John A. Benjamin Papers Addendum1895-1993

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Descriptive Summary

Title: John A. Benjamin Papers Addendum,
Date (inclusive): 1895-1993
Collection number: 1A
Creator: Benjamin, John A. 1906-1992
Extent: 1 document box (0.5 linear ft)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library.Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: Letters, photographs, memorabilia, and personal records that supplement the materials in UCLA Biomedical Library's Manuscript Collection #1: "John A. Benjamin papers, 1925-1994".
Physical location: Southern Regional Library Facility
Language of Material: Collection materials inEnglish


The collection is open for research. Contact the History & Special Collections Division, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, UCLA, for information. Collection is stored off-site: advance notice required for access.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John A. Benjamin papers - addendum (Manuscript collection 1A). Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences , University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4235743 

Acquisition Information

In August, 2004, John A. Benjamin, son of the original collector, deposited with the UCLA Biomedical Library an additional small box of letters, photographs, and a scrapbook to be integrated into the main collection of Benjamin papers previously donated to the library.


Biographical data on Dr. Benjamin can be found in the introductory material to the finding aid for "John A. Benjamin Papers", which is available online.

Scope and Content

This addendum consists mostly of personal items and photographs. Some materials pertain to Dr. Benjamin's interest in the history of urology and medicine, but almost nothing is added to the record of his research or clinical work.
The series-subseries organization of the original large collection has been retained, but only those categories for which there are new materials are listed here.
The collection is organized into the following series:
  • Series 1. Early Study and Research.. 2 folders
  • Series 2. Research, Teaching, Patient Care -- Urogenital System.. 2 folders
  • Series 3. Research -- Historical and Bibliographic.. 5 folders
  • Series 6. Personal Materials.. 5 folders
  • Series 7. Non-Print Materials.. 7 folders

Related Material


Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Benjamin, John A. (John Allison), 1906-
Urology - history

Container List


Series 1. Early Study and Research.

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 1, Folder 1

Rockefeller Foundation internship. 1933, 1993

Scope and Content Note

evaluation of the 1933 Rockefeller interns (including Benjamin) and the general program, by North Carolina State Board of Health member, 1933; correspondence between J. A. Benjamin (son) and Rockefeller Univ., 1993
Box 1, Folder 2

School of Medicine graduation day, The Johns Hopkins University. 1934

Scope and Content Note

copy of remarks made by Professor Jacob H. Hollander to President Ames, plus cover letter from Prof. Hollander to Benjamin

Series 2. Research, Teaching, Patient Care -- Urogenital System.

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 1, Folder 3

Professional memberships. 1957

Scope and Content Note

certificate of membership in The Society for Pediatric Urology
Box 1, Folder 4

X-ray cinematography.

Scope and Content Note

five short 8mm film strips of dog and human bladder during urination, with enlarged photo positives

Series 3. Research -- Historical and Bibliographic.

Physical Description: 5 folders

Subseries 1. History of Urology. 1895-1911

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 1, Folder 5

American Association of Genito-Urinary Surgeons. 1911

Scope and Content Note

memorabilia which belonged to Dr. van der Poel, from the 25th Anniversary Dinner of the Association, 1911
Box 1, Folder 6

History of x-ray cinematography. 1895-1896

Scope and Content Note

photo of letter from Dr. John Macintyre, Glasgow, to Prof. Röntgen, 1896; photo of first page of Röntgen article "Ueber eine neue Art von Strahlen", 1895

Subseries 2. History of Medicine and Medical Books.

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box 1, Folder 7

Illustrations of historical figures.

Scope and Content Note

portraits of: Bartholin, Erasmus, 1625-1698; Bartholin, Thomas, 1616-1680; Bullein, William, d. 1576; Cheselden, William, 1688-1752; Denonvilliers, Charles-Pierre, 1808-1872; Harvey, William, 1578-1657; Pattison, Granville Sharp, 1791-1851
Box 1, Folder 8

Letter from M. F. Ashley Montagu. 1944

Scope and Content Note

concerns Benjamin's admiration of Montagu's book about Edward Tyson
Box 1, Folder 9

Bozzini, Philipp. "Der Lichtleiter". 1949

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of a partial plate from the 1807 folio edition, with notes on the verso concerning Bozzini and Dr. Benjamin's acquisition of this work

Series 6. Personal Materials.

Physical Description: 5 folders
Box 1, Folder 10

Elementary and high school records, Salmon, Idaho. 1919-1925

Scope and Content Note

report cards, promotion certificates from 6th grade through high school graduation
Box 1, Folder 11

University of California, Southern Branch records. 1925-1930

Scope and Content Note

report cards, transcript; fee receipts
Box 1, Folder 12

Scrapbook. 1934-1941

Physical Description: 8.25" x 11.5", hard cover, loose-leaf; very brittle

Scope and Content Note

miscellaneous items, including some correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, poetry, etc.


Box 1, Folder 13

Scrapbook. 1934-1941

Scope and Content Note

Box 1, Folder 14

Membership certificates. 1980, 1982

Scope and Content Note

UCLA Alumni Association, 1980; The Johns Hopkins Associates, 1982

Series 7. Non-Print Materials.

Physical Description: 7 folders

Subseries 1. Photographs.

Physical Description: 7 folders
Box 1, Folder 15

Identified portraits.

Scope and Content Note

Elmer Belt, 1893-1980 and George Whipple, 1878-1976; Campeti, Frank L.; Graham, James, 6th Duke of Montrose, 1878-1954; Hinman, Frank Jr., 1920-1999; Macintyre, John, 1859-1928; Ramsey, George H.S., 1894-1965; Scott, John; Thomson, William, 1st Baron Kelvin (Lord Kelvin), 1824-1907; Watson, James Sibley Jr., 1894-1982; Weinberg, Sydney A., 1910-1977; 35mm slides of Graham, Kelvin, Macintyre, Scott; 16mm film frames of "Early x-ray photo of soft tissue, 1896" by John Macintyre
Box 1, Folder 16

Unidentified portraits.

Scope and Content Note

three photographs of men
Box 1, Folder 17

Group pictures: The Johns Hopkins University. circa 1935-1937

Scope and Content Note

four photographs, two negatives


identified are John Eckert and Dave Sprong; Dr. Benjamin appears in all photographs
Box 1, Folder 18

"Phi Chi at Hopkins". 1930

Scope and Content Note

group photograph, including Dr. Benjamin
Box 1, Folder 19

Group pictures: Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York. 1943, 1967-1970

Scope and Content Note

four photographs, circa 1943, including Surgical Staff and Senior Staff; four photographs, circa 1957, 1967, 1969, 1970, of Urology Group


identified in one group: Larry Parlow, Harry Miller, Don McDonald, W. W. Scott, Irwin Frank, Herbert Boyd, Abe Crockett; Dr. Benjamin in all photos
Box 1, Folder 20

Annual meeting, American Urological Association, New York. 1967

Scope and Content Note

banquet group photo of Mrs. Mae Benjamin, Dr. Benjamin, Sandor Wax, Sid Feder, Dabney Jarman, and three unidentified men
Box 1, Folder 21

Dr. Benjamin and pediatric patient. 1953

Scope and Content Note

Dr. Benjamin in surgical scrubs