Friday, February 20, 2015

New Accession: Erickson Collection

We recently received an accrual of materials for the Erickson Collection which had initially only contained a doctor's bag and several implements.  The recent addition which came in last Friday was quickly inventoried by Meg Langford and is currently on track for preservation actions.  The materials in the new accrual contain records from 3 generations of health sciences practitioners (dentists and physicians), including early graduation materials, class notes and images from Dr. Charles A. Erickson, articles and drawings from Dr. Russell Erickson, Sr. and a painting of Dr. Russell Erickson, Jr.

One folder I wanted to highlight contained several materials on Dr. Charles A. Erickson.  Pictured above you can see on the left a leather bound Commencement Program from the 1910 graduating class of the Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery, Valparaiso University.  Within we found an obituary for Dr. Charles A. Erickson, an undated photograph of him (upper right) and in the lower right a picture of him and his classmates during an Anatomy lecture.  Erickson is the second from the right.  All of the materials are well worn, but in excellent structural condition.  Please contact us for further information or to set up a research appointment to view the materials.

Till next time,

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