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Walter J. Cree Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WSP000278

Scope and Content

The papers of Walter J. Cree, M.D. reflect the high regard accorded to Dr. Cree by the medical profession. Important subjects covered in the collection are: Alumni Association of the Detroit College of Medicine, 1886-1889 Autographs from the Michigan College of Medicine, 1880-1881 Autographs of "Senior" members of the Wayne County Medical Society, 1945

Dates

  • 1875
  • 1880 - 1881
  • 1945

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.

History

Walter J. Cree graduated from the Michigan College of Medicine in 1883. Dr. Cree was instrumental in planning the merger of the Detroit Medical College and the Michigan College of Medicine in 1885 to form the Detroit College of Medicine. Cree was also an active participant in the College of Medicine Alumni Association from its inception in 1886. Dr. Cree was recognized as the historian for the medical profession of Detroit, serving as the historian for the Detroit Academy of Medicine, Wayne County Medical Society and the Alumni Association of Wayne University College of Medicine.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 MB)

Abstract

Dr. Cree was instrumental in planning the merger of the Detroit Medical College and the Michigan College of Medicine in 1885 to form the Detroit College of Medicine. An 1883 graduate of the Michigan College of Medicine, Dr. Cree was an active member of the alumni association from its beginning in 1886. Recognized as the historian for the medical profession of Detroit, he served as historian for the Detroit Academy of Medicine, Wayne County Medical Society and the Alumni Association of Wayne University College of Medicine. The alumni association history is covered from 1886-1889. Also included is a Michigan College of Medicine Autograph book dated 1880-1881, a Wayne County Medical Society Autograph book dated October 1945, and Wayne University College of Medicine Alumni Association Golden Anniversary material from 1945.

Arrangement

Arranged in 1 box.

Acquisition

The Walter J, Cree, M.D., Collection was placed in the University Archives in June of 1961.

Transfers

An English Dictionary, circa 1833 and Uncle Tom's Cabin and Key, by Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1858 were removed from the collection.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Title
Guide to the Walter J. Cree Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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