Register of the Henry Harris Papers, 1926-1938

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History --History, California --General Biological and Medical Sciences --General

Register of the Henry Harris Papers, 1926-1938

Collection number: MSS 38-1

UCSF Library & CKM

Archives and Special Collections

University of California, San Francisco

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Date Completed:
6/73; rev. 6/93
Encoded by:
James Ryan
© 1997. The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Henry Harris Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1926-1938
Collection number: MSS 38-1
Creator: Harris, Henry, 1874-1938
Extent: 6 boxes; 1 portfolio
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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Henry Harris Papers, MSS 38-1, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM


Henry Harris was born in Olympia, Washington, on October 27, 1874. He was a member of Stanford University's "Pioneer Class" which graduated in 1895, and went immediately into his medical training at Johns Hopkins Medical School and Hospital. Following a postgraduate period of study in European clinics, he came to San Francisco to establish himself in general practice. He taught medicine at Cooper College (Stanford), and also lectured on the history of medicine at the University of California Medical School. Dr. Harris authored many medical articles, but is chiefly known for his book California's Medical Story, published in 1932. Following the publication of this book, Dr. Harris was made an honorary member of the San Francisco County Medical Society; as the first librarian of that organization, he also established the beginnings of the Society's historical archives. Dr. Harris became active in the cause of Zionism in 1920. He served as president of the San Francisco Zionist District for three years, and continued to be prominently identified with that work until his death in 1938.

Scope and Content

Includes manuscripts, typescripts for Dr. Harris' book, California's Medical Story (1938), and on medical history in California, and musical compositions. The latter are songs, some orchestrated, with words by Harris and others: Louis B. Jacobs, S.M. Brenner, Edward M. Hulme, J. Wilson Shiels A more detailed list of contents is found in Box 1, folder 1.

Controlled Access


Container List



Box 1. , Folder 1.-9.

Typescripts: Preface, table of contents, secionts I-VII.

Box 2. , Folder 10.-16.

Typescripts: Sections VIII, Appendix A; mss Sections II-V

Box 3. , Folder 17.-26.

Mss: Sections VI-VIII, Appendix A; Notes: Sections I-IV

Box 4. , Folder 27.-32.

Notes: Sections V-VIII; misc.



Box 5., Folder 1.-3.

California Medical History

Folder  4.-7.

French and German influence in California

Folder  8.


Folder  9.

Social security; Insect-borne disease

Folder  10.-12.

Insect-borne disease

Folder 6., Folder  13.-14.

History of Bacteriology in the west

Folder  15.


Folder  16.

Manchester's board of health in 1796.

Folder  17.

Notes on medical economics

Folder  18.

Notes on vitamins and endocrinology



portfolio  1.


Folder  2.


Folder  3.

Angeli of Italy

Folder  4.

Archibald Wise

Folder  5.


Folder  6.

The Broken Dolly

Folder  7.

California Rube

Folder  8.

Dancing Sylph

Folder  9.


Folder  10.

Maisy Lee

Folder  11.

Mulligan is Stewed Again

Folder  12.

My Motorcycle Girl

Folder  13.

Queen of the Silent Steed

Folder  14.


Folder  15.

That Tenor from Tennessee

Folder  16.


Folder  17.

Tom Boy

Folder  18.


Folder  19.

When Love Shall Come

Folder  20.

Why I'm a Suffragette

Folder  21.

With That Chicken He Will Reel

Folder  22.

Under Thy Window

Folder  23.

A Dream Song

Folder  24.

Miscellaneous songs