Register of the Edwin Barkley Boldrey Papers, 1946-

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Register of the Edwin Barkley Boldrey Papers, 1946-

Collection number: MSS 88-56

UCSF Library & CKM

Archives and Special Collections

University of California, San Francisco

Contact Information:

  • UCSF Library & CKM
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • 530 Parnassus Ave.
  • San Francisco, CA 94143-0840
  • Phone: (415) 476-8112
  • Fax: (415) 476-4653
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Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
November 1988
Date Revised:
October 1994
Encoded by:
Brooke Dykman Dockter
© 2000 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Edwin Barkley Boldrey Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1946-
Collection number: MSS 88-56
Creator: Boldrey, Edwin Barkley, 1906-1988
Extent: 23 cartons
Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information


Collection is open for research, although some material is restricted. Please consult the container list for selected restrictions.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edwin Barkley Boldrey Papers, MSS 88-56, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

Processing Information

Initial transfer, one carton from Dr. Boldrey in 1982; 80 cartons from Mrs. Boldrey, November 1988; patient records sampled (every 10th record removed, 33 cartons patient records returned to department, 1/8/90); remaining files consolidated into 23 cartons.


Edwin B. Boldrey, son of Edwin H. and Florence Bell (Barkley) Boldrey, was born in Morgantown, IN, July 17, 1906. He received his A.B. from DePauw University in 1927. This was followed by an M.A. from Indiana University in 1930, and an M.D. from that institution in 1932. Dr. Boldrey interned at Montreal General Hospital, 1932-35, and worked at the Montreal Neurological Institute, where he was a research fellow, 1935-36, and a fellow in neuropathology, 1938-39. He received an M.Sc. from McGill University in neurology and neurosciences in 1936.
Dr. Boldrey came to the west coast as instructor in surgery at UCSF School of Medicine, 1940-44, becoming assist. clinical professor of surgery in 1944-48, and assoc. professor of neurological surgery, 1948, and professor of surgery in 1951. He was chair of the Department of Neurosurgery 1951-56, and became professor emeritus in 1973.
He was visiting neurosurgeon at a number of hospitals and institutions in the Bay Area, and consultant to many others, among them the National Institute for Neurological Diseases and Stroke (1966-73), where he was Chairman of the Training Grant Study Section, and consultant to the Surgeon General of the US Public Health Service, 1960-64. In 1971 Dr. Boldrey received the J. Elliot Royer award from UCSF. The award is given to the individual making the most significant contribution to the advancement of psychiatry and neurology in the San Francisco Bay Area.
As an eminent neurosurgeon Dr. Boldrey was a member of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Diseases, the AMA, the American Association of Neurological Surgery, and the American Board of Neurosurgery, of which he was Director, 1958-64. He was a member of the San Francisco Neurological Society, and president of that organization, 1948-49.

Scope and Content

Collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, minutes, reports, consultation (patient) records.

Container List


Series I. Personalia & Correspondence

Carton 1

CV, correspondence: 1951-70

Physical Description: (39 folders)
Carton 2

Correspondence, Societies, A-Con

Physical Description: (52 folders)

Academy of Neurology


Alliance for Health Care (San Francisco)


American Academy of Cerebral Palsy

Physical Description: (2 folders)

American Assoc. Advancement of Science


American Academy of Neurological Surgery

Physical Description: (3 folders)

American Academy of Neurological Surgeons


American Association for Neuropathologists

Physical Description: (2 folders)

American Cancer Society

Physical Description: (2 folders)

American College of Surgeons

Physical Description: (4 folders)

American Geriatrics Society


American Heart Association


American Medical Association


American Men of Medicine


American Neurological Association


Assoc. of American Medical Colleges

Physical Description: (2 folders)

Assoc. for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease


B.A.N.G (Bay Area Neurophysiological Group)


California Academy of Medicine


California. Board of Medical Examiners

Physical Description: (3 folders)

California State Medical Society


Canadian Neurological Society


Congress of Neurological Surgeons












Air Force: El Paso, Parks


Army: Letterman, Travis AFB


Navy: Camp Pendleton, Oakland, San Diego


Shriner's Hospital (SF)


VA: Ft. Miley, Fresno, Livermore, Martinez

Carton 3

Correspondence, Societies, Cu-W

Physical Description: (37 folders)

Cushing Society

Physical Description: (2 folders)

Epilepsy Foundation of America

Physical Description: (6 folders)

Federation of Western Society of Neurological Sciences

Physical Description: (2 folders)

Franklin Hospital


Fulton Society


Interurban Neurosurgical Society


International College of Surgeons


International Congress of Neurological Surgery


Latin American Congress of Neurological Surgery


Neurological Society of America


San Francisco County Medical Society

Physical Description: (2 folders)

San Francisco Neurological Society


San Francisco Regional Tumor Foundation

Physical Description: (2 folders)

Sequoia Hospital

Physical Description: (2 folders)

Shriner's Hospital


Society of Neurological Surgeons


Spina Bifida Group


State Board of Medical Examiners


TEM (Lederle) (triethylenemelamine)


Thoughts, Random


Trigeminal neuralgia, Complications in surgery of


United Cerebral Palsy Assoc., 1959-62

Physical Description: (5 folders)

USAF Base Hospital, Wilford Hall/Lackland, Feb 5, 1971


University of Vermont


VA Hospital Administration (national)


VA site visits: Boston, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1970


Washington Newsletter


Western Institute on Epilepsy


World Federation of Neurological Societies


Series II. Papers, Subject Files

Carton 4

Papers (33 folders); subject files

Physical Description: (56 folders)
Carton 5

Subject files (68 folders); site visits

Physical Description: (6 folders)

Series III. UCSF Activities

Carton 6

UCSF Activities

Physical Description: (49 folders)

Academic Senate, 1954-


Alumni Faculty


Animal Care, 1953-54


Applicants - Residents, research fellowships, 1960-66


Appointments -- other


Berry Plan -- Graduate students military deferral


Biomechanics Laboratory


Blood bank, 1953-55


California Physicians Service, 1946-50


Cancer Board, 1949-50


Cancer Board, 1951-52


Cancer Board, 1952-53


Cancer Board, 1953-54


Cancer Research Coordinating Com., 1950-52


CRI: General Tumor Registry, 1952


CRI, 1968


Cardiovascular Board, 1952-53


Cardiovascular Board, 1953-54


Cardiovascular Board, 1954-55


Cardiovascular Board, 1955-56


CVRI, 1954-56


Comm. on admissions, 1952-54

Access Information


Comm. on Admissions, Interview comm., 1955

Access Information


Comm. on operating rooms, 1948


Congenital heart study group, 1952


Correspondence -- UC Interdepartmental


Discharge summaries -- correspondence re


Endocrine Laboratory


Faculty: clinical departments full time plan


Faculty meeting, Asilomar, 1960


ICU-8th floor


Interhospital correspondence


Langley Porter


Langley Porter Club


Laguna Honda Hospital


Malpractice insurance


Medical Research Comm., 1950-52

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Carton 7

Medical Review & advisory committee


Medical student research training program


Meetings on campus


S/M Academic plan, 1968-80


S/M Advisory Board, 1950-53


S/M Advisory Board, 1953-55


S/M Curriculum review


S/M Freshman class


S/M Sophomore class


S/M Junior students

Physical Description: (2 folders)

S/M second year teaching, 1958-59


S/M Senior students, 1958-61

Physical Description: (2 folders)

Medico-legal (notes), 1962


Misc. announcements, 1950


Neurological examination 103, Spring 1961


Neurological sciences, UCSF 1964 [future of]


Neurological surgery, Dept. of, 1951-60

Physical Description: (2 folders)

Neurological surgery, Div. of, 1961-66 (incl. ann. reports)

Physical Description: (2 folders)

Neurology, Dept of, 1969


Neuropathology lectures, 1959-60


Neurosurgery: operations, type and number, 1959-66


Neurosurgery postgraduate course, May 1978


Operating room committee, 1956-58


Orientation handbook for faculty members (1951-54)


Paging system, 1960


Postgraduate course, general surgery, April 1962


Private offices (UC Hospital conversion comm) 1959-66


Public ceremonies, Committee on (Clark Kerr inaugural), 1953


Radiology Dept.: Chairman search committee


Rehabilitation committee, 1954-55


Research and development lab


Residency program in neurological surgery, UCLA


Resident training applicants, 1964-72


Retirement, pensions & annuities system


SFGH Neurosurgery schedule, 1953


Screening Committee, 1964


Student directory, 1955


Television, UC (closed circuit), 1961


Tumor Registry (UC Hospital), 1916-1939, A-R

Access Information

Carton 8

Tumor Registry (UC Hospital), 1916-1939, V-Z

Access Information


VA Hospital, Ft. Miley


VAH Combined Dean's Comm., 1953-55


VAH Combined Dean's Comm., 1956-58


Visiting physicians


Faculty files

Physical Description: (29 folders)

Access Information


Series IV. National Institute of Neurological Diseases, 1960-72

Carton 8

Neurological disorders program project review committee, 1970-71 (2 binders); Neurological science research training committee, 1964; Comm. A, 1968

Carton 9

NINDB, Training Committee A, 1968-; Neurology, 1968; Neurologic diseases, 1972

Physical Description: (18 folders)
Carton 10

NINDB, Neurological Sciences Research Training Committee, meetings, 1961-67; program applications

Carton 11

NINDB, Research Training Comms A/B, 1960-71

Physical Description: (42 folders)
Carton 12, 13

NINDB (18 binders/folders); Neurological and sensory disease control program (16 folders); committee members

Physical Description: (55 folders)

Series V. Patient Records [RESTRICTED]

Carton 14

B-Y, 1949-82

Carton 15

Alt-Par, 1950-81

Carton 16

Par-Z, 1950-79

Carton 17

Mor-Z, 1953-61

Carton 18

And-Sch, 1956-72

Carton 19

Ang-Z, 1957-77

Carton 20

Ad - Ow, 1960-69

Carton 21

Col-Mo, 1960-73

Carton 22

Ag-Ta, 1954-73

Carton 23

Fl-Z, 1945-69