Finding aid for the David Berman papers 5294

Sue Luftschein
USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California 90089-0189

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Title: David Berman papers
creator: Berman, David
Identifier/Call Number: 5294
Physical Description: 6 Linear Feet 6 boxes
Date (inclusive): 1980-2012
Abstract: David Berman (1917-2014) was a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Cell and Neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine, where he taught pharmacology for 60 years. The papers contain Dr. Bermans lecture materials, including notes, exams, CDs and DVDs of lectures, biographical documents and awards, typescripts of papers, and photographs.
Container: 1

Biographical note

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Cell and Neurobiology, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Dr. David Berman (November 4, 1917 - March 8, 2014) was a beloved educator in pharmacology who taught USC medical students for 60 years (1952 to 2012). His brilliance as a teacher is evidenced by more than 45 teaching awards. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in pharmacy, and a PhD in pharmacology at USC. He retired at age 70, and was rehired annually to teach pharmacology to first- and second-year medical students as "emeritus" every year for an additional 24 years. He said, "being with students keeps you young -- you pick up on their energy and excitement." [Source:; Los Angeles Times obituary, March 10, 2014]

Content Description

Teaching documents (lecture notes, exams, CDs and DVDs of lectures), biographical documents and awards, typescripts of papers, photographs.

Conditions Governing Access

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

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.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder no. or item name], David Berman papers, Collection no. 5294, University Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Processing Information

The collection is unprocessed.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pharmacology -- Study and teaching -- Archival resources
Medical education -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources
Berman, David
Berman, David -- Archives
Keck School of Medicine -- Faculty