Charles Barbour Research Records on the Medical School of Maine M211

George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives
Bowdoin College Library

Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Barbour, Charles M.
Title
Charles Barbour research records on the Medical School of Maine
ID
M211
Date [inclusive]
1921-1988
Extent
0.5 linear feet
Language
Abstract
Biographical information collected by Charles Barbour on more than 30 graduates and faculty of the Medical School of Maine, including articles in journals and magazines, photographs, memorial tributes, and newspaper clippings.

Preferred Citation

Barbour Research Records on the Medical School of Maine, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library.


Biographical/Historical Note

In 1987, Charles M. Barbour (Bowdoin Class of 1933 and Overseer Emeritus) set out to write a history of the Medical School of Maine, an integral part of Bowdoin College from 1820 until it closed in 1921. Under the guidance of Bowdoin's President, LeRoy Greason, Barbour began collecting materials relating to the Medical School and its graduates. Barbour gathered most of the materials for the history through correspondence with alumni and the family of graduates, and through his network of College contacts. In addition, there was a significant response to his newspaper and magazine postings requesting information on the medical school, its faculty, and graduates. Barbour planned to complete the history in time for the College's bicentennial anniversary in 1994, but he never reached this goal due to illness. For further information on the Medical School of Maine in Special Collections & Archives, see: Medical School of Maine: historical records and files, 1820-1921.


Scope and Content

The bulk of the collection is biographical information collected by Barbour on more than 30 graduates and faculty of the Medical School of Maine, including articles in journals and magazines, photographs, memorial tributes, and newspaper clippings. Also included are articles concerning the practice of medicine in Maine and other Maine institutions, such as the Eastern Maine Medical Center. Most of the material consists of paper and photographic copies.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Collection Inventory

 M211.1 Biographical Information on Medical School Graduates & Faculty   36.0 folders

Series Description:

Contains biographical materials on graduates and faculty of the Medical School of Maine at Bowdoin College. Materials include obituaries, photographs, newsclippings, magazine and journal articles, memorial tributes, and personal reminiscences. Also included are two essays by Lawrence Sargent Hall on Dr. Fred Fernald. Most of the materials consists of paper and photographic copies.

Arrangement:

Arramged alphabetically.

Box Folder
1 1

Dr. Frank Albee--articles and obituary (copies) 

1 2

Dr. Fred H. Albee--"Farewell Tribute to Dr. Fred H. Albee," by Dr. Francis Green, 1945 (copy) 

1 3

Dr. Abraham Anderson--biographical information (copies) (from Wendell White) 

1 4

Dr. Nathaniel Barker--clipping (from Grace Ober) 

1 5

Dr. Elmer Ellsworth Brown--biographical information, also including Dr. Arthur A. Shaw and Dr. Charles Howard Newcomb (copies) (from Joyce McDonongh) 

1 6

Dr. Ansel S. Davis--4 photographs (copies); newspaper clippings and obituaries (copies) (from Ansel S. Davis) 

1 7

Dr. Oscar R. Emerson--4 photographs 

1 8

Dr. Fred Fernald--3 photographs (copies); 1 magazine article, 1955; 4 newspaper clippings (copies); (from Lawrence Sargent Hall) 

1 9

Dr. Fred Fernald--"Country Doctor" by Lawrence Sargent Hall (from Lawrence Sargent Hall) 

1 10

Dr. Fred Fernald--"Horse and Buggy Doctor" by Lawrence Sargent Hall (from Lawrence Sargent Hall) 

1 11

Dr. Abraham Flexner--entries regarding Flexner from Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature, 1919, and New York Times Index, 1912 (copies) 

1 12

Dr. Frederic Henry Gerrish--biographical information, obituaries (copies) 

1 13

Dr. John Van de Grasse--biographical information, with additional information on Dr. Thomas White (copies) 

1 14

Dr. Everett Higgins--obituary and memorial (copies) (from Joyce McDonongh) 

1 15

Dr. George Higgins--2 newsclippings (copies) (from Joyce McDonongh) 

1 16

Dr. Eugene Holt--biographical information from "Maine: A History," 1919 (from Martha Giles) 

1 17

Dr. Edward Jarvis--"Memorial of Edward Jarvis," by Robert W. Wood, 1885 (copy) 

1 18

Dr. Theodore Herman Jewett--1 photograph (copy) (from Marie Donahue) 

1 19

Dr. Martin Crowell Maddan--2 clippings (copies) (from Lawrence Maddan) 

1 20

Dr. Harry D. McNeil--obituary from the Bangor Daily News, 1963 

1 21

Dr. Samuel Merritt--articles (copies) 

1 22

Miscellaneous lists of graduates (from Cloyd Small) 

1 23

Miscellaneous Students--3 photographs (copies) (from Charles Gamache) 

1 24

Noyes Family--biographical information; photographs (copies) of Bowdoin Campus (from Victor Welcome) 

1 25

Dr. William P. Randel--biographical information (from William Peirce Randel) 

1 26

Dr. Daniel Arthur Robinson--biography by daughter Fannie Harlow Robinson, 1968 (from Harrison Bell) 

1 27

Dr. Frank Ross--obituary clipping (copy) (from Marie Donahue) 

1 28

Dr. Daniel Russell--biographical article, 1975 (copy) (from Marguerite Kenney) 

1 29

Dr. Bigelow T. Sanborn--journal concerning the Class of 1866 (from Margaret Hodgon) 

1 30

Sturgis Family--2 newspaper clippings (copies), 3 obituaries (copies), and 2 photographs (from Margaret White) 

1 31

Dr. Charles Sylvester--biographical information (from Lawrence Sargent Hall) 

1 32

Dr. John Thompson--obituary (copy); newspaper clipping (copy) (from Ann Monahan) 

1 33

Dr. Frank Whittier--journal article, 1955 (copy) (from Lawrence Sargent Hall) 

1 34

Dr. Frank Whittier--biography by Eugene H. Drake; newspaper clipping (copy); brouchures concerning the Skofield- Whitter House (from the Pejepscot Historical Society) 

1 35

Dr. Allen Woodcock--obituary from the Bangor Daily News, 1974 

1 36

Dr. George Woodman--1 photograph [ca. 1917] (from Mrs. E. Barton Chapin) 


 M211.2 Other Materials, 1921-1987   5.0 folders

Series Description:

Contains all materials in the collection not directly relating to an individual graduate or faculty member of the Medical School of Maine. Most of the materials pertain to the practice of medicine in Maine. Also included are excerpts from the Maine State Senate legislative record from 1921 regarding the closing of the Medical School.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
1 37

Excerpts from the Maine Senate Records regarding the closing of the Medical School of Maine, 1921 (copies) (from Cloyd Small) 

1 38

Maine Medical Center--articles on its founding, 1975 (from Peter Barnard) 

1 39

Eastern Maine Medical Center--"Annals of Medical Education at Eastern Maine Medical Center, 1892-1980," 1984 (from Eastern Maine Healthcare) 

1 40

Miscellaneous articles regarding general practices, 1984-1987 

1 41

"Fifty Years of Portland Medicine," by Richard J. Kahn, 1986