Finding aid for the Robert E. Tranquada papers 0089

Finding aid prepared by Meghan Stephens
USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
2013 April

Title: Robert E. Tranquada papers
Collection number: 0089
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.42 Linear feet 3 boxes
Date: 1986-1991, 1997
Abstract: Professional files of Dr. Robert E. Tranquada during his tenure as Dean of USC School of Medicine (1986-1991).
creator: Tranquada, Robert E.

Biographical note

Robert E. Tranquada graduated from Pomona College, summa cum laude, in 1951, received his M.D. degree from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1955, served as a Resident in Medicine from 1955-1958 and as a Fellow in Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases in 1958-1959 at the UCLA Medical Center and as Fellow in Diabetes at the USC School of Medicine from 1959-1960. Dr. Tranquada's management responsibilities included service as Chairman of the USC Department of Community Medicine and Public Health (1966-1969), Associate Dean of the USC School of Medicine, and Medical Director of the Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center (1969-1974), Regional Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (1974-1976), Associate Dean of the UCLA School of Medicine (1976-1979), Chancellor and Dean of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center (1979-1986), Dean of the USC School of Medicine (1986-1991), and the Norman Topping/National Medical Enterprises Professor of Medicine and Public Policy from 1992 until his retirement in June 1997.

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Scope and Content

The Robert E. Tranquada papers consists almost entirely of correspondence to and from Tranquada during his tenure as Dean of the USC School of Medicine from 1986 to 1991. The papers document both Tranquada's administrative activities as Dean (letters, notes, documents, budgets, recommendations, grant requests and project proposals), and his expertise in health care policy, health services administration, community medicine and public health, and medical education.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Robert E. Tranquada papers, Collection no. 0089, University Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections 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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Tranquada, Robert E. -- Archives
University of Southern California. School of Medicine. -- Archives
University of Southern California. School of Medicine. -- Faculty
Medical colleges--California--Los Angeles--Administration--Archival resources
Medical education--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence August 1986

Scope and Content

Folder 1 contains various correspondence about Dr. Robert Tranquada accepting his position as the Dean of the USC School of Medicine and the changes and expenses to be paid to make this transition.
Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence September 1986

Scope and Content

Correspondence concerning the approval and disaproval of various projects, including the Institute of Aging. The letters also include nominations for various positions.
Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence October 1986

Scope and Content

Folder 3 included correspondence about the tasks and changes in the Medical School and its programs.
Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence November 1986

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence December 1986

Scope and Content

Correspondence solving conflicts and making changes to the programs and research supported by the USC School of Medicine.
Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence January 1987

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence February 1987

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence March 1987

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence April 1987

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence May 1987

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence June 1987

Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence July 1987

Box 1, Folder 13

Correspondence August 1987

Box 1, Folder 14

Correspondence September 1987

Box 1, Folder 15

Correspondence October 1987

Box 1, Folder 16

Correspondence November 1987

Scope and Content

Includes a draft of the governance of the USC School of Medicine, USC's Equal Opportunity Policy and various other policy documents along with normal correspondence.
Box 1, Folder 17

Correspondence December 1987

Box 1, Folder 18

Correspondence January 1988

Scope and Content

Correspondence addresses a current strike, different certifications, committee recommendations, and various others.
Box 1, Folder 19

Correspondence February 1988

Box 1, Folder 20

Correspondence March 1988

Box 1, Folder 21

Correspondence April 1988

Box 1, Folder 22

Correspondence 1988

Scope and Content

Campus memos and correspondence about meetings and changes occuring in the Department of Medicine.
Box 1, Folder 23

Correspondence June 1988

Box 1, Folder 24

Correspondence July 1988

Box 1, Folder 25

Correspondence August 1988

Scope and Content

Correspondence about program reviews, individual recomendations, and others.
Box 1, Folder 26

Correspondence September 1988

Box 1, Folder 27

Correspondence October 1988

Box 1, Folder 28

Correspondence November 1988

Box 1, Folder 29

Correspondence December 1988

Box 1, Folder 30

Correspondence January 1989

Box 2, Folder 1

Correspondence February 1989

Box 2, Folder 2

Correspondence March 1989

Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence April 1989

Box 2, Folder 4

Correspondence May 1989

Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence June 1989

Box 2, Folder 6

Correspondence July 1989

Box 2, Folder 7

Correspondence August 1989

Box 2, Folder 8

Correspondence Spetember 1989

Box 2, Folder 9

Correspondence October 1989

Box 2, Folder 10

Correspondence November 1989

Box 2, Folder 11

Correspondence December 1989

Box 2, Folder 12

Correspondence: R.E.T. File Notes undated

Scope and Content

Folder 12 includes various to-do lists and notes, a confidential note about the organization of the Medical School departments, R.E.T. notes, calculations, and textual materials on the expansion of health research and patient care faciliites. Most of this folder is hand written notes; however, there are also multiple typed documents.
Box 2, Folder 13

Correspondence January 1990

Box 2, Folder 14

Correspondence February 1990

Box 2, Folder 15

Correspondence March 1990

Box 2, Folder 16

Correspondence April 1990

Box 2, Folder 17

Correspondence May 1990

Box 2, Folder 18

Correspondence June 1990

Box 2, Folder 19

Correspondence July 1990

Box 2, Folder 20

Correspondence August 1990

Box 2, Folder 21

Correspondence September 1990

Box 2, Folder 22

Correspondence October 1990

Box 2, Folder 23

Correspondence November 1990

Box 2, Folder 24

Correspondence December 1990

Box 2, Folder 25

Correspondence January 1991

Box 2, Folder 26

Correspondence February 1991

Box 2, Folder 27

Correspondence March 1991

Box 2, Folder 28

Correspondence April 1991

Box 2, Folder 29

Correspondence May 1991

Box 2, Folder 30

Correspondence June 1991

Box 3, Folder 1

Correspondence: Budget 1988-1989

Box 3, Folder 2

Correspondence: Budget Details undated

Box 3, Folder 3

Correspondence July-September 1991

Box 3, Folder 4

Correspondence: Korea 1997

Scope and Content

Folder 4 contains letters of correspondence and plans about a potential extension of USC in Korea. This folder includes both hand written and typed documents.