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W. L. Sheppard records

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Drexel University. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Drexel University: College of Medicine Legacy Center
Creator:
Sheppard, Walter Lee, -1911
Title:
W. L. Sheppard records
Date [inclusive]:
1919-1942
Call Number:
042
Extent:
4.5 Linear feet (9 letter doc boxes, 1 legal doc box, 1 half doc box)
Language:
English
Abstract:
Walter Lee Sheppard was an important member of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania community starting in 1919 and running through the early 1940s. Beginning as the college's legal councel, he also served on the Board of Corporators, held the position of chairman for the Commitee of Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure, was a member of the Executive Committee of the Corporation, and eventaully became the Vice President of the College. This collection includes minutes, reports, correspondence, and general material gathered from the various roles SHeppard held. It includes administrative records of the Woman's Medical College and Hospital, new building sites, appropriations and bequests, extensive correspondence, and several court cases from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, for which Sheppard was the college's lawyer.
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Biography/History

Walter Lee Sheppard was a member of the Board of Corporators of the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania from 1920 through the 1926/27 school year, and again for the academic years 1930/31 and 1931/32. He went on to become Vice President of the school and a member of the Executive Committee of the Corporation from 1932/33 until 1940/41. Sheppard graduated with a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1901 and an LL. B. in 1904. While attending university he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. At WMCP, Sheppard was a member of the Committee on Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure starting in 1929* and Chairman from 1935 until the committee’s dissolution in 1936. In addition to these services Sheppard was council for the college from 1922 until the end of the 1940/41 academic year (1922 – 1928/29 with address of 1106-17 Commonwealth Trust Building, Corner of 12th and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 1929/30-1940/41 with address of 1500 Walnut Street, 14th Floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), at which point he retired from all positions held at the college. For several following years he was contacted intermittently to answer questions regarding business he had completed while involved with the school. While working for WMCP Sheppard was also a member of the law firm Foulkrod, Sheppard, Porter, and Alexander (previously Porter, Foulkrod, and McCullagh). *He might have been a member of the committee before 1929, but the earliest files in the collection regarding the committee are from that year.

Scope and Contents

Minutes, reports, correspondence, and other materials, [1919-1941], reflecting Sheppard's general activities on the Board of Corporators, and its Executive Committee; the Woman's Medical College and Hospital, including reorganization of the Hospital Board; a new site for the College; establishing a branch medical school in Shanghai, China; the appointment of Maude E. Abbott to the Pathology Department; the removal of Alice Weld Tallant from the Chair of Obstetrics; fundraising; appropriations of state aid for the College; joining the Associated Hospital Service of Philadelphia; association with the Welfare Federation of Philadelphia; and miscellaneous invitations to College and Board functions. Also contains records of Sheppard's work on the Education Committee, 1921; and from the Committee on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure, 1929-1938, including correspondence with Helene Lippay Wastl and with Arthur M. Kennedy. General correspondence, legal briefs, and related materials from Sheppard's files as Counsel for WMC, [1922-1941], including revision of the College By-Laws; the establishment of a Catholic scholarship in the memory of Julia Phiania Harton, M.D.; and a pledge by Agnes P.R. Groome. Miscellaneous correspondence and reports, 1931, mostly dealing with financial matters during Sheppard's term as Acting President of WMC; and scattered correspondence and reports, [1932-1941], reflecting his activities as Vice-President for WMC.

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Publication Information

Drexel University: College of Medicine Legacy Center

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Adeline Skovronek

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)
  • Abbott, Maude E. (Maude Elizabeth), 1869-1940
  • Craighill, Margaret D.
  • Kennedy, Arthur M.
  • Tallant, Alice Weld
  • Tracy, Martha, 1876-1942

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Collection Inventory

Board of Corporators.

Box Folder

Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure, 1936.

1 9

Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure, 1935.

1 7

Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure, 1934.

1 6

Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure, 1933.

1 5

Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure, 1932.

1 4

Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure, 1931.

1 3

Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure, Hospital Blueprint, 1930.

1 2

Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Minutes, 1929-1935.

1 1

Faculty Appointments and Promotion, 1935, 1939.

1 10

Department of Pathology, 1938.

1 11

Committee on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure, 1935.

1 8

Executive Committee Charter and Bylaws, 1 of 2.

2 4

Executive Committee Charter and Bylaws, 2 of 2.

2 5

Executive Committee Intern Rules and Regulations, 1940.

2 6

Executive Committee Biennial Report of College, 1938-1940.

2 7

Executive Committee General Correspondence, 1 of 4, 1940-1941.

2 8

Executive Committee General Correspondence, 2 of 4, 1938-1939.

2 9

Executive Committee General Correspondence, 3 of 4, 1934-1937.

2 10

Executive Committee General Correspondence, 4 of 4, 1929-1933.

2 11

Executive Committee Philadelphia Hospital and Heath Survey, 1929.

2 12

Executive Committee Fellowship in Surgery, 1940.

2 13

Corporation By-Laws Revision, 1922.

7 15

Board of Corporations Minutes, 1921.

7 16

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Correspondence.

Box Folder

Correspondence Appropriation Bill, 1925.

8 25

Correspondence Fry-Bates Dispute.

8 26

Correspondence General, 1920, 1922, 1925-1926.

8 27

Correspondence Sesquicentenial, 1926.

8 28

Correspondence Thorn, Mary, 1922.

8 29

Correspondence Welfare Federation Drive, 1925.

8 30

Correspondence Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia Merger, 1919-1920, 1925.

8 31

Correspondence Faculty Business, 1919, 1920, 1922, 1925.

8 32

Correspondence Treasurer Vacancy, 1920-1921.

8 33

Correspondence, 1 of 3, 1928-1931.

9 17

Correspondence, 2 of 3, 1932-1933.

9 18

Correspondence, 3 of 3, 1934-1935.

9 19

Correspondence, 1 of 2, 1938-1943.

10 1

Correspondence, 2 of 2, 1937-1938.

10 2

Correspondence Testimonial Dinner Dr. Oskar Frankl.

10 3

Correspondence Testimonial Dinner Dr. Martha Tracy.

10 4

Correspondence Birth Control, 1936-1940.

10 6

Correspondence Kennedy, Arthur M., 1 of 3, 1932 July 23 - August 11.

10 7

Correspondence Kennedy, Arthur M., 2 of 3, 1932 February 13 - July 13.

10 8

Correspondence Kennedy, Arthur M., 3 of 3, 1930-1931.

10 9

Craighill, Margaret Correspondence.

10 10

Craighill, Margaret Dean's Correspondence, 1940.

10 11

Catharine Macfarlane Dean's Correspondence, 1940.

10 12

Martha Tracy Dean's Correspondence, 1 of 5, 1940.

10 13

Martha Tracy Dean's Correspondence, 2 of 5, 1939.

10 14

Martha Tracy Dean's Correspondence, 3 of 5, 1938.

10 15

Martha Tracy Dean's Correspondence, 4 of 5, 1937.

10 16

Martha Tracy Dean's Correspondence, 5 of 5, 1929-1936.

10 17

Correspondence Deanship Vacancy.

10 18

Correspondence Control of Patentable Drugs and Medical Appliances.

10 19

Correspondence Wastl, Helene Lippay, 1933-1936.

10 5

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Faculty.

Box Folder

Faculty Reorganization Henry D. Jump, MD, 1923.

7 17

Faculty Reorganizatoin Maude E. Abbott, 1923.

7 18

Faculty Reorganization Dorothy Ashton, MD, 1923.

7 19

Dassel, Margaret M. Contract, 1924-1926.

7 20

Lena English, Medical Licensure, 1939-1940.

7 21

Tallant Affair Annual Meeting, 1923.

7 26

Tallant Affair Alumnae Committee of Protest.

7 27

Tallant Affair Alumnae Petition.

7 28

Tallant Affair Brochure.

7 29

Tallant Affair By-laws.

7 30

Tallant Affair Committee on Academc Freedom and Tenure.

7 31

Tallant Affair Correspondence (to/from Bikle, Henry Wolf).

7 32

Tallant Affair Correspondence Noble, Mary Riggs.

7 33

Tallant Affair Correspondence (to/from Potter, Ellen C.).

7 34

Tallant Affair Correspondence (to/from Tallant, Alice Weld).

7 35

Tallant Affair Correspondence Tracy, Martha.

7 36

Tallant Affair Correspondence Miscellaneous.

7 37

Tallant Affair Executive Committee.

8 1

Tallant Affair Faculty Organization General.

8 2

Tallant Affair Faculty Organization Correspondence.

8 3

Tallant Affair Hospital Records.

8 4

Tallant Affair Newsclips.

8 5

Tallant Affair Student Statements.

8 6

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American Medical Association (Accredidation).

Box Folder

New Financial Program, 1936-1939.

1 12

Committee on Scientific Research, 1937-1938.

1 13

American Medical Association Correspondence, 1937-1938.

1 14

Budgets and Probationary Status of College, 1 of 2, 1936-1937.

1 15

Budgets and Probationary Status of College, 2 of 2, 1935, 1936.

1 16

Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, 1938.

1 /

Marion Fay.

6 17

American Medical Association General.

6 18

American Medical Association Correspondence, 1 of 4, 1935, 1939.

6 19

American Medical Association Correspondence, 2 of 4, 1935.

6 20

American Medical Association Correspondence, 3 of 4, 1935.

6 21

American Medical Association Correspondence, 4 of 4, 1935.

6 22

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Hospital Administration.

Box Folder

Hospital Department Contracts Financial Correspondence, 1929-1931.

2 14

Hospital Department Contracts Vastine, Jacob H. Correspondence.

2 15

Hospital Department Contracts Department of Cardiaology, 1939-1941.

2 16

Hospital Department Contracts Department of Biochemistry, 1932.

2 17

Hospital Administration Inspection, 1940.

3 24

Hospital Administration Coroner's Cases.

3 25

Hospital Administration Helen Armbrust.

3 26

Hospital Administration Miscellaneous.

3 27

Hospital Administration Professorship in Medicine.

3 28

Clinic, 1939.

3 29

Associated Hospital Service Correspondence, 1938-1940.

3 30

Associated Hospital Service Application and Contract.

3 31

Associated Hospital Service Pamphlets.

3 32

Associated Hospital Service Proposed Semi-Private Subscribers' Agreement.

3 33

Associated Hospital Service Proposed Ward Subscribers' Agreement.

3 34

Associated Hospital Service Application and Contract.

3 35

Hospital Depts, 1938.

6 23

Hospital Depts Library.

6 24

Library, 1937.

6 25

Hospital Depts Orthopaedics.

6 26

Hospital Depts Research.

6 27

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Financial.

Box Folder

Financial Committee Correspondence, 1937-1940.

2 1

Financial Reports, 1 of 2, 1937-1940.

2 2

Financial Reports, 2 of 2, 1935, 1937, 1940.

2 3

Alumnae Endowment Bed Fund, 1932-1933.

3 1

Woman Teachers' Organization of Philadelphia, 1940.

3 2

Barat Association, 1932.

3 3

Mary Brown Free Bed Fund, 1939.

3 4

Mary Schiedt Chandler Free Bed Fund, 1939.

3 5

Room Costs and Bed Endowments, 1931-1932.

3 6

Mead Annuity, 1935.

3 7

Dispensary Property Rental, 1940.

3 8

Lillian Wallace Committee, 1935.

3 9

Bequests.

6 1

Bequests form of.

6 2

Bequests May Shepherd Danforth Trust.

6 3

Bequests Lillie E. W. Baker Trust.

6 4

Bequests Mary. A. Combs Estate.

6 5

Bequests Mary G. Haskins Estate.

6 6

Bequests Edward G. Langley Trust.

6 7

Bequests William E. Sellers Trust.

6 8

Bequests Katharine Ulrich Subscription.

6 9

Bequests Amy B. Alexander.

6 10

Bequests Mary Dunning Rose.

6 11

Donatoins to Memorial funds / from alumnae.

6 12

Insurance - Burglary.

6 13

Insurance - Fay and Hafkesbring.

6 14

Insurance - General.

6 15

Woman's Medical College of Pa Audit, 1933-1934.

6 16

Woman's Medical College of Pa Building Fund, 1926.

7 1

Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania Committee on Memorials, 1926.

7 2

Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania Abbottsford Mansion, 1926.

7 3

Woman's Medical College of Pa General Campaign Plan, 1926.

7 4

Rachelle S. Yarros, M.D. Loan Correspondence, 1940.

7 5

Woman's Medical College Hospital Appropriation Correspondence.

7 22

Woman's Medical College Hospital Appropriation Newspaper Clips.

7 23

Woman's Medical College Hospital Appropriation Acts, 1913-1921.

7 24

Welfare Federation of Philadelphia Constitution.

7 25

College Finances Debts and Salaries, 1921-1924.

9 1

College Finances General Funds and Scholarships, 1919, 1921-1922.

9 2

College Finances Insurance, 1921.

9 3

College Finances Real Estate, 1919, 1922.

9 4

College and Hospital Finances General, 1 of 2, 1921.

9 5

College and Hospital Finances General, 2 of 2, 1922, 1924-1925.

9 6

College and Hospital Finances Guarantors, 1925-1926.

9 7

Hospital Finances Loan-Northwestern National Bank, 1921-1922.

9 8

Hospital Finances Mortgage Loan, 1921, 1924.

9 9

Hospital Finances Newsclips, 1925.

9 10

Hospital Finances Welfare Federation, 1922, 1924, 1925-1926.

9 11

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Court Cases.

Box Folder

Julia P. Harton Memorial Scholarship Correspondence, 1 of 4, 1938, 1953.

4 1

Julia P. Harton Memorial Scholarship Correspondence, 2 of 4, 1937.

4 2

Julia P. Harton Memorial Scholarship Correspondence, 3 of 4, 1935-1936.

4 3

Julia P. Harton Memorial Scholarship Correspondence, 4 of 4, 1932, 1934.

4 4

Julia P. Harton Memorial Scholarship Declaratory Judgments.

4 5

Julia P. Harton Memorial Scholarship "Original Files" 1 of 2.

4 6

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Original Memorial Fund Pledge.

4 7

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Briefs.

4 8

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Court Records.

4 9

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Law Notes and Exhibits.

4 10

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Correspondence, 1 of 4, 1940.

4 11

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Correspondence, 2 of 4, 1939.

4 12

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Correspondence, 3 of 4, 1938.

4 13

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Correspondence, 4 of 4, 1932, 1937.

4 14

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Majority Opinion.

4 15

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Minority Opinion.

4 16

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Adjudication.

4 17

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Will, 1 of 4.

4 18

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Will, 2 of 4.

4 18

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Will, 3 of 4.

4 18

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Will, 4 of 4.

4 18

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Dissenting Opinion (Klein).

4 19

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Sur Exceptions to Adjudication.

4 20

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Brief on Behalf of Accountants.

4 21

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Brief on Behalf of Accountants Contra Exceptions.

4 22

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Sarah Logan Wister Starr Statement.

4 23

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Vida Hunt Francis Statement.

4 24

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Exceptions to Adjudication.

4 25

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Reply Brief.

4 26

Julia P. Harton Memorial Scholarship Legal Documents, 1 of 7.

5 1

Julia P. Harton Memorial Scholarship Legal Documents, 2 of 7.

5 2

Julia P. Harton Memorial Scholarhsip Legal Documents, 3 of 7.

5 3

Julia P. Harton Memorial Scholarhsip Legal Documents, 4 of 7.

5 4

Julia P. Harton Memorial Scholarhsip Legal Documents, 5 of 7.

5 5

Julia P. Harton Memorial Scholarhsip Legal Documents, 6 of 7.

5 6

Julia P. Harton Scholarship Legal Documents, 7 of 7.

5 7

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Legal Documents, 1 of 4.

5 8

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Legal Documents, 2 of 4.

5 9

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Legal Documents, 3 of 4.

5 10

Agnes P. R. Groome Estate Legal Documents, 4 of 4.

5 11

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Property and Buildings.

Box Folder

College (College Ave.) Insurance and Taxes, 1939.

3 10

College (College Ave.) Lease, 1938-1939.

3 11

College (College Ave.) Sale, 1937.

3 12

College (College Ave.), 1 of 4, 1935-1937.

3 13

College (College Ave.) 2 of 4, 1935-1936.

3 14

College (College Ave.) 3 of 4, 1933-1934.

3 15

College (N. College Ave.) 4 of 4, 1930-1932.

3 16

Mortgage on New Buildings, 1 of 5, 1935.

3 17

Mortgage on New Buildings, 2 of 5, 1934.

3 18

Mortgage on New Buildings, 3 of 5, 1933.

3 19

Mortgage on New Buildings, 4 of 5, 1929 October-November, 1931.

3 20

Mortgage on New Buildings, 5 of 5, 1929 June-August.

3 21

Miscellaneous Hospital (proposed).

3 22

Miscellaneous 4715 Meridian Street Mortgage, 1936.

3 23

Williamson Farm Blueprints, 1926-1927.

7 6

Williamson Farm Newsclip.

7 7

Williamson Farm Correspondence, 1928.

7 8

Williamson Farm Correspondence, 1927 December.

7 9

Williamson Farm Correspondence, 1927 November.

7 10

Williamson Farm Correspondence, 1927 May-October.

7 11

Williamson Farm Correspondence, 1926.

7 12

Williamson Farm Correspondence, J1925 July-December.

7 13

Williamson Farm Correspondence, 1921, 1923, 1924 - 1925 June.

7 14

YWCA Property Correspondence, 1 of 5, 1936-1939.

9 12

YWCA Property Correspondence, 2 of 5, 1940-1942.

9 13

YWCA Property Legal Documents, 3 of 5, 1938, 1939, 1942.

9 14

YWCA Property Correspondence, 4 of 5, 1930-1937.

9 15

YWCA Property Correspondence, 5 of 5, 1916, 1929 May - 1930.

9 16

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Subject Files.

Box Folder

American Stores Co., 1924.

8 7

Babbitt, Elizabeth, 1924.

8 8

Board of Corporations Organization, 1921.

8 9

Cheney, Gertrude, 1921.

8 10

Faculty and Students, 1921-1924.

8 11

Finances, 1 of 3, 1921 January-May.

8 12

Finances, 2 of 3, 1921 June-December.

8 13

Finances, 3 of 3, 1922-1923.

8 14

Fundraising Campaign, 1919-1920.

8 15

Hamilton, Alice Luncheon, 1920.

8 16

Hospital and Dispensary, 1921-1924.

8 17

Methodist Episcopal Church Foreign Missionary Society, 1921.

8 18

Miscellaneous, 1923.

8 19

Pennsylvania Medical Missionary Society, 1921.

8 20

Potter, Ellen C. Correspondence (to/from), 1921-1924.

8 21

Reorganization, 1921.

8 22

Shanghai Medical College, 1923.

8 23

Welfare Federation of Philadelphia, 1921-1922.

8 24

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Published Materials.

Box Folder

Julia P. Harton Memorial Scholarship "Original Files" 2 of 2.

11 1

Reprints.

11 2

Reprints.

11 3

Reprints.

11 4

Commission on Medical Education Supplement to 3rd Report, 1929.

11 5

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