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Finding Aid for the William P. Longmire Papers, 1944-1994
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William P. Longmire Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1944-1994
    Collection number: 1350
    Creator: Longmire, William P.
    Extent: 134 boxes (67 linear ft.) 5 cartons (5 linear ft.) 15 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    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. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
    Portions of this collection are restricted. Consult finding aid for additional information.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

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

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William P. Longmire Papers (Collection 1350). Department of 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).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Longmire, William P.--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Dept. of Surgery--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Surgeons--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

    Related Material

    Creating the Department of Surgery at the UCLA School of Medicine [Oral History Transcript] / William P. Longmire, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, c1988. Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.