Robert J. Glaser Papers


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Robert J. Glaser Papers



26.55 cubic feet (35 boxes)

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Biographical history

Robert J. Glaser (1918-2012) received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1943. He came to the Washington University School of Medicine in 1945, serving on the faculty and administration until 1957, when he was appointed dean and professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. From 1963-1965 Glaser returned to Harvard University as president of the Affiliated Hospital Group and professor of Social Medicine. Glaser was appointed vice president of Medical Affairs, dean, and professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine in 1965. In 1970 Glaser became vice president of the Commonwealth Fund in New York. From 1972-1984 Glaser served as president and chief executive officer of the Henry J. Kaiser Foundation, and from 1984-1997 he served as director of Medical Service for the Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust.

Scope and content

The Robert J. Glaser paper include documentation of Washington University, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, University of Colorado, Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust in a tentative series arrangement given below in the accession record 2000-017

System of arrangement

FC089 (Robert J. Glaser papers), Tentative series: I. Student notebooks, Harvard, 1937-1942. 14 items; II. Research notebooks, Washington University, 1948-1952. 11 items; III. Files of correspondence, manuscripts, research data, Washington University, 1951-1955. 2 files; IV. Large format appointment calendars, 1971-2001. 31 items. [2 boxes]; V. Small format appointment calendars, 1967-1996. 30 items; VI. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation annual reports, 1973-1983. 11 items; VII. Academic administration files, 1957-1970. 3 records cartons; VIII. Scrapbook material, ca. 1940-1980. 1 flat mss box; IX. Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust reports and program announcements, 1988-1996. 11 items. 1 slim mss box; X. University of Colorado Medical School academic course bulletins, 1960-1963. 3 items; XII. Foundation administration correspondence files, ca. 1970-2000. 4 records cartons; XIII. Selected Markey Trust grant application reports, 1990s. 1 records carton.

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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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Immediate source of acquisition

Accession 2003-017: Gift, Robert J. Glaser, 1 February 2003, of VC050 Robert J. Glaser Photographs and Drawings & FC089 (Robert J. Glaser papers),

Accession 2013-011: Gift, 2013-04-19, Sally Glaser, of FC089 (Robert J. Glaser Papers): 12 issues of a St. Louis medical journal titled "The Doctor and OD Quarterly" published between 1934-1938. Many of the illustrations in these issues were completed by Aphrodite Jannopoulo Hofsommer (Dr. Glaser's mother-in-law and one of the first female graduates of WUSM). Some illustrations were completed by Artemis Pesmazoglou (first cousin to Aphrodite Hofsommer).

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