Bernard Becker Medical Library


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Bernard Becker Medical Library



75.6 cubic feet (143 boxes, 10 map case folders, 19 blueprint rolls, 3 tubes)

Name of creator


Administrative history

In 1995, the Washington University School of Medicine Library was renamed the Bernard Becker Medical Library in honor of Dr. Becker, who chaired the committee that oversaw design and construction of the Washington University Medical Library.

Name of creator


Administrative history

Established in 1911, Washington University School of Medicine's Library is one of the oldest and most comprehensive medical libraries west of the Mississippi. The library was renamed in honor of Bernard Becker, professor emeritus and emeritus head of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, in May 1995.

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Conditions governing access

The collection is open and accessible for research.

Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

Users of the collection should read and abide by the Rights and Permissions guidelines at the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives.

Users of the collection who wish to cite items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication must request, sign, and return a Statement of Use form to the Archives.

For detailed information regarding use of this collection, contact the Archives and Rare Book Department of the Becker Library (

Preferred Citation:

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

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Rules or conventions

"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."

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Archivist's note

© Copyright 2019 Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives. All rights reserved.

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