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Katharine R. Sturgis papers


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Katharine Rosenbaum Guest Boucot Sturgis was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1903. She received her undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University and entered the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1935. She was forced to leave school when she contracted tuberculosis, but later resumed her studies and earned her medical degree in 1940. After her internship at the Woman's Medical College Hospital and a residency at Herman Kiefer Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, Sturgis returned to Philadelphia to teach at the Woman's Medical College. Throughout her career she conducted research in the early detection of lung cancer and tuberculosis, and later in life, she waged a vigorous campaign to inform the public of the hazards of smoking. Sturgis became a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in 1951 and was elected its first female president in 1972. She was forced to retire one year later due to health problems. During her distinguished career, Sturgis also served as the first female president of the Philadelphia County Medical Society and president of the American College of Preventive Medicine. Sturgis died in 1987.

This collection is arranged into four series: "I. Professional service and consulting, 1945-1985," "II. Writings, addresses, and teaching, 1945-1979," "III. Personal, 1884-1985," and "IV. Samuel B. Sturgis, 1852-1979."

Series "I. Professional service and consulting" dates from 1945 to 1985, with bulk dates of 1950 to 1975, and contains records of Sturgis's professional activities and involvement. The series is divided into seven subseries: "Ia. College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 1964-1975," "Ib. Medical Advisory Board of Girard College, 1973-1976," "Ic. Philadelphia County Medical Society, 1956-1979," "Id. City of Philadelphia, circa 1955-1974," "Ie. Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1953-1965," "If. Patient visits, 1949-1956," and "Ig. Professional correspondence, 1945-1985." Each subseries is arranged chronologically.

The first five subseries (Ia, Ib, Ic, Id, and Ie) contain records relating to Sturgis's activities with various medical institutions and health-related organizations. Records of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia focus around her fellowship and presidency, including correspondence and event-planning materials. Records of the Medical Advisory Board of Girard College focus mainly on the efforts of the college to obtain comprehensive medical services for its students, and includes board minutes and related memoranda, correspondence, and legal agreements. Records of the Philadelphia County Medical Society mainly consist of correspondence and minutes relating to air pollution. Work with the City of Philadelphia was more varied, focusing on air quality, lung cancer, tuberculosis, and anti-smoking initiatives. These records also document the annual chest x-ray program in place in Philadelphia at the time. The records of the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania document Sturgis's time as a professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine, but mainly consist of annual departmental reports, as well as some records on traineeships and fellowships.

The records of subseries "If. Patient visits," dating from 1955 to 1956, contain patient notebooks and evidence Sturgis's work with lung cancer and other respiratory diseases. The notebooks track patient progress over a number of years and include notes on their health and diagrams of their lungs.

Subseries "Ig. Professional correspondence" dates from 1945 to 1985 and includes letters and correspondence, and other related professional materials on a wide variety of topics. Many of the files in this subseries contain correspondence with one or more individuals and can cover a variety of subjects over a period of time. Topics include speaking engagements, papers, recommendation letters, student fellowships, and more. Consulting and other work completed with various organizations is also significant here, including work done with the Lackawanna County Medical Society, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the American Medical Association, the Environmental Health Sciences Advisory Committee, the American Academy of Occupational Medicine, and the American Cancer Society. Correspondence and reports relating to her term as editor of the Archives of Environmental Health and as an accreditation surveyor at Yale University are also of note. Of particular interest among her consulting efforts is work completed with chemical manufacturer Rohm and Haas, which focuses on a large number of cancer-related deaths among their employees, as well as her involvement in a legal case relating to air pollution in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania.

Series "II. Writings, addresses, and teaching" dates from 1945 to 1979. This series contains manuscript copies of articles and addresses, presentation papers and materials, notes, related correspondence, and teaching materials, such as lecture notes and x-ray films. Most of the materials in this series correspond directly to Sturgis's work on tuberculosis, lung cancer, and other respiratory diseases, especially those caused by air pollution and smoking. Some of the presentations and speeches focus on occupational health, colleague remembrances and tributes, and even her own life. This series also traces some of her work within radiology departments to survey adults for chest disease on a large scale. The lectures and teaching materials, which come from graduate courses at the University of Pennsylvania, reflect this work, specifically in relation to the use of x-rays in the fight against tuberculosis. The series also contains article reprints and clippings as well as statements made to various government departments challenging relaxed air pollutant regulations, evidencing her dedication to preserving clean air and exposing the dangers of air pollution to public health. This series is arranged chronologically.

Series "IV. Samuel B. Sturgis" dates from 1852 to 1979, with bulk dates of 1914 to 1952. The records in this series belonged to Katharine Sturgis' husband, Samuel B. Sturgis, and include correspondence, education materials, addresses, pamphlets, photographs, and other various records. Most of these originate as a result of Samuel Sturgis's duties as head of the College of Physicians Department of Medical Art, for which Sturgis collected a great number of paintings, prints, and other artwork. Most of the correspondence is in regards to soliciting donations for the collection, consulting with other collectors or museums, or about Sturgis's own personal collection. Catalogs and pamphlets from other medical art exhibits, including from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, can be found in this series, along with a large number of catalog lists created by Sturgis regarding the contents of the College of Physicians' collections, although most are undated. There are also loose clippings and lists regarding College of Physicians Fellows who served during World War I, and correspondence with and regarding the Kerhuon Hospital Center and army hospital during World War I. Some of this correspondence is in regards to Sturgis's status for possible service during World War II. Of note is some original artwork by Herman Faber. This series provides a wealth of evidence regarding Samuel B. Sturgis's activities collecting artwork for the College of Physicians, and includes rich documentation of how he solicited to build the collection, as well as his activities with the College outside of the Department of Medical Art. The series highlights many of the accomplishments of Samuel Sturgis's career, with pages from three scrapbooks made up of various letters, clippings, and photographs of significant events and people during his lifetime. This series is arranged chronologically.

This collection is particularly important because it showcases the influential work done by Katharine Sturgis over the course of her career, leading up to her installment as the first female president of the College of Physicians. Her work emphasizing the dangers of smoking and air pollution is particularly well represented here, as well as many of her activities with different medical societies in Philadelphia. The correspondence helps detail relationships between the College of Physicians and other medical groups in Philadelphia, as well as relationships between Sturgis and her colleagues. This provides unique insight into the Philadelphia medical community and especially regarding opinions towards air pollution and smoking. The Samuel B. Sturgis papers reveal details on the development of the College of Physicians' Department of Medical Art and the growth of that collection through his efforts as head of that department. Aside from highlighting Katharine Sturgis's influential work on smoking and air pollution, this collection provides important information about the role of women in the medical community and the advances and challenges experienced by Sturgis in particular.

The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources' "Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives" Project.

This collection was minimally processed in 2013-2014, as part of an experimental project conducted under the auspices of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries to help eliminate processing backlog in Philadelphia repositories. A minimally processed collection is one processed at a less intensive rate than traditionally thought necessary to make a collection ready for use by researchers. When citing sources from this collection, researchers are advised to defer to folder titles provided in the finding aid rather than those provided on the physical folder.

Employing processing strategies outlined in Mark Greene's and Dennis Meissner's 2005 article "More Product, Less Process: Revamping Traditional Processing Approaches to Deal With Late 20th-Century Collections," the project team tested the limits of minimal processing on collections of all types and ages in 16 Philadelphia area repositories. A primary goal of the project, the team processed at an average rate of 4 hours per linear foot of records, a fraction of the time ordinarily reserved for the arrangement and description of collections. Among other time saving strategies, the project team did not extensively review the content of the collections or complete any preservation work.

Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Annalise Berdini and Steven Duckworth
Finding Aid Date
2014 June 24
The creation of the electronic guide for this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources' "Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives" Project.
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Collection Inventory

Greater Philadelphia Committee for Medical-Pharmaceutical Sciences minutes and correspondence, also included are two medical journals, 1964-1965, 1972-1974.
Box 1 Folder 1
Correspondence regarding nominations and positions in the College, itinerary and press release for Stuart Mudd memorial service, 1969, 1973, 1975.
Box 1 Folder 2
Letters of congratulations on becoming president, 1972.
Box 1 Folder 3
Notes and guest lists for dinner honoring John H. Gibbons, Jr., 1973.
Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence regarding resignation as president of the College of Physicians, 1973-1974.
Box 1 Folder 5
Board meeting notes and minutes, letters, reports, and memoranda, 1973-1974.
Box 1 Folder 6
Board meeting minutes and agendas, reports, and letters from Kingsley Lawrence, 1974.
Box 1 Folder 7
Board meeting minutes, correspondence, memoranda, and agreement between Girard College and Hahnemann Medical College, 1974.
Box 1 Folder 8
Photocopies of infirmary reports from Herman F. Cohen, dating from, 1973 to 1974, circa 1974.
Box 1 Folder 9
Board meeting minutes and memoranda, correspondence regarding transferring of medical services, psychological evaluations [RESTRICTED], 1974-1975.
Box 1 Folder 10
Board meeting minutes and notes, correspondence, and memoranda, 1974-1976.
Box 1 Folder 11
Correspondence and reports regarding health program for Girard College students, 1975-1976.
Box 1 Folder 12
Correspondence, mainly regarding "A Proposal for Health Services for Girard College", 1976.
Box 1 Folder 13
Correspondence regarding air pollution, 1956-1957.
Box 1 Folder 14
Clipping regarding election to president, 1966.
Box 1 Folder 15
Statements on Philadelphia Blue Cross and air pollution, Philadelphia Bicentennial coordinating committee notes, and related correspondence, 1968-1970.
Box 2 Folder 1
Philadelphia County Medical Society Bicentennial program, 1976.
Box 2 Folder 2
Letter from Jonathan E. Rhoads, 1977 April 28.
Box 2 Folder 3
Letter from Robert S. Pressman regarding appointment to Editorial Board, 1979 January 25.
Box 2 Folder 4
Board of Directors agenda and minutes, 1979.
Box 2 Folder 5
Forms and form letters for city x-ray units, circa 1955.
Box 2 Folder 6
Forms used in survey units (x-ray forms), 1957.
Box 2 Folder 7
Reports and data from x-ray units, includes memoranda, 1957-1960.
Box 2 Folder 8
Annual reports to Samuel C. Stein, Tuberculosis Control section, 1961-1967.
Box 2 Folder 9
Letters, minutes, and memoranda from Mayor's Committee on Municipal Hospital Services, 1969.
Box 2 Folder 10
Letter and program for panel discussion on "Rights of the Non- Smoker", 1973-1974.
Box 2 Folder 11
Department of Preventive Medicine Annual Reports, 1953, 1954.
Box 2 Folder 12
Department of Preventive Medicine screening exam, plans, survey cards, form letters regarding x-rays, and "Management of Syphilis" article reprint, 1953-1954, undated.
Box 2 Folder 13
Department of Preventive Medicine "Annual Report 1954-55", 1955.
Box 2 Folder 14
Department of Preventive Medicine "Annual Report 1954-55", 1955.
Box 2 Folder 15
Letters and reports regarding Kate Hurd Mead Fellowship award, 1955-1957.
Box 3 Folder 1
Department of Preventive Medicine "Annual Report 1955-56", 1956.
Box 3 Folder 2
Department of Preventive Medicine "Annual Report 1955-56", 1956.
Box 3 Folder 3
Department of Preventive Medicine "Annual Report 1956-1957", 1957.
Box 3 Folder 4
Letters regarding public health traineeship and reimbursement voucher for National Institutes of Health Advisory Committee meeting, 1957, 1959.
Box 3 Folder 5
Department of Preventive Medicine "Annual Report 1957-1958", 1958.
Box 3 Folder 6
Department of Preventive Medicine "Annual Report 1957-1958", 1958.
Box 3 Folder 7
Department of Preventive Medicine "Annual Report 1958-1959", 1959.
Box 3 Folder 8
Department of Preventive Medicine "Annual Report 1958-1959", 1959.
Box 4 Folder 1
Department of Preventive Medicine "Annual Report 1959-1960", 1960.
Box 4 Folder 2
Department of Preventive Medicine "Annual Report 1959-1960", 1960.
Box 4 Folder 3
Department of Preventive Medicine "Annual Report 1962-63", 1963.
Box 4 Folder 4
Department of Preventive Medicine "Annual Report 1963-64", 1964.
Box 5 Folder 1
Department of Preventive Medicine "Annual Report 1964-65", 1965.
Box 5 Folder 2
Notebook regarding patient lung conditions, spine labeled Philadelphia General Hospital [RESTRICTED], 1949-1954.
Box 5 Folder 3
Notebook regarding patient lung conditions; letter from Daisy Halloway regarding her mother [RESTRICTED], 1951-1956.
Box 5 Folder 4
Correspondence regarding professional positions, papers, and other topics, 1945, 1955, 1957, 1967.
Box 5 Folder 5
Correspondence with Aaron S. Cantor and others regarding the Lackawanna County Medical Society; and medical fee structure, 1946-1951.
Box 5 Folder 6
Correspondence with Eugene Pendergrass, 1947-1957.
Box 5 Folder 7
Letter from Alice Hamilton, 1950 November 26.
Box 5 Folder 8
Correspondence with Evelyn Golomb, 1951.
Box 6 Folder 1
Correspondence with or regarding Charles G. Johnston, 1951.
Box 6 Folder 2
Correspondence with William F. Gray, 1952.
Box 6 Folder 3
Correspondence regarding recommendations, workshops, speaking engagements, and a wide variety of other topics, 1952, 1955, 1960, 1964-1970, 1973-1976.
Box 6 Folder 4
Correspondence with Charles Kurtzhalz, 1952-1954.
Box 6 Folder 5
Correspondence and reports regarding student fellowships, 1953.
Box 6 Folder 6
Letters and memoranda regarding Health Management Sub- committee, 1953.
Box 6 Folder 7
Correspondence with Alan Gregg of the Rockefeller Foundation, 1953, 1955.
Box 6 Folder 8
Correspondence with John H. Gibbon, Jr., 1954, 1956.
Box 6 Folder 9
Correspondence with, and writings of, L. Henry Garland, 1954-1955.
Box 6 Folder 10
Correspondence with Herman E. Hilleboe, New York Commissioner of Health, 1954-1955.
Box 6 Folder 11
Correspondence with Florence Hales regarding talks on alcoholism, 1954-1956.
Box 6 Folder 12
Correspondence with Joseph L. Lilienthal, 1955.
Box 6 Folder 13
Correspondence with Robert Groff regarding talk, 1955.
Box 6 Folder 14
Correspondence with Walsh McDermott regarding his position at Cornell University, 1955.
Box 6 Folder 15
Correspondence and newsletters of the American College of Preventive Medicine, 1955, 1968-1979.
Box 6 Folder 16
Correspondence with Junjiro Okanishi, 1955-1957.
Box 6 Folder 17
Correspondence with Mary Jo Jacobs Van Devander, 1955-1957.
Box 6 Folder 18
Correspondence with various colleagues, including William F. Chaveas, George L. Spaeth, and John P. Hubbard, 1955-1958, 1972-1979, undated.
Box 6 Folder 19
Correspondence with Max B. Lurie regarding Trudeau Medal acceptance address, 1956 June.
Box 6 Folder 20
Letters and correspondence on many topics, also a brief biography of Samuel B. Sturgis, 1956, 1961, 1965, 1970, 1974, 1978.
Box 6 Folder 21
Correspondence regarding medical associations and societies, appointments, and a variety of other topics, 1958, 1961, 1970, 1973-1974, 1977-1979.
Box 6 Folder 22
Correspondence and programs regarding John A. Andrew Clinical Society annual meeting, 1960.
Box 7 Folder 1
Correspondence with John H. Talbott of the American Medical Association, 1960-1970.
Box 7 Folder 2
Brookhaven case file regarding air pollution, correspondence, clippings, notes, and map, 1966, 1971, 1979, undated.
Box 7 Folder 3
Correspondence regarding recommendations, air pollution, and many other topics; program for Gimbel Philadelphia Award, 1967, 1970-1974.
Box 7 Folder 4
Letters, correspondence, and papers regarding nominations, air pollution and other matters, 1967, 1971, 1974.
Box 7 Folder 5
Correspondence with various tuberculosis and respiratory disease associations, 1969, 1971.
Box 7 Folder 6
Letters regarding the Environmental Health Sciences Advisory Committee and City of Philadelphia versus Philadelphia Coke, 1969, 1972.
Box 7 Folder 7
Correspondence regarding obituary of Dave Cooper, award from Wheels, Incorporated, and position as editor of Archives of Environmental Health; article reprints, 1970, 1973-1974, 1979, undated.
Box 7 Folder 8
Letters regarding American Academy of Occupational Medicine nominations and the Gehrmann Lectureship; photocopies of articles on women in science, 1970-1971, 1973, 1976, 1978.
Box 7 Folder 9
Correspondence regarding activities in various associations and societies, 1971-1974.
Box 7 Folder 10
Correspondence with Bertram D. Dinman, Robert Austrian, and Theodore L. Badger, 1972, 1974-1975.
Box 7 Folder 11
Letter and related reports for Environmental Health Sciences Advisory Committee, photocopy of paper on lung cancer, 1972, undated.
Box 7 Folder 12
Letters, reports, and articles regarding cancer deaths of Rohmand Haas employees (1 of 2), 1972-1975.
Box 7 Folder 13
Letters, reports, and articles regarding cancer deaths of Rohm and Haas employees (2 of 2), 1972-1975.
Box 21 (OS)
Correspondence with Theodore L. Badger and article reprints, 1972-1975, 1977-1978.
Box 8 Folder 1
Letters regarding events, appreciation, and American Cancer Society scientific achievement award, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1980, undated.
Box 8 Folder 2
Correspondence regarding awards, article reprints, College of Physicians fellows list, 1973-1974, 1977, undated.
Box 8 Folder 3
Correspondence with the American Cancer Society regarding award and other topics, 1973-1975.
Box 8 Folder 4
Correspondence regarding Patricia Yarvote, 1975.
Box 8 Folder 5
Yale University accreditation visit correspondence, notes, and reports, 1975.
Box 8 Folder 6
Correspondence regarding role on Environmental Protection Agency Health Advisory Committee, 1975-1977.
Box 8 Folder 7
Letters regarding awards, autobiography, and editing, 1978-1979.
Box 8 Folder 8
Letter from Robert Austrian, 1985, March 20.
Box 8 Folder 9

Various address and article manuscripts, correspondence, and notes, regarding tuberculosis, respiratory disease, and resignation as president of College of Physicians, 1945, 1959-1962, 1968-1969, 1974, undated.
Box 8 Folder 10
Various address and article manuscripts regarding respiratory disease and other topics; programs and correspondence regarding awards, 1947, 1951, 1954, 1956-1957, 1965, 1974, 1978-1979, undated.
Box 8 Folder 11
"Follow-Up: The Essence of Mass Surveys" paper presented in Trenton, New Jersey, multiple manuscripts, 1948 October.
Box 8 Folder 12
Article manuscripts written for David A. Cooper, 1948, 1952, undated.
Box 8 Folder 13
Various papers and presentations, mostly on lung cancer and tuberculosis, 1948-1949, 1951, 1955-1956, 1958-1959, 1964-1965, 1970, 1979.
Box 8 Folder 14
"Vanishing Tumor of the Lungs" talk to the Lackawanna County Medical Society, 1950 October.
Box 9 Folder 1
"Follow-Up in Case Finding" paper presented at Pennsylvania Tuberculosis and Health Association Conference, 1950.
Box 9 Folder 2
"Differential Diagnosis of Pulmonary Infiltrations" manuscripts and related letters, 1950-1951.
Box 9 Folder 3
Lecture manuscripts, schedules, notes, memoranda, film-group lists, and letters related to University of Pennsylvania radiology and chest diseases courses, 1950-1954, undated.
Box 9 Folder 4
X-ray films for graduate school lecture, 1951.
Box 9 Folder 5
Central Cooperative Clinic manuscript and related correspondence and notes, 1952-1954.
Box 9 Folder 6
University of Pennsylvania Graduate Teaching lectures on tuberculosis, 1953, undated.
Box 9 Folder 7
"Survey Cancer of the Lung" for lectureship at University of Wisconsin, 1954 January.
Box 9 Folder 8
Discussion paper on writing by E. Cuyler Hammond, paper and letter from Hammond, 1954, 1956.
Box 9 Folder 9
Letters and presentation materials for Lois Mattox Miller Fellowship recipient Dorothea Glass, 1954-1955.
Box 9 Folder 10
Various papers and presentations, mostly on lung cancer, 1955-1957.
Box 9 Folder 11
Program from the Second International Congress of Medical Radiophotography, 1956 April.
Box 9 Folder 12
"Detecting Lung Cancer" paper presented to New York Trudeau Society, related letters , and edition of SCOPE Weekly, 1956.
Box 9 Folder 13
"The Real Significance of Chest X-Rays" address to Massachusetts Tuberculosis and Health League, program, and related letters, 1956.
Box 9 Folder 14
"Recollections of 'Kitty Mac' [Catharine Macfarlane]" and correspondence with Macfarlane, 1956-1957, 1966, 1978.
Box 9 Folder 15
"Smoking and Lung Cancer" address manuscript, "Case-Finding and Public Health Aspects of Tuberculosis" graduate course lecture notes, 1957, undated.
Box 9 Folder 16
Address and article manuscripts, letters, and article reprints regarding lung cancer, 1957-1961, 1976, undated.
Box 10 Folder 1
Various address and article manuscripts and notes regarding lung cancer, tuberculosis, and public health, 1959, 1963-1964, 1967, undated.
Box 10 Folder 2
"Postgraduate Course in Medical Education" brochure, 1960.
Box 10 Folder 3
Writings and notes for various lectureships, 1961, 1967, 1971-1972.
Box 10 Folder 4
Article and address manuscripts regarding lung cancer; correspondence, 1962-1964, 1968.
Box 10 Folder 5
Various papers and presentations, mostly on lung cancer, 1963-1964, 1967.
Box 10 Folder 6
Various address and article manuscripts regarding air pollution, smoking, and other topics, 1963-1968, undated.
Box 10 Folder 7
Various address and article manuscripts regarding lung cancer, 1965-1967, undated.
Box 10 Folder 8
Air pollution address notes, drafts, manuscripts, article reprints, and clippings, 1965-1968, undated.
Box 10 Folder 9
"Take a Deep Breath" address manuscript and related correspondence with Rhode Island Tuberculosis and Health Association, Incorporated, 1966.
Box 10 Folder 10
"The Joy of Achievement" address to Trenton Soroptomists, 1967 November.
Box 10 Folder 11
Talks and public hearing statements, mostly on air pollution, 1967-1969, 1978.
Box 11 Folder 1
Address manuscript regarding installation at College of Physicians, 1968.
Box 11 Folder 2
Program for Alpha Epsilon Delta initiation, 1969 March.
Box 11 Folder 3
"The Non-Occupational Milieu of the Worker; Its Impact on Health" talk to American Public Health Association, 1969.
Box 11 Folder 4
Talk on Catharine Macfarlane, circa 1969.
Box 11 Folder 5
Writings and statements on air pollution, 1969, 1975, undated.
Box 11 Folder 6
Air pollution statement manuscripts and notes, 1970, undated.
Box 11 Folder 7
"Air Pollution Control in Industry: A Model for the Community" address manuscripts for the George H. Gehrman Memorial Lecture, 1971.
Box 11 Folder 8
"A Lady Doctor Looks at Her Children" note cards, 1975 May.
Box 11 Folder 9

Medical registration fee receipt, 1884 September 23.
Box 11 Folder 10
Photographs, including of family; postcard to Louise Poppy Rosskam, circa 1890, 1929, 1956, 1965, 1977, undated.
Box 11 Folder 11
Student notebook of Katharine B. Sturgis, University of Pennsylvania, matriculation cards, circa 1922.
Box 11 Folder 12
Alpha Omega Alpha membership certificate, 1938.
Box 20
Framed photograph from Herman Kiefer Hospital in Detroit, 1944.
Box 11 Folder 13
Correspondence and notices regarding matriculation at Johns Hopkins University for Masters in Public Health, 1948, 1951-1954.
Box 11 Folder 14
Correspondence regarding wedding and Distinguished Daughter award, clippings regarding career, and photographs, 1948, 1964, 1971.
Box 11 Folder 15
American College of Chest Physicians fellowship certificate, 1949.
Box 20
American Physicians Art Association exhibition program, 1949.
Box 11 Folder 16
Correspondence with Fred Jaggar, 1953, 1957.
Box 11 Folder 17
Johns Hopkins University Masters in Public Health degree, 1954 June.
Box 20
A History of Medicine in Pictures, volume three, 1959.
Box 11 Folder 18
Photograph of Katharine Sturgis with J. Lister Hill and others, 1960.
Box 11 Folder 19
Various awards and certificates, related clipping, 1962, 1964, 1967, 1969.
Box 11 Folder 20
Framed bookplate showing donation from Katharine R. Boucot in honor of David Alexander Cooper, circa 1963.
Box 11 Folder 21
American Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award photograph and programs, 1965.
Box 12 Folder 1
Clippings, articles, and programs regarding medical studies and awards, some letters included, 1965, 1968-1974.
Box 12 Folder 2
Beaver College 114th commencement program, photographs, and clippings related to honorary degree recipients, 1967.
Box 12 Folder 3
Clippings, articles, and letters regarding being named Pennsylvania State University's Woman of the Year, 1967.
Box 12 Folder 4
American College of Preventive Medicine newsletters, 1968-1971.
Box 12 Folder 5
Clippings and articles regarding awards, anti-smoking campaigns, and more, 1968-1974.
Box 12 Folder 6
"A Guide for University of Pennsylvania Students" sexual health booklet, 1970.
Box 12 Folder 7
Clippings and articles regarding medical studies, asbestos, and awards; conference programs, and letters, 1970-1975.
Box 12 Folder 8
Clipping regarding F. Robert Michael, 1972.
Box 13 Folder 1
"Tribute" to Katharine Sturgis from the Archives of Environmental Health reprints, circa 1971.
Box 13 Folder 2
Letters, writings, and curriculum vitae of Esmond R. Long, 1973, 1975, undated.
Box 13 Folder 3
Photographs of Katharine Sturgis and others, circa 1974.
Box 13 Folder 4
Card from David P. Willis regarding new positions, 1976.
Box 13 Folder 5
Marquis Who's Who certificates, 1977.
Box 13 Folder 6
Thomas Jefferson University honorary degree invitation, correspondence, and commencement programs, 1977-1978.
Box 13 Folder 7
National Institutes of Health certificate of appreciation and letter, 1979.
Box 13 Folder 8
Letter from George Spaeth regarding the death of his mother, 1985 August 18.
Box 13 Folder 9
Clipping regarding winning the Gimbel Philadelphia Award, undated.
Box 13 Folder 10
Framed facsimile of "Autographs of the Merchants and other Citizens of Philadelphia as Subscribed to the Non-Important Resolutions", undated.
Box 13 Folder 11
Framed photograph, inscribed to Professor Boucot from Nancy Harie(?), undated.
Box 13 Folder 12
The Kath with Nine Lives: An Autobiography (1 of 3), undated.
Box 14 Folder 1
The Kath with Nine Lives: An Autobiography (2 of 3), undated.
Box 14 Folder 2
The Kath with Nine Lives: An Autobiography (3 of 3), undated.
Box 14 Folder 3
Letters of Betty Mae Kinley, undated.
Box 15 Folder 1
Pencil drawings of an eye operation by H. C. Eggers, undated.
Box 20
Photograph of the "Declaration of an oak tree at Blockley", undated.
Box 15 Folder 2
Reel-to-reel audio tape, WCAU Radio 121, "Dr. Katharine Sturgis", undated.
Box 15 Folder 3
Magazine with article regarding Katharine Sturgis, 1967.
Box 21 (OS)
Plaque commemorating First Annual Katharine Boucot Sturgis lectureship from the American College of Preventive Medicine, 1979.
Box 21 (OS)
Other awards and certificates, 1944; 1954; 1961; 1969.
Box 21 (OS)

Biographical notes on various medical figures, correspondence regarding art collection, "Valedictory Address" of Samuel Jackson, list of Philadelphia doctors 1769-, 1903, 1852, circa 1904, 1940, 1943, 1948-1949, 1950, undated.
Box 15 Folder 4
Original artwork of Herman Faber, biographical writings on Faber and his sons, correspondence and other materials regarding Abraham Lincoln memorabilia, circa 1900, 1939-1942, 1950, 1958-1959, 1964, 1966, 1974.
Box 15 Folder 5
University of Pennsylvania matriculation cards, exam results, receipts, commencement program, Medical Affairs, "The Beginning of the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania, 1765," and photographs, 1910-1914, 1965, 1968, undated.
Box 15 Folder 6
Correspondence regarding College of Physicians art collection, accessions, letters of appreciation, and accession lists, 1908, 1939-1942, 1946-1947, undated.
Box 15 Folder 7
Transactions and Studies, Lankenau Hospital pamphlet and clipping, invitation cards, letters, and photographs, 1913-1914, 1925, 1943, 1952-1954, undated.
Box 15 Folder 8
"Odd and Quaint Illustrations in Medical Science" and "Poor Richard Almanack for the Year of 1914" booklets, 1914, undated.
Box 15 Folder 9
Clippings regarding United States Service Orders, Army Base Doctors, World War I, circa 1914-1918.
Box 19
Letter from Orlando H. Petty, 1915 November 11.
Box 15 Folder 10
Reports, procedures, and supply lists regarding Kerhuon Hospital Center; correspondence regarding military status, clipping, photograph, and bookplate, 1915, 1918-1919, 1940-1943, 1952, 1979, undated.
Box 15 Folder 11
Photographs, letter regarding Albert Gleaves, and clippings, 1919, 1935, 1940, 1946, 1951, 1959-1960, undated.
Box 16 Folder 1
Correspondence with and letters from various professional organization, Bryn Mawr College, and others; clippings, University of Pennsylvania Bulletin, and certificate thermofaxes, 1921-1922, 1925, 1942-1951, 1953-1956, undated.
Box 16 Folder 2
"A Doctor of the Old School" address by E. J. G. Beardsley regarding M. Howard Fussell, circa 1922.
Box 16 Folder 3
College of Physicians of Philadelphia calendar cards, 1925.
Box 16 Folder 4
Letters from W. W. Keen, article on Scarlet Fever by W. W. Keen, 1925-1926.
Box 16 Folder 5
"An Account of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia" booklet, 1934 December.
Box 16 Folder 6
Correspondence with E. B. Krumbhaar, William N. Bradley, and others regarding medical art collection and supplies, 1940-1943, 1946, 1962, undated.
Box 16 Folder 7
Booklets, letters, and article reprints regarding medical caricatures of Graeme Mitchell and others, 1942, 1946, undated.
Box 16 Folder 8
Lists of portraits, diplomas, and prints, circa 1942, undated.
Box 16 Folder 9
The College of Physicians Department of Medical Art correspondence, article reprints, exhibition notes, reports, fellows list, program, and clipping, 1942-1945, undated.
Box 16 Folder 10
Letter to William N. Bradley regarding accession, 1943 October 22.
Box 16 Folder 11
Correspondence with W. B. McDaniel regarding expenses, 1943 October.
Box 16 Folder 12
Correspondence regarding accessions, 1943.
Box 16 Folder 13
Department of Medical Art report, circa 1943.
Box 16 Folder 14
Correspondence regarding requests for prints and photographs for College of Physicians collection, 1943, 1945.
Box 16 Folder 15
"First Report of the Honorary Director of the Department of Medical Art," Transactions and Studies, and form letters regarding medical art collection, 1943, 1945, undated.
Box 17 Folder 1
College of Physicians lists of publications, council nominations letter and bulletin, 1943, 1946-1947.
Box 17 Folder 2
Portrait print and photograph lists, circa 1943, undated.
Box 17 Folder 3
Correspondence with Burton Chance regarding accessions, notebook with list of items, 1944, undated.
Box 17 Folder 4
Metropolitan Museum of Art catalogs, American Physicians Art Association exhibition program, William Brown McNett Art Director announcement, and exhibit slips, 1944-1947, undated.
Box 17 Folder 5
Address regarding art collection, circa 1945.
Box 17 Folder 6
Correspondence with Army Medical Library regarding print exchanges; print lists, 1945-1946, 1948-1949.
Box 17 Folder 7
Correspondence with various pharmaceutical companies regarding medical art accessions, 1945-1946, 1949.
Box 17 Folder 8
Letter and list of pictures offered to Samuel Sturgis from Mutter Museum, 1946 March 12.
Box 17 Folder 9
Pharmaceutical pamphlets, "Legal Duty to Render Service" booklet, and College of Physicians publication lists and ballot, 1947-1948, undated.
Box 17 Folder 10
Correspondence with Max M. Strumia and letter from Cyrus C. Sturgis, 1948, 1964.
Box 17 Folder 11
Letter from W. B. McDaniel regarding Arthur van Gehuchten engraving, 1949 February 11.
Box 17 Folder 12
College of Physicians building renovation plans, statements, and booklets, 1949, 1951.
Box 17 Folder 13
The Ephraim McDowell Memorial pamphlet and Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania Centennial program, 1950, undated.
Box 17 Folder 14
Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania Centennial programs, "An Historical Map of Central Europe," Pennsylvania Hospital booklet, "Physician's Bulletin," pharmaceutical ads, and photograph, 1950-1951, undated.
Box 17 Folder 15
Letter from Walter A. Wells, 1952 January 28.
Box 18 Folder 1
Correspondence regarding building development fund, pamphlet, 1952, undated.
Box 18 Folder 2
Award of Meritorious Service from The College of Physicians, 1978 June 14.
Box 18 Folder 3
"Art-Prints for the Waitingroom and the Home of the Doctor" and "Leaders in Science" catalogs, undated.
Box 18 Folder 4
"Catalog old lists" of photographs, prints, and other artwork, undated.
Box 18 Folder 5
"The Ciba Collection of Medical Illustrations" pamphlet and letter, undated.
Box 18 Folder 6
List of medical building photographs, undated.
Box 18 Folder 7
List of portfolios in the Sturgis collection, undated.
Box 18 Folder 8
List of Stauffer portraits and prints, undated.
Box 18 Folder 9
Lists of College of Physicians fellows who served in World War I, undated.
Box 18 Folder 10
Lists of original building photographs, medical historical documents, diplomas, certificates of membership in medical societies, and event materials in Sturgis collection, undated.
Box 18 Folder 11
Lists of portfolio photographs and prints, undated.
Box 18 Folder 12
"Medical History in Sculpture" booklet, undated.
Box 18 Folder 13
"A Visit from Doctor Sturgis: A Drama in Four Acts" illustrations from Theodore E. Wiederseim, undated.
Box 18 Folder 14
W. W. Keen catalog cards, undated.
Box 18 Folder 15
Woman's Medical College M.D. degree, 1942.
Box 21 (OS)
Pennsylvania state medical license, 1919.
Box 21 (OS)
Other degrees and certificates, 1914; 1927; 1923.
Box 21 (OS)

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