Scope and Content
Title: George Edward Coleman Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1926-1942
Collection number: MSS 47-3
Coleman, George Edward, 1867-1947
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)
University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these
materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], George Edward Coleman papers, MSS 47-3, Archives & Special
Collections, UCSF Library & CKM
George Edward Coleman was born in Grass Valley, California, on December 8, 1867. He
graduated from the University of California in 1891 with a B.S. in chemistry. He worked
in metallurgy and horticulture until 1909, when he began the study of bacteriology and
allied subjects. During 1909 and 1910 he was a volunteer worker at the Pasteur Institute
in Paris and later, for ten months, he studied and worked in the Clinical laboratory of
the Santa Maria Nuova Hospital in Florence, Italy.
Upon his return to the United States, Coleman established himself in his own laboratory
in Santa Barbara. In 1925 he joined the staff of the Hooper Foundation as an associate in
medicine and worked toward organizing and financing the studies of that institution,
particularly in the area of otology and the sociological aspects of deafness. This
research interest probably reflected Coleman's membership and activities in such
organizations as the Committee of the American Otological Association, where he acquired
great influence and authority. The John C. and Edward Coleman Memorial Fund for
Otological Research was established at the University of California by his family at Mr.
Coleman also published a number of scientific papers, newspaper articles and pamphlets in
the fields of bacteriology and histology, with the aim of popularizing science and
medicine for laymen.
Coleman died on April 9, 1947.
Scope and Content
Contains typescripts, clippings, reprints of materials written by or about George