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Architectural Prints of Barnes Hospital Administration Building, c.1912.

Digital copies only of the blueprints for the Barnes Hospital administration building first floor; foundation; basement; second floor; third floor; roof; east and west elevations; south and north elevations and cross section through medical amphitheatre; transverse and longitudinal sections; and various architectural details.

Brochures and Other Informational Publications, 1985-1993.

Records included in sub-series 2 are hospital publications of shorter length, which provide more introductory and brief information on their subjects than do the hospital publications in sub-series 1. A majority of the brochures, flyers, and invitations in Sub-Series 2 come from a series of binders dated 1985-1986, 1987-1988, 1990, or 1989-1993. These date divisions are evidenced by dividers within the folders. Sorted by publication source, then chronologically.

Veterans' Administration Correspondence and Files, 1946-1954.

Series includes two sub-series divided by material type, with one containing correspondence and the other containing newspaper clippings. Both sub-series focus on the activities of the Veterans Administration both nationally and in relation to local physicians and hospitals, for the years 1946-1954.

Copher, Graham, Rand, and Wilson Papers from the President's Office, 1927-1989.

Evarts Ambrose Graham served as Bixby Professor of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief of Barnes and St. Louis Children’s Hospitals from 1919 to 1951. His medical achievements included the development of cholecystograpy (the x-ray visualization of the biliary tract), the first successful total pneumonectomy (the removal of an entire lung), and the experimental production of skin cancer in mice by the application of cigarette tars obtained from an automatic smoking machine. Surgeon Glover Hancock Copher graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 1918, and served on staff at Barnes and St. Louis Children’s Hospitals from his graduation up to the mid- to late-1960’s. Copher was named Assistant Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in 1926 and became a full Professor of Clinical Surgery in 1956, serving in this position into the mid- to late-1960’s. Copher was known for his pioneering work with Graham to develop cholecystograpy. Frank Chambless Rand helped to found International Shoe Company in 1911, was named its president in 1916, and served as Chairman of the Board beginning in 1930. He served as a Barnes Hospital trustee from 1916 to 1949 and was named chairman of the board in 1922. He also served as director of Washington University from 1928 to 1940. Lucius R. Wilson received his M.D. from Washington University in 1920. From 1920-1928, he served as first an intern and then assistant superintendent at Barnes Hospital. In 1928, he became superintendent of John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas, and later served as director of Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Their papers, including correspondence, clippings, and other personal papers, are arranged alphabetically by their last names, and then alphabetically by content of their collections. This collection donated by the Office of the President, and also includes one letter to Robert Steyer from an unidentified correspondent.

Superintendent's Correspondence, 1913-1926.

During its early years of operation, the chief administrator of Barnes Hospital held the title of superintendent. The title was changed to director in 1946 during Dr. Frank R. Bradley's tenure. In 1973 the title was changed again to president. Files in this series contain correspondence and related documents of the superintendent compiled for the most part between 1913 and 1926. They were transferred to the Archives by the Public Relations Office of Barnes Hospital on 7 March 1980. They are arranged in alphabetical order.

United Charities, Community Chest, 1943-1955.

The focus of this sub-series is the allocation of funds to Barnes and affiliated hospitals by the local united giving fund. Records include carefully documented requests for funding and equally careful accounting of expenditures. The united giving fund was called United Charities until mid-1946, at which time the name changed to Community Chest. The period covered is from the early 1940s to 1955.

Surgical Schedules, 1932-1937.

Schedules for operating rooms and Medico-Military course at Barnes Hospital, as well as room assignments. The sub-series is incomplete, and contains only certain select dates' schedules through the years listed. The sub-series is arranged chronologically.