The period 1872-1882 is represented in this collection by annual catalogs,valedictory
addresses and scattered issues of the Pacific Medical Journal. The decades 1882-1902 are
represented by annual catalogs, valedictory addresses, scattered issues of the Pacific
Medical Journal and a copy of Hans Barkan's 1954 history of the school.
The Cooper Medical College of San Francisco was founded in 1882 by Levi Cooper Lane. He
named the school for his uncle, Dr. Samuel E. Cooper, who had founded the first medical
school in California--the University of the Pacific School of Medicine--in 1858.
Collection is open for research.