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Series 11: Personal History of William C. Gorgas, 1916-1988

 Series

Scope and Contents

This series on William C. Gorgas highlights chronicled journal notes by Gorgas, during an investigative expedition throughout Central America, as Chairman of the Commission on Yellow Fever. This series also highlights the Gorgas family, the University of Alabama, where his father was president, as well as tributes made to him by his colleagues. The remaining folders in this series document references and a biographical sketch on Gorgas, as well as the Gorgas Medal, an award first issued in 1942 by Wyeth Laboratories. Series 15 contains a sample medal.

Dates

  • 1916-1988

Extent

From the Collection: 43.75 Linear Feet (48 boxes + oversize)

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Collection materials primarily in English

Restrictions

Collection is not restricted. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

Scope and Contents

This series on William C. Gorgas highlights chronicled journal notes by Gorgas, during an investigative expedition throughout Central America, as Chairman of the Commission on Yellow Fever. This series also highlights the Gorgas family, the University of Alabama, where his father was president, as well as tributes made to him by his colleagues. The remaining folders in this series document references and a biographical sketch on Gorgas, as well as the Gorgas Medal, an award first issued in 1942 by Wyeth Laboratories. Series 15 contains a sample medal.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the Archives and Modern Manuscripts Collection Collecting Area

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