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William P. Longmire papers, 1944-1994
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  • Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Oral History

  • Title: William P. Longmire papers
    Collection number: 1350
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 67.0 linear feet (134 boxes, 15 oversize boxes, and 5 cartons)
    Date: 1944-1994
    Abstract: William Polk Longmire Jr. (b.1913) was a professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1943-48), and chairman of the department of Surgery at UCLA (1943-1948). He also served as chairman of the American Board of Surgery (1961-62), and was a fellow (1961-62), regent (1962-71), chairman of the board of regents (1969-71), and president (1971-73) of the American College of Surgeons. The collection consists of Longmire's papers, notes, correspondence, appointment diaries, organizational materials, personal materials, speeches, video and audio tapes, 16mm films, lecture material, and photographs. The collection also includes correspondence, photographs, and ephemera related to his book, Starting from scratch: the early history of the UCLA Department of Surgery (1984).
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance through our electronic paging system using the request button located on this page.
    Creator: Longmire, William Polk, Jr. 1881-1948

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance through our electronic paging system using the request button located on this page.
    Portions of this collection are restricted. Consult container list for additional information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of William P. Longmire, Jr., 1982 & 1995.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William P. Longmire Papers (Collection 1350). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2221036 

    Biography

    William Polk Longmire Jr. was born on September 14, 1913 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma; AB, University of Oklahoma, 1934; MD, Johns Hopkins University, 1938; surgeon, Johns Hopkins hospital (1946-48); successively instructor, assistant professor, associate professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1943-48), then professor of surgery; chairman of the Department of Surgery at UCLA (1948-76); chairman, American Board of Surgery, 1961-62; fellow (1961-62), regent (1962-71), chairman of the board of regents (1969-71), and president (1971-73) of the American College of Surgeons; author of Starting from scratch: the early history of the UCLA Department of Surgery (1984).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of papers, notes, correspondence, appointment diaries, organizational materials, personal materials, speeches, video and audio tapes, 16mm films, lecture material, and photographs relating to William P. Longmire of the UCLA Department of Surgery. Includes material from his many organizational affiliations, such as the American Board of Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. Also contains correspondence, photographs, and ephemera related to his book, Starting from scratch: the early history of the UCLA Department of Surgery (1984).

    Related Oral History

    The following oral history is available through the UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research:

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Longmire, William Polk, Jr. 1881-1948--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Surgery--Faculty. -- Archives
    Surgeons--California--Los Angeles--Archives.