John E. Chapman Collection

Identifier: EBL-0094

  • Staff Only

Content Description

Collection of materials compliled by Dr. John Chapman during his service as Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine from 1975 to 2001. Materials consist primarily of memorabilia, and materials realated to speeches and lectures he gave during his tenure as Dean.


  • 1970-2004


Conditions Governing Access

All collections are subject to applicable Vanderbilt privacy and confidentiality policies. Collection specific restrictions: No Restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

John Edmon Chapman was born in Springfield, Missouri July 5, 1931. He graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in 1954 and received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1958. He completed his post-graduate training in internal medicine at the University of Kansas, including a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical pharmacology, psychopharmacology, and toxicology. Dr. Chapman served as Dean at Vanderbilt from 1975 until 2001. Recognizing his contributions to the academic and educational setting of medicine, the Karolinska Institute of Stockholm, Sweden, awarded him an honorary Doctor of Medicine. When Dr. Chapman retired as Dean in 2001, he assumed the position of Associate Vice-Chancellor for Medical Alumni Affairs. Dr. Chapman died in Nashville October 13, 2004 from complicatons of Parkinson's disease.


13.25 Linear Feet (5 Page boxes and 7 linear feet of notebooks) : Photographs, Memorabilia, subject files, notebooks containing lecture notes and slides.

Language of Materials



Papers and materials beloging to Dr. John E. Chapman documenting his service as as Dean of Vanderbilt Medical School from 1975-2001.

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Sarah C. Woodall and Marcia Kelley in the School of Medicine Events office and Dr. Ann Price in Medical Alumni Affairs Office.

John E. Chapman Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Eskind Biomedical Library Manuscripts Collection Repository

Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232


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