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Correspondence concerning the Cancer Control Foundation, 1969.

In early 1969 EVC was approached by the Cancer Control Foundation of North Hollywood, California and the related Cancer Control Center, said to be developing a self-administered cancer test for women. EVC was initially interested in these enterprises, and particularly about the prospect of becoming a paid consultant. Later, after checking with trusted colleagues, who informed him that Cancer Control's claims were dubious, he broke off negotiations and returned money that he had already received.

General correspondence, 1974.

The year in which these files were compiled witnessed a marked deterioration in EVC's health and the death of his wife, Alice. Much of the correspondence and other documents relate to his feeling compelled to acknowledge the end of career activities and relationships

General correspondence, 1975.

EVC was unable to return to active professional life following a severe injury in late 1974. Files in this series were compiled largely without his supervision by Dorothy R. Long ("DRL"), his secretary. EVC died June 25, 1975

Correspondence concerning Aging Better and Care of the Geriatric Patient, 1971-1974.

Aging better (1972) is EVC's last major publication. It is basically a textbook of scientific information compiled for the benefit of various kinds of health professionals who care for senior citizens. But the work also contains reflections on cultural and philosophical aspects of aging and death that carry with them that bear the stamp of EVC's own beliefs. As for Care of the geriatric patient, the files here continue what was left off in Series 23

Manuscript of Citizen cells, an unpublished book, late 1930s.

Judging from the reference notes found at the end of this manuscript, late in the 1930s, or so it seems, EVC wrote a book-length manuscript for a lay public comparing human cells and their functions to individuals in human society. His choice for a title was "Citizen cells: how cells manage their social problems." The work was inevitably a statement of this particular scientist's perspective on how economic, political, and other cultural institutions function in the "body politic" of a technologically-developed nation. A file containing what is likely to be an early outline draft of the work is found in Series 43.

Files concerning the Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital, 1941-1952.

Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital was an independent specialty clinic founded in 1905 and supported by local philanthropy. Cancer research was a relatively minor function until 1939, when EVC was appointed research director, an event coinciding with his own primary career interest. EVC succeeded in acquiring federal grants for Barnard, which led to differences with the hospital management over how the income should be used. EVC resigned as research director in 1948, but not before setting events in motion leading to the moving of the hospital and merger with Washington University. A legal challenge delayed this process, but by 1952 the authorization to relocate Barnard adjacent to Barnes Hospital had been secured.

Grant files, 1939-1953.

EVC came to Washington University already experienced in support from private philanthropy for science research and continued in seeking such funding sources throughout his career. In addition, he was the first to win federal grant dollars from the National Cancer Institute for local programs

Personal income tax records, 1921-1956.

A basic accounting of the personal finances of EVC's scientific career while actively employed at Rockefeller Institute and at Washington University, with two gaps (1947-1950 and 1957-1960)

Records of the Second International Gerontological Congress, 1951-1952.

The Second International Gerontological Congress was held in St. Louis September 9-14, 1951. It was EVC's second postwar venture as an organizer of a scientific conference that drew participants from around the world (the first being the Fourth International Cancer Congress in 1947: for that, see Series 10. Series 15 documents his continued work with international scientific cooperation. See also Series 62 for press clippings).

Washington University Senate Finance Committee minutes, 1936-1939.

In 1936 the administration of the Washington University Graduate School was reorganized to include several faculty oversight committees. EVC was appointed chair of the Finance Committee, which was charged with seeking special project funds from corporate and philanthropic sources. By the end of 1936, the committee came under the purview of the University Senate. How this change affected EVC's role is not clear, but in any case he evidently served the committee until early 1939.

Overseas travel accounts from the 1930s.

When he was still new to St. Louis in the early 1930s, EVC appears to have been called upon to lecture to lay audiences on his travels abroad, and the four files in this series are evidently texts and notes that he used for certain of these talks.

Selected texts on scientific themes from the 1930s and 1940s.

Al of the texts in this series relate to science or medical treatment, but they were evidently written for various publics, ranging from scientific colleagues to the general lay lecture audiences. If there is any one common denominator, it seems that they document EVC's transition in the 1930s from elite microbiologist to leader in the "big science" campaigns against dread diseases such as cancer and polio.

Personal financial files, 1930-1933.

The files correspond to the last of EVC's Rockefeller-funded excursions to Africa through his return to St. Louis from temporary service as chair of the Division of Medical Sciences of the National Research Council in Washington, DC (1931).

General correspondence, 1930-1931.

Series 50 covers the period when EVC was on leave from Washington University to serve as chairman of the division of medical sciences of the National Research Council in Washington, D. C. He hired Robert R. Bensley, his former professor from the University of Chicago, to teach cytology courses in his place.

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