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Alexander G. Ruthven Papers, 1901-1961 (majority within 1906-1951)

65.4 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Zoologist, college professor, president of University of Michigan, 1929-1951. Professional files relating to his career with the University Museum and as a professor of zoology, and presidential files containing correspondence, reports, speeches, and other University materials, including budget and legislative files, material relating to changes in University administration, his relationship with faculty, students and alumni, and photographs.

The Alexander Ruthven papers consists of two series of records. The first is the papers of Ruthven as president of the University of Michigan, 1929 to 1951. The second, and smaller, series is the files maintained by Ruthven as a zoologist with the University Museum and as professor of zoology. This latter series dates largely from 1908 to 1929 but also includes collected earlier files from the 1870s.


Arthur F. Southwick papers, 1958-1996

2 linear feet

Arthur F. Southwick was a distinguished professor in the School of Business Administration and the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. His dedication to teaching and research put him at the forefront of his specialization in health care business law and medical ethics. His papers are filled with his research in the areas of physician liability, medical information privacy, consent issues, civil rights, automation of medical records, reproductive freedom, and medical staff privileges.

The Arthur F. Southwick Papers are divided into four series: Biographical Materials, Publications, Subject Files, and Teaching Notes. The papers retain their original series groupings. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order within each series according to their original folder labels. Full text legal cases were removed from the folders as well as articles from widely available sources such as The New York Times and The Washington Post.


Avedis Donabedian papers, 1946-2000

2 linear feet

Professor of Public Health at the University of Michigan from 1961 to 1988, noted for research in the field of quality assessment of public health and service. Papers contain biographical material, correspondence, and material related to his research and professional activities, including studies for the Community Health Association of Detroit, Michigan and background on various publications.

The papers of Avedis Donabedian document his career as professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and in the medical research field from 1946 to 1997. The papers are divided into three series: Correspondence, Research and Professional Activities, and Biographical.


Carey Pratt McCord Papers, 1913-1978

5.5 linear feet

Industrial hygienist, consultant and lecturer in environmental and industrial health in the School of Public Health of the University of Michigan. Logs of daily activities, 1936-1961, correspondence relating to consulting projects, speech and lecture material, and research files on lead poisoning and the effects of air conditioning on workers; history of occupational health at the University of Michigan, 1873-1970, history of the American Academy of Occupational Medicine, 1946-1956; history of the Bernardino Ramazzini Society, 1942-1978; study of automobile body industry in Detroit, 1936; and related photographs.

The papers of Carey Pratt McCord represent only a fragment of what once must have been a larger body of papers and consequently document only a small portion of his varied and active career. The collection has been arranged into the following series: Personal; Correspondence; Speeches and lectures; Writings and related; Research files; Miscellaneous; and Photographs.


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.


Ella E. McNeil papers, 1923-1967

0.5 linear feet

Teacher of public health nursing at the University of Michigan. Course materials for classes in public health practices and community health services.

The Ella McNeil collection, although largely undated, spans the years 1923-1966, and includes course materials such as outlines, syllabi, guidelines and bibliographies. These materials are identified with specific course numbers and names wherever possible. Also included is other information regarding public health nursing that may or may not have been part of a class outline or teaching material. McNeil's article "Development in Public Health Nursing" (1942) is included in the collection. The papers are arranged in two series: Course Materials, arranged by course number; and Related/and Other Materials. The acronyms included in the course listing refer to either Public Health Practices (PHP) or Community Health Services (CHS).


Eugene N. Feingold Papers, 1950-2002 (majority within 1960-1990)

5 linear feet

Professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health; also active in the American Civil Liberties Union, Michigan League for Human Service, Corner Health Center, and other organizations promoting social justice issues. The collection consists of files relating to his activist interests and to his involvement with different committee memberships within and outside of the University of Michigan.

This collection reflects Eugene Feingold's interest in social justice issues and the many ways in which he served the community. It spans the period between 1950 and 2002, and has been divided in four series, Topical Files, Department of Medical Care Organization, University of Michigan Minority Concerns, Faculty against Institutional Racism (FAIR) and Ann Arbor Fair Housing Legislation.


Fred M. Davenport papers, 1955-1972

15 linear feet

Professor of epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, director of the Commission on Influenza, U. S. Armed Forces Epidemiological Board. Professional files concerning commission work and as chairman of the U. S. Viral Disease Panel.

This collection, only partially processed, is divided into four series: Commission on Influenza; Armed Forces Epidemiological Board; U.S. Viral Disease Panel; and Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan.


Gordon C. Brown papers, 1940-1972

3.5 linear feet

Virologist, professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health of the University of Michigan. Research material, class materials, reprints of articles, and miscellanea.

The papers of Gordon Brown consist largely of research grant applications and supporting materials, research notes, and classroom materials. Included are reprints of Brown's extensive journal publications and related printed material, and reports of the 1973 Task Force on Teaching Needs in the School of Public Health. The papers are most useful for examining the state of research in polio, birth defects and viral diseases in the 1950s and 1960s and the curriculum and organization of the University of Michigan School of Public Health.


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.