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Finding Aid to the History of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office, Washington, D.C. / C.G. Toepper, 1934

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by HMD staff
Processing Completed 2003
Encoded by Jim Labosier


Summary Information
Title: History of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office, Washington, D.C. / C.G. Toepper
Creator: Toepper, C. G. (Charles G.), 1874-1942
Dates: 1934
Extent: 0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:
Contains both a typescript, 105 leaves, and the manuscript copy, 200 leaves, of Toepper's History of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office.

Call number: MS C 442
Language: Collection materials primarily in English
Location: Materials stored offsite. Retrievals made last Friday of the month. Contact reesj@nlm.nih.gov for scheduling.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is not restricted. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

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Preferred Citation:

Toepper, C. G. History of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office, Washington, D.C. / C.G. Toepper. 1934. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 442.

Provenance:

Unknown.


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National Library of Medicine

Finding Aid to the History of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office, Washington, D.C. / C.G. Toepper, 1934

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by HMD staff
Processing Completed 2003
Encoded by Jim Labosier

Descriptive Summary

Toepper, C. G. (Charles G.), 1874-1942History of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office, Washington, D.C. / C.G. Toepper Dates: 19340.21 linear feet (1 box)MS C 442 Materials stored offsite. Retrievals made last Friday of the month. Contact reesj@nlm.nih.gov for scheduling. Collection materials primarily in EnglishAbstract:Contains both a typescript, 105 leaves, and the manuscript copy, 200 leaves, of Toepper's History of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office.Provenance:

Unknown.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is not restricted. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

Copyright and Re-use Information

NLM does not possess copyright to the collection. Archival collections often contain mixed copyrights; while NLM is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. It is the user's responsibility to research and understand any applicable copyright and re-publication rights not allowed by fair use. NLM does not grant permissions to publish.

Privacy Information

Archives and manuscript collections may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in any collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications for which the National Library of Medicine assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation:

Toepper, C. G. History of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office, Washington, D.C. / C.G. Toepper. 1934. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 442.

Biographical Note

Charles G. Toepper, was born in Missouri and enlisted in the Navy at age 16. He spent 1895-1898 as a sergeant in the Sixth U.S. Cavalry. After a few years' in civil and private employment, Toepper joined the Army Medical Library staff in 1905. Three years later, after serving in the Philippines as an Inspector in the Philippine Constabulary, he returned to the Library and remained until he accepted a commission during World War I. Upon his military discharge in 1920, he returned to the Army Medical Library, where he worked as an assistant librarian until his retirement in 1942.


Contains both a typescript, 105 leaves, and the manuscript copy, 200 leaves, of Toepper's History of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office. The narrative begins with John Shaw Billings' tenure and describes the development of the Index Catalogue and Index Medicus. Detailed attention is given to the Library's successive homes and its level of funding. It also provides the subject classification vocabulary used by Library for books, a list of medical libraries worldwide, and duties of staff members, Library hours and collection policies as of 1934.

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    MeSH Subjects

    • Libraries, Medical--history
    Corporate Names

    • Library of the Surgeon-General's Office (U.S.)
    • Army Medical Library (U.S.)
    Geographic Names

    • District of Columbia

    Series Descriptions

    Series 1: History of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office, 193411 Typescript, pp. 1-105, 193412 Manuscript, pp. 1-69, 193413 Manuscript, pp. 70-105, 193414 Manuscript, pp. 106-159, 193415 Manuscript, pp. 160-200, 1934

    Collection Scope and Content Note

    Contains both a typescript, 105 leaves, and the manuscript copy, 200 leaves, of Toepper's History of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office. The narrative begins with John Shaw Billings' tenure and describes the development of the Index Catalogue and Index Medicus. Detailed attention is given to the Library's successive homes and its level of funding. It also provides the subject classification vocabulary used by Library for books, a list of medical libraries worldwide, and duties of staff members, Library hours and collection policies as of 1934.

    Contents List
    Box | Folder Title
     
    Series 1: History of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office, 1934 [series]:
    1 1
    Typescript, pp. 1-105, 1934
    1 2
    Manuscript, pp. 1-69, 1934
    1 3
    Manuscript, pp. 70-105, 1934
    1 4
    Manuscript, pp. 106-159, 1934
    1 5
    Manuscript, pp. 160-200, 1934