Main content

Frederick LaMotte Santee certificates and photographs


Held at: Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia [Contact Us]19 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Dr. Frederick LaMotte Santee was born in Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania, on 17 September 1906, to Dr. Charles LaMotte Santee and Verna (Lloyd) Santee. He graduated with a B.A. in Classics from Harvard College in 1924, and a B.A. in Literature from Oxford University in 1926, followed by an M.A. in 1930. Santee studied at German universities from 1926 to 1927, and was the Carter Memorial Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. He later held teaching positions at Lehigh University, Vanderbilt University, and Keyon College in classical languages, and began a pre-medical program at Vanderbilt University in 1934. In 1938, he received his M.D. from Johns Hopkins University. During World War II, Santee served in the United States Navy medical corps, and then as a physician in a Baltimore, Maryland, housing development. He returned to Wapwollopen in 1954 to work in his father's private practice, where he and his father provided inexpensive, and often free, medical care to the poor in the community. It is noted in some sources that he founded a [Wiccan?] coven in his hometown in 1967. Santee died on 11 April 1980 in Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania. Sources: "Father-Son Medical Team Finds Fees Not Needed In Their Work." Times-Leader, The Evening News (Wilkes-Barre, PA), Jan. 26, 1956. Accessed 26 June 2018. "Two New Men Join Faculty." Kenyon Collegian (Kenyon College, Gambier, OH), Apr. 27, 1938. Accessed 26 June 2018.

The Frederick LaMotte Santee papers consist of three photographs, all undated, and two certificates, dated 1924 and 1945. One photograph is a black-and-white mounted print of Santee; another is a tintype of Santee's grandfather, E. A. Santee. The third photograph features two unidentified men. Santee's Certificate of Preliminary Education, dated 1945, and from the United States Department of Public Instruction's Bureau of Professional Licensing, as well as a certificate proving Santee's subscription to Harvard College's Class of 1924 Fund.

This collection was discovered during a survey in the summer and fall of 2015. It was processed in the summer of 2018.

Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Finding Aid Author
Chrissie Perella
Finding Aid Date
26 June 2018

Collection Inventory

Print, Suggest