles, Publishers, Research, Conferences, Lectures, Organizations, Photographs and Audiovisual Materials.


Russell N. DeJong papers, 1942-1979

23 linear feet

Professor and chairman of the department of neurology of the University of Michigan Medical School and the University Hospital. Papers document his teaching and research and participation in professional organizations.

The Russell DeJong papers documents the activities of an individual who, through his teaching, research, and commitment to his profession, achieved national and international prominence in the field of neurology. The collection has been arranged into six series: Correspondence, Professional Organizations, University of Michigan, Published Papers, Miscellaneous, and Photographs.


John C. Floyd Papers, 1960-1978

1.5 linear feet

Professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan. Laboratory workbooks on diabetology and endocrinology from 1960 to 1978.

The collection consists primarily of laboratory workbooks of various experiments conducted between 1960 and 1978. The workbooks concern such subjects as the iodination of insulin, the immunization of guinea pigs, and the immuno assay of insulin.

A second set of workbooks concern the growth hormone. Unfortunately workbooks 4-8 are missing from this set. The third sequence of workbooks relate to insulin radioiodination.

Additionally, the collection includes experimental notes on glucagon radioiodination and gastrin iodination. The last workbook consists of quality control estimates for the HPP assay. There is also one folder of unidentified results from 1962. For a fuller understanding of the results of the assays, please consult the curriculum vitae for published articles on these topics.