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Medico-Chirurgical College and Hospital of Philadelphia Records
1881-1955 (bulk 1881-1922)

UPC 50.3

21.5 Cubic feet

Prepared by Joseph - James Ahern

September 2015

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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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.

 

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AGENCY 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.

 

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SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

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)

 

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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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INVENTORY

 

Correspondence 

Box

Folder

Bursar 

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 

 

 

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

Board of Trustees 1915-1916 

2

26

External 

 

 

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

Faculty Resolutions 1902-1914 

3

22

Internal 

 

 

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

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 

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. 

 

 

 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

Scholarships 1915 

6

1

Student Verification 1915 

6

2

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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

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Financial Records 

Box

Folder

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 

 

 

 1896-1899 

6

46

 1898-1905 

10

1

 1899-1905 

10

2

 1905-1908 

10

3

 1905 September 1 - November 28 

10

4

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 

 

 

 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

 

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

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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 

 

 

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

 

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

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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

 

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