Guide to the American Student Health Association Records

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Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
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Call Number: SC0146
Creator: American Student Health Association
Title: American Student Health Association records
Dates: 1921-1939
Physical Description: 4 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Phone: (650) 725-1022

Administrative Information


Administrative transfer

Custodial History

Stanford University. Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation
Stanford, California

Information about Access


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Cite As

[Identification of item], American Student Health Assocation Records, SC 0146, Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.

Processing Notes

Maren Pedersen, 1976

Historical Note:

The American Student Health Association was founded in 1921 by Drs. Warren E. Forsythe, John Sundwall, and others to provide an organization in which institutions of higher learning and interested individuals might work together to promote student health. Thomas A. Storey, director of Stanford's Student Health Service for many years, was closely involved in the early work of the association.
The Student Health Services of this period attracted creative young physicians, women and men, who were anxious to develop new approaches to the practice of medicine. The first attempts at group health plans in the United States grew out of student health work. The A. S. H. A. involved iself in this effort to ensure that all students -regardless of financial status -received first-rate medical care. The A. S. H. A. promoted a "positive health" approach to medicine, which saw its primary purpose as treating the sick.
Growth of the organization led to the creation of regional sub-sections in the late 1920s. Subsequent to the time period covered in this collection, the A. S. H. A. changed its name to the American College Health Association.

Scope and Contents Note:

This collection contains the files and proceedings of the American Student Health Association from 1921 through 1939. Included are materials pertaining to the annual meetings, bulletins and annual reports from the Health Services of the member schools, correspondence with member schools and regional sub-sections, journal articles, general correspondence, and administrative records.

Access Terms

American College Health Association..
Stanford University. Health Service.
Storey, Thomas A., (Thomas Andrew), 1875-1943.
Annual reports.
Students--Health and hygiene.

Collection Contents

Box 1

Correspondence and proceedings of the annual meetings of the A.S.H.A. from 1925 to 1930

Box 2

Materials from the annual meetings of 1938 and 1939

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the material in this box is annual reports and bulletins of the Health Services of the member schools, and miscellaneous journal articles.
Box 3

Correspondence with member schools from 1937 to 1939, organized alphabetically by state; and correspondence and reports of annual meetings of the various regional sections of the A.S.H.A.

Box 4

Records for 1939 of the regional sections of the A.S.H.A.

Box 5, Folder 1

American Association of School Physicians, 1920s-1930s

Box 5, Folder 2

American Medical Association Exhibit

Box 5, Folder 3

American Physical Education Association, 1920s-1930s

Box 5, Folder 4

Applications for Positions in Student Health Work, 1931-34

Box 5, Folder 5

Applications for Positions, Men, 1920s-1930s

Box 5, Folder 6

Applications for Positions, Women, 1920s-1930s

Box 5, Folder 7

Bradshaw, R.W

Box 5, Folder 8

Committees -- General, 1920s-1930s

Box 5, Folder 9

Correspondence -- 1922-25

Box 5, Folder 10

Correspondence -- 1922-25

Box 5, Folder 11

Correspondence -- 1922-25

Box 5, Folder 12

Correspondence -- 1922-25

Box 5, Folder 13

Correspondence -- 1922-25

Box 6, Folder 1

Correspondence -- 1926, 1929, 1930s

Box 6, Folder 2

Correspondence -- 1926, 1929, 1930s

Box 6, Folder 3

Correspondence -- 1926, 1929, 1930s

Box 6, Folder 4

Diehl, H.S.

Box 6, Folder 5


Box 6, Folder 6

Editorial Committee, 1920s-1930s

Box 6, Folder 7

Edwards, J.F.

Box 6, Folder 8

Executive Committee, 1920s-1930s

Box 6, Folder 9

Expenses, Other, 1920s-1930s

Box 6, Folder 10

Eye Health, 1920s-1930s

Box 6, Folder 11

Forsythe, Warren E.

Box 6, Folder 12

Forsythe, Warren E.

Box 6, Folder 13

Health Problems of College Women, 1920s-1930s

Box 6, Folder 14

Health Service, 1920s-1930s

Box 6, Folder 15

Historical Material, 1920s-1930s

Box 7, Folder 1

Hygiene of Physical Activity, 1920s-1930s

Box 7, Folder 2

Informational Hygiene, 1920s-1930s

Box 7, Folder 3

Inquiries, Non-members, 1920s-1930s

Box 7, Folder 4

Journal -- Lancet

Box 7, Folder 5

Lists, 1920s-1930s

Box 7, Folder 6

Mental Hygiene, 1920s-1930s

Box 7, Folder 7

Miscellaneous, 1920s-1930s

Box 7, Folder 8

Nomenclature, Study on

Box 7, Folder 9

Organization and Administration, 1920s-1930s

Box 7, Folder 10

Policy, 1920s-1930s

Box 7, Folder 11

Positions to be filled, 1920s-1930s

Box 7, Folder 12


Box 7, Folder 13

Program, 1920s-1930s

Box 8, Folder 1

Program, 1920s-1930s

Box 8, Folder 2

Prospects, 1920s-1930s

Box 8, Folder 3


Box 8, Folder 4

Raycroft, Joseph

Box 8, Folder 5

Round Table Suggestions

Box 8, Folder 6

School Health Education, Conference on

Box 8, Folder 7

Social Hygiene, 1920s-1930s

Box 8, Folder 8

Special Reports, 1920s-1930s

Box 8, Folder 9

Smiley, D.F.

Box 8, Folder 10

Storey, Thomas A.

Box 8, Folder 11

Surveys of Student Health Services, 1920s-1930s

Box 8, Folder 12

Training Personnel, 1920s-1930s

Box 8, Folder 13

Tuberculosis, 1920s-1930s