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Medico-Chirurgical College and Hospital of Philadelphia Records

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The Medico-Chirurgical College had its origins in 1848 as the Medico-Chirurgical Society, which received a charter from Pennsylvania similar to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The charter was amended in 1867 to transform the society into a medical college authorized to confer degrees. It would not be until 1881 that Dr. George P. Oliver, who had been a member of the old society and held title to the new charter, organized a faculty to hold classes. Space for the new school was secured in the second floor of a bank on the south west corner of Broad and Market Streets. Around 1886 Medico-Chirurgical College absorbed the Philadelphia Dental College and the Philadelphia School of Anatomy and moved to new accommodations on the north side of Cherry Street between 17th and 18th Streets. In 1891 the College opened a hospital in the same location. In 1916 Medico-Chirurgical College's Department of Medicine and the Department of Dentistry merged with the University of Pennsylvania. The Department of Medicine became part of a new graduate school known officially until 1958 as Medico-Chirurgical College and Hospital Graduate School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. The Department of Dentistry was absorbed into the University's School of Dentistry. The College's buildings were demolished in 1918 to make way for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The Medico-Chirurgical College and Hospital of Philadelphia Records consist mainly of administrative and financial records for the College and Hospital from the late nineteenth through to it's merger with the University of Pennsylvania in 1916. Most of the records originated in the Bursar's Office at Medico-Chi, and were transferred to the Comptroller's Office at the University of Pennsylvania during the merger. The Student Records contain information on some classes, applicants credentials, examinations, matriculation books. The series does not contain files on individual students. The Hospital Records are primarily administrative and financial in nature. There are two random patient record ledgers for 1914 and 1919.

Additional collections related to Medico-Chirurgical include the James Morton Boice Scrapbook (UPT 50 B678), the Robert Hodgson Nones Papers (UPT 50 N799), Office of the Treasurer University Real Estate Title Papers, 1761 - 2006 (UPH 500), and General Administration Records, 1820 - 1930 (UPA 3)

The Medico-Chirurgical College and Hospital Records are organized into three series: Correspondence, General, Financial Records, Student Records, and Hospital. The Correspondence series is further organized into three subseries: Bursar, Dean and General. All series and subseries are arranged alphabetically.

The Medico-Chirurgical College and Hospital of Philadelphia Records were transferred to the University Archives in various accessions between 1968 and 2015. This includes 1968 May 19 (Accession 68/28), 1971 July 14, 1972 October 30 (Accession 70/72), 1973 February 27, 1981 December 14, and 2015 May 26 (Accession 2015: 018).

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University of Pennsylvania: University Archives and Records Center
Finding Aid Author
Joseph - James Ahern
Finding Aid Date
September 2015
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A, 1910-1913.
Box 1 Folder 1
A - B, 1914-1915.
Box 1 Folder 2
A - B, 1915-1916.
Box 1 Folder 3
A - C (1), 1916.
Box 1 Folder 4
A - C (2), 1916.
Box 1 Folder 5
A - E, 1915.
Box 1 Folder 6
A - E, 1916-1917.
Box 1 Folder 7
B, 1910-1914.
Box 1 Folder 8
Board of Trustees, 1913-1915.
Box 1 Folder 9
C, 1910-1913.
Box 1 Folder 10
C - D, 1915.
Box 1 Folder 11
C - F, 1913-1915.
Box 1 Folder 12
Carruth, John G., 1910-1914.
Box 1 Folder 13
Carruth, John G., 1913-1914.
Box 1 Folder 14
College Finance Committee, 1910-1913.
Box 1 Folder 15
College Finance Committee, 1915.
Box 1 Folder 16
D - F, 1910-1913.
Box 1 Folder 17
D - G, 1916.
Box 1 Folder 18
D - K, 1916-1917.
Box 1 Folder 19
E - G, 1915-1916.
Box 1 Folder 20
F - L, 1915.
Box 1 Folder 21
F - P, 1916-1917.
Box 1 Folder 22
Financial, 1915-1916.
Box 1 Folder 23
G - H, 1910-1913.
Box 1 Folder 24
G - I, 1910-1915.
Box 1 Folder 25
H - L, 1913, 1915.
Box 1 Folder 26
H - M, 1916-1917.
Box 1 Folder 27
I - K, 1910-1913.
Box 1 Folder 28
J - M, 1912-1914.
Box 1 Folder 29
L - M, 1910-1914.
Box 1 Folder 30
L - M, 1916-1917.
Box 1 Folder 31
M - O, 1915.
Box 1 Folder 32
M - R, 1915.
Box 1 Folder 33
N - P, 1910-1913.
Box 1 Folder 34
N - Z, 1913-1915.
Box 1 Folder 35
P - R, 1915-1916.
Box 1 Folder 36
P - S, 1916.
Box 1 Folder 37
Q - Z, 1916.
Box 1 Folder 38
R - T, 1910-1913.
Box 1 Folder 39
R - W, 1916-1917.
Box 1 Folder 40
S, 1915-1916.
Box 2 Folder 1
S - Z, 1915.
Box 2 Folder 2
Scholarships, 1913-1915.
Box 2 Folder 3
T - W, 1916.
Box 2 Folder 4
T - Z, 1915-1916.
Box 2 Folder 5
Trust Funds, 1907.
Box 2 Folder 6
U - Z, 1910-1913.
Box 2 Folder 7
Unaddressed, 1910-1912.
Box 2 Folder 8
University of Pennsylvania (1), 1916-1917.
Box 2 Folder 9
University of Pennsylvania (2), 1916-1917.
Box 2 Folder 10
A, 1948.
Box 2 Folder 11
B, 1948-1953.
Box 2 Folder 12
C, 1948, 1953.
Box 2 Folder 13
D, 1950-1952.
Box 2 Folder 14
E, 1954.
Box 2 Folder 15
G, 1951.
Box 2 Folder 16
H, 1948-1949.
Box 2 Folder 17
I, 1954.
Box 2 Folder 18
J, 1951.
Box 2 Folder 19
L, 1949.
Box 2 Folder 20
P, 1951, 1954.
Box 2 Folder 21
S, 1908, 1949-1951.
Box 2 Folder 22
T, 1949.
Box 2 Folder 23
V, 1948.
Box 2 Folder 24
W, 1948.
Box 2 Folder 25
Board of Trustees, 1915-1916.
Box 2 Folder 26
A, 1915-1916.
Box 2 Folder 27
A, 1916-1917.
Box 2 Folder 28
B (1), 1915-1916.
Box 2 Folder 29
B (2), 1915-1916.
Box 2 Folder 30
B (3), 1915-1916.
Box 2 Folder 31
B (4), 1915-1916.
Box 2 Folder 32
C (1), 1915-1917.
Box 2 Folder 33
C (2), 1915-1917.
Box 2 Folder 34
D, 1915-1917.
Box 2 Folder 35
E, 1915-1917.
Box 2 Folder 36
F, 1915-1917.
Box 2 Folder 37
G (1), 1915-1917.
Box 2 Folder 38
G (2), 1915-1917.
Box 2 Folder 39
H (1), 1915-1917.
Box 2 Folder 40
H (2), 1915-1917.
Box 2 Folder 41
I, 1915-1917.
Box 3 Folder 1
J, 1915-1917.
Box 3 Folder 2
K, 1915-1917.
Box 3 Folder 3
L (1), 1915-1917.
Box 3 Folder 4
L (2), 1915-1917.
Box 3 Folder 5
M, 1903-1917.
Box 3 Folder 6
M (1), 1914-1917.
Box 3 Folder 7
M (2), 1914-1917.
Box 3 Folder 8
M (3), 1914-1917.
Box 3 Folder 9
N, 1915-1916.
Box 3 Folder 10
O, 1915-1917.
Box 3 Folder 11
P, 1915-1917.
Box 3 Folder 12
Q, 1916-1917.
Box 3 Folder 13
R, 1915-1917.
Box 3 Folder 14
S (1), 1915-1916.
Box 3 Folder 15
S (2), 1915-1916.
Box 3 Folder 16
S (3), 1915-1916.
Box 3 Folder 17
S, 1915-1917.
Box 3 Folder 18
T - V, 1915-1917.
Box 3 Folder 19
W, 1915-1917.
Box 3 Folder 20
W - Z, 1915-1916.
Box 3 Folder 21
Faculty Resolutions, 1902-1914.
Box 3 Folder 22
A, 1905-1916.
Box 3 Folder 23
B - C, 1905-1916.
Box 3 Folder 24
Calhoun, James R., 1903, 1906.
Box 3 Folder 25
Carruth, John G., 1906-1914.
Box 3 Folder 26
Daland, Judson, 1905-1916.
Box 3 Folder 27
E, 1905-1916.
Box 4 Folder 1
F, 1905-1916.
Box 4 Folder 2
G, 1905-1916.
Box 4 Folder 3
G, 1906-1915.
Box 4 Folder 4
H, 1902-1907.
Box 4 Folder 5
H, 1906-1915.
Box 4 Folder 6
H, 1907-1911.
Box 4 Folder 7
H, 1911-1917.
Box 4 Folder 8
J, 1905-1916.
Box 4 Folder 9
K, 1914, 1916.
Box 4 Folder 10
L, 1906-1916.
Box 4 Folder 11
M, 1905-1917.
Box 4 Folder 12
Ott, Isaac, 1906-1915.
Box 4 Folder 13
P, 1905-1916.
Box 4 Folder 14
Paxson, Henry D., 1901-1910.
Box 4 Folder 15
Pepper, William, 1916-1917.
Box 4 Folder 16
R, 1907-1916.
Box 4 Folder 17
S, 1905-1916.
Box 4 Folder 18
Thomas, W. H., 1914 July 7.
Box 4 Folder 19
U, 1916.
Box 4 Folder 20
Unsorted, 1910-1915.
Box 4 Folder 21
Vanderkleed, Chas. E., 1912 October 31.
Box 4 Folder 22
W, 1907-1915.
Box 4 Folder 23
Walton, Henry F., 1905-1914.
Box 4 Folder 24
Prospective Students, 1915 September - November.
Box 4 Folder 25
Prospective Students, 1915 December.
Box 4 Folder 26
Prospective Students, 1916 January.
Box 4 Folder 27
Prospective Students, 1916 April - May.
Box 4 Folder 28
Board of Trustees, 1906-1911.
Box 4 Folder 29
Board of Trustees, 1915.
Box 4 Folder 30
Board of Trustees Letter Book, 1907-1910.
Box 5
Financial, 1914-1915.
Box 4 Folder 31
Laboratory Assistant Requests, 1915.
Box 4 Folder 32
Medical Faculty, 1912-1913.
Box 4 Folder 33
1903-1914.
Box 4 Folder 34
1906-1914.
Box 4 Folder 35
1907-1912.
Box 4 Folder 36
1908-1914.
Box 4 Folder 37
1910-1916.
Box 4 Folder 38
1914-1918.
Box 4 Folder 39
Trost Case, 1912.
Box 4 Folder 40
Scholarships, 1915.
Box 6 Folder 1
Student Verification, 1915.
Box 6 Folder 2

Admission Tickets, 1887-1897.
Box 6 Folder 3
Alumni Association Merger, 1916.
Box 6 Folder 4
Board of Trustees Minute Book, 1888-1897.
Box 6 Folder 5
Board of Trustees Minute Book, 1897-1903.
Box 6 Folder 6
Board of Trustees Minute Book, 1903-1914.
Box 7
Board of Trustees Minute Book, 1915-1916.
Box 8
Building Committee Minutes, 1911.
Box 6 Folder 7
Class Day Program, 1897.
Box 6 Folder 8
Class Day Program, 1904.
Box 6 Folder 9
Commencement, 1881-1910, 1916.
Box 6 Folder 10
Court's Degree on Merger, 1916.
Box 6 Folder 11
Daland, Judson Publications, 1906-1917.
Box 6 Folder 12
Department of Dentistry Announcements, 1897 - 1902, 1904.
Box 6 Folder 13
Department of Dentistry Announcements, 1911, 1914 - 1915.
Box 6 Folder 14
Department of Dentistry Commencement Programs, 1908, 1910, 1912-1913.
Box 6 Folder 15
Department of Dentistry Faculty Minute Book, 1906-1914.
Box 6 Folder 16
Department of Dentistry Faculty Minute Book, 1915.
Box 6 Folder 17
Exam Question Cards, n.d.
Box 6 Folder 18
Faculty Meeting Minutes, 1906, 1912.
Box 6 Folder 19
Faculty Meeting Minutes, 1908-1915.
Box 20
Faculty Meeting Minutes [loose material], 1908-1915.
Box 20 Folder 1
Faculty Meeting Minutes, 1918.
Box 6 Folder 20
Faculty Minute Book, 1881-1886.
Box 6 Folder 21
Faculty Minute Book, 1890-1908.
Box 9 Folder 1
Faculty Position Recommendations, 1917.
Box 6 Folder 22
For the Harvey Company, Determination of Nitroglycerine in Medicinal Preparations (with George H. Meeker correspondence), 1913.
Box 6 Folder 23
Institutional Printing Samples and Letter Book, 1911-1912.
Box 9 Folder 2
Leather Emblem, n.d.
Box 6 Folder 24
Medical School Merger Newspaper Clippings, 1916.
Box 6 Folder 25
Pershing, John at University Day photograph, 1922.
Box 6 Folder 26
Phi Rho Sigma - Tri Chapter Smoker, 1910 March 2.
Box 6 Folder 27
Scholarship Report from Session 1910-11 to Session 1914-15, 1915 January 23.
Box 6 Folder 28
Summer School, 1913.
Box 6 Folder 39
University of Pennsylvania Medical Department Society of Alumni, 1893-1901.
Box 6 Folder 40
YMCA Medico Chi Questions for Weekly Discussion, n.d.
Box 6 Folder 41

Accounts Book Index, n.d.
Box 33
Accounts Payable, 1915.
Box 6 Folder 42
Agreements, 1907-1908.
Box 6 Folder 43
Archibald MacTavish, 1913-1915.
Box 6 Folder 44
Breakage Fees, October 9 - January 11.
Box 6 Folder 45
1896-1899.
Box 6 Folder 46
1898-1905.
Box 10 Folder 1
1899-1905.
Box 10 Folder 2
1905-1908.
Box 10 Folder 3
1905 September 1 - November 28.
Box 10 Folder 4
Charges to Students, 1905-1911.
Box 31
Checks and Receipts, 1912.
Box 10 Folder 5
College Club Agreements, 1907, 1914.
Box 10 Folder 6
College Club Daily Report, 1915-1916.
Box 38
College Club Expense Reports, 1913-1916.
Box 10 Folder 7
College Club Expenses, 1915.
Box 10 Folder 8
College Club Fees, 1914-1915.
Box 10 Folder 9
College Club Ledger, 1911-1914.
Box 10 Folder 10
College Club Weekly Pay Roll, 1907-1908.
Box 10 Folder 11
College Journal, 1905-1911.
Box 10 Folder 12
Cost of Distributing Catalogues, 1900-1906.
Box 10 Folder 13
Department of Pharmacy - Drugs Inventory, 1916.
Box 11 Folder 1
Department of Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Laboratories, 1905, 1910.
Box 11 Folder 2
Departments Financial Reports, 1908.
Box 11 Folder 3
Distribution of Expenses, 1919 March 31 - May 31.
Box 36
Expenses, 1906-1911.
Box 33
Insurance Policy, 1905-1914.
Box 11 Folder 4
Inventory of Physical Apparatus, ca. 1907.
Box 11 Folder 5
Journal, 1898-1899.
Box 12 Folder 1
Journal, 1898-1905.
Box 12 Folder 2
Kitchen and Cafe Renovations, 1907.
Box 11 Folder 6
1898-1899.
Box 13 Folder 1
1898-1901.
Box 13 Folder 2
1898-1905.
Box 11 Folder 7
1901-1905.
Box 14
1907-1909.
Box 11 Folder 8
1906-1907.
Box 35
1901-1905.
Box 27
Ledger A, 1898-1899.
Box 28
Memorandum Note Book [mostly blank], 1903 February - September.
Box 11 Folder 9
Miscellaneous, 1913.
Box 11 Folder 10
Notices of Payment, 1902-1913.
Box 11 Folder 11
Payments, 1916.
Box 11 Folder 12
Private Cash Book, 1888-1916.
Box 15
Professors' Attendance Book, 1902-1903.
Box 11 Folder 13
Professors' Salaries, 1906.
Box 11 Folder 14
Promissory Notes, 1916.
Box 11 Folder 15
Purchases and Expenses, 1905-1911.
Box 39
Receipts, 1908.
Box 11 Folder 16
Receipts, 1914-1915.
Box 11 Folder 17
Reduction in Tuition Fees Granted Students, 1896 June 1 - ?.
Box 11 Folder 18
Stenographer's Notebook, 1909.
Box 11 Folder 19
Treasurer's Account Alumni Association, 1882-1927.
Box 11 Folder 20
Treasurer's Report, 1904-1906.
Box 11 Folder 21
Treasurer's Report, 1912-1915.
Box 11 Folder 22

Censor's Cards Correspondence, 1903-1905.
Box 16 Folder 1
Certificate of Medical Preliminary Examination, 1904.
Box 16 Folder 2
Class Notices, 1909-1910.
Box 16 Folder 3
Class Schedules, 1907-1912.
Box 16 Folder 4
Coming Hospital Examination Dates, n.d.
Box 16 Folder 5
A, 1901-1915.
Box 16 Folder 6
B, 1900-1955.
Box 16 Folder 7
C, 1896-1915.
Box 16 Folder 8
D, 1900-1913.
Box 16 Folder 9
E, 1900-1912.
Box 16 Folder 10
F, 1896-1915.
Box 16 Folder 11
G, 1899-1915.
Box 16 Folder 12
H, 1903-1915.
Box 16 Folder 13
I, 1915.
Box 16 Folder 14
J, 1901-1909.
Box 16 Folder 15
K, 1901-1915.
Box 16 Folder 16
L, 1898-1909.
Box 16 Folder 17
M (1), 1896-1915.
Box 16 Folder 18
M (2), 1896-1915.
Box 16 Folder 19
N, 1902-1915.
Box 16 Folder 20
O, 1904-1906.
Box 16 Folder 21
P, 1898-1911.
Box 16 Folder 22
Q, 1898, 1902.
Box 16 Folder 23
R (1), 1896-1915.
Box 17 Folder 1
R (2), 1896-1915.
Box 17 Folder 2
S (1), 1898-1915.
Box 17 Folder 3
S (2), 1898-1915.
Box 17 Folder 4
S (3), 1898-1915.
Box 17 Folder 5
T, 1898-1915.
Box 17 Folder 6
U, 1903, 1915.
Box 17 Folder 7
V, 1906, 1908.
Box 17 Folder 8
W, 1898-1914.
Box 17 Folder 9
Y, 1904-1915.
Box 17 Folder 10
Z, 1903-1915.
Box 17 Folder 11
[unprocessed].
Box 18
[unprocessed].
Box 19
Department of Dentistry Matriculation Book, 1897-1916.
Box 32
Entrance Requirements, 1905.
Box 17 Folder 12
Examinations, 1888-1901.
Box 34
Grade Book by Class, 1910-1915.
Box 26
Grades and Matriculation Book, 1915-1920.
Box 26
Grades Freshman and Premedical, 1914-1915.
Box 17 Folder 13
Grades Junior Class, 1914-1915.
Box 17 Folder 14
Grades Junior Class, 1915-1916.
Box 17 Folder 15
Grades Record of Session, 1910-1911.
Box 17 Folder 16
Grades Record of Session, 1913-1914.
Box 17 Folder 17
Grades Sophomore Class, 1914-1915.
Box 17 Folder 18
Index Cards Alphabetical, 1883-1916.
Box 26
Index Cards by Class, 1883-1916.
Box 26
Letters of Moral Character, 1905.
Box 17 Folder 19
Matriculation Book, 1881-1901.
Box 37
Matriculation Book, 1902-1910.
Box 30
Matriculation Book, 1910-1916.
Box 29
Matriculation Book, 1916-1920.
Box 26
Medical Department Fourth Year Schedule, 1903-1904.
Box 17 Folder 20
Miscellaneous, 1915-1920.
Box 17 Folder 21
Opening Exercises, 1913.
Box 17 Folder 22
Philadelphia Board of Public Education, 1904-1906.
Box 17 Folder 23
Publications, 1905.
Box 17 Folder 24
Recruitment Letters, 1903-1905.
Box 17 Folder 25
Requirements and Examinations, 1903.
Box 17 Folder 26
Senior Medical Class, 1908-1909.
Box 17 Folder 27
Student Addresses (1), n.d.
Box 17 Folder 28
Student Addresses (2), n.d.
Box 17 Folder 29
Student Addresses (3), n.d.
Box 17 Folder 30
Student Without Credentials, 1910.
Box 17 Folder 31

Board of Trustees Building Committee Minutes, 1906-1910.
Box 21 Folder 1
Board of Trustees Letter Book, 1907-1917.
Box 22
Cash Book, 1899-1900.
Box 21 Folder 2
Executive Committee, n.d.
Box 21 Folder 3
First Annual Report of the Social Service Bureau of the Medico-Chirurgical Hospital, 1913.
Box 21 Folder 4
Minute Book, 1895-1903.
Box 21 Folder 5
Minute Book, 1903-1914.
Box 23
Minute Book, 1915-1917.
Box 21 Folder 6
Patient Case Book, 1914.
Box 24
Patient Case Book, 1919.
Box 25

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