The original inventory of the Graham Papers was compiled before the collection was donated to the Washington University School of Medicine Library. Unfortunately, some items were removed from Dr. Graham’s files before the collection was donated. Therefore, the inventory that was provided along with the collection included citations to many items, particularly scientific reprints, which had in fact been removed from the files before the collection was donated to the Archives.
The decision was made by the library staff to continue using the original inventory in order to show the collection in its entirety. The inventory has been revised to include the following changes: (1) empty folders are marked as such by brackets or by an asterisk (*) to indicate items removed; (2) the collection has been microfilmed, and notations concerning the reels may be found within the inventory; (3) the collection has been placed in document boxes and notations concerning the boxes have been added to the inventory.
The files are divided into sixteen series, which are listed below. The series designations together with the folder titles provide basic descriptions of the contents. Particular note, however, should be made of series 11, which contains correspondence files of Dr. Fred Murphy, Graham’s predecessor as Chairman of the Department of Surgery.
Graham, Evarts A. (Evarts Ambrose), 1883-1957