This collection comprises files on the California Osteopathic Association (COA) that were accumulated by Forest Grunigen,
a California osteopath who was an active member of the organization and served as its president in the 1940s. Materials include
correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, news clippings and reports. The bulk of the material covers the COA/California
Medical Association (CMA) merger, in which Grunigen was a key figure. Also in the collection are the files of Dain Tasker,
who served as the Historian of COA in the 1950s. His files include an unpublished manuscript of his history of the osteopathic
profession in California.
Forest Grunigen served as president of the California Osteopathic Association (COA) in 1943 and played a leading role in establishing
the medical school at UC Irvine. COA was established in 1900 as an affiliate of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
and, along with the College of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (COPS), was a figurehead of the osteopathic tradition in
3.7 linear feet
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contact the University Archivist.
The collection is open for research.