Finding Aid

Federated Medical Resources Records

UPC 57

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

Summary Information

Prepared by
Kaiyi Chen
Preparation date
1997
Date [inclusive]
1966-1990
Extent
2.5 Cubic feet

PROVENANCE

Transferred to the Archives in 1997.

ARRANGEMENT

The collection has been arranged alphabetically by subject.

AGENCY HISTORY

The Federated Medical Resources was founded in 1966 as a non-profit corporate group by five universities and colleges in the Philadelphia area–the Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, the Thomas Jefferson University, Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. The mission of the corporation was to provide its members with laboratory animals for use in their research and training programs. For that purpose, the institution was to give quality care to the animals during the observation period following experimental procedures and to breed species for specific needs of its members.

The corporation purchased a 156-acre site, known as Honeybrook Farm, fifty-five miles from Philadelphia in Honey Brook, Chester County, Pennsylvania. On this site, it raised such animals as dogs, cats, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, pigs, and monkeys, and supplied the members with over 10,000 laboratory animals each year. The institution got matching funds in early years from both the National Institutes of Health and the Pennsylvania State Legislature. In August 1989, the Board of Directors of the institution decided to close its research facility at Honey Brook and to dissolve the corporation.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The collection documents the administration of the Federated Medical Resources throughout the twenty-three years of its existence. It consists of administrative files, financial records and animal health records. The administrative files includes policy and procedure material as well as the institution’s correspondence with its major business associates–the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, the Animal Welfare Committee, Pennsylvania State Department of Environmental Resources, the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and Department of Agriculture.

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
Federated Medical Resources.

Inventory

 

Inventory 

Box

Folder

American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care 

 

 

Correspondence, 1985-1989 

1

1

Correspondence, 1987-1988 

1

2

Legal records, 1979-1989 

1

3

Letter to the McNeil Laboratories at Fort Washington, 1975 

1

4

Report preparation, 1985-1987 

1

5

Requested material for its site visit, 1988 

1

6

Site visit, 1979 

1

7

Site visit, 1982 

1

8

Site visit, 1985 

1

9

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 1988-1989 

1

10

Animal health records 

 

 

African Green Monkeys, 1985-1986 

1

11

Dogs, 1989 

1

12

Dr. Reed Oxman, 1987-1989 

1

13

Dr. Williams, 1985 

1

14

Mongrels shipped from Hazleton Research Animals, Inc. 1986-1987 

1

15

VA monkeys, 1986-1988 

1

16

Animal Welfare Committee, 1979-1988 

1

17

Articles of Incorporation, 1966 

1

18

Brochures, n.d. 

1

19

Chester County Health Department, re water and sewage, 1985-1987 

1

20

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Resources 

 

 

Application for Plan Approval, 1980-1988 

1

21

Radiation equipment registration, 1979-1988 

1

22

Comprehensive Plan of the Honey Brook Township, 1966 

1

23

Controlled substance log, 1987-1989 

1

24

Correspondence, general, 1971-1978 

1

25

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare 

 

 

Assurance of compliance with Public Health Service policy on humane care and use of laboratory animals, 1986-1989 

1

26

Grants, 1968-1972 

1

27

Grants, 1973-1978 

1

28

Dog records, 1988-1989 

1

29

Financial statements 

 

 

1966 Nov. – 1972 Feb. 

1

30

1972 March – 1974 Dec. 

1

31

1975 Jan. – 1977 Dec. 

1

32

1978 March – 1980 Aug. 

1

33

1980 Sept. – 1983 Dec. 

1

34

1984 Jan. – 1985 Dec. 

2

1

1986 

2

2

1987 

2

3

1988 

2

4

1989 

2

5

General Ledger 

 

 

1984-1985 

3

1

1985-1986 

3

2

1986-1987 

3

3

1987-1988 

3

4

1988-1989 

3

5

Government Grant application, 1968-1971 

2

6

History and relevant material, 1978-1987 

2

7

Injury file, 1979-1987 

2

8

Injury form and instructions, [1978] 

2

9

Location map, 1975 

2

10

Logo designs, 1981 

2

11

Miscellaneous clippings, 1967-1982 

2

12

Newspaper clippings, 1968-1986 

2

13

Occupational Safety and Health Act and record-keeping requirements, 1973-1978 

2

14

PA Game Commission special permit, 1985-1989 

2

15

PA Kennel License applications and inspection reports, 1984-1988 

2

16

Personnel Policies, n.d. 

2

17

Photographs, 1967 

2

18

Policies and procedures–administrative log, 1981-1987 

2

19

Protocol reviews, 1987-1988 

2

20

Record of acquisition, disposition or transport of animals, 1986 

2

21

Request for fiscal support by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, n.d. 

2

22

Research proposal of Dean S. T. Hsieh, 1982-1985 

2

23

Standard Operational Procedures, 1984-1987 

2

24

Sublease between the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Federated Medical Resources, 1976 

2

25

USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) 

 

 

Annual Report of Research Facility, 1971-1979 

2

26

Annual Report of Research Facility, 1980-1984 

2

27

Annual Report of Research Facility, 1985-1986 

2

28

Annual Report of Research Facility, 1987-1990 

2

29

Correspondence, 1985-1987 

2

30

Inspections and licenses, 1979-1988 

2

31

License renewals, 1974-1979 

2

32

License renewals and termination, 1980-1990 

2

33

Soil conservation plan, 1989 

2

34

Yale University laboratories, 1986-1988 

2

35