Virgil Shields LeQuire Papers

Identifier: EBL-0039

  • Staff Only

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of anatomist and pathologist Virgil Shields Lequire (1921-2003), Tennessee native and Vanderbilt Professor (1950-1991). Materials include research reports and data, correspondence, professional output, and retirement celebration materials. Research logs are organized by year and are primarily from 1954-1973. Collection also contains materials related to the various committees that Dr. Lequire was a member.


  • 1956 - 1991


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. Virgil Shields Lequire (1921-2003) was a pathologist, professor, and researcher at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM). He received his BA in biology-chemistry from Maryville College in 1943. He then received his MD from Vanderbilt in 1946. After medical school he had an internship at the Rochester General Hospital from 1946-1947. Dr. Lequire then received training in serology and blood banking at the U.S. Naval Medical School in 1947. He served active duty in the U.S. Naval Reserve and did hematology research at the U.S. Naval Medical Research Institute from 1947-1949. In 1949 Dr. Lequire returned to Vanderbilt, where he served in a variety of capacities including: U.S. Public Health Service Post-Doctoral Fellow in Neurophysiology and Research associate in Anatomy (1949-1950), Assistant Professor of Anatomy (1950-1959), Associate Professor of Anatomy (1959-1966) Professor of Anatomy (Cell Biology) and Pathology (1966-1991), CEO for Dept. of Pathology (1968-1971), Acting Chairman for Dept. of Pathology (1971-1973), Vice-Chairman for Dept. of Pathology (1973-1976), and Emeritus Professor (1993 -2003).He died in Nashville on December 13, 2003


9.93 Cubic Feet (1 Half Hollinger box, 1 Hollinger box, 6 Paige boxes 1 oversize box 24.5"x12.5"x10.5)

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Personal papers of anatomist and pathologist Virgil Shields Lequire (1921-2003), Tennessee native and Vanderbilt Professor (1950-1991). Materials include research reports and data, correspondence, and professional output.

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Acquisition Information

Acquired on 02/12/1998,03/11/1997,03/04/1997,02/06/1997

Processing History

processed on 03/01/1997

Virgil Shields LeQuire Papers
Partially Processed
History of Medicine Collections Staff
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Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Eskind Biomedical Library Manuscripts Collection Repository

Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232


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