Hugh Jackson Morgan Papers

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0051

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of Hugh Jackson Morgan (1893-1961), Vanderbilt professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine, and Brigadier General in the Surgeon General's office during World War II. Materials include: personal papers (including letters written home during WWI), photographs, World War II army records, newspaper clippings, speeches, reprints, memoranda, and correspondence. Correspondents include: George Baehr, E. A. Park, Morris Fishbein, Thomas M. Rivers, George K. Strode, Arden Freer, and John S. Hunt. Collection also contains several audio tapes.

Dates

  • 1921 - 1961

Creator

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Reproduction Rights

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Historical or Biographical Note

Dr. Hugh Jackson Morgan (1893-1961) was a professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt. He was also a Brigadier General in the Surgeon General's office during World War II.

Born and raised in Nashville, Hugh Jackson Morgan graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1914. He entered Vanderbilt Medical School in 1914. After two years, he transferred to Johns Hopkins where he graduated in 1918.

As a fourth year medical student Hugh Morgan served with the Hopkins unit in France during World War I. After the war, Dr. Morgan taught at Hopkins and at the Rockefeller Institute.

In 1924, he returned to Vanderbilt as an Associate Professor of Medicine and later became Professor, Chairman, & Physician-in-Chief of the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt from 1928-1958. During World War II, Dr. Morgan was Chief Medical Consultant to the Surgeon General of the U.S. Army. In this position he planned and directed medical officer personnel throughout the war. He also served on the Meharry Medical College board of Trustees from 1946-1956. He was president of the American College of Physicians from 1947-1948. Also he received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Southern California in 1953.

For more information and pictures please see the VUMC Online Biography of Dr. Morgan.

Extent

7.83 Cubic Feet (12 Hollinger boxes, 1 Half Hollinger Box, 2 Paige Boxes, 1 oversize flat storage box 1(17"x21"x3"))

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Personal papers of Hugh Jackson Morgan (1893-1961), Vanderbilt professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine, and Brigadier General in the Surgeon General's office during World War II. Materials include: personal papers (including letters written home during WWI), photographs, World War II army records, newspaper clippings, speeches, reprints, memoranda, and correspondence. Correspondents include: George Baehr, E. A. Park, Morris Fishbein, Thomas M. Rivers, George K. Strode, Arden Freer, and John S. Hunt.

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Acquisition Information

A portion (Five Linear Feet) of the collection was donated through the agency of Dr. Rudolph Kampmeier in 1978 as reported in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Library Annual Report 1977-1978. A second group was acquired on 07/30/2002

Processing History

First part likely processed shortly after acquisition in 1978. The second part remains unprocessed.
Title
Hugh Jackson Morgan Papers
Status
In Progress
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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