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Finding Aid to the Claudius F. Mayer Collection, 1932-1955

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by HMD Staff
Processing Completed 2004
Encoded by Jim Labosier


Summary Information
Title: Claudius F. Mayer Collection
Creator: Armed Forces Medical Library (U.S.)
Dates: 1932-1955
Extent: 0.84 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:
Memoranda, drafts, reports, legal data, correspondence, an article, and miscellaneous materials pertaining to the discontinuance of the Index Catalogue and the work of Claudius F. Mayer.

Call number: MS C 42
Language: Collection materials primarily in English
Location: Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine

Access Restrictions:

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

Copyright and Re-use Information

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Preferred Citation:

Armed Forces Medical Library (U.S.). Claudius F. Mayer collection. 1932-1955. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 42.

Provenance:

Unknown.


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National Library of Medicine

Finding Aid to the Claudius F. Mayer Collection, 1932-1955

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by HMD Staff
Processing Completed 2004
Encoded by Jim Labosier

Descriptive Summary

Armed Forces Medical Library (U.S.)Claudius F. Mayer Collection Dates: 1932-19550.84 linear feet (2 boxes)MS C 42 Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine Collection materials primarily in EnglishAbstract:Memoranda, drafts, reports, legal data, correspondence, an article, and miscellaneous materials pertaining to the discontinuance of the Index Catalogue and the work of Claudius F. Mayer.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:

Armed Forces Medical Library (U.S.). Claudius F. Mayer collection. 1932-1955. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 42.

Biographical Note

Claudius F. Mayer was born in Eger, Hungary in 1899. He earned his M.D. in 1925 at the Royal Hungarian Pazmany Peter University in Budapest. From 1925 to 1930 he worked as a pathologist and intern at the University of Budapest and Hospital of National Institute for Social Insurance. From 1928 to 1930 at Budapest's Ministry of Health, Museum for Public Health and Sociology, Mayer began working as a consultant in medical history and bibliography. He moved to the United States and was medical director of Lindsay Laboratories, Inc., 1931-1932. He then joined the Index-Catalogue division of the Army Medical Library. Mayer became Chief of Division of Index-Catalogue and Medical Research in 1942. Beginning in 1941 he also worked for several years as associate and managing editor of the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association.


Contains memoranda, drafts, reports, legal data, correspondence, and miscellaneous materials pertaining to the discontinuance of the Index Catalogue and the work of Claudius F. Mayer. Memoranda consist chiefly of communications between Mayer and Frank B. Rogers. Contains some material from Joseph H. McNinch and Harold W. Jones. File of general correspondence to Mayer (1932-48) includes letters from Percy M. Ashburn, Harvey Cushing, John Fulton, Fielding H. Garrison, Arnold Klebs, George Sarton, Henry Sigerist, Charles Singer, and A.S. Yahuda. Correspondence is arranged two ways: chronologically and by subject. Within the subject category, correspondence is arranged chronologically in order to retain the contextual thread of the material. Also included are a copy of an article written by Mayer and some miscellaneous materials which Mayer kept in his office.

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    MeSH Subjects

    • Catalogs, Library
    • Libraries, Medical
    Personal Names

    • Rogers, Frank B. (Frank Bradway), 1914-1987
    • Mayer, Claudius F., 1899-
    Geographic Names

    • United States

    Series Descriptions

    Series 1: Correspondence, 1932-1955 By date 11-281932-195421-5 General correspondence, 1931-1948 By subject 26-11 Discontinuance of Index Catalogue, 1950212 Incidents leading to suspension, 1950213 Controversy over library manual procedure A-9, 1952214 Incident pertaining to publication of article in Acta geneticae, 1953-1954215-20 Documents supporting removal action [in 1954], 1950-1954221-23 Proposed removal action [in 1954], 1954224-27 Hearing [in 1954], 1950-1954228-29 Grievance appeal [in 1954], 1950-1955 Series 2: Articles and Miscellaneous, 1950; n.d.230 "Pages from the past" - Mayer, 1950231-32 Undated miscellaneous material

    Collection Scope and Content Note

    Contains memoranda, drafts, reports, legal data, correspondence, and miscellaneous materials pertaining to the discontinuance of the Index Catalogue and the work of Claudius F. Mayer. Memoranda consist chiefly of communications between Mayer and Frank B. Rogers. Contains some material from Joseph H. McNinch and Harold W. Jones. File of general correspondence to Mayer (1932-48) includes letters from Percy M. Ashburn, Harvey Cushing, John Fulton, Fielding H. Garrison, Arnold Klebs, George Sarton, Henry Sigerist, Charles Singer, and A.S. Yahuda. Correspondence is arranged two ways: chronologically and by subject. Within the subject category, correspondence is arranged chronologically in order to retain the contextual thread of the material. Also included are a copy of an article written by Mayer and some miscellaneous materials which Mayer kept in his office.

    Contents List
    Box | Folder Title
     
    Series 1: Correspondence, 1932-1955 [series]:
     
    By date [subseries]:
    1 1-28
    1932-1954
    2 1-5
    General correspondence, 1931-1948
    By subject [subseries]:
    2 6-11
    Discontinuance of Index Catalogue, 1950
    2 12
    Incidents leading to suspension, 1950
    2 13
    Controversy over library manual procedure A-9, 1952
    2 14
    Incident pertaining to publication of article in Acta geneticae, 1953-1954
    2 15-20
    Documents supporting removal action [in 1954], 1950-1954
    2 21-23
    Proposed removal action [in 1954], 1954
    2 24-27
    Hearing [in 1954], 1950-1954
    2 28-29
    Grievance appeal [in 1954], 1950-1955
     
    Series 2: Articles and Miscellaneous, 1950; n.d. [series]:
    2 30
    "Pages from the past" - Mayer, 1950
    2 31-32
    Undated miscellaneous material