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Finding Aid to the Jacob M. Ulmer Papers Relating to the promotion and funding of research to prevent blindness, 1949-1969

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Summary Information
Title: Jacob M. Ulmer Papers Relating to the promotion and funding of research to prevent blindness
Creator: Ulmer, Jacob M. 1886-1972
Dates: 1949-1969
Extent: 34 MS boxes and 62 v.
Abstract:
Jacob Ulmer was secretary of the National Foundation for Eye Research and served on the National Advisory Neurological Diseases and Blindness Council. Contains correspondence, memoranda, clippings, and printed material on ophthalmology, medical research, rehabilitation of the blind, and persons and organizations active in those fields in the United States and abroad.

Call number: MS C 225
Language: Collection materials primarily in English
Location: Materials stored offsite. Retrievals made last Friday of the month. Contact reesj@nlm.nih.gov for scheduling.

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[Call Number, Collection Name, Series Number], Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, USA.

Provenance:

Gift of J. M. Ulmer, 1969.


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National Library of Medicine

Finding Aid to the Jacob M. Ulmer Papers Relating to the promotion and funding of research to prevent blindness, 1949-1969

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by HMD Staff
Date completed:
Encoded by Dan Jenkins

Descriptive Summary

Ulmer, Jacob M. 1886-1972Jacob M. Ulmer Papers Relating to the promotion and funding of research to prevent blindness Dates: 1949-196934 MS boxes and 62 v.MS C 225 Materials stored offsite. Retrievals made last Friday of the month. Contact reesj@nlm.nih.gov for scheduling. Abstract:Jacob Ulmer was secretary of the National Foundation for Eye Research and served on the National Advisory Neurological Diseases and Blindness Council. Contains correspondence, memoranda, clippings, and printed material on ophthalmology, medical research, rehabilitation of the blind, and persons and organizations active in those fields in the United States and abroad.Collection materials primarily in EnglishProvenance:

Gift of J. M. Ulmer, 1969.

Access Restrictions:

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

Copyright and Re-use Information

Donor's copyrights were transferred to the public domain. 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:

[Call Number, Collection Name, Series Number], Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, USA.

Biographical Note

Jacob M. Ulmer was born in Shreve, OH, 19 November 1886 and died in 1972. He received his LLB from Western Reserve University's Franklin Thomas Backus School of Law in 1908. A lawyer by training and profession, cataracts developed in Ulmer's eyes and he began to go blind in 1946. After several operations to remove the cataracts, Ulmer began investigating the state of eye disease research and discovered that over 75% of all the blinding diseases were unknown to science. He decided that something had to be done about the state of opthomological research and since then devoted the rest of his life to the field.

In 1949, Ulmer, along with Al Hirshberg (another layman) and Dr. V. Everett Kinsey (Howe Laboratory of Opthamology, Harvard Medical School) joined forces and created the National Foundation for Eye Research in Washington, D.C. The group immediately began looking for the finances to support their eye research proposals. Several groups came to their aid, most notably the Lasker Foundation. With the personal support of Albert and Mary Lasker and the Lasker Foundation, Ulmer lobbied Congress to create an institute on blindness. In 1950 Public Law 692 was passed, establishing the National Institute for Neurological Diseases and Blindness under the Public Health Service. In 1968, the National Eye Institute became a separate institute.

Ulmer also had a profound affect on the operational structure of NIH itself. After establishing NINDB, Ulmer proposed a revolutionary method of financing medical research. His idea was for NINDB to distribute grant money directly to individual medical schools and research institutes to foster eye research projects. Medical schools were at first sceptical, fearing NIH was trying to take control their activities after making them dependent on the grant money. After much negotiating between the schools and and extensive study performed by NIH's Inter-Council Committee on Institutional Grants, the idea of "block grants" was instituted, whereby grants applicants spelled out who was receiving the funds, who the researchers were, scope of the project, etc., so that when the grant was made the researchers were free of any interference by NIH. This method of encouraging research via institutional grants changed forever how NIH operated and helped foster its own prominence in the scientific world.

Ulmer spent the remainder of his life devoted to educating himself and the world about the treatment of blindness and eye disease. It was mainly through his efforts that physicians changed their focus from simply rehabilitating the blind to seeking out the causes of blindness and developing treatments and cures.


Papers are arranged into 7 series: I. General, II. Correspondence and papers, III. Miscellaneous papers, IV. Clippings and miscellaneous data, V. International papers and correspondence, VI. Congressional papers, VII. Bound volumes.

Papers contain correspondence, memoranda, clippings, and printed material on ophthalmology, medical research, rehabilitation of the blind, and persons and organizations active in those fields in the United States and abroad.

Correspondents include Silas Adelsheim, Pearce Bailey, Harold T. Clark, Charles Austin Doan, Stewart Duke-Elder, Edwin B. Dunphy, Novice G. Fawcett, Jonas S. Friedenwald, William Henry Havener, Lister Hill, Victor Everett Kinsey, Richard L. Masland, Leonard A. Scheele, Frederick Logan Stone, Derrick Vail, and C. J. Van Slyke. Organizations represented are the American Foundation for the Blind, the Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology, the National Committee for Research in Neurological Disorders, the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness, the Ohio State University Institute for Research in Vision, and the Retina Foundation.

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    MeSH Subjects

    • Diseases / Eye
    • Ophthalmology
    Personal Names

    • Havener, William H. (William Henry), 1924-
    • Kinsey, Victor Everett, 1909-
    • Stone, Frederick Logan, 1915-
    Corporate Names

    • Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation
    • National Foundation for Eye Research
    • National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness (U.S.)
    • Ohio. State University. Columbus. Institute for Research in Vision

    Series Descriptions

    General, 1949-1969BoxFolderContents01Biographical Data01"other people's opinions"01Interview with Wyndham D. Miles, April 196901Volume of general data relating to collection01Volumes 1-3, newspaper clippings and data related to eye research1Report-Inter-Council Committee of Institutional Grants, 19521Study and report, retrolental fibroplasia. "America's first national program in eye research", 1Volume: Miscellaneous data on prevention of blindness thru research, with index1Notes, drafts, memoranda1Reports, speeches, and papers1ClippingsCorrespondence and Papers, 1949-1969BoxFolderContents1Adelsheim, S., 1949-19582Adelsheim, S., 1959-19672Adler, A.2Adler, F.H.2Alexander, E.B., Optometric Extension Program2Allen, E.M.2Allen, J.H.2American Association of Ophthalmology2American Contract Bridge League, 1952-1954American Association for the Blind, 1949-1969BoxFolderContentsCorrespondenceBoxFolderContents2General, A - Z2Barnett, M.R., 1949-19582Irwin, R.B.2Walker, H.C.2-3Publications3American Foundation for the Overseas Blind3American Foundation Studies-- Medical Research: A Mid-Century Survey - Reviews3American Foundations Information Service3American Foundations News, 1959-19603American Medical Association3Animal Experimentation - Reprints and miscellaneous data3Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation3Association of American Medical Colleges3Bailey, P., 1951-19604Bayne-Jones, S.4Burney, L.E.4Carroll, T.J. - "Cerebral Death; Theological Considerations"4Clark, H.T. and clippings, 1948-19604Cleveland Mental Health Association4Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital4Cleveland Mount Sinai Hospital4Cleveland Plain DealerCleveland PressBoxFolderContents4General4Seltzer, L.B.4Cleveland Society for the Blind4Cogan, D.g., 1951-19704Commonwealth Fund4Cummings, M.M.4Deignan, S.L., 1949-1959Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1956-1969, n.d.BoxFolderContents5Annual Report, 19565Children's Bureau5Medical Research Activities5Office of Education Publications5Report, Resources for medical research5Dow Corning Center for Aid to Medical Research, 1959-19695Duke-Elder, S., 1949-19675Dunphy, E.B., 1950-1968Excerpta Medica, 1952-1956BoxFolderContents5Correspondence, 1952-19565Miscellaneous printed materialEye Bank for Sight Restoration, IncBoxFolderContents5Correspondence, 1952-19605Manual6Miscellaneous printed materialEye BanksBoxFolderContents6Correspondence, A - W, 6Fact Sheets6Miscellaneous printed materialEye Banks - Rochester, BoxFolderContents6Correspondence, 1952-19596PublicationsFederal Register. New Drug Regulations, 19636Federal Register. Reprints re: Food and Drug Administration and drug abuse, 1963-19687Federal Register. Reprints re: Food and Drug Administration and drug abuse, 19697Federal Security Agency-- Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and Social Security Administration - Publications7Felix, R.H., 1951-19647Flemming, A.S.7Food and Drug Administration. Proceedings of Conference on 1965 Drug Abuse Control Amendments, 19657Friedenwald, J.S.7Fulbright Professors7Gans, J.7Glaucoma Survey - Cleveland7Grant, W. Morton7Gregg, Alan, 1950-1960Health Information FoundationBoxFolderContents7An Inventory of Social and Economic Research in Health, 19527"Progress in Health Services", 1956-1966Hinsey, J.C.BoxFolderContents7Correspondence7ArticlesHowe Laboratory of OphthalmologyBoxFolderContents7Correspondence, 1958-19708Application for research grant8Program81964 ReportIllinois Society for Medical Research, 1962-1969BoxFolderContents8Bulletins, 1962-19698Correspondence, 1962-19638Imus, H.A.8Institute for Advancement of Medical Communication8Johnson, L.V.8Kellogg Foundation8Kennedy, President J.F. and Lee C. White8Keppel, F.Kinsey, V.E., 1948-1968BoxFolderContents8Correspondence, 1948-19688Retrolental Fibrolasia Project8Kintner, K.Knights TemplarBoxFolderContentsCorrespondenceBoxFolderContents9Delamater, W.A., 1956-19629Wieber, L.H.9Kloss, A.G.9Kresge Eye Institute Publications9Lanning, L. McC, 1951-19609Lape, E.E>, 1955-1958Lasker, M., 1949-1961BoxFolderContents9Correspondence, 1949-19619Clippings9Factsheet on BlindnessLasker AwardsBoxFolderContents9General9"Out of Darkness"9"Wassaic Story"Lasker FoundationBoxFolderContentsCorrespondenceBoxFolderContents9Fordyce, A.9Mantell, H.9McDonough, J.E.9Zikmund, H.L.Lions ClubBoxFolderContents9Indiana9Massachusetts, 1951-1956OhioBoxFolderContents10Publications10Steece, E.10Lions Clubs10Lions International10Masland, R.L., 1959-196710Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary10Mayo, L.W.10Muscular Dystrophy Associations of America, Inc.10Mutual Security Program10National Committee for Research in Eye Diseases and Disabilities10National Committee for Research in Neurological Disorders. Chiefly correspondence with A.B. Baker, 1952-196611National Committee for Research in Neurological Disorders, 1966-1967-- Program11National Committee for Research in Ophthalmology and Blindness, 1957-196711National Conference on Cardiovascular DiseaseNational Council to Combat Blindness, BoxFolderContents11General information11Correspondence - Wisenfeld, M., 1946-196711National Foundation for Eye Research, 1948-195712National Health Education Committee, Inc. - Publications13National Heart Institute - PublicationsNational Institute of Neurological Diseases and BlindnessBoxFolderContents13Advisory Council, 1950-195113Booklet - "Exploring the Brain of Man"13Budgets and other information, 1955-196813Miscellaneous correspondence13Publications13Reports13NINDB Review, 1963-1966National Institutes of HealthBoxFolderContents13ClippingsInter-Council Committee on Institutional Grants, 1950-1952BoxFolderContents13Correspondence1950-195213Report, 195213Scrapbook compiled by Ulmer14Notebooks14National Advisory Research Resources Committee14News Releases, 1949-196814Publications and Information14Scientific Directories, 1964, 196714Woolridge Committee Report14National Library of Medicine - MEDLARS informationNational Medical Foundation for Eye CareBoxFolderContents14Correspondence and miscellaneous15Jaeckle, C.E.15Publications15News Bulletin, 1961-1965National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyBoxFolderContentsCorrespondenceBoxFolderContents15Lawry, S.15Traeger, C.15Publications15National Neurological Research FoundationNational Science Foundation, n.d., 1955BoxFolderContents15Annual Reports15Correspondence, 195515National Society for Crippled ChildrenNational Society for the Prevention of BlindnessBoxFolderContents15Correspondence15Miscellaneous Publications15Naval Research Technical Reports re: Ophthalmology16Nestingen, I.A.16New York Association for the Blind16New York Guild for the Jewish Blind16New York Institute for the Education of the Blind - "No More Light"Newell, F.W.BoxFolderContents16Correspondence, 1955-196816National Committee for Research in Ophthalmology and Blindness16Nixon, R.M.Office of Technical Services (Dept. of Commerce)BoxFolderContents16OTS Selective BibliographyOhio State Correspondence, 1950-1958BoxFolderContents16DiSalle, M.V., 1958-196216Ferguson, D. McK.16Lausche, F.J.16McClure, J.F.16Porterfield, J.D., 1950-195716Steece, E.R.16Others, A-Z16Ohio State Legislature - Name Lists and Ulmer letters16Ohio State - Services for Preschool Blind ChildrenOhio State UniversityBoxFolderContentsCorrespondenceBoxFolderContents17Collins, A.D. - re: medical ethics and College of Optometry17Culler, A.M., 1949-195317Doan, C.A.1949-196117Fawcett, N.G.1958-1965Havener, W.H., 1955-1967BoxFolderContents17Correspondence, 1955-196717Publications and printed matter, 17Meiling, R.L.17Others, A - T18Hospitals18Institute for Research in Vision18Ophthalmology18Printed Matter re: Optometry18"Ohio Story" Radio ProgramOphthalmology Foundation, Inc., 1943-1959BoxFolderContents18Annual Reports and miscellaneous, 1943-195118Berens, C., 1947-195718Tolman, C.P., 1958-1959Optometry - miscellaneousBoxFolderContents18Information Re: Ohio State controversy18Papian, W.N. - Computer Technology18Perkins Institution18Permanent Charity Fund - Year Book for 196118Perrott, G. St. J.18Porterfield, J.D.18Potts, A.M.18Price, D.E., 1950-196419Proctor Foundation for Research in OphthalmologyPublic Health ServiceBoxFolderContents19Eighth Annual Report of the Surgeon General, 196419Miscellaneous publications19Grants and Awards, 196719Research Grants and Fellowships, 1941-195519Impact of Public Health Grant Programs on Medical Research and Education. Report of Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee19Putnam, P.19Radiation accidents - Information19Reader's Digest correspondence, 1950-1962Research to Prevent Blindness, IncBoxFolderContents19Correspondence19Stein, J.19Stein, J. - ClippingsRetina FoundationBoxFolderContents20Correspondence, chiefly with C.L. Schepens, 20Description of Eye Research, 20Miscellaneous Printed Material20Report for 1964-1965, 1964-196520Retrolental Fibroplasia Study20Robert, L.20Rockefeller Foundation, 1947-195820Rockefeller, N.A.20Scheele, L.A., 1950-196220Schilling, Capt. C.W., 1950-195520Sebrell, W.H.20Sherman, A.W.20Sloan Foundation-- Zurcher, A.J., 1955-196521Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research21Smelser, G.K.21Social Legislation Information Service. Washington Bulletin, 1957-1969Stone, F.L., 1951-1965BoxFolderContents22Correspondence, 1951-196522MiscellaneousStone, W., Jr., 1952-1963BoxFolderContents22Correspondence, 1952-196322Miscellaneous22Swan, K.C.22Symposium on Research in Blindness and Severe Visual Impairment22Tankersley, Mrs. G.E.22Thygeson, P.22Trachoma data22Tufts-New England Medical Center News22Vail, D., 1952-196322Van Slyke, C.J., 1949-196322Volk, David22Watizman, M.B.23Warren, S.L.23Western Reserve University - Miscellaneous23Williams, G.23Winter, N.23Woods, A.C., 1950-195823World Federation of Neurology - Reports23World Health Organization - Newsletter, 1955-195623Zacharias, L., 1952-1958Miscellaneous papers and correspondenceBoxFolderContents23Ab - Fr (Includes A. Celebrezze)24G - Z (includes H. Hoover, H. Keller)Miscellaneous Legal Sized ItemsBoxFolderContentsNational Institutes of HealthBoxFolderContents24Research Projects Grants Awarded to Foreign Institutions and International Organizations, 196224Research at the National Institutes of Health24Parke Davis & Co. A History of Medicine in Pictures24Roche Medical Image, 196224Western Reserve University Medical CenterClippings and Miscellaneous dataBoxFolderContents25Blindness - rehabilitation25Cancer25Cataracts25Cerebral Palsy25Computers25Contact lenses25Corneal diseases, transplants25Cryosurgery25Department of Health, Education, and Welfare25Diseases25Drug Control25Drugs - use and abuse25Education, general25Educatioin, medical26Education, science26Eye care26Eye diseases26Eye research26Food and Drug Administration26Foreign aid26Foundations26Glaucoma26Heart disease26Lasers26Legal medicine26Medicare26Medicine, general26Mental health, psychology, behavior26Miscellaneous26Multiple sclerosis26Ophthalmology26Optometry26Physiology26Research, general27Research Facilities27Research FundsAbstract: Support of Medical Research: A Symposium (Published by the Council for Internal Organizations of Medical Sciences, 1956)27Retinal detachment27Retrolental Fibroplasia27Scholarships27Science and Government27Surgery27Trachoma27Ultrasonics dataInternational Papers and correspondenceBoxFolderContents27Africa27Bangkok, Thailand27Brazil - Koch-Weser, d.Denmark, 1950, n.d.BoxFolderContents27Miscellaneous health data27National Morbidity Study, 195027Ronne, G.27Egypt27England - Researchers in Ophthalmology27GreeceHollandBoxFolderContents27General correspondence27Flieringa, H.J.Hong Kong, BoxFolderContents28Blindness survey28Correspondence re: Ulmer's trip28Ophthalmology research28, IndiaBoxFolderContents28Basu, P.K.28Bombay, Lion; Indian Lion28Clippings and articles28Clippings and notes28Commission on International Economic Growth - Conference on India and the U.S., 195928Cooper, S.N., 1957-196428Galbraith, J.K., 28Gerstein, A.28Krishna, N., 1958-196228Lazarus, A.S.28Mohatta, B.S.28Monnier, D.C.28Nain, J.L., 1957-196128Nehru, J.28Pandit, Y.K.C.28Rambo, V.C.28Schroff, M.S.28West, K.M.28Wood, C.T.28General Correspondence - A-D29General Correspondence - G-Y29International - France, Italy, Switzerland29International Cooperation Administration29International health - Miscellaneous dataIsrael, 1959-1964BoxFolderContents29Feigenbaum, A.29Kornbleuth, W., 1959-196429Reprints and clippings re: eye researchJapan, 1956-1960BoxFolderContents29Correspondence and miscellaneous29Inouye, M.29Nakajima, A.29Nakaizumi, Y.29Sato, T., 1956-196029Lebanon29Mexico - Instituto Nacional de Oftalmologia29Norway29Researchers in foreign countries29Russia - Articles, clippings30Spain - Mier, L.30SwedenCongressional Papers, 1949-1969BoxFolderContents30Data re: establishment of Eye InstituteHouse CorrespondenceBoxFolderContents30General30Bolton, F.T.30Celler, E.30Elliott, C.30Fogarty, J.E.30Priest, P.30Young, S.M., 1949-1960Senate Correspondence, 1957-1968BoxFolderContents30General30Cooper, J.S.30Hill, L., 1958-196830Kefauver, E.30Neuberger, R.L., 1957-196030Related Correspondence - Quinn, L.C., Jr., 1957-196631Related correspondence - Quinn, L.C., Jr. - and miscellaneous, 1967House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1949-1960BoxFolderContents31Correspodence, 1949-196031Statements re: Eye InstituteHearings, 1949-1955BoxFolderContents31Mental Health Study Act of 1955, 195531Construction of Medical Schools31Health Inquiry, 195331Health Plan, 194931Research Facilities32House Committee on Appropriations, Statements and Reports, 1952-196733House Committee on Education and Labor. Hearings on Scholarship and Loan Program, 195833Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Health Hearings and Reports33Public Laws re: health and research, 1950-196534Senate Bills, acts, amendments, 1949, 1957-196734House bills, acts, amendments, 1949-196534Resolutions34Congressional Record - Miscellaneous excerptsBound Volumes, 1948-1970BoxFolderContentsVolumesHowe Laboratory of Ophthamology, Annual Reports, 1948-1970v.1-8Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Anti-trust and Monopoly. Hearings, Parts 18-24, 26 on Administered Prices in the Drug Industry, 1960v.9-25Senate Committee on Apropriations. Subcommittee Hearings on Labor-Health, Education, and Welfare Appropriations, 1954, 1958-1967v.26-29House Committee on Appropriation. Subcommittee Hearings on Appropriations for the Labor Department and Federal Security Agency, 1954-1955v.30-62House Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee Hearings on Appropriations for the Departments of Labor and Health, Education, and Welfare, 1957-1968

    Collection Scope and Content Note

    Papers are arranged into 7 series: I. General, II. Correspondence and papers, III. Miscellaneous papers, IV. Clippings and miscellaneous data, V. International papers and correspondence, VI. Congressional papers, VII. Bound volumes.

    Papers contain correspondence, memoranda, clippings, and printed material on ophthalmology, medical research, rehabilitation of the blind, and persons and organizations active in those fields in the United States and abroad.

    Correspondents include Silas Adelsheim, Pearce Bailey, Harold T. Clark, Charles Austin Doan, Stewart Duke-Elder, Edwin B. Dunphy, Novice G. Fawcett, Jonas S. Friedenwald, William Henry Havener, Lister Hill, Victor Everett Kinsey, Richard L. Masland, Leonard A. Scheele, Frederick Logan Stone, Derrick Vail, and C. J. Van Slyke. Organizations represented are the American Foundation for the Blind, the Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology, the National Committee for Research in Neurological Disorders, the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness, the Ohio State University Institute for Research in Vision, and the Retina Foundation.

    Contents List
    Box | Folder Title
     
    General, 1949-1969 [series]:
    01
    Biographical Data
    01
    "other people's opinions"
    01
    Interview with Wyndham D. Miles, April 1969
    01
    Volume of general data relating to collection
    01
    Volumes 1-3, newspaper clippings and data related to eye research
    1
    Report-Inter-Council Committee of Institutional Grants, 1952
    1
    Study and report, retrolental fibroplasia. "America's first national program in eye research",
    1
    Volume: Miscellaneous data on prevention of blindness thru research, with index
    1
    Notes, drafts, memoranda
    1
    Reports, speeches, and papers
    1
    Clippings
     
    Correspondence and Papers, 1949-1969 [series]:
    1
    Adelsheim, S., 1949-1958
    2
    Adelsheim, S., 1959-1967
    2
    Adler, A.
    2
    Adler, F.H.
    2
    Alexander, E.B., Optometric Extension Program
    2
    Allen, E.M.
    2
    Allen, J.H.
    2
    American Association of Ophthalmology
    2
    American Contract Bridge League, 1952-1954
     
    American Association for the Blind, 1949-1969 [subseries]:
     
    Correspondence [subseries]:
    2
    General, A - Z
    2
    Barnett, M.R., 1949-1958
    2
    Irwin, R.B.
    2
    Walker, H.C.
    2-3
    Publications
    3
    American Foundation for the Overseas Blind
    3
    American Foundation Studies
     
    -- Medical Research: A Mid-Century Survey - Reviews
    3
    American Foundations Information Service
    3
    American Foundations News, 1959-1960
    3
    American Medical Association
    3
    Animal Experimentation - Reprints and miscellaneous data
    3
    Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation
    3
    Association of American Medical Colleges
    3
    Bailey, P., 1951-1960
    4
    Bayne-Jones, S.
    4
    Burney, L.E.
    4
    Carroll, T.J. - "Cerebral Death; Theological Considerations"
    4
    Clark, H.T. and clippings, 1948-1960
    4
    Cleveland Mental Health Association
    4
    Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital
    4
    Cleveland Mount Sinai Hospital
    4
    Cleveland Plain Dealer
     
    Cleveland Press [subseries]:
    4
    General
    4
    Seltzer, L.B.
    4
    Cleveland Society for the Blind
    4
    Cogan, D.g., 1951-1970
    4
    Commonwealth Fund
    4
    Cummings, M.M.
    4
    Deignan, S.L., 1949-1959
     
    Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1956-1969, n.d. [subseries]:
    5
    Annual Report, 1956
    5
    Children's Bureau
    5
    Medical Research Activities
    5
    Office of Education Publications
    5
    Report, Resources for medical research
    5
    Dow Corning Center for Aid to Medical Research, 1959-1969
    5
    Duke-Elder, S., 1949-1967
    5
    Dunphy, E.B., 1950-1968
     
    Excerpta Medica, 1952-1956 [subseries]:
    5
    Correspondence, 1952-1956
    5
    Miscellaneous printed material
     
    Eye Bank for Sight Restoration, Inc [subseries]:
    5
    Correspondence, 1952-1960
    5
    Manual
    6
    Miscellaneous printed material
     
    Eye Banks [subseries]:
    6
    Correspondence, A - W,
    6
    Fact Sheets
    6
    Miscellaneous printed material
     
    Eye Banks - Rochester, [subseries]:
    6
    Correspondence, 1952-1959
    6
    Publications
    Federal Register. New Drug Regulations, 1963
    6
    Federal Register. Reprints re: Food and Drug Administration and drug abuse, 1963-1968
    7
    Federal Register. Reprints re: Food and Drug Administration and drug abuse, 1969
    7
    Federal Security Agency
     
    -- Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and Social Security Administration - Publications
    7
    Felix, R.H., 1951-1964
    7
    Flemming, A.S.
    7
    Food and Drug Administration. Proceedings of Conference on 1965 Drug Abuse Control Amendments, 1965
    7
    Friedenwald, J.S.
    7
    Fulbright Professors
    7
    Gans, J.
    7
    Glaucoma Survey - Cleveland
    7
    Grant, W. Morton
    7
    Gregg, Alan, 1950-1960
     
    Health Information Foundation [subseries]:
    7
    An Inventory of Social and Economic Research in Health, 1952
    7
    "Progress in Health Services", 1956-1966
     
    Hinsey, J.C. [subseries]:
    7
    Correspondence
    7
    Articles
     
    Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology [subseries]:
    7
    Correspondence, 1958-1970
    8
    Application for research grant
    8
    Program
    8
    1964 Report
     
    Illinois Society for Medical Research, 1962-1969 [subseries]:
    8
    Bulletins, 1962-1969
    8
    Correspondence, 1962-1963
    8
    Imus, H.A.
    8
    Institute for Advancement of Medical Communication
    8
    Johnson, L.V.
    8
    Kellogg Foundation
    8
    Kennedy, President J.F. and Lee C. White
    8
    Keppel, F.
     
    Kinsey, V.E., 1948-1968 [subseries]:
    8
    Correspondence, 1948-1968
    8
    Retrolental Fibrolasia Project
    8
    Kintner, K.
     
    Knights Templar [subseries]:
     
    Correspondence [subseries]:
    9
    Delamater, W.A., 1956-1962
    9
    Wieber, L.H.
    9
    Kloss, A.G.
    9
    Kresge Eye Institute Publications
    9
    Lanning, L. McC, 1951-1960
    9
    Lape, E.E>, 1955-1958
     
    Lasker, M., 1949-1961 [subseries]:
    9
    Correspondence, 1949-1961
    9
    Clippings
    9
    Factsheet on Blindness
     
    Lasker Awards [subseries]:
    9
    General
    9
    "Out of Darkness"
    9
    "Wassaic Story"
     
    Lasker Foundation [subseries]:
     
    Correspondence [subseries]:
    9
    Fordyce, A.
    9
    Mantell, H.
    9
    McDonough, J.E.
    9
    Zikmund, H.L.
     
    Lions Club [subseries]:
    9
    Indiana
    9
    Massachusetts, 1951-1956
     
    Ohio [subseries]:
    10
    Publications
    10
    Steece, E.
    10
    Lions Clubs
    10
    Lions International
    10
    Masland, R.L., 1959-1967
    10
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    10
    Mayo, L.W.
    10
    Muscular Dystrophy Associations of America, Inc.
    10
    Mutual Security Program
    10
    National Committee for Research in Eye Diseases and Disabilities
    10
    National Committee for Research in Neurological Disorders. Chiefly correspondence with A.B. Baker, 1952-1966
    11
    National Committee for Research in Neurological Disorders, 1966-1967
     
    -- Program
    11
    National Committee for Research in Ophthalmology and Blindness, 1957-1967
    11
    National Conference on Cardiovascular Disease
     
    National Council to Combat Blindness, [subseries]:
    11
    General information
    11
    Correspondence - Wisenfeld, M., 1946-1967
    11
    National Foundation for Eye Research, 1948-1957
    12
    National Health Education Committee, Inc. - Publications
    13
    National Heart Institute - Publications
     
    National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness [subseries]:
    13
    Advisory Council, 1950-1951
    13
    Booklet - "Exploring the Brain of Man"
    13
    Budgets and other information, 1955-1968
    13
    Miscellaneous correspondence
    13
    Publications
    13
    Reports
    13
    NINDB Review, 1963-1966
     
    National Institutes of Health [subseries]:
    13
    Clippings
     
    Inter-Council Committee on Institutional Grants, 1950-1952 [subseries]:
    13
    Correspondence1950-1952
    13
    Report, 1952
    13
    Scrapbook compiled by Ulmer
    14
    Notebooks
    14
    National Advisory Research Resources Committee
    14
    News Releases, 1949-1968
    14
    Publications and Information
    14
    Scientific Directories, 1964, 1967
    14
    Woolridge Committee Report
    14
    National Library of Medicine - MEDLARS information
     
    National Medical Foundation for Eye Care [subseries]:
    14
    Correspondence and miscellaneous
    15
    Jaeckle, C.E.
    15
    Publications
    15
    News Bulletin, 1961-1965
     
    National Multiple Sclerosis Society [subseries]:
     
    Correspondence [subseries]:
    15
    Lawry, S.
    15
    Traeger, C.
    15
    Publications
    15
    National Neurological Research Foundation
     
    National Science Foundation, n.d., 1955 [subseries]:
    15
    Annual Reports
    15
    Correspondence, 1955
    15
    National Society for Crippled Children
     
    National Society for the Prevention of Blindness [subseries]:
    15
    Correspondence
    15
    Miscellaneous Publications
    15
    Naval Research Technical Reports re: Ophthalmology
    16
    Nestingen, I.A.
    16
    New York Association for the Blind
    16
    New York Guild for the Jewish Blind
    16
    New York Institute for the Education of the Blind - "No More Light"
     
    Newell, F.W. [subseries]:
    16
    Correspondence, 1955-1968
    16
    National Committee for Research in Ophthalmology and Blindness
    16
    Nixon, R.M.
     
    Office of Technical Services (Dept. of Commerce) [subseries]:
    16
    OTS Selective Bibliography
     
    Ohio State Correspondence, 1950-1958 [subseries]:
    16
    DiSalle, M.V., 1958-1962
    16
    Ferguson, D. McK.
    16
    Lausche, F.J.
    16
    McClure, J.F.
    16
    Porterfield, J.D., 1950-1957
    16
    Steece, E.R.
    16
    Others, A-Z
    16
    Ohio State Legislature - Name Lists and Ulmer letters
    16
    Ohio State - Services for Preschool Blind Children
     
    Ohio State University [subseries]:
     
    Correspondence [subseries]:
    17
    Collins, A.D. - re: medical ethics and College of Optometry
    17
    Culler, A.M., 1949-1953
    17
    Doan, C.A.1949-1961
    17
    Fawcett, N.G.1958-1965
     
    Havener, W.H., 1955-1967
    17
    Correspondence, 1955-1967
    17
    Publications and printed matter,
    17
    Meiling, R.L.
    17
    Others, A - T
    18
    Hospitals
    18
    Institute for Research in Vision
    18
    Ophthalmology
    18
    Printed Matter re: Optometry
    18
    "Ohio Story" Radio Program
     
    Ophthalmology Foundation, Inc., 1943-1959 [subseries]:
    18
    Annual Reports and miscellaneous, 1943-1951
    18
    Berens, C., 1947-1957
    18
    Tolman, C.P., 1958-1959
     
    Optometry - miscellaneous [subseries]:
    18
    Information Re: Ohio State controversy
    18
    Papian, W.N. - Computer Technology
    18
    Perkins Institution
    18
    Permanent Charity Fund - Year Book for 1961
    18
    Perrott, G. St. J.
    18
    Porterfield, J.D.
    18
    Potts, A.M.
    18
    Price, D.E., 1950-1964
    19
    Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology
     
    Public Health Service [subseries]:
    19
    Eighth Annual Report of the Surgeon General, 1964
    19
    Miscellaneous publications
    19
    Grants and Awards, 1967
    19
    Research Grants and Fellowships, 1941-1955
    19
    Impact of Public Health Grant Programs on Medical Research and Education. Report of Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee
    19
    Putnam, P.
    19
    Radiation accidents - Information
    19
    Reader's Digest correspondence, 1950-1962
     
    Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc [subseries]:
    19
    Correspondence
    19
    Stein, J.
    19
    Stein, J. - Clippings
     
    Retina Foundation [subseries]:
    20
    Correspondence, chiefly with C.L. Schepens,
    20
    Description of Eye Research,
    20
    Miscellaneous Printed Material
    20
    Report for 1964-1965, 1964-1965
    20
    Retrolental Fibroplasia Study
    20
    Robert, L.
    20
    Rockefeller Foundation, 1947-1958
    20
    Rockefeller, N.A.
    20
    Scheele, L.A., 1950-1962
    20
    Schilling, Capt. C.W., 1950-1955
    20
    Sebrell, W.H.
    20
    Sherman, A.W.
    20
    Sloan Foundation
     
    -- Zurcher, A.J., 1955-1965
    21
    Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
    21
    Smelser, G.K.
    21
    Social Legislation Information Service. Washington Bulletin, 1957-1969
     
    Stone, F.L., 1951-1965 [subseries]:
    22
    Correspondence, 1951-1965
    22
    Miscellaneous
     
    Stone, W., Jr., 1952-1963 [subseries]:
    22
    Correspondence, 1952-1963
    22
    Miscellaneous
    22
    Swan, K.C.
    22
    Symposium on Research in Blindness and Severe Visual Impairment
    22
    Tankersley, Mrs. G.E.
    22
    Thygeson, P.
    22
    Trachoma data
    22
    Tufts-New England Medical Center News
    22
    Vail, D., 1952-1963
    22
    Van Slyke, C.J., 1949-1963
    22
    Volk, David
    22
    Watizman, M.B.
    23
    Warren, S.L.
    23
    Western Reserve University - Miscellaneous
    23
    Williams, G.
    23
    Winter, N.
    23
    Woods, A.C., 1950-1958
    23
    World Federation of Neurology - Reports
    23
    World Health Organization - Newsletter, 1955-1956
    23
    Zacharias, L., 1952-1958
     
    Miscellaneous papers and correspondence [series]:
    23
    Ab - Fr (Includes A. Celebrezze)
    24
    G - Z (includes H. Hoover, H. Keller)
     
    Miscellaneous Legal Sized Items [subseries]:
     
    National Institutes of Health [subseries]:
    24
    Research Projects Grants Awarded to Foreign Institutions and International Organizations, 1962
    24
    Research at the National Institutes of Health
    24
    Parke Davis & Co. A History of Medicine in Pictures
    24
    Roche Medical Image, 1962
    24
    Western Reserve University Medical Center
     
    Clippings and Miscellaneous data [series]:
    25
    Blindness - rehabilitation
    25
    Cancer
    25
    Cataracts
    25
    Cerebral Palsy
    25
    Computers
    25
    Contact lenses
    25
    Corneal diseases, transplants
    25
    Cryosurgery
    25
    Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
    25
    Diseases
    25
    Drug Control
    25
    Drugs - use and abuse
    25
    Education, general
    25
    Educatioin, medical
    26
    Education, science
    26
    Eye care
    26
    Eye diseases
    26
    Eye research
    26
    Food and Drug Administration
    26
    Foreign aid
    26
    Foundations
    26
    Glaucoma
    26
    Heart disease
    26
    Lasers
    26
    Legal medicine
    26
    Medicare
    26
    Medicine, general
    26
    Mental health, psychology, behavior
    26
    Miscellaneous
    26
    Multiple sclerosis
    26
    Ophthalmology
    26
    Optometry
    26
    Physiology
    26
    Research, general
    27
    Research Facilities
    27
    Research Funds
    27
    Retinal detachment
    27
    Retrolental Fibroplasia
    27
    Scholarships
    27
    Science and Government
    27
    Surgery
    27
    Trachoma
    27
    Ultrasonics data
     
    International Papers and correspondence [series]:
    27
    Africa
    27
    Bangkok, Thailand
    27
    Brazil - Koch-Weser, d.
     
    Denmark, 1950, n.d. [subseries]:
    27
    Miscellaneous health data
    27
    National Morbidity Study, 1950
    27
    Ronne, G.
    27
    Egypt
    27
    England - Researchers in Ophthalmology
    27
    Greece
     
    Holland [subseries]:
    27
    General correspondence
    27
    Flieringa, H.J.
     
    Hong Kong, [subseries]:
    28
    Blindness survey
    28
    Correspondence re: Ulmer's trip
    28
    Ophthalmology research
     
    28, India [subseries]:
    28
    Basu, P.K.
    28
    Bombay, Lion; Indian Lion
    28
    Clippings and articles
    28
    Clippings and notes
    28
    Commission on International Economic Growth - Conference on India and the U.S., 1959
    28
    Cooper, S.N., 1957-1964
    28
    Galbraith, J.K.,
    28
    Gerstein, A.
    28
    Krishna, N., 1958-1962
    28
    Lazarus, A.S.
    28
    Mohatta, B.S.
    28
    Monnier, D.C.
    28
    Nain, J.L., 1957-1961
    28
    Nehru, J.
    28
    Pandit, Y.K.C.
    28
    Rambo, V.C.
    28
    Schroff, M.S.
    28
    West, K.M.
    28
    Wood, C.T.
    28
    General Correspondence - A-D
    29
    General Correspondence - G-Y
    29
    International - France, Italy, Switzerland
    29
    International Cooperation Administration
    29
    International health - Miscellaneous data
     
    Israel, 1959-1964 [subseries]:
    29
    Feigenbaum, A.
    29
    Kornbleuth, W., 1959-1964
    29
    Reprints and clippings re: eye research
     
    Japan, 1956-1960 [subseries]:
    29
    Correspondence and miscellaneous
    29
    Inouye, M.
    29
    Nakajima, A.
    29
    Nakaizumi, Y.
    29
    Sato, T., 1956-1960
    29
    Lebanon
    29
    Mexico - Instituto Nacional de Oftalmologia
    29
    Norway
    29
    Researchers in foreign countries
    29
    Russia - Articles, clippings
    30
    Spain - Mier, L.
    30
    Sweden
     
    Congressional Papers, 1949-1969 [series]:
    30
    Data re: establishment of Eye Institute
     
    House Correspondence [subseries]:
    30
    General
    30
    Bolton, F.T.
    30
    Celler, E.
    30
    Elliott, C.
    30
    Fogarty, J.E.
    30
    Priest, P.
    30
    Young, S.M., 1949-1960
     
    Senate Correspondence, 1957-1968 [subseries]:
    30
    General
    30
    Cooper, J.S.
    30
    Hill, L., 1958-1968
    30
    Kefauver, E.
    30
    Neuberger, R.L., 1957-1960
    30
    Related Correspondence - Quinn, L.C., Jr., 1957-1966
    31
    Related correspondence - Quinn, L.C., Jr. - and miscellaneous, 1967
     
    House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1949-1960 [subseries]:
    31
    Correspodence, 1949-1960
    31
    Statements re: Eye Institute
     
    Hearings, 1949-1955 [subseries]:
    31
    Mental Health Study Act of 1955, 1955
    31
    Construction of Medical Schools
    31
    Health Inquiry, 1953
    31
    Health Plan, 1949
    31
    Research Facilities
    32
    House Committee on Appropriations, Statements and Reports, 1952-1967
    33
    House Committee on Education and Labor. Hearings on Scholarship and Loan Program, 1958
    33
    Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Health Hearings and Reports
    33
    Public Laws re: health and research, 1950-1965
    34
    Senate Bills, acts, amendments, 1949, 1957-1967
    34
    House bills, acts, amendments, 1949-1965
    34
    Resolutions
    34
    Congressional Record - Miscellaneous excerpts
     
    Bound Volumes, 1948-1970 [series]:
    Volumes
    Howe Laboratory of Ophthamology, Annual Reports, 1948-1970
    v.1-8
    Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Anti-trust and Monopoly. Hearings, Parts 18-24, 26 on Administered Prices in the Drug Industry, 1960
    v.9-25
    Senate Committee on Apropriations. Subcommittee Hearings on Labor-Health, Education, and Welfare Appropriations, 1954, 1958-1967
    v.26-29
    House Committee on Appropriation. Subcommittee Hearings on Appropriations for the Labor Department and Federal Security Agency, 1954-1955
    v.30-62
    House Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee Hearings on Appropriations for the Departments of Labor and Health, Education, and Welfare, 1957-1968