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Finding Aid

James Tyson Medical Society RecordsUPS 45.9T

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

Summary Information

Prepared by
Nicole Topich
Preparation date
February 2012
Date [inclusive]
1900-1913
Extent
3.0 Item

PROVENANCE

The meeting minutes of the Society was purchased by the Archives in November 2011 (Accession #2011:65). The biographical sketch of James Tyson and history of the Society were previously in the Archives collections.

HISTORICAL NOTE

The James Tyson Medical Society was founded on February 3rd, 1897 for any student interested in scientific knowledge at the University of Pennsylvania. The Society existed until 1913, with Dr. Tyson attending and presenting at several of the meetings. Receptions, presentations, and papers of the society are discussed in the meeting minutes.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection contains one volume of meeting minutes for the James Tyson Medical Society, a biographical sketch of Dr. Tyson, and a volume of biographies of the society’s members. Within the meeting minutes there are the membership roosters, rolls, and the reports of the treasurer, with a time span of October 1900 until January 1913.

Inventory

 

Meeting Minutes 

Box

Folder

1900-1913 

1

1

 

Biographical Sketch of James Tyson 

Box

Folder

n.d. 

1

2

 

History of the Society’s Members 

Box

Folder

Member names with biographical sketches, n.d. 

1

3