Robert D. Collins Papers

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0017

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Manuscript and research materials gathered by Dr. Robert D. Collins for his book on Ernest W. Goodpasture and his book entitled, Ahmic Lake Connections; the Founding Leadership of Vanderbilt University, which explores the friendship between Abraham Flexner, James Kirkland, and Canby Robinson. Included are copies of original correspondence from the James Kirkland Papers. Materials related to his editing of the memoirs of Dr. Roscoe R. Robinson, and the biography of Dr. Amos Christie written by Dr. Robert Merrill are included in this collection. Copies of publications by Dr. Collins, as well as unpublished papers make up the final series of this collection.

Dates

  • 1920 - 2000

Creator

Notes about Access to this Collection

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Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by History of Medicine Collections, Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University or is retained by the authors of specific published items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Historical or Biographical Note

Dr. Robert D. Collins was a pathologist, teacher, and author. His research interests included diseases of the lymph nodes and bone marrow and the specialty of hematopathology. He is the author of a biography of Ernest W. Goodpasture published by Hillsboro Press, 2002, and a second book on the History of VUMC, entitled Ahmic Lake Connections.

Robert Deaver Collins was born October 28, 1928, in Davidson, Tennessee. He obtained his B.S. (1948) and his M.D. (1951) from Vanderbilt. Then he received a fellowship in microbiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Collins returned to Vanderbilt as assistant professor of pathology in 1959 and was promoted to professor in 1968. He also served as Assistant Dean of Medical Students from 1964-1967. He is a recipient of the Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor Award and the Grant Liddle Award for Excellence in Research. He died in Nashville, November 28, 2013.

Extent

12.94 Cubic Feet (24 Hollinger boxes, 1 half Hollinger box, and 3 Paige boxes.)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Manuscript and research materials gathered by Dr. Robert D. Collins for his book on Ernest W. Goodpasture and his book entitled, Ahmic Lake Connections; the Founding Leadership of Vanderbilt University, which explores the friendship between Abraham Flexner, James Kirkland, and Canby Robinson. Included are copies of original correspondence from the James Kirkland Papers. Materials related to his editing of the memoirs of Dr. Roscoe R. Robinson, and the biography of Dr. Amos Christie written by Dr. Robert Merrill are included in this collection. Copies of publications by Dr. Collins, as well as unpublished papers and various correspondence and subject files make up the final two series of this collection.

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Acquisition Information

Acquired on 04/29/2003,04/16/2003,04/01/2003 with additions made in 2012 and 2013.

Processing History

processed on 04/01/2003 with additions processed in 2013.

Title
Robert D. Collins Papers
Status
Partially Processed
Author
History of Medicine Collections Staff
Date
2004-10-28
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Eskind Biomedical Library Manuscripts Collection Repository

Contact:
Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232


 

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