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Julius R. Krevans papers
MSS 93-20  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Julius R. Krevans papers
    Dates: 1959-1993
    Collection Number: MSS 93-20
    Creator/Collector: Krevans, Julius, 1924-
    Extent: 8.75 linear ft. (7 cartons)
    Repository: UC San Francisco. Special Collections
    Abstract: This collection documents the activities of Dr. Julius R. Krevans from his early career at Johns Hopkins through his years as Chancellor of the University of California-San Francisco. His many roles are highlighted, from researcher to teacher, from administrator to concerned community member. The materials were collected both by Dr. Krevans personally and by his offices. His curriculum vitae, located in the "Professional Activities" series, provide an excellent overview of his work and his involvement in various organizations.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research. The UCSF Archives and Special Collections policy places access restrictions on material with privacy issues for a specific time period from the date of creation. Access to records that contain personal and confidential information about an individual or individuals is restricted for 75 years from date of creation or until the death of the individual mentioned in the records, whichever is longer. Access to medical records is restricted for 100 years from the latest date of the materials in those files. Restrictions are noted at the series level. This collection will be reviewed for sensitive content upon request. Contact the UCSF Archivist for information on access to these files.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Library & Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the UCSF Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Library & Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    Julius R. Krevans papers. UC San Francisco. Special Collections

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Julius R. Krevans in 1993.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Julius R. Krevans was born in New York City on May 1, 1924, son of Sol and Anita (Makovetsky) Krevans. A graduate (A.B. 1943, M.D. 1946) of New York University, Dr. Krevans served in the U.S. Medical Corps during the years 1948-50. Following this, he held posts at Johns Hopkins from 1950 to 1971, including Fellow in hematology, Director of the blood bank (1953-63), Professor of Medicine (1960-71), and Dean for Academic Affairs (1969-70). He was also Physician-in-Chief at Baltimore City Hospital from 1963 to 1969. Dr. Krevans became Dean of UCSF’s School of Medicine in January 1971, a position he held until 1982, when he was named Chancellor. A notable event during his tenure was the Nobel Prize awarded to J. Michael Bishop and Harold Varmus in 1989, the first ever won by UCSF faculty members. The university also played a critical role in spawning the biotechnology industry during these years. Under Dr. Krevans's leadership, UCSF attracted many women and minority students to careers in health sciences. In 1993, Dr. Krevans retired from this post and returned to the faculty of the School of Medicine. Among other associations, Dr. Krevans was a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a member of the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine, American Society of Hematology, American College of Physicians, American Federation of Clinical Research, and International Society of Hematology. He served as the chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges from 1980-81, and was awarded this organization’s Abraham Flexner Award in 1983. Dr. Krevans was president of the American Clinical and Climatological Association in 1989-90, the California Academy of Medicine in 1986-87, and the San Francisco Consortium of Colleges and Universities in 1989-90. He was also a director of the Clinical Scholar program, a director of both the James Picker and Bank America-Giannini Foundations, and a member of the Association of American Physicians.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Dr. Krevans corresponded with a wide variety of people, from scientific colleagues to business leaders (Series 1). He was a sought-after speaker for both scientific and community events, as can be seen in Series 2. Series 3 documents Dr. Krevans’s professional activities, including research, writing, travel, and consulting. Series 4 documents Dr. Krevans’s involvement in numerous organizations, both scientific and non-scientific. He had a keen interest in developing humanistic qualities in physicians, and his work with the American Board of Internal Medicine on this topic can be found in this series. He also worked with the Association of American Medical Colleges to eliminate fraud in scientific studies. The materials were primarily collected by Dr. Krevans’s office; therefore, personal correspondence is generally not part of the collection.

    Indexing Terms

    Physicians -- California
    Krevans, Julius, 1924-
    University of California, San Francisco
    press clippings
    conference programs

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