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Finding Aid for the William P. Longmire Papers, 1944-1994
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Description
William Polk Longmire Jr. (b.1913) was a professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1943-48), and chairman of the department of Surgery at UCLA (1943-1948). He also served as chairman of the American Board of Surgery (1961-62), and was a fellow (1961-62), regent (1962-71), chairman of the board of regents (1969-71), and president (1971-73) of the American College of Surgeons. The collection consists of Longmire's papers, notes, correspondence, appointment diaries, organizational materials, personal materials, speeches, video and audio tapes, 16mm films, lecture material, and photographs. The collection also includes correspondence, photographs, and ephemera related to his book, Starting from scratch: the early history of the UCLA Department of Surgery (1984).
Background
William Polk Longmire Jr. was born on September 14, 1913 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma; AB, University of Oklahoma, 1934; MD, Johns Hopkins University, 1938; surgeon, Johns Hopkins hospital (1946-48); successively instructor, assistant professor, associate professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1943-48), then professor of surgery; chairman of the Department of Surgery at UCLA (1948-76); chairman, American Board of Surgery, 1961-62; fellow (1961-62), regent (1962-71), chairman of the board of regents (1969-71), and president (1971-73) of the American College of Surgeons; author of Starting from scratch: the early history of the UCLA Department of Surgery (1984).
Extent
134 boxes (67 linear ft.) 5 cartons (5 linear ft.) 15 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.