Skip Navigation Bar

History of Medicine Finding Aids


National Library of Medicine

Finding aid to the Karen Davis papers, 1969-2005

History of Medicine Division





Summary Information
Title: Karen Davis papers
Creator: Davis, Karen, 1942-
Dates: 1969-2005
Extent: 15 linear feet (15 boxes)
Abstract:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION. Principally records from Davis's tenure as President of the Commonwealth Fund.

Call number: HMD MS ACC 2005-005
Language: Collection materials primarily in English.
Location: Materials stored offsite. Retrievals made last Friday of the month. Contact hmdref@nlm.nih.gov for scheduling.

Access Restrictions:

Unprocessed collection. Access is restricted. See Reference Librarian for information regarding access.

Copyright:

Copyright was transferred to the NLM. See Reference Librarian for information regarding publication rights.

Provenance:

Gift; Karen Davis; 1/7/2005; Accession 2005-005/023/038, 2009-017, 2013-005.


101296650Finding Aid to the Karen Davis papers, 1969-2005Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division2.0History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine.
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland, 20894
USA
Phone: (301) 402-8878 (Reference Desk)
Fax: (301) 402-0872
Email: hmdref@nlm.nih.gov
Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARCedit.Finding aid is written in English.

National Library of Medicine

Finding aid to the Karen Davis papers, 1969-2005

History of Medicine Division




Descriptive Summary

Davis, Karen, 1942-Karen Davis papers Dates: 1969-200515 linear feet (15 boxes)HMD MS ACC 2005-005 Materials stored offsite. Retrievals made last Friday of the month. Contact hmdref@nlm.nih.gov for scheduling. Collection materials primarily in English.Abstract:UNPROCESSED COLLECTION. Principally records from Davis's tenure as President of the Commonwealth Fund.Provenance:

Gift; Karen Davis; 1/7/2005; Accession 2005-005/023/038, 2009-017, 2013-005.

Access Restrictions:

Unprocessed collection. Access is restricted. See Reference Librarian for information regarding access.

Copyright:

Copyright was transferred to the NLM. See Reference Librarian for information regarding publication rights.

Biographical/Historical Note

Davis was President of the Commonwealth Fund: a private foundation that supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy. The Fund is dedicated to helping people become more informed about their health care, and improving care for vulnerable populations such as children, elderly people, low-income families, minority Americans, and the uninsured. The Fund's two national program areas are improving health insurance coverage and access to care and improving the quality of health care services. An international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the U.S. and other industrialized nations. The Fund also make grants to improve health care in New York City, its own community. Established in 1918 by Anna M. Harkness. Prior to joining the Fund in 1992, Davis was professor of economics and chairman of the Department of Health Policy and Management at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Principally records from Davis's tenure as President of the Commonwealth Fund.

Index Terms

These terms are indexed in the National Library of Medicine's online catalog LocatorPlus. Researchers wishing to find related materials should search the catalog using these terms.

    MeSH Subjects

    • Health Care Economics and Organizations
    MeSH Subjects

    • Insurance, Health

    Collection Scope and Content Note

    Principally records from Davis's tenure as President of the Commonwealth Fund.