The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

Finding Aid

Felix C. Harman Papers, 1898 - 1919


Size: 5 inches

Provenance: The papers of Felix C. Harman were donated to The Ward M. Canaday Center in 1995 by his nephew, Robert J. Lauer of Toledo, Ohio.


Access: open

Collection Summary: Physician and soldier (1880-1925)
Collection consists of four photographs of Dr. Harman; his Teacher's Common School certificate and certification of appointment to the rank of First Lieutenant in the Officers' Reserve Corps of the U.S. Army, and ten medical school notebooks which cover areas of study such as genito-urinary diseases, neurology, bacteriology, chemistry, pathology, and dermatology.


Subjects: Medicine and Health, War, Soldiers, and Veterans

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.


Completed by: Jennifer Myers, April 1996

Reformatted by: Arjun Sabharwal, June 2010; last updated: June 2014



The collection consists of Dr. Harman’s photos, documents, and medical school notebooks.


There are no restrictions on the use of these papers.


Biographical Sketch


            Felix C. Harman was born in Versailles, Ohio (Darke County) in 1880.  He took a job as a school teacher in Ottoville, Ohio (Putnam County) when he finished high school and approximately one year later he entered the Starling Medical School in Columbus, Ohio.


            He married his wife, Mary, in Toledo on February 2, 1919.  The wedding took place at the Cathedral Chapel Church on Collingwood Ave.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. A. J. Dean, pastor of what later became the Cathedral Parish.


            Dr. Harman served as Ottoville’s physician for about eight or nine years before his death in September, 1925 of tuberculosis.  He apparently contracted the disease earlier while employed as a physician at a TB sanatorium in Arizona where he located after graduation from medical school.



Scope and Content


            This collection consists of four photos of Dr. Harman, his Teacher’s Common School Certificate and certification of appointment to the Rank of First Lieutenant in the Officers’ Reserve Corps. of the U.S. Army.  In addition, there are ten medical school notebooks which cover areas of study such as Genito-Urinary Diseases, Neurology, Bacteriology, Chemistry, Pathology, and Dermatology.


Folder List







Documents, 1898 and 1919


Photographs, n.d.


Notebook #1 and #2 (Genito-Urinary Diseases),



Notebook #3 (Neurology), 12/15/04-2/26/05


Notebook #4 (Bacteriology), 9/19/02-2/16/03


Notebook #5 and #6 (Chemistry and Chemistry II Vol.

1 of 2, 1/27/02-1/30/03


Notebook #7 (Chemistry II-Vol. II), 2 of 2,



Notebook #8 (Chemical Lab), 10/3/01-2/27/03


Notebook #9 (Pathology III-Vol. I), 9/17/03-12/08/


Notebook #10 (Dermatology), 9/21/03-4/18/04