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Publications, 1902-1959.

This series consist of two bound volumes of journal articles, as well as a few unbound articles and miscellaneous writings. This series does not include a complete set of Dr. Shaffer's reprints.

Diaries, 1918-1957.

This series contains day-by day records. Box 3 is a series of heavily annotated leather bound diaries, 1936-1952. The small diaries have sections for identification, appointment calendar, memoranda, cash accounts, and addresses. The calendar section contains professional and personal appointments and to do list, comments on meetings. Box 2 contains miscellaneous large calendars and dated notes housed in folders and PAS's World War I diary, given by Jane Shaffer Prince (Accession 1995-028).

Correspondence, chronological, 1910-1958.

This series is chronological but has certain subject matter also found in Series 3 and the Dean’s correspondence for Shaffer's tenure as Dean. For example, much material is on Shaffer's work with the Department of Biological Chemistry and with the Executive Faculty when he was Dean. Included are documents on proposed departments or programs such as Neuropsychiatry (1937) and the Physiological Institute (1942). The Barnes Hospital-Medical School controversy (1936-1937) was resolved by means of a Barnes Hospital Committee (1937). Included are documents relating to a failed challenge to the policy of full time appointment in clinical departments (1943-1945). Resulting from that challenge was a report to the Executive Faculty on planning for the post-war years and an innovation called "group practice" (1944-1945). Folder 1, for example, solely concerns plans for the new buildings at the Department of Medicine in 1910, but other correspondence on the physical plant and reorganization of the old Medical Department is found throughout Folders 2-5. The 1957 letter from Linus Pauling concerns a petition to halt nuclear testing in the atmosphere that Shaffer signed.

Documents concerning Evarts A. Graham, 1957-1958.

Working files for Shaffer's tribute to Graham published in 1959 as "Evarts Ambrose Graham 1883-1957," American Philosophical Society Year Book, 11: 121-26. Includes curriculum vitae, published biographical sketches, notes, manuscripts, and correspondence with the American Philosophical Society and National Academy of Science concerning obituaries for Graham. Also includes Shaffer's files on other honors for Graham especially the nomination of Graham to the National Academy of Sciences.

Doctoral dissertation and other papers, 1904, 1956-1957.

In 1992 Jane Shaffer Prince gave this dissertation and associated correspondence with Curt P. Richter (Accession 1993-022) to the Library. The 1904 dissertation is a bound volume with a bookplate, "Philip A. Shaffer, Humanity and Truth." Shaffer's was the first doctorate in biological chemistry to be awarded at Harvard. Volume 1, text, is part of this series. Volume II, tables, is missing. (Copies of both volumes of Shaffer's thesis are listed in Harvard Library's catalog.)

Birthday gift scrapbook, 1956.

The scrapbook titled "Philip Anderson Shaffer, September 20, 1956" commemorates a ceremony honoring Shaffer's 75th birthday and the creation of a fund for a lectureship in his honor, from which the oil portrait in the Shaffer Conference Room was commissioned. Photos, news releases, clippings, and a poster make up the first section. The scrapbook also contains letters and telegrams from initial contributors to the Shaffer lectureship and tributes to PAS sent to Alexis F. Hartmann, who evidently coordinated this feature of the celebration. The contents of each page of the scrapbook were placed in individual folders due to the deteriorating condition of the scrapbook (Box 18) and the original cover was retained (Box 20). However, the original pages were scanned to create a bound color facsimile of the original scrapbook (Box 17). Gift of Jane Shaffer Prince (Accession 1995-028).

Files from the Dean's Office, 1938-1946.

This series includes two miscellaneous folders related to Shaffer's function as Dean. Folders 1-12, the gift of Jane Shaffer Prince, consist of Dean's correspondence primarily on problems in fiscal management of the School, and endowment and other grants from the Rockefeller Foundation (Accession 1996-005). Folders 13-29 contain speeches Shaffer gave at events and drafts of his published papers. Folders 30-31 are probably a creation of the Dean's office. Folder 30 concerns chiefly the Shaffer family, 1960-1961, but it also contains earlier Shaffer correspondence about the Medical Library (Leo Loeb) and the Throop controversy.

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