National Library of Medicine Records 1944-1958

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National Library of Medicine Records, 1944-1958

National Library of Medicine Records 1944-1958

Staff meeting minutes, statements of policy, and reports and writings about the Library and indexing.

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In the 1870s the Surgeon General's library occupied space in Ford's theater in Washington, D.C. Beginning in 1872 library officials began seeking legislative funding and approval for a proper building. Concerted efforts during the 1880s won approval for a new building at 7th and Independence, which was occupied in 1887. In the 1910s, having outgrown this facility, the library began requesting another new building. These attempts failed until 1938, when a new Armed Forces Medical Library building...