Register of the George Edward Coleman Papers, 1926-1942

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Register of the George Edward Coleman Papers, 1926-1942

Collection number: MSS 47-3

UCSF Library & CKM



Archives and Special Collections

University of California, San Francisco

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  • UCSF Library & CKM
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • 530 Parnassus Ave.
  • San Francisco, CA 94143-0840
  • Phone: (415) 476-8112
  • Fax: (415) 476-4653
  • Email: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives/contact
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives
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© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: George Edward Coleman Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1926-1942
Collection number: MSS 47-3
Creator: Coleman, George Edward, 1867-1947
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)
Repository: 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.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George Edward Coleman papers, MSS 47-3, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

Biography

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's suggestion.
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 Coleman.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Contents list

Folder 2

Biographical information, 1930-1940

 

Biographical sketch, by Langley Porter. Tearsheet from California Monthly, May 1930.

 

Broadcast on deafness. Write-up for local paper concerning broadcast entitled "The problems of deafness" given by University of California, October 7, 1934. Typescript cc. Three copies.

 

The problems of deafness, University of California Radio Service, Broadcast #1229, October 7, 1934. Mimeographed. Covers interview with George C. Coleman.

 

Biographical sketch, by Esther Rosencrantz. August 19, 1940. Obituary notice of 1947 attached.

Folder 3

Manuscripts, 1927-1932

 

Medical faddists and the public health, by George C. Coleman. Typescript. Published as letter in San Francisco Argonaut, September 7, 1927.

 

A study of Cl. botulinum, type C, associated with western duck disease, by Janet B. Gunnison and George C. Coleman. Typescript cc. Published under similar title in Journal of Infectious Diseases, Nov-Dec. 1932, v. 51, p. 542-551.

 

A note on the enzymes of B. botulinus, by George E. Coleman. n.d. Typescript cc. "Not published."

Folder 4

Publications and reprints 1926-1942. Arranged chronologically.

 

Vaccines and serums; what they are, by George E. Coleman. Santa Barbara Daily News, Feb 1926. (Reprinted as pamphlet)

 

Some medical aspects of deafness; a discussion for laymen, by George E. Coleman. Pamphlet #8, Santa Barbara County Branch, American Association for Medical Progress, Apr 25, 1927.

 

Rattlesnake venom antidote of the Hopi Indians, by George E. Coleman. Bulletin of the Antivenin Institute of America, v. 1, no. 4, Jan 1928. (Reprint)

 

Some medical discoveries of 1927, by George E. Coleman. Santa Barbara County Branch, American Association for Medical Progress, March 5, 1928.

 

Deafness and research, by George E. Coleman. Pamphlet #10, Santa Barbara County Branch, American Association for Medical Progress, May 1, 1928.

 

In alleviation of human suffering; a report on research from the George Williams Hooper Foundation for Medical Research of the University of California (June 1929).

 

Animal assistance to research in deafness, by George E. Coleman. Hooper Foundation for Medical Research, University of California. Issued as voter information on the proposed State Humane Pound law, election of November 8, 1938.

 

Research in deafness, by George E. Coleman. In Handbook of information for the hard-of-hearing adult, California State Department of Education, Sacramento, 1942, p. 50-54

Folder 5

News clippings, 1928-1929. Four items.