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Medical College of Virginia



The Medical College of Virginia (MCV), located in Richmond, VA, was established in 1838 as the medical department of Hampden-Sydeny College. MCV became an independent instituion in 1854. It merged with the University College of Medicine in 1913, retaining the MCV name. In 1968 the college merged with the Richmond Professional Institue to form Virginia Commonwealth University.

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Board of Trustees of Memorial Hospital records

Identifier: Acc. 18
Scope and Contents

The records include one bound volume of the minutes of the Board of Trustees from 1899 to 1913. There are no minutes for 1906 to 1908. The records also include correspondence, resolutions and reports.

Dates: 1899-1913

James Russell Boldridge papers

Identifier: 1985.Apr.7
Scope and Content The papers of Dr. James Russell Boldridge pertain mostly to his time in medical school and in medical practice. The collection also includes some personal papers. Types of materials include case notes, certificates and diplomas, clippings, correspondence, day books and diaries, financial records, legal records, letcure notes, photographs, and other related materials. The materials related to his medical practice provide insight into the work of the rural medical practitioner especially...
Dates: 1869-1978

Dr. Lewis Hinton Bosher, Jr. papers

Identifier: 1997.Jul.8
Scope and Contents The papers of Dr. Lewis H. Bosher are primarily items relating to his professional work as a surgeon and a member of the faculty at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV).The majority of his papers are made up of correspondence and also includes some journal articles, newspaper clippings, and photographs. Bosher's papers also contains materials he collected to write a biographical sketch of fellow surgeon Dr. Isaac A. Bigger, and items from his great uncle, Dr. Lewis C. Bosher, including his...
Dates: 1891-1994

Alton D. Brashear papers

Identifier: Acc. 136
Scope and Contents The Alton D. Brashear Collection is primarily the information, documents and materials gathered together to write the history of the 45th General Hospital. This Army medical unit was staffed by faculty from the Medical College of Virginia during World War II. Brashear served as the Chief of Dental Services.The collection includes official papers, orders, personnel files and other documents relating to the initial training and operation of the hospital unit before and after its...
Dates: 1935-1955

Charles P. Cardwell, Jr. collection

Identifier: 91.Aug.15
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the personal papers of Charles P. Cardwell, Jr. when he served as president-elect, then president of the Virginia Hospital Association. The papers include annual reports, committee reports, policy proposals, as well as personal and professional correspondence from 1950-1953. The papers focus on issues like standardization of nursing education, hospital insurance consolidation and reform, hospital finances, and indigent patient care.

Dates: 1950-1953

Robert B. Carper papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 83.Jun.09
Scope and Contents

The collection includes items related to Carper's time as a student at the Medical College of Virginia, a daguerreotype of Carper, and a lock of his hair.

Dates: 1820-1866

Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU photographs and publications

Identifier: 2013.Feb.26
Scope and Content This collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings, a magazine, and a promotional booklet for the hospital. The collection provides some insight into the early history and services of the hospital as well as the children who were patients. The photographs are undated with the exception of one labled 1911 of a female adolescent with scoliosis. This photograph predates the clinic and hospital. The majority of the photographs are of patients and staff at the convalescent...
Dates: 1911-1958

Diploma and Certificate collection

Identifier: 2015.Feb.03
Scope and Contents Over time the Health Sciences Library, Special Collections and Archives has received numerous diplomas and certificates. These have sometimes been single item donations or have come in with larger donations. This finding aid allows users to more easily learn about and locate these items. This collection includes diplomas that span the history of the Medical College of Virginia (MCV), beginning with diplomas issued when it was still a department of Hampden-Sydney College. Also included are...
Dates: 1815-

Ebbe C. Hoff collection

Identifier: 87.Jul.26
Scope and Contents

This collection contains reprints of several of Hoff's articles, speeches and books. There is no personal correspondence or original material.

Dates: 1929-1968

Harry Lyons papers

Identifier: Acc. 23
Scope and Contents The collection focuses on Lyons' writings, articles, clippings, photographs, and awards covering his professional career and tenure as Dean of the School of Dentistry, Medical College of Virginia, 1948-1979. The body of the collection is his papers and addresses. Lyons professional work was in periodontology, which deals with diseases of the gums These papers focus on problems and solutions related to this specialty, improving dental education, professional ethics. The collection also...
Dates: 1948-1987

MCV Foundation/Monumental Church records

Identifier: 2005.Jun.13
Scope and Contents

The collection includes minutes of the Monumental Church Endowment, correspondence with J. Ambler Johnston who oversaw the early renovation. Also included are clippings and articles relating to the Church and its members. The Collection focuses on the time of its first renovation from 1960-1965. It does not cover activity of the congregation or of the years of University ownership.

Dates: 1957-1965

Susan J. Mellette papers

Identifier: 2001.Oct.2
Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, professional papers, reports, files and published materials dating from 1942-1993. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1960s through the 1980s and consists mostly of correspondence and professional papers. The collection focuses on Dr. Mellette's many professional pursuits within the field of oncology.

Dates: 1942-1993

Samuel C. Mitchell papers

Identifier: 84.Mar.10
Scope and Contents

The Collection contains newspaper clippings from Richmond, Virginia area newspapers from 1911 to 1913. It chronicles the rivalry between the schools, Mitchell's appointment as President and the early integration efforts. The Collection is limited to only what was in the newspapers during these years and is not a complete representation of Mitchell's career.

Dates: 1911-1913

Peter Nicholas Pastore, M.D.

Identifier: 88.Mar.11
Scope and Content Information Series I: Contains Dr. Pastore's written materials. Subseries A consists of the notes and drafts of articles and presentations written from the 1960s to the late 1970s. Some of the presentations and articles have photographs and medical illustrations. There is some correspondence. Subseries B consists of the research conducted on, notes, photographs, correspondence pertaining to, and drafts of, Dr. Pastore's thesis entitled "Effect of Quinine on Hearing" begun in 1937-38 to fulfill the...
Dates: 1934-1976

Edward H. Peeples, Jr. papers

Identifier: M 342
Scope and Contents Please note: this collection contains materials that use insensitive or offensive language. To represent the resource as accurately as possible, the staff has transcribed the titles exactly as they appear on the archival material or objects.The Papers of Dr. Edward J. Peeples document his long career in education and public health and his activities as a promoter of social justice and human rights reforms in Virginia and other places across the South. The collection is especially...
Dates: 1915, 1920-2005

Edward H. Peeples, Jr. papers

Identifier: M 68
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of materials collected by Dr. Peeples in the field of hunger, poverty, and racial issues in the United States and abroad. There is considerable information on the fight for integration in Virginia in the 1960s. It includes his thesis on the Prince Edward County school issue in the late 1950s and early 1960s as well as many newspaper articles that document that period. A large portion of this collection is made up of numerous types of publications.

Dates: 1910, 1943-1994; Majority of material found within 1943 - 1994

Seth B. Perry collection

Identifier: 90-Dec-37
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of various items from Perry's life that show his vast array of interests, from a college textbook to the analytical breakdown of a soybean farm. The collection focuses mostly on Perry's medical work and not on his political or civic duties.

Dates: 1913-1950

William Branch Porter collection

Identifier: 85-Jan-03
Scope and Contents

The collection is limited to committee notes from the Academic Privileges and Admissions Committees as well as small amounts of correspondence and reprints of papers. The collection does not contain any information regarding Porter's medical practice or his academic teaching.

Dates: 1933-1951

Stuart D. Scott collection

Identifier: 2005.May.10
Scope and Contents

The collection is mostly the diplomas and official documentation of Scott's medical career as well as some photographs of his days at MCV and attended conferences. There is no documentation of his medical practice or personal papers.

Dates: 1918-1949

Louis Benjamin Sheppard, M.D. papers

Identifier: 86.Nov.14
Scope and Contents The papers of Dr. L. Ben Sheppard consists of correspondence, organizational records, research and the publications created from his research. This collection focuses on the second half of his life from the early 1950s to 1987. The collection is broken up into three series, and the first series consists of his reminiscences from 1930 to 1983, plus the location of a oral history.Series two consists of correspondence and organizational records from Dr. Sheppard's different...
Dates: 1950-1987

James L. and Dorothy Knowles Thomson papers

Identifier: 2004.May.6
Scope and Contents

This collection contains papers of Dr. James L. Thomson and his wife, Dorothy Knowles Thomson. Dr. Thomson's papers include World War II memorabilia and photographs as well as papers from the Excelsior Club, a group of surgeons brought together by the war. The papers of Mrs. Thomson, an instructor of operating room nursing at the Medical College of Virginia, include teaching materials and personal effects.

Dates: 1931 - 1985

Robert B. Ware papers

Identifier: 2005.Nov.21
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of memorabilia from Ware's years in medical school and wartime service.

Dates: 1939-1945