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Title: Collection, 1803-1970 Description: 11.5 linear ft.

Notes: Photocopies of originals in: National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC Surgeon; founder of Provident Hospital, Chicago, IL; first surgeon to successfully perform heart surgery. Papers of and about Williams collected by Helen Buckler in preparation of the biography, Doctor Dan: Pioneer in American Surgery (1954), revised as Daniel Hale Williams: Negro Surgeon (1968); together with Buckler's correspondence relating to the book, research notes, and drafts. Collected papers include copies of Williams' correspondence, transcripts of congressional testimony regarding his tenure as chief surgeon at Freedmen's Hospital, Washington, DC, clippings, and photos. Research notes include genealogical material relating to the Williams-Price Family. Also contains copies of correspondence of Williams, Alice D. Johnson, Booker T. Washington, and Emmett J. Scott. Gift of Mrs. Buckler, ca. 1954.

Subjects: Afro-Americans (for all permanent residents of the United States of black African ancestry); Physicians Blacks; Medical affairs; Hospitals; Physicians Bontemps, Arna Buckler, Helen Chicago, IL; Medical affairs; Facilities; Hospitals Cobb, W. Montague Daniel Hale Williams: Negro Surgeon Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt) Freedmen's Hospital, Washington, DC Genealogy; Williams family Heart; Surgery Hospitals; Illinois Hospitals; Washington, DC Kenney, John A. Physicians; Afro-Americans Physicians; Williams, Daniel Hale Provident Hospital, Chicago, IL Roberts, Carl Glennis Scott, Emmett Surgeons Surgery; Heart United States; Congress; Investigations Washington, Booker Taliaferro Washington, DC; Hospitals; Freedmen's Hospital Washington, DC; Medical affairs; Hospitals Williams, Alice Darling Johnson

Location: Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (Washington, DC) NIDS Fiche #: 4.72.125 NUCMC #: MS 83-1265