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West Virginia Medical Society Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: West Virginia Medical Society Collection
Span Dates: 1922-1981
Bulk Dates: 1932-1980
ID No: Ms83-4
Extent: 4 boxes
Language: English
Repository: West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV
Abstract: Arranged chronological with a time span of 1922-1981, this collection comprises the business and legal papers of the Society. Also contained in this collection are biographical materials regarding many of the organization’s members. Several governors’ letters are also contained therein.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation: [item, collection number], West Virginia Medical Society Collection, West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV.
Historical Note: The West Virginia Medical Society composed of Black Physicians, Dentists and Pharmacists was organized in 1905. Certificate of Incorporation was received on July 28, 1949.

The objects and purposes of the Society shall be to extend medical, dental and pharmaceutical knowledge and advance to the allied education, to secure the enforcement of just medical laws; to promote friendly intercourse among physicians, dentists, and pharmacists; to guard and foster the material interests of its members, and to protect them against opposition; to assist in the preservation of the public health; and to enlighten and direct public opinion in regard to problems of these allied sciences.
West Virginia Medical Society, Inc.

Contents List:

Box 1

Folder 1 Charter: Certificate of Incorporation, Correspondence to members regarding Incorporation, Circular regarding charter
Folder 2 New & Revised Constitution: Printed copy of Constitution & By-Laws, 1952 – New & Revised Constitution, 1954 – New & Revised Constitution, Revised Constitution & By-Laws
Folder 3 Constitution Amendments and Proposed Amendments: 1948 re: Officers & Committees, 1952 re: Officers & Committees, Proposed Amendment to Constitution regarding officers, Name title of Society be changed
Folder 4 Minutes of Board of Directors

Folder 5 Resolution Committee Reports
Folder 6 Budget Requests & Proposals: Lakin State Hospital Budget Request for the Biennium 1951-52 and 1952-53, Budget Study: Proposal and Problems Involved
Folder 7 Annual Session Reports
Folder 8 Committee Reports
Folder 9 Legislature Committee Reports
Folder 10 Miscellaneous Reports
Folder 11 Addresses – Speeches
Folder 12 List of Officers & Committees, Committee Reports re: Membership
Folder 13 Membership Applications – List of Physicians and Surgeons
Folder 14 Membership Dues Records
Folder 15 Biography-Curriculum Vitae’s
Folder 16 Memoriums

Box 2

Folder 1 Correspondence, 1933-1939, Letters Received
Folder 2 Correspondence, 1940-1943, Letters Received
Folder 3 Correspondence, 1944-1948, Letters Received

Folder 4 Correspondence, 1949-1953, Letters Received
Folder 5 Correspondence, 1954-1959, Letters Received
Folder 6 Correspondence, 1960-1966, Letters Received
Folder 7 Correspondence, 1967-1981, Letters Received
Folder 8 Correspondence, 1938-1947, Letters Received
Folder 9 Correspondence, 1942-1944, Letters Received
Folder 10 Correspondence, 1945-1949, Letters Received
Folder 11 Correspondence, 1950-1955, Letters Received
Folder 12 Correspondence, 1956-1962, Letters Received
Folder 13 Correspondence, 1963-1979, Letters Received
Folder 14 Correspondence, Telegrams
Folder 15 Annual Sessions Printed Programmes
Folder 16 Annual Sessions Printed Programmes
Folder 17 Clippings
Folder 18 Membership Certificates

Box 3 - Financial

Folder 1 Corporation License Tax Return; Statements of Corporation Officers
Folder 2 Disbursements (see: also Black Notebook)
Folder 3 Insurance Premium Receipts
Folder 4 Bank Statements and deposit slips
Folder 5 Canceled Checks (see: also Black Notebook)
Folders 6-8 Receipts
Folder 9 WV Department of Employment Security, Correspondence & Employer’s, Initial Statement

Box 4 - National Medical Association

Folder 1 Constitution & Correspondence, 1932-1968
Folder 2 Correspondence & Miscellaneous Material, 1969-1981
Folder 3 National Pharmaceutical Association Correspondence, 1950-1968
Folder 4 National Dental Association’s Constitution; Mountain State Dental Assistant Society History
Folder 5 National Dental Association Correspondence, 1951-1979
Folder 6 National Dental Association Miscellaneous Material

Manuscript Collections

West Virginia Archives and History