Queeny, Edgar M., Vertical File


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Queeny, Edgar M., Vertical File



0.02 Linear Feet

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Edgar Monsanto Queeny was an American industrialist. He was the son of Olga Mendez Monsanto and John Francis Queeny, the founder of Monsanto. He followed his father as chairman of the Monsanto corporation from 1928 until his retirement in 1960. He then became the chair of the board of trustees of Barnes Hospital. His efforts to modernize the hospital and the Washington University Medical Center led to the construction of Queeny Tower as well as a dispute between the hospital and Washington University. The resolution of this dispute led to closer ties between the School of Medicine and its associated hospitals. He was also a conservationist and amateur naturalist and photographer.

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The Vertical File Collection is open and accessible for research.

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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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Gift; Virgil Loeb, Jr.; 1992: Accession No. 1993-006

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See also Barnes Hospital, 1960-69 oversize files; See also WUMC, 1960-69 oversize files; See also WUMC, general histories files.

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

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