Amos Christie Papers
Collection Scope and Content Summary
Most of the collection relates to Dr. Christie's work at Vanderbilt and also his work with various civic organizations, government agencies, and other area health care providers. Personal information can be found in diaries from 1963, 1966, 1968, and 1975. Collection also contains information about the Dr. Christie's family history and genealogies.
Correspondence in this collection is primarily from 1938-1968 with some older letters also included. Correspondence is arranged in several ways: alphabetically, by subject, and chronologically.
- 1930 - 1984
- Christie, Amos (Person)
Notes about Access to this Collection
Historical or Biographical Note
Dr. Christie was born in Eureka, CA in 1902. He earned a B.S. degree from the University of Washington and an M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco in 1929. He was an Instructor in Pediatrics at the University of California from 1930-1935. Then he became a Pediatrician, Obstetrician, and Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins from 1936-1937. Dr. Christie then started as an Assistant Professor and eventually became an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California School of Medicine from 1937-1942. He then worked for the American Red Cross as an Assistant Director of Medical and Health Services from 1942-1943. In 1943, he came to Vanderbilt as chair of the Department of Pediatrics, a position he held until his retirement in 1968.
For more information and pictures please see the VUMC Online Biography of Dr. Christie
30.31 Cubic Feet (76 Hollinger boxes, 7 half Hollinger box, 1 flat storage box (17"x21"x4"). )
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- Description is in English.
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