Carpenter, Charles M. Photographs and correspondence scrapbook. 1930-1965.

Finding aid prepared by University Archives staff, 1996 December; finding aid revised by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 October; machine-readable finding aid created by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 October.
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©1996 December

Title: Carpenter, Charles M. Photographs and correspondence scrapbook.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 636
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.2 linear ft. (1 box)
Date: 1930-1965
Abstract: Record Series 636 contains photographs and a scrapbook assembled by Charles M. Carpenter.
Creator: Carpenter, Charles M.


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Carpenter, Charles M. Photographs and correspondence scrapbook (University Archives Record Series 636). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.


Charles Carpenter (1895-1966) was a member of the core faculty of the UCLA Medical School at the time of its founding. Carpenter received his M.D. degree at Rochester in 1933, and his Master's degree in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 1941. In 1947, Carpenter was appointed by Stafford Warren as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Infectious Diseases in the new Medical School at UCLA. During his time at UCLA Carpenter contributed to the organization and design of the Medical School, established research opportunities abroad for advanced students and faculty, and served as Chairman of the Animal Care Committee. Upon retirement in 1962, Carpenter was appointed Research Oncologist in the School of Public Health and continued to direct the Evelyn Castera Cancer Research Laboratory.

Scope and Content

Record Series 636 contains photographs and a scrapbook assembled by Charles M. Carpenter. Photographs regard Carpenter's travels and events at the newly formed School of Medicine at UCLA. The scrapbook features a selection of correspondence regarding Carpenter's travels and work at the School of Medicine.
This is an inactive record series; no additional University records are expected to be added.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 709583 

Box 1, Folder 1

Dinner events. 1950-1959; n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Black and white photos featuring Charles Carpenter and wife, Vern Knudsen, Stafford Warren, Franklin D. Murphy, and other UCLA figures at dinner events.
Box 1, Folder 2

Travel photographs. 1955.

Scope and Contents note

Color photographs of Charles Carpenter while traveling.
Box 1, Folder 3

Assorted black and white photographs. 1945; n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Includes portrait of Charles Carpenter's brother Clifford, news and set photographs, and an original envelope that formerly housed the photographs.
Box 1

Correspondence scrapbook. 1956-1965.

Scope and Contents note

Contains correspondence to and from Charles Carpenter, featuring such correspondents as President Dwight Eisenhower, UCLA Chancellor Vern Knudsen, actress Joan Fontaine, and Jules Stein. Correspondence largely regards Carpenter's travels and work at UCLA.