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Records of The Executive Office of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia II

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Established in 1967, the Office of the Executive Director is the lead office in the general administration of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The College of Physicians is not an academic organization, as the name suggests, but a not-for-profit educational and cultural institution dedicated to advancing the cause of health and upholding the ideals and heritage of medicine. It was founded in 1787 by twenty-four prominent Philadelphians, including John Redman (1722-1808), elected first president of the College; John Morgan (1735-1789), founder of America's first medical school; and Benjamin Rush (1745-1813), a signer of the Declaration of Independence and vigorous advocate of many humanitarian and social causes. The current administration of the College stems from Benjamin Rush’s original proposed method of governance, which consisted of the Council, President and the Board of Trustees. It is the goals and mission set forth by this governing body that the Executive Director is expected to achieve.

Governance of the College is facilitated by a number of committees, the council (or board of trustees), and a board of advisors that are composed of fellows of the college and nominated into their positions. The Office of the Executive Director oversees the general mission of the College, as well as its staff, the College’s strategic plan, and budget. It also evaluates all of the College of Physicians’ activities, ensuring that the policies established by the College of Physicians’ governing board are upheld.

The Executive Director oversees the Historical Medical Library, the Mütter Museum, and the Francis Clark Wood Institute. The Historical Medical Library at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia collects books and information regarding medical history and related topics. The Mütter Museum collects items relating to the history of medicine and medical anomalies. The Francis Clark Wood Institute for the History of Medicine’s goal is to promote the historical resources of the College of Physicians to the academic community. It provides funds for memberships and a scholar in residence program, and sponsors conferences, seminars, and travel grants to researchers. The Executive Director also oversees the institutional advancement, the finance department, communications, and membership of the College. More specifically, the Executive Director builds and maintains relationships with donors, potential donors, and fellows of the College. The Executive Director’s responsibility is to foresee that the College and staff are operating to achieve the strategic plan as well as facilitate the creation of educational programs and services that fulfill the College’s mission statement. The Executive Director also oversees the creation of successful programs and events at the College, such as lectures, discussions, and seminars. Past Executive Directors include Marc Micozzi Thomas W. Langfitt.

Marc Micozzi was the Executive Director of the College of Physicians from 1995 to 2002. He was a former member of the College of Physicians Board of Advisors. Micozzi was both a physician and an anthropologist and received his M.D., M.Sc., and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. His past experience included serving as the Director of the National Museum of Health and Medicine and as a Senior Investigator for the National Cancer Institute in Maryland. His career focus was on advancing the use of complementary and alternative medicine.

Thomas W. Langfitt served as President from 2002-2004. After receiving his undergraduate degree in biology from Princeton University in 1949, he attended the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. After earning his medical degree, Langfitt eventually became the head of neurosurgery at Pennsylvania Hospital and the Charles Harrison Frazier Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania. His other experience includes serving as President of the Pew Charitable Trusts from 1987 to 1994 and establishing Philly Health Info, a health resource website with basic health information for the Philadelphia community.

Established in 1967, the Office of the Executive Director is the lead office in charge of administering the business of the College of Physicians. The Executive Director oversees the activities of the College of Physicians staff, including the staff of the Historical Medical Library, the Mütter Museum, the Francis Clark Wood Institute, and the Finance Department. The Executive Director also oversees the College functions of institutional advancement, the finance department, communications, membership, and programs and special events.

The records of the Office of the Executive Director are divided into three series.

Series I: Governance consists of papers regarding the overall operations of the College of Physicians on Philadelphia. The By-Laws subseries is comprised of minutes and ballots regarding alterations to the College’s by-laws. The Board of Trustees and Executive Committee subseries contains meeting agendas, minutes, and election ballots from the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee. Also included in this subseries are meeting minutes of the Annual Fellowship Meeting. The Standing and Ad Hoc Committees subseries has meeting agendas and minutes from the governing committees of the College of Physicians. Of note in this subseries are meeting minutes and voting ballots from the Committee on Nominations, which include papers regarding the search and election of new Executive Directors. The Finance subseries consists of financial reports and other financial statements for the College. The Operations subseries is largely related to various renovation projects undertaken by the College, such as renovations to the Historical Medical Library and additions to make the building more accessible to the public. Architect and contractor agreements are also included. The Governance series also includes a box of multimedia recordings of college lectures on CD, microcassette, and floppy disk.

The “Marc Micozzi” series dates from 1976 to 2002, but the bulk of the records date from 1992 to 2002. Communications with College committee and board members, as well as other health professionals, are represented in Correspondence. Financial is a subseries containing paperwork and applications for grants from different organizations, such as the Pew Charitable Trust. Governance subseries includes minutes, notes, and agendas from various committee meetings. Of note in this series are papers relating to the transfer of the Radbill Library Collection to the Historical Medical Library. Special Projects subseries contains meeting minutes, notes, information packets, and other documentation relating to special projects undertaken by Micozzi, including the Francis C. Wood Institute, Health Resources and Services Administrations, and various grant proposals and correspondence. Also of note are papers regarding grant funding and the Francis C. Wood Institute Symposium with the Library Company of Philadelphia.

Series III: Thomas W. Langfitt served as the interim Executive Director of the College of Physicians from 2002 until his death in 2005. The “Thomas W. Langfitt” series dates from 1998 to 2005. Correspondence covers Langfitt’s communications that are both personal and professional in nature. The Governance subseries includes minutes, notes, and agendas from various committee meetings, as well as some financial papers. The Special Projects subseries contains meeting minutes, notes, information packets, and other documentation relating to special projects undertaken by Langfitt during his time as Executive Director. Of note is documentation for the planning and implementation of Steps to a Healthier Philadelphia, a community health initiative.

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Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Access Restrictions

Access to ballots in the “By-Laws” subseries of “Governance” series of this collection are restricted. Access to Executive Committee and Board of Trustees minutes may be restricted until 10 years after creation. Please contact the College of Physicians Historical Medical Library for more information.

Collection Inventory

Fellowship Meeting and Reception, 2008.
Box 22 Folder 1
Strategic planning report draft, 2001-2002.
Box 22 Folder 2
Strategic planning report, 2001-2002.
Box 22 Folder 3
Box of six microcassette tapes on College lectures, undated, 1995.
Box 22 Folder 4
By-law changes, undated.
Box 1 Folder 1
By-Laws, 1984.
Box 1 Folder 2
Changes, 1990.
Box 1 Folder 3
Edits, 1992.
Box 1 Folder 4
Changes, 1993.
Box 1 Folder 5
Alterations to procedures for amending By-Laws, 1993-1994.
Box 1 Folder 6
By-Laws, 1995.
Box 1 Folder 7
Voting Fellowship, 1998.
Box 1 Folder 8
By-laws, 1999.
Box 1 Folder 9
By-Laws, 2000.
Box 1 Folder 10
By-Laws Changes, 2001-2002.
Box 1 Folder 11
Proposed By-Laws changes ballots - Confidential (1 of 4), 2002.
Box 1 Folder 12
Proposed By-Laws changes ballots - Confidential (2 of 4), 2002.
Box 1 Folder 13
Proposed By-Laws changes ballots - Confidential (3 of 4), 2002.
Box 1 Folder 14
Proposed By-Laws changes ballots - Confidential (4 of 4), 2002.
Box 2 Folder 1
Changes, 2005.
Box 2 Folder 2
Changes, 2005-2006.
Box 2 Folder 3
By-Laws, 2007.
Box 2 Folder 4
Board of Trustees, 1998-1999.
Box 2 Folder 5
Board of Trustees, 1999.
Box 2 Folder 6
Board of Trustees, 2000.
Box 3 Folder 1
Board of Trustees, 2001.
Box 3 Folder 2
Board of Trustees, 2002-2003.
Box 3 Folder 3
Board of Trustees, 2004-2005.
Box 3 Folder 4
Board of Trustees, 2005.
Box 4 Folder 1
Board of Trustees, 2006.
Box 4 Folder 2
Board of Trustees, 2006-2007.
Box 4 Folder 3
Board of Trustees Orientation, 2007.
Box 4 Folder 4
Board of Trustees Orientation, 2007.
Box 4 Folder 5
Board of Trustees, 2007-2008.
Box 4 Folder 6
Board of Trustees Orientation, 2008.
Box 4 Folder 7
Board of Trustees, 2008.
Box 4 Folder 8
Board of Trustees, 2008-2009.
Box 5 Folder 1
Board of Trustees, 2009-2010.
Box 5 Folder 2
Executive Committee section on opthamology, 1998-1999.
Box 5 Folder 3
Executive Committee, 1998-1999.
Box 5 Folder 4
Executive Committee, 1999-2000.
Box 5 Folder 5
Executive Committee, 2000-2001.
Box 6 Folder 1
Executive Committee, 2001-2002.
Box 6 Folder 2
Executive Committee, 2002-2003.
Box 6 Folder 3
Executive Committee, 2005-2006.
Box 6 Folder 4
Executive Committee, 2006-2007.
Box 6 Folder 5
Executive Committee Elections, 2009.
Box 7 Folder 1
Executive Committee ballots, 2009.
Box 7 Folder 2
Executive Committee ballots, 2009.
Box 7 Folder 3
Executive Committee, 2007-2008.
Box 7 Folder 4
Executive Committee, 2008-2009.
Box 7 Folder 5
Executive Committee, 2009-2010.
Box 8 Folder 1
Annual Giving Analysis, 1996-2000.
Box 8 Folder 2
Correspondence: Committee Selection, 2007-2008.
Box 8 Folder 3
Fellowship: By-Laws voting, 1991-1996.
Box 8 Folder 4
Fellowship: By-Laws voting, 1993.
Box 8 Folder 5
Fellowship: Annual Meeting, 1995.
Box 8 Folder 6
Fellowship: By-Laws meeting, 1995.
Box 8 Folder 7
Fellowship: Annual Meeting, 2003.
Box 8 Folder 8
Fellowship: Annual Meeting, 2004.
Box 8 Folder 9
Fellowship: Annual Meeting, 2005.
Box 8 Folder 10
Fellowship: Annual Meeting, 2006.
Box 8 Folder 11
Fellowship: Annual Meeting, 2007.
Box 8 Folder 12
Fellowship: Annual Meeting, 2008.
Box 8 Folder 13
Fundraising results, 1994-2000.
Box 8 Folder 14
Committee on Administration, 1998-2000.
Box 8 Folder 15
Committee on Administration, 2000-2001.
Box 8 Folder 16
Committee on Administration, 2001-2002.
Box 8 Folder 17
Committee on Administration, 2002-2003.
Box 9 Folder 1
Committee on Administration, Facilities, and Real Estate Development, 2007.
Box 9 Folder 2
Committee on Admissions, 1998-2000.
Box 9 Folder 3
Committee on Admissions, 2000-2001.
Box 9 Folder 4
Committee on Admissions, 2001-2002.
Box 9 Folder 5
Committee on Admissions, 2002-2003.
Box 9 Folder 6
Committee on Admissions, 2005-2006.
Box 9 Folder 7
Committee on Admissions, 2006.
Box 9 Folder 8
Committee on Admissions, 2008-2009.
Box 9 Folder 9
Committee on Admissions, 2009-2010.
Box 9 Folder 10
Audit Committee, 2006.
Box 9 Folder 11
Committee on Awards, 2006.
Box 9 Folder 12
Committee on Awards, 2009-2010.
Box 9 Folder 13
Development Committee, 1996.
Box 9 Folder 14
Development Committee, 1998.
Box 9 Folder 15
Development Committee, 1999-2000.
Box 9 Folder 16
Development Committee, 2000-2001.
Box 9 Folder 17
Development Committee, 2001-2002.
Box 10 Folder 1
Development Committee, 2002-2003.
Box 10 Folder 2
Development Committee, 2006-2007.
Box 10 Folder 3
Committees on Finance and Audit, 1999.
Box 10 Folder 4
Finance Committee, 1999.
Box 10 Folder 5
Finance Committee and Executive Committee, 1999-2000.
Box 10 Folder 6
Finance Committee, 1999-2000.
Box 10 Folder 7
Finance Committee: Profit/Loss by program, 2000.
Box 10 Folder 8
Finance Committee, 2000-2001.
Box 10 Folder 9
Finance Committee, 2001-2002.
Box 10 Folder 10
Finance Committee, 2002-2003.
Box 11 Folder 1
Finance Committee, 2009-2010.
Box 11 Folder 2
Governance Committee: By-Laws report, 1989.
Box 11 Folder 3
Governance Committee, 2006-2007.
Box 11 Folder 4
Governance Committee, 2008-2009.
Box 11 Folder 5
Investment Committee, 1995.
Box 11 Folder 6
Investment Committee, 1999.
Box 11 Folder 7
Investment Committee, 2002-2003.
Box 11 Folder 8
Investment Committee, 2009-2010.
Box 11 Folder 9
Nominations Committee, 1997.
Box 11 Folder 10
Nominations Committee, 1998.
Box 11 Folder 11
Nominations Committee (1 of 2), 1999.
Box 11 Folder 12
Nominations Committee (2 of 2), 1999.
Box 11 Folder 13
Nominations Committee, 1999-2000.
Box 12 Folder 1
Nominations Committee, 2000-2003.
Box 12 Folder 2
Nominations Committee (1 of 2), 2001.
Box 12 Folder 3
Nominations Committee (2 of 2), 2001.
Box 12 Folder 4
Nominations Committee, 2005.
Box 12 Folder 5
Nominations Committee nominations, 2005-2006.
Box 12 Folder 6
Nominations Committee, 2006.
Box 12 Folder 7
Nominations Committee: special steering, 2006.
Box 12 Folder 8
Nominations Committee, 2006-2007.
Box 12 Folder 9
Nominations Committee, 2007.
Box 12 Folder 10
Nominations Committee ballots, 2007.
Box 12 Folder 11
Nominations Committee, 2007-2008.
Box 12 Folder 12
Committee on Portraits, 2007-2008.
Box 12 Folder 13
Committee on Program, 1998-2000.
Box 12 Folder 14
Committee on Program, 2000-2001.
Box 12 Folder 15
Committee on Program, 2002.
Box 13 Folder 1
Committee on Program, 2002-2003.
Box 13 Folder 2
Committee on Program, 2005-2007.
Box 13 Folder 3
Committee on Program, 2006-2007.
Box 13 Folder 4
Committee on Program, 2007-2008.
Box 13 Folder 5
Committee on Program, 2008-2009.
Box 13 Folder 6
Committee on Program, 2009-2010.
Box 13 Folder 7
Strategic Planning Committee: Membership Analysis, 1988-2000.
Box 13 Folder 8
Strategic Planning Committee (1 of 2), 2000.
Box 13 Folder 9
Strategic Planning Committee (2 of 2), 2000.
Box 13 Folder 10
Strategic Planning Committee, 2001.
Box 14 Folder 1
Strategic Planning Committee: Focus Groups, 2001.
Box 14 Folder 2
Strategic Planning Committee, 2001-2002.
Box 14 Folder 3
Strategic Planning Committee, 2002.
Box 14 Folder 4
Audited Financial Statements and other financial information, 2001.
Box 14 Folder 5
Investment Review, 2001.
Box 14 Folder 6
Investment Advisory Review, 2001.
Box 14 Folder 7
Finance and Operations, 2001.
Box 14 Folder 8
Financial Report, 2007.
Box 14 Folder 9
Building Renovations: Architect Agreement Draft, 1993.
Box 14 Folder 10
Building Renovations: Arena and Company, 1993.
Box 14 Folder 11
Building Renovations: Asbestos Removal Concerns, 1993.
Box 14 Folder 12
Building Renovations: Environmental Resources Management Incorporated Proposal and General Terms, 1993.
Box 14 Folder 13
Building Renovations, 1993-1994.
Box 14 Folder 14
Building Renovations: Arena and Company Construction Management Reports, 1993-1994.
Box 15 Folder 1
Building Renovations: Arena and Company estimates, 1994.
Box 15 Folder 2
Building Renovations: College Renovation Cost Reports, 1994-1995.
Box 3

Collection Development Policy.
Box 15 Folder 4
Correspondence, January-December 1995.
Box 15 Folder 5
Correspondence, January-December 1996.
Box 15 Folder 6
American Medical Association, 1996.
Box 15 Folder 7
New York Academy of Medicine, 1996.
Box 15 Folder 8
Coorespondence, 1996-1998.
Box 15 Folder 9
Correspondence, January-April 1997.
Box 15 Folder 10
Correspondence, May-November 1997.
Box 15 Folder 11
Agency for Health Care Policy Research, 1997-1998.
Box 15 Folder 12
Correspondence, January-May 1998.
Box 16 Folder 1
Correspondence, June-December 1998.
Box 16 Folder 2
Correspondence, January-December 1999.
Box 16 Folder 3
Correspondence, January-April 2000.
Box 16 Folder 4
Correspondence, May-December 2000.
Box 16 Folder 5
Correspondence, 2000.
Box 16 Folder 6
Correspondence, January-December 2001.
Box 16 Folder 7
Correspondence, January-May 2002.
Box 16 Folder 8
Groff Family Memorial Trust, 1995.
Box 17 Folder 1
The Pew Charitable Trust Loan correspondence and planning, 1997-1998.
Box 17 Folder 2
Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant planning and correspondence, 1997-1998.
Box 17 Folder 3
Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant application, 1998.
Box 17 Folder 4
Strategic Planning, 1984.
Box 17 Folder 5
Board of Advisors, 1991-1995.
Box 17 Folder 6
Committee on Program, 1995.
Box 17 Folder 7
Committee on Program, 1995.
Box 17 Folder 8
Organization, 1995.
Box 17 Folder 9
Council Retreats, 1995-1996.
Box 17 Folder 10
Planning Task Forces, 1995-1996.
Box 17 Folder 11
Executive Committee, 1996.
Box 17 Folder 12
Committee on Public Health and Preventative Medicine, 1997.
Box 17 Folder 13
Section on Ethics, 1997.
Box 17 Folder 14
Library Advisory Committee, 1997-1998.
Box 17 Folder 15
Search Committee - Wood Institute position search materials, 1997-1998.
Box 18 Folder 1
Staffing and Organization, 1998-2000.
Box 18 Folder 2
Fellowship, 2000-2001.
Box 18 Folder 3
Focus Group meeting, 2001.
Box 18 Folder 4
Five Year Plan, 2002.
Box 18 Folder 5
Board of Trustees, 37347.
Box 18 Folder 6
Library Facility, 1992-1995.
Box 18 Folder 7
Francis C. Wood Institute Information, 1994-1995.
Box 18 Folder 8
Membership, 1995-1996.
Box 18 Folder 9
Report on the Change and Career Management Process, 1996.
Box 18 Folder 10
Senior Management Meeting, 1996.
Box 18 Folder 11
Bioethics, 1996-1997.
Box 18 Folder 12
Graduate Health Systems, 1996-1997.
Box 18 Folder 13
C. Everett Koop Community Health Information Center - Center for Disease Control correspondence, 1997.
Box 18 Folder 14
Francis C. Wood Institute History, 1997.
Box 18 Folder 15
Health Resources and Serviece Administration, 1997-1998.
Box 18 Folder 16
Albert Klingman Library Fund, 1998.
Box 19 Folder 1
Benjamin and Mary Siddons Measey Foundation funding, 1998.
Box 19 Folder 2
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Radbill Library Collection transfer, 1998.
Box 19 Folder 3
Francis C. Wood Institute Symposium with the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1998.
Box 19 Folder 4
William Maul Meaasey Chair in Medical History, 1998.
Box 19 Folder 5
United States Centers for Disease Control, 1999.
Box 19 Folder 6
Library Task Force, 1999-2000.
Box 19 Folder 7
Pennsylvania History and Museum Grant Program Final Report, 2000-2001.
Box 19 Folder 8
Strategic Planning, 2001.
Box 19 Folder 9
Grant Proposals, 2002.
Box 19 Folder 10
Museum Space Plan, 2002.
Box 19 Folder 11

Correspondence, 1998-2001.
Box 20 Folder 1
Dalton Paxton, 2003.
Box 20
Andrea Kenyon, 2004.
Box 20 Folder 3
Arthur Asbury, 2004.
Box 20 Folder 4
Fellows, 2004.
Box 20 Folder 5
Dr. Mark S. Hochberg, 2004-2005.
Box 20 Folder 6
Annual Meeting of the Fellowship, 2003.
Box 20 Folder 7
Strategic Planning, 2004.
Box 20 Folder 8
Steering Committee, 2004-2005.
Box 20 Folder 9
Trustees Finance, 2005.
Box 20 Folder 10
Committee on Nominations, 2005.
Box 20 Folder 11
Speeches and Remarks, 2003-2004.
Box 20 Folder 12
Obesity and Nutrition, 2003-2004.
Box 20 Folder 13
Museum and Library Planning, 2004.
Box 20 Folder 14
Strategic Agenda, 2004.
Box 20 Folder 15
Healthcare and Healing, 2003-2004.
Box 20 Folder 16
Healing Arts, 2003.
Box 20 Folder 17
Steps to a Healthier Philadelphia, 2003.
Box 21 Folder 1
Steps to a Healthier Philadelphia - planning materials, 2003-2004.
Box 21 Folder 2
Steps to a Healthier Philadelphia - budget, 2004.
Box 21 Folder 3
Steps to a Healthier Philadelphia, 2004-2005.
Box 21 Folder 4
Steps to a Healthier Philadelphia - leadership, grants, consortium, 2004-2005.
Box 21 Folder 5
Steps to a Healthier Philadelphia - additional materials, 2005.
Box 21 Folder 6

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