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Helen Octavia Dickens Papers

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Helen Octavia Dickens was born in Dayton, Ohio, to Charles and Daisy (Green) Dickens on February 21, 1909. After graduating from Roosevelt High School, she attended Crane Junior College in Chicago, Illinois. She was a 1934 graduate of the University of Illinois School of Medicine, the only African-American woman in her graduating class. She spent two years after graduation at Provident Hospital in Chicago, and then practiced with Dr. Virginia Alexander in a birthing-home practice in North Philadelphia.

After seven years with Dr. Alexander, she sought further training in obstetrics and gynecology, spending a year at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine. Dickens passed the board examinations in 1945, becoming the first female African-American board-certified Ob/gyn in Philadelphia. That year, Dr. Dickens became Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mercy Douglass Hospital in Philadelphia. In 1951, Dr. Dickens joined the courtesy staff of Women's Hospital and would later be named chief of obstetrics and gynecology. When the University of Pennsylvania took over the Women's Hospital in 1956, Dr. Dickens became a member of the staff and faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the School of Medicine, becoming the first black woman to serve in this position. In addition to her medical practice, she was professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

One of her special interests was aiding pregnant teenagers. In 1967, Dickens founded the Teen Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania for school-age mothers in the inner city. The clinic's services included counseling and group therapy, educational classes, family planning assistance, and prenatal care. Another of Dickens's interests was cancer education and services. She initiated a project that brought temporary cancer detection facilities into Philadelphia's inner city. Dr. Dickens also implemented a project funded by the National Institute for Health that encouraged doctors to perform Pap smears to test for cervical cancer.

In addition to her work in medicine, Dr. Dickens was named associate dean of minority admissions at the University of Pennsylvania in 1969. She helped recruit and aid Blacks in the medical school. In her first five years, she increased the number of minority medical students from two or three to sixty-four.

Dr. Helen O. Dickens was a member of many distinguished local, national, and international professional societies. She was a member of the Pan American Medical Women's Association and served as president from 1968 to 1970. She was also a member of the board of directors for a number of organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the Children's Aid Society, and the Devereaux Foundation. Dickens was the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Medical Woman of the Year; Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania; Daisy Lumpkin Award from Links, Inc.; the Mercy Douglass Hospital Award; and the Sadie Alexander Award for community service by Delta Sigma Theta. She was also the first Black to receive the Gimbel Philadelphia Award in 1971 for her "outstanding service to humanity."

Dr. Helen O. Dickens married Dr. Purvis Henderson and had two children, Dr. Jayne Henderson Brown and Norman Henderson.

The Helen O. Dickens Papers document the latter half of Dickens' career in the field of medicine, medical education and public health. The collection contains correspondence, articles, reprints, grant proposals and some notes regarding Dickens' work in teenage pregnancy during the 1960s and 1970s which can be found in the Medical and Correspondence series.

It is Dickens' administrative work and participation in professional organizations which figures most prominently in the collection. Her important role to enhance the participation of minorities in medical education, particularly the University of Pennsylvania, is well represented in the form of correspondence, minutes, and reports in the Minority Affairs subseries of the University of Pennsylvania series and National Association of Medical Minority Education subseries of the Organizations series. The Recommendations series complements the material that documents her support of minority students in medical education. In addition to her advocacy work for minorities, Dickens' papers contain material which highlights her work with women's groups such as the Pan American Medical Women's Alliance and the American Medical Women's Association. Also included are correspondence, minutes, reports, and newsletters of a number of professional organizations in which Dickens was an active member, such as the Marriage Council of Philadelphia, the Devereux Foundation, and the Association of American Medical Colleges. Photographs from throughout Dickens life along with plaques and certificates honoring her professional achievements can be found in the Awards, Certificates, and Photographs series.

This collection contains Eleven series: Biographical, 1977-1981; Correspondence, 1968-1992; Medical, 1948-1984; Minority Issues, 1972-1980; Organizations, 1934, 1953-1994; Recommendations, 1970-1991; Resumes, 1978-1990; Students/Colleagues/Friends, 1968-1989; University of Pennsylvania, 1945, 1962-1994; Women's Issues, 1980; and Awards, Certificates, and Photographs, 1950-2001. All series are arranged alphabetically except for Correspondence, Recommendations, and Resumes, which are arranged both chronologically and alphabetically.

Donated in 1994 by Helen O. Dickens (accession number 1994: 62), with an incremental addition in 2002 (accession number 2002:7).

Publisher
University of Pennsylvania: University Archives and Records Center
Finding Aid Author
Amy Miller; revised by Joseph-James Ahern
Finding Aid Date
April 2001; August 2011
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Articles (1).
Box 1 Folder 1
Articles (2).
Box 1 Folder 2
Biographical sketch, portrait photographs, etc., 1992.
Box 1 Folder 3
Bordentown Military Institute, 1967.
Box 1 Folder 4
Curriculum Vitae.
Box 1 Folder 5
Family tree.
Box 1 Folder 6
Financial.
Box 1 Folder 7
Henderson, Helen Jane Dickens (daughter).
Box 1 Folder 8
Logan Square East.
Box 1 Folder 9
Medical coverage.
Box 1 Folder 10
Medical physician and surgeon license, 1981.
Box 1 Folder 11
Membership cards.
Box 1 Folder 12
News releases, 1968-1975.
Box 1 Folder 13
Photographs.
Box 1 Folder 14
Photographs of family members.
Box 1 Folder 15
Photograph of Dickens and Charlotte Kerr at Illini Awards.
Box 1 Folder 16
Photograph of Dickens and Emily Mudd.
Box 1 Folder 17
Physicians Mutual Insurance Company.
Box 1 Folder 18
Profiles.
Box 1 Folder 19
Questionnaires.
Box 1 Folder 20
Publicity, newspaper clippings and photographs, 1970-1987.
Box 1 Folder 21
Registries, Medical Specialty Books, 1977-1991.
Box 1 Folder 22
Speeches, 1949-1982.
Box 1 Folder 23
Story, Troy L. (nephew).
Box 1 Folder 24
"To Be a Great Black Woman" (play).
Box 1 Folder 25
Who's Who among Black Americans, 1985.
Box 1 Folder 26

Alexander, Raymond Pace, 1974.
Box 1 Folder 27
Bascom, Ruth Esherick, 1974.
Box 1 Folder 28
Benayonn, Regine, 1976.
Box 1 Folder 29
Bond, Duane.
Box 1 Folder 30
Burdens, Beatrice, 1976.
Box 1 Folder 31
Chrysler Motors, 1986.
Box 1 Folder 32
Dodge, Eva F., 1972.
Box 1 Folder 33
Duffus, Geraldine, 1971.
Box 1 Folder 34
Dungy, Helen, 1977.
Box 1 Folder 35
Edwards, Linn Sheridan, re: Edelin case, 1975.
Box 1 Folder 36
Engs, Robert F., 1986.
Box 1 Folder 37
Evans, Samuel, re: Dr. James Lewis, 1985.
Box 1 Folder 38
Fitts, William T., 1976.
Box 1 Folder 39
Frierson, Tonella M., 1991.
Box 1 Folder 40
Garcia, Celso-Ramon, 1976.
Box 1 Folder 41
Hewlett, Adora, 1991.
Box 1 Folder 42
Jarrett, Cheryl L., 1975.
Box 1 Folder 43
Kellow, William F., 1969.
Box 1 Folder 44
King, Brunette M., 1969.
Box 1 Folder 45
Knox, David L., 1975.
Box 1 Folder 46
Koons, Linda, 1968.
Box 1 Folder 47
Lang, Neal E., 1972.
Box 1 Folder 48
McAnarney, Elizabeth R., 1976.
Box 1 Folder 49
Meyerson, Martin, 1973.
Box 1 Folder 50
Milligan, Jack, 1986.
Box 1 Folder 51
Murray, Peter M., 1970.
Box 1 Folder 52
Old Women's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1973.
Box 1 Folder 53
Oliver, Marion, Associate Provost, 1982.
Box 1 Folder 54
Robinson, James H., 1976.
Box 1 Folder 55
Ruff, George E, 1991.
Box 1 Folder 56
Scheffey, Lynn Cox, 1973.
Box 1 Folder 57
Scholl, Mrs. Cornelius L., 1968.
Box 1 Folder 58
Shipp, Melvin D., 1985.
Box 1 Folder 59
Stellar, Eliot, 1974.
Box 1 Folder 60
Tompkins, Dr. Pendleton, 1974.
Box 1 Folder 61
Van Dusen, Duncan, 1988.
Box 1 Folder 62
Watson, Goldie E., 1978.
Box 1 Folder 63
1979-1982.
Box 1 Folder 64
1950-1958, elected as fellow of the American College of Surgeons, with clippings of other medical institutions, 1950-1958.
Box 1 Folder 65
1985.
Box 1 Folder 66
Correspondence and clippings, 1935-1995.
Box 1 Folder 67
Correspondence and clippings, 1951-1982.
Box 1 Folder 68
1963.
Box 1 Folder 69
1970.
Box 1 Folder 70
1971.
Box 1 Folder 71
1972.
Box 1 Folder 72
1973.
Box 1 Folder 73
1974.
Box 1 Folder 74
1978.
Box 1 Folder 75
1979-1980.
Box 1 Folder 76
1982.
Box 1 Folder 77
1983.
Box 1 Folder 78
1983-1984.
Box 1 Folder 79
1984.
Box 1 Folder 80
1985.
Box 1 Folder 81
1985.
Box 1 Folder 82
1986.
Box 1 Folder 83
1986.
Box 1 Folder 84
1986-1992.
Box 2 Folder 1
1987.
Box 2 Folder 2
1987.
Box 2 Folder 3
1988.
Box 2 Folder 4
1989.
Box 2 Folder 5
1990.
Box 2 Folder 6
1991.
Box 2 Folder 7
1992.
Box 2 Folder 8

"Adapting Clinical Medical Education for a Changing Society".
Box 3 Folder 1
AIDS (1), 1985-1992.
Box 3 Folder 2
AIDS (2), 1985-1992.
Box 3 Folder 3
AIDS reports, 1985-1986.
Box 3 Folder 4
(1).
Box 3 Folder 5
(2).
Box 3 Folder 6
(3).
Box 3 Folder 7
(4).
Box 3 Folder 8
(5).
Box 3 Folder 9
(6).
Box 3 Folder 10
Community Health and Safety Networks, 1987-1988.
Box 3 Folder 11
Conduct of Medical Procedures, 1987.
Box 3 Folder 12
CORE seminar.
Box 3 Folder 13
Diseases and diagnosis during pregnancy, 1981.
Box 3 Folder 14
Family Planning (1), 1970-1980.
Box 3 Folder 15
Family Planning (2), 1970-1980.
Box 3 Folder 16
Family Planning (3), 1970-1980.
Box 3 Folder 17
Family Planning (4), 1970-1980.
Box 3 Folder 18
Guides.
Box 3 Folder 19
Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1987.
Box 3 Folder 20
Medical Education Reports, 1987-1988.
Box 3 Folder 21
Mercy-Douglass Hospital, 1952-1968.
Box 3 Folder 22
Myomas, Uterine.
Box 3 Folder 23
"Obstetrical and gynecological patient and the eye", 1985.
Box 3 Folder 24
Pregnancy information, 1970-1971.
Box 3 Folder 25
Proposal for capitation plan to the Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Welfare, 1982.
Box 3 Folder 26
Proposal for early hospital discharge.
Box 3 Folder 27
Sexual Education Classes, 1975.
Box 3 Folder 28
"Adolescent Sexuality: An Exchange of Views".
Box 4 Folder 1
Articles, Reference Material (1), 1968-1983.
Box 4 Folder 2
Articles, Reference Material (2), 1968-1983.
Box 4 Folder 3
Articles, Reference Material (3), 1968-1983.
Box 4 Folder 4
Articles, Reference Material (4), 1968-1983.
Box 4 Folder 5
Articles, Reference Material (5), 1968-1983.
Box 4 Folder 6
Articles, Reference Material (6), 1968-1983.
Box 4 Folder 7
"Birth Control, Teenagers, and the Law", 1971.
Box 4 Folder 8
"Community Health Networks for Early Adolescents", 1992.
Box 4 Folder 9
"Adolescent Contraceptive Use", 1980.
Box 4 Folder 10
"Adolescent Health Services and Contraception", 1978.
Box 4 Folder 11
"Contraception in Teenagers", 1974.
Box 4 Folder 12
"Games We Play with Our Children, The", 1972.
Box 4 Folder 13
General.
Box 4 Folder 14
"Media Messages in Sex Education", 1978.
Box 4 Folder 15
"One Hundred Pregnant Adolescents", 1971-1973.
Box 4 Folder 16
"Teenage Pregnancy", 1980-1983.
Box 4 Folder 17
"Teenage Pregnancy and Abortion", 1973.
Box 4 Folder 18
"Teenagers, Contraception, and Pregnancy", 1975.
Box 4 Folder 19
Educational programs.
Box 4 Folder 20
Film: "Loving Parents", 1978-1982.
Box 4 Folder 21
Linda Hurwitz, study by.
Box 4 Folder 22
Newspaper clippings, 1968-1985.
Box 4 Folder 23
Adolescent Mother/Infant Support and Training Project, 1979.
Box 4 Folder 24
Contraception and Hypertension (1), 1976.
Box 4 Folder 25
Contraception and Hypertension (2), 1976.
Box 4 Folder 26
Contraception and Hypertension (3), 1976.
Box 4 Folder 27
Factors Influencing Adolescent Contraceptive Use, 1976.
Box 4 Folder 28
Proposal for Increasing the Involvement of Male Partners, 1985.
Box 4 Folder 29
Study of Unwanted Pregnancy in Adolescents, 1979.
Box 4 Folder 30
Report of the Select Committee to Investigate the Problem of Teenage Pregnancies and Parenting in Pennsylvania, 1986.
Box 4 Folder 31
Research on the Consequences of Adolescent Pregnancy and Childbearing, 1976.
Box 4 Folder 32
Research proposals, 1976-1977.
Box 4 Folder 33
"Serving the Adolescent Unwed Mother", 1969.
Box 4 Folder 34
Smalls, Edna, advocacy, 1986.
Box 4 Folder 35
"Teen Pregnancy and Service Delivery in Philadelphia", 1979.
Box 4 Folder 36
Temple University Hospital workshop, 1978.
Box 4 Folder 37
Temperature Chart.
Box 4 Folder 38
Toxoplasmosis.
Box 4 Folder 39
University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1982-1987.
Box 4 Folder 40
West Philadelphia Black Cancer Educational Program.
Box 4 Folder 41
"Women's Health" magazine.
Box 4 Folder 42

Articles (1).
Box 5 Folder 1
Articles (2).
Box 5 Folder 2
"Black Youth at Life's Crossroads".
Box 5 Folder 3
Minority Permanence Development Committee, 1973-1993.
Box 5 Folder 4
Newspaper Clippings.
Box 5 Folder 5
Scarpelli v. Rempson Law Suit.
Box 5 Folder 6
Article citations.
Box 5 Folder 7
Articles (1).
Box 5 Folder 8
Articles (2).
Box 5 Folder 9
Articles (3).
Box 5 Folder 10
Articles (4).
Box 5 Folder 11
Black women physicians.
Box 5 Folder 12
"Concerning the Backgrounds, Educational Experiences, and Outcomes of Black, Hispanic and White Doctoral Students", 1989.
Box 5 Folder 13
Enrollment.
Box 5 Folder 14
"An Experience in the Health Care Profession for Disadvantaged Undergraduate Students", 1972.
Box 5 Folder 15
"An Exploratory Study of Perceptions of Racism by Black Medical Students in White Medical Schools".
Box 5 Folder 16
History.
Box 5 Folder 17
Lee, Rebecca.
Box 5 Folder 18
Newspaper clippings featuring Dickens.
Box 5 Folder 19
Special Health Career Opportunity Grants.
Box 5 Folder 20
Time Management for Minority Medical Students, 1980.
Box 5 Folder 21

A. Charles Posner Obstetrical Society, 1975.
Box 5 Folder 22
Alan L. Locke School, 1974.
Box 5 Folder 23
Albert Einstein Medical Center Directory.
Box 5 Folder 24
Alpha Kappa Alpha, 1978.
Box 5 Folder 25
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, continuing medical education.
Box 5 Folder 26
Certificate of Proficiency, April 1946.
Box OS 3
Diplomat of Board Diploma, February 1979.
Box OS 2
Certificate (1).
Box 5 Folder 27
Certificate (2).
Box OS 1
General, 1970-1983.
Box 5 Folder 28
General, 1984-1993.
Box 5 Folder 29
Honors, 1971.
Box 5 Folder 30
American Capital Government Securities, 1993.
Box 5 Folder 31
Article.
Box 5 Folder 32
Certificates, 1953.
Box 5 Folder 33
Continuing medical education, 1976-1987.
Box 5 Folder 34
Continuing medical education, 1978-1991.
Box 5 Folder 35
Life Fellow correspondence, 1987.
Box 5 Folder 36
Meetings, 1974-1975.
Box 5 Folder 37
Newsletter, 1978.
Box 5 Folder 38
Printed material.
Box 5 Folder 39
Update for the Practicing Physician, 1988.
Box 5 Folder 40
Diploma, 1950.
Box 5 Folder 41
General, 1990.
Box 5 Folder 42
Continuing medical education, 1986-1988.
Box 5 Folder 43
General.
Box 5 Folder 44
American Foundation of Negro Affairs, 1974-1988.
Box 5 Folder 45
Certificates of membership, 1985-1994.
Box 5 Folder 46
Continuing medical education accreditation, 1979.
Box 5 Folder 47
General, 1985-1993.
Box 5 Folder 48
Physicians Recognition Awards, 1979-1987.
Box 5 Folder 49
American Medical Student Association, 1979.
Box 5 Folder 50
1971-1986.
Box 5 Folder 51
1981-1990.
Box 5 Folder 52
1989-1990.
Box 5 Folder 53
Newsletter featuring Dickens.
Box 5 Folder 54
Charles Drew Awards, 1978-1980.
Box 5 Folder 55
Charles Drew Awards, 1990.
Box 5 Folder 56
Association of Academic Health Centers, 1989.
Box 6 Folder 1
Association of Academic Minority Physicians, 1987.
Box 6 Folder 2
Certificate, 1988.
Box 6 Folder 3
Facts: Applicants, Matriculants, Graduates, 1984-1990.
Box 6 Folder 4
1975-1977.
Box 6 Folder 5
1978-1980.
Box 6 Folder 6
1981-1982.
Box 6 Folder 7
1982-1983.
Box 6 Folder 8
1985.
Box 6 Folder 9
1986.
Box 6 Folder 10
1987.
Box 6 Folder 11
1988.
Box 6 Folder 12
1990.
Box 6 Folder 13
1992.
Box 6 Folder 14
1972-1973.
Box 6 Folder 15
1987.
Box 6 Folder 16
1988.
Box 6 Folder 17
1990.
Box 6 Folder 18
1991.
Box 6 Folder 19
1975.
Box 6 Folder 20
1979.
Box 6 Folder 21
1984.
Box 6 Folder 22
1988.
Box 6 Folder 23
1990.
Box 6 Folder 24
1981.
Box 6 Folder 25
1985.
Box 6 Folder 26
1988.
Box 6 Folder 27
Northeast group on student affairs, 1975.
Box 6 Folder 28
Northeast group on student affairs, 1990-1991.
Box 6 Folder 29
Reports, 1978.
Box 6 Folder 30
Reports, 1989-1990.
Box 6 Folder 31
Women liaison officers, 1976-1991.
Box 6 Folder 32
Continuing medical education, 1973-1979.
Box 7 Folder 1
General, 1982-1985.
Box 7 Folder 2
Meetings, 1971 1975.
Box 7 Folder 3
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals.
Box 7 Folder 4
Bebashi.
Box 7 Folder 5
Better Family Planning, Inc., 1972-1973.
Box 7 Folder 6
Black Science Students Organization.
Box 7 Folder 7
Black Women's Collective.
Box 7 Folder 8
Boston City Hospital, 1973.
Box 7 Folder 9
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, 1983.
Box 7 Folder 10
General, 1971-1993.
Box 7 Folder 11
Nanny School, 1984-1985.
Box 7 Folder 12
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Box 7 Folder 13
Children's Television Workshop, 1975.
Box 7 Folder 14
Chronicle of Higher Education, 1993.
Box 7 Folder 15
Coalition of 100 Black Women, 1981-1983.
Box 7 Folder 16
Continuing medical education, 1982-1987.
Box 7 Folder 17
General, 1976-1994.
Box 7 Folder 18
Invitation, 1992.
Box 7 Folder 19
Memorandum, 1994.
Box 7 Folder 20
Community College of Philadelphia, 1979.
Box 7 Folder 21
Consortium on Financing Higher Education, 1992.
Box 7 Folder 22
Cosmopolitan Club, 1975.
Box 7 Folder 23
Delta Sigma Theta.
Box 7 Folder 24
DePauw University, 1977.
Box 7 Folder 25
Detroit Medical Society, 1962.
Box 7 Folder 26
Annual report, 1989.
Box 7 Folder 27
1984-1985.
Box 7 Folder 28
1988.
Box 7 Folder 29
1988-1989, (1), 1988-1989.
Box 7 Folder 30
1988-1989, (2), 1988-1989.
Box 7 Folder 31
1988-1990.
Box 7 Folder 32
1989, (1), 1989.
Box 7 Folder 33
1989, (2), 1989.
Box 7 Folder 34
1990, (1), 1990.
Box 7 Folder 35
1990, (2), 1990.
Box 7 Folder 36
1990, (3), 1990.
Box 7 Folder 37
Organizational Manual, 1990.
Box 7 Folder 38
Organizational Manual, 1991.
Box 7 Folder 39
Common Fund, The, 1988.
Box 7 Folder 40
Earl D. Bond Center.
Box 7 Folder 41
Financial Statement, 1987-1989.
Box 7 Folder 42
Financial Statement, 1991.
Box 7 Folder 43
Foundation, Department, and Individual Goals, 1990.
Box 7 Folder 44
1979.
Box 8 Folder 1
1980-1987.
Box 8 Folder 2
1984.
Box 8 Folder 3
1984-1986.
Box 8 Folder 4
1985.
Box 8 Folder 5
1986-1987.
Box 8 Folder 6
1987.
Box 8 Folder 7
1988, (1), 1988.
Box 8 Folder 8
1988, (2), 1988.
Box 8 Folder 9
1989.
Box 8 Folder 10
1990, (1), 1990.
Box 8 Folder 11
1990, (2), 1990.
Box 8 Folder 12
1991, (1), 1991.
Box 8 Folder 13
1991, (2), 1991.
Box 8 Folder 14
Insurance program, 1988-1989.
Box 8 Folder 15
Investment committee meeting, 1989.
Box 8 Folder 16
Plan for operations, 1990.
Box 8 Folder 17
Plan for operations, 1991-1992.
Box 8 Folder 18
Quality assurance plan, 1989-1990.
Box 8 Folder 19
Quality assurance plan, 1991.
Box 8 Folder 20
Real estate investment program, 1988.
Box 8 Folder 21
General, 1974-1989.
Box 8 Folder 22
Members, 1986.
Box 8 Folder 23
Douglass Hospital.
Box 8 Folder 24
E. Luther Cunningham Community House award, speech, 1985.
Box 8 Folder 25
E. L. French Center, 1990-1991.
Box 8 Folder 26
Family Workshop #1, 1980.
Box 8 Folder 27
Fifty Year Club of American Medicine, 1985.
Box 8 Folder 28
Ford Foundation, 1981-1983.
Box 8 Folder 29
Fox Chase Cancer Center, 1992.
Box 8 Folder 30
Frankford Hospital, directory.
Box 8 Folder 31
Franklin Institute, 1975-1984.
Box 8 Folder 32
Frederick Douglass Society, 1993.
Box 8 Folder 33
Fundraising groups.
Box 8 Folder 34
Correspondence, 1971-1982.
Box 8 Folder 35
Nominations, 1981-1982.
Box 8 Folder 36
Nominations, 1987-1988.
Box 8 Folder 37
Nominations, 1989-1991.
Box 8 Folder 38
Nominations, 1992.
Box 8 Folder 39
Programs, 1971-1990.
Box 8 Folder 40
Selection Committee, 1987.
Box 8 Folder 41
Speeches, 1971.
Box 8 Folder 42
Girl Scouts of America, 1988-1989.
Box 9 Folder 1
Graduate Hospital, directory.
Box 9 Folder 2
Hahnemann University, correspondence and speech.
Box 9 Folder 3
Health and Human Services, Dept. of, 1988.
Box 9 Folder 4
Howard University Hospital, 1989.
Box 9 Folder 5
Infertility hospitals directory.
Box 9 Folder 6
International College of Surgeons, 1989.
Box 9 Folder 7
James Memorial United Methodist Church, 1973.
Box 9 Folder 8
Advertisement.
Box 9 Folder 9
Continuing medical education, 1987.
Box 9 Folder 10
Keystone State Medical Society, 1974-1979.
Box 10 Folder 11
Daisy Lampkin Award, 1971-1972.
Box 9 Folder 12
General, 1966-1988.
Box 9 Folder 13
Plaque.
Box 9 Folder 14
"Adapting Clinical Education to the Needs of Today and Tomorrow", 1988.
Box 9 Folder 15
"Clinical Education and the Doctor of Tomorrow", 1988.
Box 9 Folder 16
Conferences, 1968-1974.
Box 9 Folder 17
Board of Trustees, 1987-1990.
Box 9 Folder 18
By-laws, 1976 1991.
Box 9 Folder 19
Correspondence, 1983.
Box 9 Folder 20
Correspondence, 1987-1988.
Box 9 Folder 21
Correspondence, 1990-1992.
Box 9 Folder 22
Meetings, 1990-1991.
Box 9 Folder 23
Meetings, 1992.
Box 9 Folder 24
Meetings, 1993-1994.
Box 9 Folder 25
Newspaper clippings, 1993.
Box 9 Folder 26
Reports, 1990-1991.
Box 9 Folder 27
Reports, 1991-1993.
Box 9 Folder 28
Reports, 1994.
Box 9 Folder 29
Archives and special collections on women in medicine, 1988.
Box 9 Folder 30
Commencement program, 1974.
Box 9 Folder 31
General, 1969-1986.
Box 9 Folder 32
Honorary degree, 1979.
Box 9 Folder 33
National Fund for Women's Health, 1979.
Box 9 Folder 34
Newsletter, 1975.
Box 9 Folder 35
General, 1978-1994.
Box 9 Folder 36
Plaque, 1988.
Box 9 Folder 37
Speech, 1985.
Box 9 Folder 38
1978-1979.
Box 9 Folder 39
1982-1985.
Box 9 Folder 40
1987-1990.
Box 9 Folder 41
1991-1992.
Box 9 Folder 42
XIII International Congress, 1972.
Box 9 Folder 43
XVI International Congress, 1978.
Box 9 Folder 44
Meharry Philadelphia Alumni Association, 1984.
Box 9 Folder 45
Middle Run Baptist Church, 1993.
Box 9 Folder 46
Correspondence, 1987.
Box 10 Folder 1
Invitation, program, 1983.
Box 10 Folder 2
Invitation, newsletter, program, 1989.
Box 10 Folder 3
Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1978-1979.
Box 10 Folder 4
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, plaque, 1967.
Box 10 Folder 5
Award, 1985.
Box OS 1
Bylaws.
Box 10 Folder 6
Conference, 1990.
Box 10 Folder 7
Conference, 1993.
Box 10 Folder 8
Constitution.
Box 10 Folder 9
1975-1976.
Box 10 Folder 10
1977-1978.
Box 10 Folder 11
1979-1980.
Box 10 Folder 12
1980.
Box 10 Folder 13
1981.
Box 10 Folder 14
1982-1986.
Box 10 Folder 15
1985-1986.
Box 10 Folder 16
1989-1990.
Box 10 Folder 17
1991-1992.
Box 10 Folder 18
National Association of University Women, Philadelphia Chapter, 1976-1979.
Box 10 Folder 19
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, 1983-1990.
Box 10 Folder 20
National Council of Negro Women, plaque, 1975.
Box OS 2
National Council of Negro Women, speech, 1975.
Box 10 Folder 21
Agendas, 1992-1993.
Box 10 Folder 22
General, 1974-1980.
Box 10 Folder 23
Plaque, 1990.
Box 10 Folder 24
National Residency Matching Program, 1983.
Box 10 Folder 25
Constitution and bylaws, 1962-1978.
Box 10 Folder 26
General, 1979-1983.
Box 10 Folder 27
General, 1985-1993.
Box 10 Folder 28
Newsletters, 1988 1993.
Box 10 Folder 29
Programs, 1974-1983.
Box 10 Folder 30
Orthopsychiatric Association, 1978.
Box 10 Folder 31
Pacesetters, 1970.
Box 10 Folder 32
Pacesetters, plaque, 1971.
Box 10 Folder 33
Palmetto Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association, 1975.
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Certificates, 1977 1979.
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1967-1968.
Box 11 Folder 2
1967-1983.
Box 11 Folder 3
1969.
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1970.
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1971.
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1972.
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1973.
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1974.
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1975.
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1976.
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1977-1978.
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1979-1980.
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1981-1983.
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1985-1987.
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1988-1989.
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1994.
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History.
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Member lists.
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Undated.
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1967.
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1975.
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Speech, 1968.
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Pennsylvania Coalition of 100 Black Women, 1983.
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Pennsylvania Department of Community Affairs, report, 1966-1968.
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Pennsylvania Hospital.
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Continuing medical education, 1980-1987.
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Continuing medical education, 1987-1993.
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General, 1974-1993.
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Plaque, 1984.
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Citation (1), 1991.
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Citation (2), 1991.
Box OS 1
Adolescent pregnancy conference, 1985.
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Inauguration of W. Wilson Goode, 1988.
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Testimonial banquet to professional men in practice 25 years or more, 1939.
Box OS 3
Certificates and membership cards, 1990-1994.
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General, 1968-1977.
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General, 1978-1994.
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Philadelphia School District, adult education, 1984-1985.
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Philadelphia Miniversity, sexual responsibility classes, 1977.
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Correspondence and published material re: speech, 1973.
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General, 1974-1992.
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Speech, 1985.
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Postgraduate Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1992.
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Presbyterian Medical Center, directory.
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Resources for Children's Health, 1989-1990.
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Rita Doucet Clinic, 1975.
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, report, 1987.
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Rockefeller Foundation, correspondence, 1986.
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Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children, directory.
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Saint Thomas Protestant Episcopal Church, correspondence and speech, 1975.
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Sojourner Truth Award, program, 1974.
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Soroptimist International, Women of Distinction Award, 1991.
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Spruce Family Planning Clinic, 1985-1986.
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Correspondence, 1987.
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Plaque, 1987.
Box 12 Folder 2
Conference, 1990.
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General, 1974-1983.
Box 12 Folder 4
Swarthmore College, extern program, 1977-1984.
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Teen Aid, Inc., 1971.
Box 12 Folder 6
Continuing medical education, 1987 1989.
Box 12 Folder 7
Correspondence, 1979.
Box 12 Folder 8
Directory.
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Tennessee, certificate, 1971.
Box OS 1
Thirteen School Consortium, members.
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Correspondence re: award, 1984.
Box 12 Folder 11
Directory.
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United Negro College Fund, 1971-1980.
Box 12 Folder 13
Correspondence, 1987.
Box 12 Folder 14
Diploma, 1934.
Box 12 Folder 15
Illini Award (1), 1981-1982.
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Illini Award (2), 1981-1982.
Box 12 Folder 17
Illini Award, 1984.
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Publications.
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University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 1987.
Box 12 Folder 20
University of Southern California School of Medicine, Continuing medical education, 1990.
Box 12 Folder 21
University of Texas, 1987.
Box 12 Folder 22
Urban League of Philadelphia, 1970.
Box 12 Folder 23
W. C. Atkinson Memorial Service Center, committee membership, 1991.
Box 12 Folder 24
Wayne State University, speech re: teen pregnancy, 1979.
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Williamsport Hospital, 1977-1978.
Box 12 Folder 26
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, 1976-1980.
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Undated.
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1970.
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1972.
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1973.
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1974.
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1975.
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1976.
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1977.
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1978.
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1979.
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1980.
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1981.
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1982.
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1983.
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1984.
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1985.
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1986.
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1987.
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1988.
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1989.
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1990.
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1991.
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1978-1984.
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1985.
Box 12 Folder 54
1985-1990.
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Alexander, Sadie Tanner Mussell, 1979-1989.
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Alexander, Dr. Virginia.
Box 12 Folder 57
Alexander-Minter, Rae.
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Arnold, Alison Joy, 1981-1982.
Box 12 Folder 59
Brisbon, Delores Flynn, 1985.
Box 12 Folder 60
Carter, Paulette, 1981.
Box 12 Folder 61
Cave, Lawrence.
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Cooper, Edward S.
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Davis, Patricia, 1984-1988.
Box 12 Folder 64
Durr, Virginia Foster.
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Fakeye, O. O.
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Farmer, Harold.
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Gamble, Marguerite, 1981-1982.
Box 13 Folder 2
Gamble, Vanessa.
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Gellhorn, Alfred A., 1968-1980.
Box 13 Folder 4
Gonzalez, Victor, 1988.
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Green, John.
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Harvey, William R.
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Hayre, Dr. Ruth Wright.
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Head, Alexander, 1968-1969.
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Henry, Audrey, 1987.
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Henry, Thomas.
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Hicks, Eric L.
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Jenkins, Vikki.
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Julian, Dr. Percy Lavon.
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Lawry, William.
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Lights, Vernanda.
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Marshall, Dr. Carter Lee.
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Mayo, Anna.
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Mays, Huey.
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Minter, Thomas.
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Morial, Julie.
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Mudd, Emily, 1973-1977.
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Mudd, Emily, 1971-1983.
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Pearson, Starr.
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Pierce, Dr. Harold E.
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Pinn, Dr. Vivian, 1978-1980.
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Pinn, Dr. Vivian and Dr. Henry W. Wiggins.
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Quansah, Arabaa, 1988.
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Roach, Dierdra, 1977.
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Spencer, Beverly.
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Staton, Mary.
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Stewart, Meloyde.
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Tanner, Henry O.
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Weiss, Dr. William, 1979.
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Academic coordinators, 1986-1989.
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1980-1981.
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1986-1993.
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1988-1989.
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Office of, Annual Report, 1983-1984.
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Office of, Planning Retreat, 1990.
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Unit leaders, 1989-1991.
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Administrative organization, 1977.
Box 13 Folder 42
Admissions Committee, 1977-1983.
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Admissions, Director of, Candidates.
Box 13 Folder 44
Admissions Office, 1988-1989.
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Admissions Office, 1989-1992.
Box 13 Folder 46
Admissions policy, 1987.
Box 13 Folder 47
American Association of University Professors, 1974-1988.
Box 13 Folder 48
Asbury, Arthur, 1988-1989.
Box 13 Folder 49
Behavioral and handicapped brochures.
Box 13 Folder 50
Case presentation seminar, 1985-1986.
Box 13 Folder 51
Case presentation seminar, 1987-1988.
Box 13 Folder 52
Century of Obstetrics.
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Clinical practice, 1988.
Box 13 Folder 54
Crown, Victor, 1978-1983.
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Dean's retreat, 1972-1987.
Box 13 Folder 56
Diplomas, 1945 1971.
Box 13 Folder 57
Directory, HUP.
Box 13 Folder 58
Annual report, 1970-1975.
Box 13 Folder 59
Annual report, 1984-1994.
Box 13 Folder 60
Faculty research survey and annual report, 1978 1987.
Box 13 Folder 61
Guidelines and annual report, 1991-1993.
Box 13 Folder 62
Professorial and professional personnel activity report, 1989-1994.
Box 13 Folder 63
Financial Aid, 1989.
Box 14 Folder 1
Graduation program, 1986 1992.
Box 14 Folder 2
Harassment, 1985-1990.
Box 14 Folder 3
Faculty Advising, 1986-1987.
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Faculty Advising/Career Counseling Systems, 1983-1987.
Box 13 Folder 65
Faculty Advisors, 1982-1987.
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Faculty Club, 1977.
Box 13 Folder 67
Family Involvement Study.
Box 13 Folder 68
Correspondence, 1983-1992.
Box 14 Folder 4
Honorary degree, 1982.
Box OS 3
Honorary degree, 1982-1983.
Box 14 Folder 5
Plaque from School of Medicine, 1974.
Box 14 Folder 6
Plaque from School of Nursing, 1983.
Box 14 Folder 7
Press releases, 1979 1985.
Box 14 Folder 8
Programs.
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Advisory Board, 1962.
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Grant (1).
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Grant (2).
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Grant (3).
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HUPdate, 1984.
Box 14 Folder 10
Infections control manual.
Box 14 Folder 11
Information management at School of Medicine, 1990.
Box 14 Folder 12
Kelly, William N., 1989-1990.
Box 14 Folder 13
Laser.
Box 14 Folder 14
LEAD program, summary of activities, 1988.
Box 14 Folder 15
Liberal Studies program.
Box 14 Folder 16
Long range planning committee, 1973-1989.
Box 14 Folder 17
Maternity leave for residents, 1984-1985.
Box 14 Folder 18
Medical alumni society.
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Medical staff bylaws, 1982-1985.
Box 14 Folder 20
Medical student awards, 1986.
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Medical student government, 1989.
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1972-1974.
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1975-1982.
Box 14 Folder 24
1981-1983.
Box 14 Folder 25
1982-1987.
Box 14 Folder 26
1989-1990.
Box 14 Folder 27
Mentor program, 1987.
Box 14 Folder 28
Admissions policies, 1974-1984.
Box 14 Folder 29
Admissions, scholarships, black studies, 1968-1985.
Box 14 Folder 30
Affirmative Action report, 1988-1990.
Box 14 Folder 31
African-American studies, 1969 1983.
Box 14 Folder 32
African-American studies, 1982.
Box 14 Folder 33
Alumni, 1982.
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Alumni fundraising, 1988-1989.
Box 14 Folder 35
Applicants.
Box 14 Folder 36
Bakke case and related articles, 1979.
Box 14 Folder 37
Black Alumni Society, 1981-1984.
Box 14 Folder 38
Black Centenary, 1979-1980.
Box 15 Folder 1
Black Permanence, 1991.
Box 15 Folder 2
Black Presence, 1973-1988.
Box 15 Folder 3
Black Presence Steering Committee, 1985-1987.
Box 15 Folder 4
Black Presence Steering Committee, 1989.
Box 15 Folder 5
Case Presentations Lunch-Time Series, 1994.
Box 15 Folder 6
"Colorlines: The Enduring Significance of Race", 1986-1988.
Box 15 Folder 7
Faculty and administrators, 1974-1992.
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Fontaine Fellowship, 1987-1989.
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General, 1987-1989.
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General, 1988-1994.
Box 15 Folder 11
Health and Human Services, Department of, 1987.
Box 15 Folder 12
Higginbotham, Leon, 1975-1983.
Box 15 Folder 13
Howard-Penn Symposium, 1988-1990.
Box 15 Folder 14
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Survey, 1994.
Box 15 Folder 15
Correspondence, 1988-1992.
Box 15 Folder 16