Name and location of repository
Level of description
Robert J. Glaser Photographs and Drawings
- ca. 1920-1965 (Creation)
0.4 cubic feet (1 box)
Name of creator
Name of creator
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
This collection consists of 15 photographs of Robert J. Glaser, 1920?-1965 and 23 drawings by Aphrodite J. Hofsommer, 1929-1939?. Photographs include group portraits of the Harvard University Lancet Club, views from a Boston City Hospital Centennial and Thorndike Memorial Laboratory 40th anniversary event, views of the Streptococcal Clinic at Washington University School of Medicine, and scenes from a dinner party with Glaser and Arthur Kornberg. The drawings were created by Aphrodite J. Hofsommer for publications by Drs. Ernest Sachs, Meyer Wiener, Bennet Y. Alvis, Ellis Fischel, and others, in the 1920s and 1930s.
System of arrangement
Conditions governing access
The collection is open and accessible for research.
Conditions governing reproduction
Users of the collection should read and abide by the Rights and Permissions guidelines at the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives.
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Immediate source of acquisition
Gift, 27 August 1997, Robert J. Glaser, Accession 1998-009: VC050 (Hofsommer, Aphrodite, medical illustrations): Drawings created for publications by Drs. Ernest Sachs, Meyer Wiener, Bennett Y. Alvis, Ellis Fischel, and others, paper and paper on cardboard, 1920s-1930s.
Gift, 1 February 2003, Robert J. Glaser, Accession 93-017: VC050 (Robert J. Glaser photograph collection), 12 print photographs, mostly group shots, identification pending.
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