Canaday Center

Medicine and Health

ACADEMY OF MEDICINE OF TOLEDO AND LUCAS COUNTY RECORDS, 1922-Present.  [PDF]
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Professional organization (1851-Present)
Published and unpublished material. Items assembled by the Academy's Historical Committee in the 1950s include: "Magnificent Century" (1954), correspondence concerning the history of Flower and Maumee Valley hospitals, and newspaper clippings. Collection also includes a run of the Academy's newsletters, The Bulletin, (1966-1984), The Academy Bulletin, (1985-1986), and Toledo Medicine, (1987 - Present). MSS-044, 1 linear foot.

SRIPATI CHANDRASEKHAR PAPERS, 1879-2001.  [PDF]
International demographer, economist, sociologist, and scholar (1918-2001)
Included in the collection is  Dr. Chandrasekhar’s correspondence, research files, publications, and photographs.  See the finding aid for a complete list. MSS-189, 78 linear feet.
See also: entries under Sripati Chandrasekhar and Gender and Sexuality

NOTE: This collection is housed off-campus. Therefore, Canaday Center staff will require a 48-hour advanced notice for its retrieval.

CUMMINGS-ZUCKER CENTER RECORDS, 1913-1997. [PDF]
A residential facility which also operated a school; it gave dependent, neglected, and underprivileged girls a proper home life and suitable educational and vocational training in addition to providing academic and domestic science training. The school was accredited by the Toledo Public Schools.  The collection includes administrative Records, Ephemera/Memorabilia, and Financial Records of the institution in its various iterations: Girl's Protection Agency (1913-1914), the Luella Cummings Home (1914-1981), and the Cummings-Zucker Center (1981-1997). MSS-130, 5.75 linear feet.

HUGH GREGORY GALLAGHER PAPERS, 1880-2002. [PDF]
Disability Rights Activist (1932-2004)
Paralyzed by polio contracted at the age of 19, Gallagher was known as the "father of the disability rights movement."  He was the author of the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, and wrote several books and articles.  Gallagher was also a respected Franklin D. Roosevelt scholar.  Perhaps his best-known book is FDR's Splendid Deception, which explored the former president's disability and how he hid it from the public.  This collection contains correspondence, biographical and family files, Mr. Gallagher's writings, research files, senate files, photographic material, awards, and artifacts.  MSS-185, 13 linear feet.
See also: entries under Disability History, Politics and Government, and Social Welfare 

GLENN GEELHOED PAPERS, 1995-2014. [PDF]
Surgeon and professor
Collection of travel logs describing Geelhoed's medical missions to developing countries.  His recollections are also presented in the form of emails to friends and colleagues, and photographs.  MSS-233, 5.5 linear feet.
See also: entries under Philanthropy, Social Welfare, Travel

RICHARD T. GOSSER PAPERS, 1943-1974.  [PDF]
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Local 12 (Toledo) president, regional director and international vice president of the United Automobile, Aircraft, Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW-CIO, UAW-AFL-CIO) (1900-1969) 
Collection includes Local 12 (Toledo) scrapbooks, with clippings from Toledo and Detroit general and labor newspapers, runs of United Auto Worker and Solidarity (1947-1963), interviews with long-time members of Local 12 (1963), and correspondence from the 1960s (primarily relating to a federal case against Gosser). Gosser's official UAW correspondence files and related items are housed in the Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University, Detroit MI. MSS-025, 15 linear feet.
See also: entry under Labor

FELIX C. HARMAN PAPERS, 1898-1919. [PDF]
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. MSS-110, 5 inches.
See also: entry under War, Soldiers, and Veterans

BENJAMIN L. HIRSCH PAPERS, 1849-1993. [PDF]
Chemist/Inventor (1905-1995)
The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, product advertisements, laboratory notebooks, chemistry books/pamphlets, and patents. Also included are toys, cosmetics, and other items produced in the Hirsch Laboratory. MSS-097, 9.25 linear feet.

MAUMEE VALLEY HOSPITAL ADVANCEMENT TRUST COLLECTION, 1947-1968. [PDF]
Continuing medical education organization (1947-1968)
This collection documents activities supported by the Maumee Valley Hospital Advancement Trust, 1947-1968. The trust was established to promote medical education in northwest Ohio through the sponsorship of lectures by prominent national physicians and through funding for the library of the Academy of Medicine of Toledo and Lucas County. Money to support the trust came from reimbursements for the hospital’s care for indigent patients. MSS-255, 1/2 linear foot.

MAUMEE VALLEY AND WILLIAM ROCHE MEMORIAL HOSPITALS, ca. 1930s-1970s. [PDF]
Former Lucas County Hospital (Maumee Valley Hospital) and tuberculosis hospital (William Roche Memorial Hospital)
Collection contains correspondence, minutes, scrapbooks, and other documentation concerning Maumee Valley Hospital. Also included are a pair of architectural drawings of Maumee Valley Hospital and William Roche Memorial Hospital, respectively. MSS-249, 8 linear feet.

MAX T. SCHNITKER PAPERS, 1936-1983. [PDF]
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Local Neurosurgeon, World War II Veteran (1905-1983)
Collection contains scrapbooks and memoirs kept by Dr. Schnitker when he worked in England from 1936-1938 as a Harvey Cushing Travelling Fellow, as well as diaries documenting his experiences in the Army. He served first in Utah from 1942-1945, then in India from 1945-1946. Also included are photographs of Dr. Schnitker and plaques that he received for his medical practice in Toledo, Ohio. MSS-142, 1 linear foot.
See also: entry under War, Soldiers, and Veterans

ELLA P. STEWART PAPERS, 1922-1987.  [PDF]
Pharmacist and civic leader of Toledo, Ohio (1893-1987)
This collection consists of scrapbooks and literary productions documenting Stewart's activities and honors. She was active in the Berea in Korea Foundation, the Pan-Pacific and South East Asia Women's Association, the Indiana Avenue Nursery, and the Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Subjects include child care, famous figures in African-American history, and women's social clubs. MSS-052, 2 linear feet.
See also: entries under African-Americans, Civic Interests, Social Welfare, and Women

TOLEDO STATE HOSPITAL, LUCAS COUNTY INFIRMARY, & MAUMEE VALLEY HOSPITAL ARCHITECTURAL AND SURVEY DRAWINGS, 1884-1989. [PDF]
Insane Asylum (1888-1973)
Collection includes schematic maps from the Toledo Insane Asylum, which was designed by Edward O. Fallis and operated by Dr. Henry A. Tobey.  The schematic drawings are from the original plans for the asylum. MSS-221, 50 linear feet.
See also: entries under Architecture, Disability History, and Social Welfare

TOLEDO MENTAL HEALTH CENTER CLIPPINGS.  [PDF]
Collection consists of photocopies of newspaper clippings about the Toledo Mental Health Center. MSS-198, .25 linear feet.
See also: entry under Disability History

Last Updated: 3/22/15