The bulk of the collection consists of paper documents, plus approximately 25,000 feet of
motion pictures, over 400 slides, photographs, and a few artifacts. The materials span
the years 1918-1986.
William Frederick Windle, Ph.D., D.Sc. (1898-1985), born and educated in the U.S.
Midwest, became an eminent neuroscientist working on both coasts and welcomed
internationally. Dr. Windle did his undergraduate studies at Denison University in Ohio.
His plans for a medical career were turned aside after two years in medical school by his
long and fruitful collaboration with Stephen Walter Ranson of the Institute of Neurology,
Northwestern University. That collaboration started in 1921, led to Windle's Ph.D. degree
in anatomy from Northwestern and, some twenty years later, to the directorship of that
same Institute of Neurology.
Information on permission to reproduce, publish or quote is available from the History
& Special Collections Division of the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library,
University of California, Los Angeles.
One patient record (Box 4, Folder 7) is closed until 2041 A.D.