Frank Luton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0042

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of psychiatrist and Vanderbilt professor Frank Luton (1898-1979). Materials include: correspondence, biographical material, manuscripts, lectures, notes, grant applications, reprints, clippings, programs, brochures, photographs, and subject files on alcoholism and professional organizations. Correspondents include: Merrill Moore, Smiley Blanton, William F. Roth, and Marc H. Hollender. Collection also contains materials related to Dr. Luton's work with the state of Tennessee and with Vanderbilt.

Dates

  • 1925 - 1979

Creator

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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. Frank Luton (1898-1979) was a psychiatrist and professor. He was the first formally trained psychiatrist in Tennessee and an early advocate for the mentally ill, and he was a founder and participant in various organizations and clinics devoted to mental health.

He received his MD from Vanderbilt University in 1927. He worked as staff at the Henry Phipps Psychiatric Clinic at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from 1927-1931. He also was an instructor in Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins from 1930-1931. Then he returned to Vanderbilt, first as an Assistant Professor then as a Professor of Psychiatry from 1930-1964. He also served as a Neurologist and Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the Vanderbilt Hospital from 1942-1956. Dr. Luton also served as a Consulting Psychiatrist (1944-1960), and Clinical Director (1960-1979) for the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute. From 1969-1974 he served as Commissioner of Mental Health for the State of Tennessee. In 1969, he was the President of the American College of Psychiatrists.

Extent

9.46 Cubic Feet : 24 Hollinger boxes, 3 Half Hollinger box

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Personal papers of psychiatrist and Vanderbilt professor Frank Luton (1898-1979). Materials include: correspondence, biographical material, manuscripts, lectures, notes, grant applications, reprints, clippings, programs, brochures, photographs, and subject files on alcoholism and professional organizations. Correspondents include: Merrill Moore, Smiley Blanton, William F. Roth, and Marc H. Hollender.

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Acquisition Information

Collection was donated in 1982 as reported in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Library Annual Report 1981-1982.

Processing History

Likely processed shortly after application in 1982.
Title
Frank Luton Papers
Status
Completed
Author
History of Medicine Collections Staff
Date
2004-10-29
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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