Records of the Committee on Fellowship II
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At a meeting of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia held on 27 November 1956, Richard A. Kern made a motion "that a Membership Committee be created for the purpose of recruiting qualified physicians for Fellowship in the College". On 29 January 1957, a "Special Committee of the College of Physicians for Promoting Proposals for Membership in the College" was established, and Roy W. Mohler was appointed to chair the committee.
Over the years, the name of this committee changed from the "Special Committee on Proposals for Membership" to the "Committee on Membership" to the "Committee on Fellowship". The Committee on Fellowship became a standing Committee of the College of Physicians in 1972. The by-laws of this year state that the Committee on Fellowship "shall seek candidates for Fellowship and help process their nominations" and "investigate every candidate for Fellowship thoroughly".
The Records of the Committee on Fellowship span the years 1983 to 1892, although the bulk of the material dates from 1974 to 1978. Included in the collection are three volumes of list of Fellows and deceased Fellows, dating from 1973 to 1892, and 1918 to 1979. Correspondence and reports from meetings and regarding the status are Fellows date from 1949 to 1978.
This collection was discovered during a survey in the summer and fall of 2015. It was processed in the fall of 2018.
- Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
- Finding Aid Author
- Chrissie Perella
- Finding Aid Date
- October 2018