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Charles V. Chapin Papers

Administrative Information

Acquisition:This collection was donated by the Rhode Island Medical Society in 1983.
Processing information: The physician reports on scarlet and typhoid fever sent to the Superintendent of Health are filed in alphabetical order by street name and thereunder by building number. The numbered manuscript material has been filed according to date and then alphabetically within that certain date, rather than by manuscript number. All folders still carry the manuscript number in the upper right hand corner of the folder. The manuscript number is also indicated in the inventory by parentheses after the title and date of the manuscript material. Several of the scrapbooks are in poor condition. The bindings are fragile and the ones with brown pages are starting to crumble. The John Hay Library at Brown has four boxes of correspondence and some manuscript material of books and articles and the Harvard School of Public Health has several hundred volumes and thousands of reprints of articles from Chapin's personal library.
Author:Finding aid prepared by Harold Kemble.
Encoding:Finding aid encoded by Mark Chepkwony 2009 June 29
Descriptive rules:Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)