Papers of George Packer Berry, 1950-1965 (bulk).


Berry, George Packer, 1898-. Papers of George Packer Berry, 1950-1965 (bulk).

Papers of George Packer Berry, 1950-1965 (bulk).

Includes correspondence files reflecting the wide scope of Berry's professional interests, ranging from medical, educational, and governmental organizations to private foundations. Considerable material exists documenting his involvement in AAMC; his consultancy work on medical research and education for the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; his service as director of the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, Commonwealth Fund, and Louis T. Wright Memorial Fund, as trustee of the American University of Beirut, and on several committees such as Dartmouth College's Medical School Advisory Committee.

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