Kirk R. Wilhelmus Papers

Identifier: EBL-0143

  • Staff Only

Content Description

Original layout and photographs used to produce the 1975 "Centennial Edition" of the student annual "Vita," Correspondence regarding Dr. Wilhelmus' service as editor and chief of the publication, 22 notebooks containing lecture notes and research recorded by Dr. Wilhelmus while in medical school at Vanderbilt (1971-1975), Text books, atlases, and related published materials used by Dr. Wilhelmus while he was in medical school, class reunion (2000 and 2016) publications memorabilia and related correspondence.


  • 1971-2017

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Kirk R. Wilhelmus, graduated from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1975. In his fourth year of medical school, he served as editor and chief of the centennial edition of Vita, which is a photographic record of the activities of the class of 1975. Dr. Wilhelmus completed a residency in ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine and currently (2021) is Professor at the Cullen Eye Institute of the Baylor College of Medicine iin Houston, Texas.


2.80 Cubic Feet (2 Paige Boxes, and 1 Half (Legal) Hollinger box.)

Language of Materials



Personal papers of Dr. Kirk R. Wilhelmus consisting of materials produced while he was a medical student at Vanderbilt Univesity School of Medicine from 1971-75. Materials include original layout and photographs used to produce the 1975 "Centennial Edition" of the student annual "Vita," and notebooks containing class notes and reserch while he was a student. Additional materials include correspondence, textbooks and class reunion materials.

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. Kirk R. Wilhelmus, June, 2017.

Condition Description

All materials are in good condition. The 80 layout pages containing photographs were placed in photographic polyester sleeves to ensure preservation.

Processing Information

Processed in 2021.

  • 2 boxes of textbooks were not reatained
Kirk R. Wilhelmus Papers
History of Medicine Collections Staff
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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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