Frank Luton Papers
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.
- 1925 - 1979
- Luton, Frank Harper (Person)
Notes about Access to this Collection
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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. Dr. Luton died in Nashville on May 24, 1979.
9.46 Cubic Feet : 24 Hollinger boxes, 3 Half Hollinger box
Language of Materials
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 was donated in 1982 as reported in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Library Annual Report 1981-1982.
Likely processed shortly after application in 1982.
- Frank Luton Papers
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- Description is in English.
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