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Willard L. Marmelzat collection
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Willard L. Marmelzat collection
    Collection number: 429
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections for Medicine and the Sciences
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 34.0 linear ft. (68 document boxes and 6 oversize flat boxes)
    Date: circa 1943-1999
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the History and Special Collections for the Sciences, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Abstract: Willard Lee Marmelzat, M.D., renowned dermatologist, wrote multiple works on the history of medicine. In addition to his manuscripts, the collection consists of his subject files, correspondence, publications, professional society files, speeches, education files, and memorabilia.
    Creator: Marmelzat, Willard L. (Willard Lee)

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Please contact the History and Special Collections for the Sciences, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    COLLECTION CONTAINS DIGITAL MATERIALS: Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the History and Special Collections for the Sciences, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library Reference Desk in advance of your visit.
    COLLECTION CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials, you must notify the History and Special Collections for the Sciences, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library Reference Desk in advance of your visit.
    Some audiovisual materials in this collection have been digitized. Digitized audiovisual material is noted at the item level.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Willard L. Marmelzat Collection (Biomed Manuscript Collection Number 429). UCLA Library Special Collections, History and Special Collections for the Sciences, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6898776 

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of the Marmelzat family, December 2012.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Kelly Besser with assistance from Rebecca Bucher and Cooper Moll, in consultation with Russell Johnson, and supervised by Megan Hahn Fraser, 2016. This collection was processed following the Guidelines for Efficient Archival Processing in the University of California Libraries.

    Biography/History

    Willard Lee Marmelzat, M.D., was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received his M.D. at Tulane University School of Medicine in 1944. Passionate about music, Marmelzat was awarded the William Osler Medal of American Association of the History of Medicine for his M.D. thesis about the history of the relationship between doctors and music. He developed his thesis into a book, Musical Sons of Aesculpius, published in 1946. After medical school, Marmelzat served as a Navy physician on the USS New Jersey before permanently residing in Los Angeles, California. He established himself as a renowned dermatologist and author of multiple works pertaining to the history of medicine. Dr. Marmelzat died at the age of 93 in Los Angeles.

    Scope and Content

    The Willard L. Marmelzat collection consists of his manuscripts, subject files, correspondence, publications, professional society files, speeches, education files, and memorabilia, ranging in date from 1943 to 1999.

    Organization and Arrangement

    This collection has been arranged in the following series:
    • Series 1: Manuscripts
    • Series 2: Subject files
    • Series 3: Correspondence
    • Series 4: Clinical files
    • Series 5: Publications
    • Series 6: Professional society files
    • Series 7: Education files
    • Series 8: Memorabilia