Finding Aid for the William P. Longmire Papers, 1944-1994

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Finding Aid for the William P. Longmire Papers, 1944-1994

Collection number: 1350

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, 1998
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, April 2003
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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

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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.

Container List

 

Alfred Blalock

Boxes 132-135

Material collected by WPL.

Box 136

Material collected by WPL, and photo of 5 living presidents.

 

Associations

Box 107

A.

Box 107

A (continued) - G.

Box 108

G, H.

Box 142

O - R.

Box 143

S - Harry Spencer lecture.

Box 144

Frank Spence - University of Louisville.

Box 145

World Congress of Gastroenterology - V.

Box 91

A.

Box 92

A - B.

Box 93

B - CCSR.

Box 94

CCSR.

Box 95

CCSR - D.

Box 96

D, G, H, I.

Boxes 97-98

I.

Box 99

I - J.

Box 100

J, P.

Box 101

R, NIH, PCP.

Box 102

PCP, NCAB.

Box 103

NCAB - SORDS.

 

Audio Tapes

Box 129

Surgery[?].

 

CCSR

Boxes 90-91

1985-1987.

 

Committees

Boxes 104-105

1982-1984.

 

Correspondence, 1978-1981

Box 137

A - M.

Box 138

M - Thompson.

Box 139

Tompkins - Zarem.

 

Correspondence, 1982-1994

Box 88

James G. Greims trust fund.

Box 83

A - C.

Box 84

D - I.

Box 85

J - N.

Box 86

O - S.

Box 87

T - Z.

 

Correspondence, 1985-1992

Box 139

1985.

Box 140

1986-1987.

Box 141

1987-1990.

Box 142

1991-1992.

 

Film

Box 124

Surgery.

Box 131

First operation performed at UCLA.

 

Films (16 mm.)

Box 146

Pysical exam - arterial system.

Box 146

PMF5305 U.S. Army presents - debridement.

Box 146

Endarterectomy - deep femoral artery, 20 November 1952.

Box 146

Debridement Part I - multiple soft tissue wounds.

Box 146

Head intra-hepatic cholangiojeunostomy.

Box 146

Dr. Barker - Print no.1.

Box 146

Disinfection of the skin.

Box 147

Dogs as subjects - dog surgery - scrubbing.

Box 147

Pump oxygen (?) - Longmire demo/teaching film.

Box 147

Heart op [? - illegible].

Box 147

[Unidentified].

Box 147

Abdominal ileostomy, Morris, Clayton, 9 February 1953, made by Veteran's Administration Hospital, Wiley Barker.

Box 147

Closure VSD w/Gibbon pump oxygenator - Dr. Maloney copy made, 31 March 1958.

Box 147

[Septal defect].

Box 147

I.A. septal defect - UCLA Medical Center.

Physical Description: 2 reels.
Box 147

Porto caval anastomosis, 30 July 1951.

Box 147

Barker - teaching film made here - laparatomy 1958.

Box 147

Intrahaptishe cholangiojeunostomy.

Box 147

[Unidentified].

Box 147

Abdominal ileostomy - Dr. Barker, 9 February 1953.

Box 147

External vein ligation, Dr. Barker 23 October 1952, Dick Hummel.

Box 147

Porto caval anastomosis (Smiddy?), Dr. Longmire, 7 June 1971.

Box 147

Longmire demonstration films.

Box 147

Laparatomy.

Box 147

Endarterectomy, Barker - Hood, 21 April 1955.

Box 147

Peripheral arterial obstraction res media no.19667-03, Wiley Barker teaching film made here.

Box 148

[Unidentified].

Box 148

Porto caval shunt.

Box 148

Atraumatic surgical technique - Philip Sandblom.

Box 148

Barker - Endarterectomy - removing diseased lining of vessels.

Box 148

Dr. Wiley Barker - surgical demonstration dog.

Physical Description: (Small reel).
Box 148

Endarterectomy.

Physical Description: (Medium reel).
Box 148

Surgical demonstration.

Physical Description: (Large reel).
Box 148

Aseptic technique in operating room procedures.

Box 148

Cine Clinic 1966 - Recurrent peptic ulcers.

Box 148

Cine Clinic 1966 - varicose veins.

Box 149

W. Barker, Peter Arensberg - lateral anastomosis.

Box 149

Medical education for national defense.

Box 149

Endarterectomy techniques.

Box 149

Aseptic technique.

Box 149

Fundamental aseptic technique.

Box 149

End to end [bowel] anastomosis, 1958.

Box 149

Koronare endarteriektomie ... {German film].

Box 149

Complete excision of a left ventricular tumor of the heart [with tag labeled Blalock ?].

Box 149

Bathing your baby / Formula preparation.

Box 150

Varicose veins - Barker no.9.

Box 150

Coronary endarterectomy for angina pectoris.

Box 150

Cardio - pulmonary resuscitation.

Box 151

Coronary endarterectomy for angina pectoris - Dr. Barker.

Box 152

Auricular appendectomy.

Physical Description: (2 copies).
Box 152

Pump - Maloney.

Box 152

Coarctation of aorta with graft.

 

Honors and Awards

Boxes 125, 127

Plaques and certificates.

Box 126

Plaques.

Box 128

Certificates.

 

Longmire

Box 129

Student lecture material.

Box 130

Daybooks, 1947-1974 (no 1971).

Box 131

Daybooks, 1975-1993.

Box 145

Account books - 1976-1978, 1978-1980.

 

Medical Texts

Boxes 123-124

John Hopkins University.

 

Meetings and Societies

Box 88

1981-1983.

Box 89

1981-1984.

 

Organizations, 1982-1994

Box 104

T - W.

Box 104

S.

 

Papers and Speeches

Boxes 112-114

Non-scientific.

 

Personal Correspondence

Box 87

1985-1986.

 

Photographs

Boxes 121-122

Personal and UCLA Medical School.

Box 123

William Longmire - personal and professional.

 

Publications

Boxes 108-110

Reprints.

Box 124

Summaries of articles re skin grafts.

 

Slides

Box 131

Miscellaneous.

 

Starting from Scratch, By William Longmire

Box 153

William H. Mueller, Jr., M.D. - UCLA correspondence, 1948-1956.

Box 153

Thank yous.

Box 153

References.

Box 153

UCLA surgeons.

Box 153

Goodwin.

Box 153

Castle Press - Francine Harlow.

Box 153

Original letters, etc.

Box 153

Appendix material.

Box 154

Pictures - including class of 1955/1956, 1967/1968, 1966/1967, 1969/1970, 1974/1975.

Box 154

Photos - early school buildings.

Box 154

Photos - buildings.

Box 154

Photos - Chapter 8, Section II.

Box 154

Photos - Chapter 7.

Box 154

Photos - Chapter 6, section II.

Box 154

Photos - Chapter 6.

Box 154

Photos for Foreword and Chapter 1, figures 1-2, 4-7, receiving the call.

Box 154

Photos - including Jules Stein, signing the UCLA Medical School bill, etc.

Box 154

Photos - early residents, school building, Founders' portrait.

Box 154

Photos - Chapter 1, section 2.

Box 154

Photos and negatives - UCLA School of Medicine - class of 1955.

 

Surgery / Medical Center

Box 117

Illustrations of surgical diagrams.

Box 116

Homografts, coronary, pancreas, GI, UCLA Medical Center construction.

 

UCLA

Boxes 111, 124

History.

Box 129

Lectures[?].

Box 145

Funds for visiting professors.

 

VAMC

Box 105

1984-1987.

Box 106

1984-1987.

 

Video & Audio Tapes

Box 114

Surgery, lectures[?].

 

William Longmire

Box 113

Photographs.

Box 114

Biography - 1992 up to date.

Box 114

CV - 1990 up to date.

Box 115

Personal - slides.

Boxes 118-119

Videotapes - tributes, documentaries.

Box 120

Videotapes, audio tapes - tributes, documentaries, lectures.

 

Writings By William Longmire

Boxes 110-111

Holograph manuscripts.