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Wayne University Medical Science Center Records

 Collection
Identifier: WSR000510
The Center's records reflect efforts to develop plans and raise money, through the records of its president, Wendell Anderson and executive secretary, George Pierrot. Material on the establishment of Wayne University's Institute for Occupational Health is also included.

Series Description: Series 1: Clippings,correspondence, minutes, plans, proposals and other materials relating to the Medical Science Center's operation and planning. Much of the material concerns the fundraising efforts, planning and site selection of the Center.

Series 2: General subject files of the Medical Science Center. Contains brochures, correspondence, clippings and other items relating to the Center.

Dates

  • 1940 - 1952
  • Majority of material found within 1942 - 1946

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (6 MB)

Abstract

The Medical Science Center was organized as a nonprofit corporation at the request of the Detroit Board of Education. Its mission was to raise money for, and build one of the world's outstanding medical centers in Detroit, affiliated with Wayne University. Capital costs were to be borne by foundation support and private donations, but unsuccessful in this endeavor, the Center was finally dissolved in 1951.

History

The Medical Science Center was organized as a nonprofit corporation at the request of the Detroit Board of Education. Its mission was to raise money for, and build one of the world's outstanding medical centers in Detroit, affiliated with Wayne University. Capital costs were to be borne by foundation support and private donations, but unsuccessful in this endeavor, the Center was finally dissolved in 1951.

Arrangement

Arranged in 2 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-4), Series 2 (Boxes 5-6). Folders are arranged alphabetically and in Series 2, materials within folders are arranged in chronological order.

Acquisition

The papers of the Medical Science Center were placed in the University Archives in 1980.

Related Materials

Refer to Wayne State University Collections for related materials.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in December, 1989.
Title
Guide to the Wayne University Medical Science Center Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1989-12
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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Detroit MI 48202 USA