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Medico-Chirurgical College and Hospital of Philadelphia Records

UPC 50.3

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: University Archives and Records Center
Creator:
Medico-Chirurgical College of Philadelphia.
Title:
Medico-Chirurgical College and Hospital of Philadelphia Records
Date [bulk]:
1881-1922
Date [inclusive]:
1881-1955
Call Number:
UPC 50.3
Extent:
21.5 Cubic feet
Language:
English
ABSTRACT:
The Medico-Chirurgical College had its origins in 1848 as the Medico-Chirurgical Society, but it would not be until 1881 that Dr. George P. Oliver, who had been a member of the old society and held title to the new charter, organized a faculty to hold classes. In 1916 Medico-Chirurgical College’s Department of Medicine and the Department of Dentistry merged with the University of Pennsylvania. The Medico-Chirurgical College and Hospital of Philadelphia Records consist mainly of administrative and financial records for the College and Hospital from the late nineteenth through to it's merger with the University of Pennsylvania in 1916.
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Biography/History

The Medico-Chirurgical College had its origins in 1848 as the Medico-Chirurgical Society, which received a charter from Pennsylvania similar to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The charter was amended in 1867 to transform the society into a medical college authorized to confer degrees. It would not be until 1881 that Dr. George P. Oliver, who had been a member of the old society and held title to the new charter, organized a faculty to hold classes. Space for the new school was secured in the second floor of a bank on the south west corner of Broad and Market Streets. Around 1886 Medico-Chirurgical College absorbed the Philadelphia Dental College and the Philadelphia School of Anatomy and moved to new accommodations on the north side of Cherry Street between 17th and 18th Streets. In 1891 the College opened a hospital in the same location. In 1916 Medico-Chirurgical College’s Department of Medicine and the Department of Dentistry merged with the University of Pennsylvania. The Department of Medicine became part of a new graduate school known officially until 1958 as Medico-Chirurgical College and Hospital Graduate School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. The Department of Dentistry was absorbed into the University’s School of Dentistry. The College’s buildings were demolished in 1918 to make way for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Scope and Contents

The Medico-Chirurgical College and Hospital of Philadelphia Records consist mainly of administrative and financial records for the College and Hospital from the late nineteenth through to it's merger with the University of Pennsylvania in 1916. Most of the records originated in the Bursar's Office at Medico-Chi, and were transferred to the Comptroller's Office at the University of Pennsylvania during the merger. The Student Records contain information on some classes, applicants credentials, examinations, matriculation books. The series does not contain files on individual students. The Hospital Records are primarily administrative and financial in nature. There are two random patient record ledgers for 1914 and 1919.

Additional collections related to Medico-Chirurgical include the James Morton Boice Scrapbook (UPT 50 B678), the Robert Hodgson Nones Papers (UPT 50 N799), Office of the Treasurer University Real Estate Title Papers, 1761 - 2006 (UPH 500), and General Administration Records, 1820 - 1930 (UPA 3)

ARRANGEMENT

The Medico-Chirurgical College and Hospital Records are organized into three series: Correspondence, General, Financial Records, Student Records, and Hospital. The Correspondence series is further organized into three subseries: Bursar, Dean and General. All series and subseries are arranged alphabetically.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: University Archives and Records Center,  September 2015

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Joseph - James Ahern

Access Restrictions

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

PROVENANCE

The Medico-Chirurgical College and Hospital of Philadelphia Records were transferred to the University Archives in various accessions between 1968 and 2015. This includes 1968 May 19 (Accession 68/28), 1971 July 14, 1972 October 30 (Accession 70/72), 1973 February 27, 1981 December 14, and 2015 May 26 (Accession 2015: 018).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Medico-Chirurgical College (Philadelphia, Pa.). Department of Dentistry.
Subject(s)
  • Hospitals--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
  • University hospitals--Administration.

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence.

Bursar.

Box Folder

A, 1910-1913.

1 1

A - B, 1914-1915.

1 2

A - B, 1915-1916.

1 3

A - C (1), 1916.

1 4

A - C (2), 1916.

1 5

A - E, 1915.

1 6

A - E, 1916-1917.

1 7

B, 1910-1914.

1 8

Board of Trustees, 1913-1915.

1 9

C, 1910-1913.

1 10

C - D, 1915.

1 11

C - F, 1913-1915.

1 12

Carruth, John G., 1910-1914.

1 13

Carruth, John G., 1913-1914.

1 14

College Finance Committee, 1910-1913.

1 15

College Finance Committee, 1915.

1 16

D - F, 1910-1913.

1 17

D - G, 1916.

1 18

D - K, 1916-1917.

1 19

E - G, 1915-1916.

1 20

F - L, 1915.

1 21

F - P, 1916-1917.

1 22

Financial, 1915-1916.

1 23

G - H, 1910-1913.

1 24

G - I, 1910-1915.

1 25

H - L, 1913, 1915.

1 26

H - M, 1916-1917.

1 27

I - K, 1910-1913.

1 28

J - M, 1912-1914.

1 29

L - M, 1910-1914.

1 30

L - M, 1916-1917.

1 31

M - O, 1915.

1 32

M - R, 1915.

1 33

N - P, 1910-1913.

1 34

N - Z, 1913-1915.

1 35

P - R, 1915-1916.

1 36

P - S, 1916.

1 37

Q - Z, 1916.

1 38

R - T, 1910-1913.

1 39

R - W, 1916-1917.

1 40

S, 1915-1916.

2 1

S - Z, 1915.

2 2

Scholarships, 1913-1915.

2 3

T - W, 1916.

2 4

T - Z, 1915-1916.

2 5

Trust Funds, 1907.

2 6

U - Z, 1910-1913.

2 7

Unaddressed, 1910-1912.

2 8

University of Pennsylvania (1), 1916-1917.

2 9

University of Pennsylvania (2), 1916-1917.

2 10

Dean.

Alumni.
Box Folder

A, 1948.

2 11

B, 1948-1953.

2 12

C, 1948, 1953.

2 13

D, 1950-1952.

2 14

E, 1954.

2 15

G, 1951.

2 16

H, 1948-1949.

2 17

I, 1954.

2 18

J, 1951.

2 19

L, 1949.

2 20

P, 1951, 1954.

2 21

S, 1908, 1949-1951.

2 22

T, 1949.

2 23

V, 1948.

2 24

W, 1948.

2 25
Box Folder

Board of Trustees, 1915-1916.

2 26
External.
Box Folder

A, 1915-1916.

2 27

A, 1916-1917.

2 28

B (1), 1915-1916.

2 29

B (2), 1915-1916.

2 30

B (3), 1915-1916.

2 31

B (4), 1915-1916.

2 32

C (1), 1915-1917.

2 33

C (2), 1915-1917.

2 34

D, 1915-1917.

2 35

E, 1915-1917.

2 36

F, 1915-1917.

2 37

G (1), 1915-1917.

2 38

G (2), 1915-1917.

2 39

H (1), 1915-1917.

2 40

H (2), 1915-1917.

2 41

I, 1915-1917.

3 1

J, 1915-1917.

3 2

K, 1915-1917.

3 3

L (1), 1915-1917.

3 4

L (2), 1915-1917.

3 5

M, 1903-1917.

3 6

M (1), 1914-1917.

3 7

M (2), 1914-1917.

3 8

M (3), 1914-1917.

3 9

N, 1915-1916.

3 10

O, 1915-1917.

3 11

P, 1915-1917.

3 12

Q, 1916-1917.

3 13

R, 1915-1917.

3 14

S (1), 1915-1916.

3 15

S (2), 1915-1916.

3 16

S (3), 1915-1916.

3 17

S, 1915-1917.

3 18

T - V, 1915-1917.

3 19

W, 1915-1917.

3 20

W - Z, 1915-1916.

3 21
Box Folder

Faculty Resolutions, 1902-1914.

3 22
Internal.
Box Folder

A, 1905-1916.

3 23

B - C, 1905-1916.

3 24

Calhoun, James R., 1903, 1906.

3 25

Carruth, John G., 1906-1914.

3 26

Daland, Judson, 1905-1916.

3 27

E, 1905-1916.

4 1

F, 1905-1916.

4 2

G, 1905-1916.

4 3

G, 1906-1915.

4 4

H, 1902-1907.

4 5

H, 1906-1915.

4 6

H, 1907-1911.

4 7

H, 1911-1917.

4 8

J, 1905-1916.

4 9

K, 1914, 1916.

4 10

L, 1906-1916.

4 11

M, 1905-1917.

4 12

Ott, Isaac, 1906-1915.

4 13

P, 1905-1916.

4 14

Paxson, Henry D., 1901-1910.

4 15

Pepper, William, 1916-1917.

4 16

R, 1907-1916.

4 17

S, 1905-1916.

4 18

Thomas, W. H., 1914 July 7.

4 19

U, 1916.

4 20

Unsorted, 1910-1915.

4 21

Vanderkleed, Chas. E., 1912 October 31.

4 22

W, 1907-1915.

4 23

Walton, Henry F., 1905-1914.

4 24
Box Folder

Prospective Students, 1915 September - November.

4 25

Prospective Students, 1915 December.

4 26

Prospective Students, 1916 January.

4 27

Prospective Students, 1916 April - May.

4 28

General.

Box Folder

Board of Trustees, 1906-1911.

4 29

Board of Trustees, 1915.

4 30

Board of Trustees Letter Book, 1907-1910.

5

Financial, 1914-1915.

4 31

Laboratory Assistant Requests, 1915.

4 32

Medical Faculty, 1912-1913.

4 33
Meeker, George H.
Box Folder

1903-1914.

4 34

1906-1914.

4 35

1907-1912.

4 36

1908-1914.

4 37

1910-1916.

4 38

1914-1918.

4 39

Trost Case, 1912.

4 40
Box Folder

Scholarships, 1915.

6 1

Student Verification, 1915.

6 2

General.

Box Folder

Admission Tickets, 1887-1897.

6 3

Alumni Association Merger, 1916.

6 4

Board of Trustees Minute Book, 1888-1897.

6 5

Board of Trustees Minute Book, 1897-1903.

6 6

Board of Trustees Minute Book, 1903-1914.

7

Board of Trustees Minute Book, 1915-1916.

8

Building Committee Minutes, 1911.

6 7

Class Day Program, 1897.

6 8

Class Day Program, 1904.

6 9

Commencement, 1881-1910.

6 10

Court's Degree on Merger, 1916.

6 11

Daland, Judson Publications, 1906-1917.

6 12

Department of Dentistry Announcements, 1897 - 1902, 1904.

6 13

Department of Dentistry Announcements, 1911, 1914 - 1915.

6 14

Department of Dentistry Commencement Programs, 1908, 1910, 1912-1913.

6 15

Department of Dentistry Faculty Minute Book, 1906-1914.

6 16

Department of Dentistry Faculty Minute Book, 1915.

6 17

Exam Question Cards, n.d.

6 18

Faculty Meeting Minutes, 1906, 1912.

6 19

Faculty Meeting Minutes, 1908-1915.

20

Faculty Meeting Minutes [loose material], 1908-1915.

20 1

Faculty Meeting Minutes, 1918.

6 20

Faculty Minute Book, 1881-1886.

6 21

Faculty Minute Book, 1890-1908.

9 1

Faculty Position Recommendations, 1917.

6 22

For the Harvey Company, Determination of Nitroglycerine in Medicinal Preparations (with George H. Meeker correspondence), 1913.

6 23

Institutional Printing Samples and Letter Book, 1911-1912.

9 2

Leather Emblem, n.d.

6 24

Medical School Merger Newspaper Clippings, 1916.

6 25

Pershing, John at University Day photograph, 1922.

6 26

Phi Rho Sigma - Tri Chapter Smoker, 1910 March 2.

6 27

Scholarship Report from Session 1910-11 to Session 1914-15, 1915 January 23.

6 28

Summer School, 1913.

6 39

University of Pennsylvania Medical Department Society of Alumni, 1893-1901.

6 40

YMCA Medico Chi Questions for Weekly Discussion, n.d.

6 41

Financial Records.

Box

Accounts Book Index, n.d.

33

Accounts Payable, 1915.

6 42

Agreements, 1907-1908.

6 43

Archibald MacTavish, 1913-1915.

6 44

Breakage Fees, October 9 - January 11.

6 45
Cash Book.
Box Folder

1896-1899.

6 46

1898-1905.

10 1

1899-1905.

10 2

1905-1908.

10 3

1905 September 1 - November 28.

10 4
Box

Charges to Students, 1905-1911.

31

Checks and Receipts, 1912.

10 5

College Club Agreements, 1907, 1914.

10 6

College Club Daily Report, 1915-1916.

38

College Club Expense Reports, 1913-1916.

10 7

College Club Expenses, 1915.

10 8

College Club Fees, 1914-1915.

10 9

College Club Ledger, 1911-1914.

10 10

College Club Weekly Pay Roll, 1907-1908.

10 11

College Journal, 1905-1911.

10 12

Cost of Distributing Catalogues, 1900-1906.

10 13

Department of Pharmacy - Drugs Inventory, 1916.

11 1

Department of Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Laboratories, 1905, 1910.

11 2

Departments Financial Reports, 1908.

11 3

Distribution of Expenses, 1919 March 31 - May 31.

36

Expenses, 1906-1911.

33

Insurance Policy, 1905-1914.

11 4

Inventory of Physical Apparatus, ca. 1907.

11 5

Journal, 1898-1899.

12 1

Journal, 1898-1905.

12 2

Kitchen and Cafe Renovations, 1907.

11 6
Ledger.
Box Folder

1898-1899.

13 1

1898-1901.

13 2

1898-1905.

11 7

1901-1905.

14

1907-1909.

11 8

1906-1907.

35

1901-1905.

27
Box

Ledger A, 1898-1899.

28

Memorandum Note Book [mostly blank], 1903 February - September.

11 9

Miscellaneous, 1913.

11 10

Notices of Payment, 1902-1913.

11 11

Payments, 1916.

11 12

Private Cash Book, 1888-1916.

15

Professors' Attendance Book, 1902-1903.

11 13

Professors' Salaries, 1906.

11 14

Promissory Notes, 1916.

11 15

Purchases and Expenses, 1905-1911.

39

Receipts, 1908.

11 16

Receipts, 1914-1915.

11 17

Reduction in Tuition Fees Granted Students, 1896 June 1 - ?.

11 18

Stenographer's Notebook, 1909.

11 19

Treasurer's Account Alumni Association, 1882-1927.

11 20

Treasurer's Report, 1904-1906.

11 21

Treasurer's Report, 1912-1915.

11 22

Student Records.

Box Folder

Censor's Cards Correspondence, 1903-1905.

16 1

Certificate of Medical Preliminary Examination, 1904.

16 2

Class Notices, 1909-1910.

16 3

Class Schedules, 1907-1912.

16 4

Coming Hospital Examination Dates, n.d.

16 5
Credentials.
Box Folder

A, 1901-1915.

16 6

B, 1900-1955.

16 7

C, 1896-1915.

16 8

D, 1900-1913.

16 9

E, 1900-1912.

16 10

F, 1896-1915.

16 11

G, 1899-1915.

16 12

H, 1903-1915.

16 13

I, 1915.

16 14

J, 1901-1909.

16 15

K, 1901-1915.

16 16

L, 1898-1909.

16 17

M (1), 1896-1915.

16 18

M (2), 1896-1915.

16 19

N, 1902-1915.

16 20

O, 1904-1906.

16 21

P, 1898-1911.

16 22

Q, 1898, 1902.

16 23

R (1), 1896-1915.

17 1

R (2), 1896-1915.

17 2

S (1), 1898-1915.

17 3

S (2), 1898-1915.

17 4

S (3), 1898-1915.

17 5

T, 1898-1915.

17 6

U, 1903, 1915.

17 7

V, 1906, 1908.

17 8

W, 1898-1914.

17 9

Y, 1904-1915.

17 10

Z, 1903-1915.

17 11

[unprocessed].

18

[unprocessed].

19
Box

Department of Dentistry Matriculation Book, 1897-1916.

32

Entrance Requirements, 1905.

17 12

Examinations, 1888-1901.

34

Grade Book by Class, 1910-1915.

26

Grades and Matriculation Book, 1915-1920.

26

Grades Freshman and Premedical, 1914-1915.

17 13

Grades Junior Class, 1914-1915.

17 14

Grades Junior Class, 1915-1916.

17 15

Grades Record of Session, 1910-1911.

17 16

Grades Record of Session, 1913-1914.

17 17

Grades Sophomore Class, 1914-1915.

17 18

Index Cards Alphabetical, 1883-1916.

26

Index Cards by Class, 1883-1916.

26

Letters of Moral Character, 1905.

17 19

Matriculation Book, 1881-1901.

37

Matriculation Book, 1902-1910.

30

Matriculation Book, 1910-1916.

29

Matriculation Book, 1916-1920.

26

Medical Department Fourth Year Schedule, 1903-1904.

17 20

Miscellaneous, 1915-1920.

17 21

Opening Exercises, 1913.

17 22

Philadelphia Board of Public Education, 1904-1906.

17 23

Publications, 1905.

17 24

Recruitment Letters, 1903-1905.

17 25

Requirements and Examinations, 1903.

17 26

Senior Medical Class, 1908-1909.

17 27

Student Addresses (1), n.d.

17 28

Student Addresses (2), n.d.

17 29

Student Addresses (3), n.d.

17 30

Student Without Credentials, 1910.

17 31

Hospital.

Box Folder

Board of Trustees Building Committee Minutes, 1906-1910.

21 1

Board of Trustees Letter Book, 1907-1917.

22

Cash Book, 1899-1900.

21 2

Executive Committee, n.d.

21 3

First Annual Report of the Social Service Bureau of the Medico-Chirurgical Hospital, 1913.

21 4

Minute Book, 1895-1903.

21 5

Minute Book, 1903-1914.

23

Minute Book, 1915-1917.

21 6

Patient Case Book, 1914.

24

Patient Case Book, 1919.

25