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NIH Office of Alternative Medicine Archives 1988-1999
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Collection Scope and Content Note


Correspondence; strategic planning and policy-related items; meeting, workshop, and conference files; drafted and final reports; meeting minutes and transcripts; subject and name files; handbooks; handouts; press releases; grant-related material; committee agendas; inter/intra-agency agreement records and memoranda of understanding; and OAM publications (1988-1999, bulk 1993-1997) document the wide range of correspondence among the three main stakeholder groups seen as OAM's external audience as well as material collected by OAM leaders in their efforts to run the office. The collection has been organized into series based on the original ownership of the material by Geoffrey P. Cheung (Series 1), Alan Trachtenburg (Series 2), William Harlan (Series 3), and Wayne Jonas (Series 4), who each held leadership positions within the office during its formative years. Where provenance has not been clearly established, the files were grouped OAM Strategic Planning Series 5 and OAM General Records Series 6. Series 6 also contains the contains the greatest concentration of documents pertaining to the Office's first director, Dr. Joseph Jacobs.

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