Indiana University School of Medicine
Office of the Dean records, 1890-1949

Collection #126
(4 cu. ft.)

Historical Note

The Indiana University School of Medicine was established in 1903 in Bloomington. At that time it was only the 4th such school in the United States. However, the history of the State's medical education has several earlier beginnings which later became part of Indiana University's School of Medicine. The IU School of Medicine represents a union of numerous Indiana medical institutions - the Medical College of Indiana at Indianapolis (org. 1869), the Central College of Physicians and Surgeons of Indianapolis (org. 1879), the Ft. Wayne College of Medicine at Ft. Wayne, Indiana (org. 1879), the IU School of Medicine at Bloomington (org. 1903), and the State College of Physicians and Surgeons of Indianapolis (org. 1906). In 1905, the Medical College of Indiana, the Central College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Ft. Wayne College of Medicine merged under the name of the Medical College of Indiana, the School of Medicine of Purdue University. In 1907, the Indiana University School of Medicine and the State College of Physicians and Surgeons merged under the name of the Indiana University School of Medicine, and in 1908, the Indiana Medical College was merged with the Indiana University School of Medicine.

A School of Medicine cannot exist without the proper facilities to train its students. Some of the major School of Medicine construction projects have included the following: the Medical College Building in 1908; the Robert W. Long Hospital in 1911; the School of Medicine Building (Emerson Hall) in 1919; the James W. Riley Children's Hospital in 1924, with a major addition in 1969; the William H. Coleman Hospital for Women in 1927; the Clinical Building in 1937; Fesler Hall in 1950; the Medical Science Building in 1960; and the University Hospital in 1974 - all of which are located on the present campus of Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.


Scope and Content Note

The Deans of the Indiana University School of Medicine include the following individuals: Henry Jameson was interim Dean from 1903 to 1908; the first Dean was Allison Maxwell from 1908 to 1911; the second Dean was Charles P. Emerson from 1911 to 1931; the third Dean was Willis D. Gatch from 1931 to 1946; the fourth and first full-time Dean was John D. Van Nuys from 1946 to 1964; the fifth Dean was Glenn W. Irwin, Jr. from 1964 to 1973; the sixth Dean was Steven C. Beering (presently President of Purdue University) who took office in 1973. Burton D. Myers was Assistant Dean and Dean at Bloomington from 1920 to 1927 and from 1927 to 1940 respectively. Bulk dates for the Dean's Office / Office of the Dean records range from 1903-1925 to 1938- 1942 to 1947-1949.


Folder List
 
Box 1:   Dean's Office

   Folder 1 Acts of Congress - 1838,1862,1865,1890,
            & other Legislation                               1905,1907
          2 Articles of Association of the Medical
            College of Indiana                               Aug 1,1890 
          3 Agreement between City(Indianapolis)
            Board of Health & IU                                   N.D.
          4 Agreement between the State College of
            Physicians & Surgeons & Indiana University             N.D.
          5 William Lowe Bryan Correspondence                 1900-1903
          6 W. L. Bryan Correspondence                             1904
          7 W. L. Bryan Correspondence                             1905
          8 W. L. Bryan Correspondence                             1906
          9 W. L. Bryan Correspondence                             1907
         10 Doctor's Opinions of Medical School
            Consolidation with Indiana University                  1906
         11 Doctor's Opinions in Favor of Medical
            School Consolidation with Indiana University           N.D.
         12 Faculty Lists                                     1900-1908
         13 Financial Statements                              1907-1908
         14 History of Medical Schools in the U.S.                 N.D.
         15 Henry Jameson Correspondence                      1903-1908
         16 Joint Resolution of the Medical College
            of Indiana, Central College of Physicians
            & Surgeons, and Ft. Wayne Medical College
            with Purdue University                            Sept 1905
         17 Joint Statements Concerning the Medical
            School by Indiana and Purdue Universities              1904
         18 Law School's Opinion on the Establishment
            of the Indiana University Medical School         April 1904
         19 Letters Supporting Affiliation between
            the Central College of Physicians &
            Surgeons with Indiana University                   Oct 1900
         20 Medical Education at Indiana University           1905-1906
         21 Medical School Subscriber's Lists                      N.D.
         22 Medical Scchool History                           1900-1908
         23 Medical School Status                             1900-1908
         24 Medical School Questions & Answers from
            Doctors across the United States                       N.D.
         25 Agreement between the Board of Trustees
            of Indiana University, the Medical College
            of Indiana, and the Indiana University
            School of Medicine                               April 1908
         26 Mortgage between William Lowe Bryan and
            James D. Showers                                       N.D.
         27 Opinions Concerning Indiana University's
            Authority to grant Medical Degrees                     1904
         28 Proposition for the Union of the Medical
            College of Indiana with Indiana University         Feb 1904
         29 Receipts Incorporating the Medical College
            of Indiana with Indiana University                     1906
         30 W. E. Stone Correspondence                        1906-1908
         31 Agreement for the Merger of the Medical
            College of Indiana with Indiana University       April 1908
         32 Annual Committee Reports                               1909
         33 Board of Trustee's Minutes                       April 1908
         34 William Lowe Bryan Correspondence                 1908-1909
         35 W. L. Bryan Correspondence                        1909-1910
         36 W. L. Bryan Correspondence                        1910-1911
         37 Committee Minutes                                 1909-1911
         38 Diploma Issuance                                   Aug 1909
         39 Doctors' Acceptance of Committee Positions        July 1908
         40 Doctors' Declination of Committee Positions       July 1908
         41 Doctors' Acceptance of Committee Positions         Aug 1910
         42 Doctors' Acceptance of Faculty Positions          June 1908
         43 Doctors' Acceptance of Faculty Positions          July 1908
         44 Doctors' Acceptance of Faculty Positions          July 1909
         45 Doctors' Declination of Faculty Positions    July 1908-1909
         46 Executive Committee Minutes                            1909
         47 Edward C. Helwig Correspondence                        1908
         48 Hospital Committee Report                         June 1909
         49 Inquiries                                         1907-1909
         50 Insurance                                         1907-1909
         51 Insurance                                         1910-1913
         52 Institutional Correspondence                      1910-1912
         53 Legislation Concerning the Board of
            Trustees and Legislative Bills                         N.D.
         54 Allison Maxwell Correspondence                         1910
         55 Medical School Controversy Correspondence         1907-1910
         56 Medical School Faculty Letters Concerning
            Faculty Organization                                   1908
         57 Report of the Chairman of the Department of
            Materia Medica and Theraputics                    June 1909
         58 Reports from the State College Hospital
            since the Consolidation of the Medical            July 1908
            College                                        to June 1909
         59 Reports of Receipts and Expenditures               Dec 1912
         60 Report of the Superintendent of the Bobb's
            and City Dispensary                               1912-1913
         61 Statement Concerning Medical Education
            by B. F. Shively                                       N.D.
         62 Statistical Report by Arthur L. Foley                  N.D.
         63 Trustes of the Medical College of Indiana              N.D.
         64 Charles P. Emerson Correspondence              Jan-Aug 1910
         65 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                  Sept-Dec 1910
         66 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                   Jan-May 1911
         67 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                 June-July 1911
         68 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                   Aug-Dec 1911
         69 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                   Jan-May 1912
         70 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                  June-Dec 1912
         71 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                   Jan-May 1913
         72 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                 June-Sept 1913
         73 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                   Oct-Dec 1913
         74 Building Specifications and Proposals                  1914
         75 Department of Pathology                           1913-1914
         76 Internal Revenue                                  1914-1917
         77 Charles P. Emerson Correspondence              Jan-Apr 1914

   Box 2:   Dean's Office

   Folder 1 Charles P. Emerson Correspondence                  May 1914
          2 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                      June 1914
          3 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                      July 1914
          4 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                   Aug-dec 1914
          5 Library Bureau                                         1914
          6 Library Committee                                      1914
          7 Charles P. Emerson Correspondence              Jan-Mar 1915
          8 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                  Apr-June 1915
          9 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                  July-Dec 1915
         10 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                      1915-1916
         11 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                           1916
         12 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                           1917
         13 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                           1918
         14 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                           N.D.
         15 Clinics                                                1918
         16 Dietetics                                         1915-1918
         17 William Lowe Bryan Correspondence                 1911-1913
         18 W. L. Bryan Correspondence                             N.D.
         19 Robert W. Long Hospital                           1910-1919
         20 R. W. Long Hospital Budget                             1914
         21 R. W. Long Hospital Methods & Procedures               N.D.
         22 R. W. Long Hospital Opening                        Jan 1911
         23 R. W. Long Hospital Salaries & Costs                   N.D.
         24 R. W. Long Hospital Supplies                           N.D.
         25 Burton D. Myers Correspondence                    1919-1920
         26 B. D. Myers Correspondence                             1920
         27 B. D. Myers Correspondence                             1921
         28 Charles P. Emerson Correspondence               A 1922-1923
         29 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                Ba-Bo 1922-1923
         30 Dr. Barnhill's Ear, Nose & Throat Course               1923
         31 Charles P. Emerson Correspondence           Br-Bu 1922-1923
         32 William Lowe Bryan Correspondence                 1919-1922
         33 Charles P. Emerson Correspondence           Ca-Cd 1922-1923
         34 Mary A. Cannon Correspondence                     1922-1923
         35 Charles P. Emerson Correspondence           Ce-Cl 1922-1923
         36 Clinicians Attendence                             1922-1924
         37 Child Welfare                                     1922-1924
         38 Charles P. Emerson Correspondence           Co-Cq 1922-1923
         39 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                Cr-Cu 1922-1923
         40 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                    D 1922-1923
         41 Dispensary Clinicians Attendence Reports      Apr-June 1924
         42 Dispensary Clinicians Attendence Reports      July-Dec 1924
         43 Dispensary Clinicians Attendence Reports           Jan 1925
         44 Charles P. Emerson Correspondence               E 1922-1923
         45 Education Committee Meetings                      1922-1924
         46 Examinations                                      1922-1924
         47 Charles P. Emerson Correspondence               F 1920-1923
         48 Federal Vocational Students                            1922
         49 Federal Vocational Students                            1923
         50 Federal Vocational Students                            1924
         51 Charles P. Emerson Correspondence               G 1922-1923
         52 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                Ha-He 1922-1923

   Box 3:   Dean's Office

   Folder 1 Charles P. Emerson Correspondence           Hi-Hy 1922-1924
          2 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                  I-J 1922-1924
          3 Internships                                            1924
          4 Invitations                                            1925
          5 Charles P. Emerson Correspondence               K 1922-1923
          6 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                    L 1922-1923
          7 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                Ma-Me 1922-1923
          8 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                   Mi 1922-1923
          9 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                Mo-Mu 1922-1923
         10 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                   My 1922-1923
         11 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                    N 1922-1923
         12 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                    O 1922-1923
         13 C. P. Emerson Correspondence            P 1922-1924, Q 1920
         14 Public Health                                     1921-1923
         15 Charles P. Emerson Correspondence               R 1922-1923
         16 James Whitcomb Riley Hospital Opening              Oct 1924
         17 Charles P. Emerson Correspondence           Sa-Sl 1922-1923
         18 Schedules, Courses, and Clinics                   1921-1922
         19 Schedules, Courses, and Clinics                   1921-1922
         20 Schedules, Courses, and Clinics                   1922-1923
         21 Schedules, Courses, and Clinics                   1922-1923
         22 Schedules                                         1921-1922
         23 Schedules                                         1922-1923
         24 Schedules                                         1923-1924
         25 Schedules                                         1924-1925
         26 Schedules                                              N.D.
         27 Charles P. Emerson Correspondence           Sm-Sr 1922-1923
         28 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                St-Su 1922-1923
         29 Student Research                                  1922-1923
         30 Student Research                                  1923-1924
         31 Charles P. Emerson Correspondence               T 1921-1924
         32 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                  U-V 1922-1924
         33 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                Wa-Wi 1922-1924
         34 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                Wi-Wy 1922-1924
         35 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                  Y-Z 1922-1924
         36 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                      1922-1923
         37 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                           1924
         38 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                           1924
         39 C. P. Emerson Correspondence                           1925
         40 Willis D. Gatch Correspondence              Aa-Ai 1938-1939
         41 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  Am-Az 1938-1939
         42 Admissions and Catalog Requests                   1938-1939
         43 American Medical Association                      1938-1939
         44 American Medical Association Reports              1938-1939
         45 Willis D. Gatch Coorespondence              Ba-Bd 1938-1939
         46 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  Be-Bh 1938-1939
         47 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  Bi-Br 1938-1939
         48 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  Br-Bz 1938-1939
         49 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  Ca-Cd 1938-1939
         50 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  Ce-Cn 1938-1939
         51 Clinical Building Dedication                       May 1938
         52 Willis D. Gatch Correspondence            Cao-Con 1938-1939
         53 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                Coo-Coq 1938-1939
         54 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  Cr-Ct 1938-1939
         55 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  Cu-Cz 1938-1939
         56 Curriculum Committee Minutes                           1939
         57 Willis D. Gatch Correspondence              Da-Dh 1938-1939
         58 Degrees                                           1938-1939
         59 Willis D. Gatch Correspondence              Di-Dq 1938-1939
         60 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  Dr-Dz 1938-1939
         61 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  Ea-En 1938-1939

   Box 4:   Dean's Office

   Folder 1 Willis D. Gatch Correspondence              Eo-Ez 1938-1939
          2 Executive Committee                               1938-1939
          3 Education Committee                               1938-1939
          4 Examinations                                      1938-1939
          5 Willis D. Gatch Correspondence              Fa-Fk 1938-1939
          6 Fees                                              1938-1939
          7 Willis D. Gatch Correspondence              Fi-Fq 1938-1939
          8 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  Fr-Fz 1938-1939
          9 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  Ga-Gh 1938-1939
         10 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  Gi-Gq 1938-1939
         11 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  Gr-Gz 1938-1939
         12 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                Haa-Haq 1938-1939
         13 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                 Har-Hd 1938-1939
         14 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  He-Hn 1938-1939
         15 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  Ho-Hz 1938-1939
         16 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                      I 1938-1939
         17 Intern Recommendations                            1938-1939
         18 Indiana Board of Medical Registration
            and Examination                                        1938
         19 Willis D. Gatch Correspondence                  J 1938-1939
         20 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                      K 1938-1939
         21 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                      L 1938-1939
         22 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  Ma-Mg 1938-1939
         23 J. B. H. Martin Correspondence                    1938-1939
         24 Willis D. Gatch Correspondence             Mca-Md 1938-1939
         25 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  Me-Mx 1938-1939
         26 Medical Center Cafeteria Meal Costs           Jan-June 1938
         27 Medical Center Cafeteria Meal Costs           Jult-Dec 1038
         28 Willis D. Gatch Correspondence              My-Mz 1938-1939
         29 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  Na-Nh 1938-1939
         30 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  No-Nz 1938-1939
         31 Notices                                           1938-1939
         32 Willis D. Gatch Correspondence                  O 1938-1939
         33 John E. Owen Correspondence                       1938-1939
         34 Willis D. Gatch Correspondence                  P 1938-1939
         35 W. D. Gatch Papers                                1937-1938
         36 W. D. Gatch Papers                                1938-1939
         37 Post Graduate Courses                                  1937
         38 Purchase Orders                                   1938-1939
         39 Willis D. Gatch Correspondence              Ra-Rf 1938-1939
         40 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  Ri-Rz 1938-1939
         41 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  Sa-Sh 1938-1939
         42 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  Si-Sz 1938-1939
         43 Student Affairs                                   1938-1939
         44 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  Ta-Tn 1938-1939
         45 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  To-Tz 1938-1939
         46 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                    U-V 1938-1939
         47 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  Wa-Wh 1938-1939
         48 Herman B Wells Correspondence                     1938-1939
         49 Willis D. Gatch Correspondence              Wi-Wz 1938-1939
         50 W. D. Gatch Correspondence                  X-Y-Z 1938-1939
         51 School of Dentistry Budget                        1939-1940
         52 Medical Center Budget Part 1                      1941-1942
         53 Medical Center Budget Part 2                      1941-1942
         54 Medical Center Budget Part 3                      1941-1942
         55 Medical Center Budget Part 4                      1941-1942
         56 Burton D. Myers Correspondence                    1947-1949 

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