Wyndham Miles' history of the National Library of Medicine collection, 1864-1984 (bulk 1975-1982).

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Miles, Wyndham D., 1916-. Wyndham Miles' history of the National Library of Medicine collection, 1864-1984 (bulk 1975-1982).

Wyndham Miles' history of the National Library of Medicine collection, 1864-1984 (bulk 1975-1982).

The collection can be divided into three major groupings. The first consists of notes and photocopies gathered by Miles as part of his research on the history of the National Library of Medicine. Particularly useful are the indexed notebooks used by Miles for notes on published material and manuscript material at the National Archives. As each chapter was written, Miles sent the chapter to reviewers with special expertise on the subject matter. The drafts with the reviewers' comments, and often Miles's response, are included in the second part of the collection. The drafts are supplemented by correspondence with many of the reviewers and with others. The third portion of the collection concerns the publication of the volume. Material on the preparation of the index is included, as well as sample drafts, galleys, and proof pages. Requests for review copies and letters from recipients of the history are also included. An epilogue written by Miles on the problems faced in preparing the history rounds out the collection. Miles also conducted oral history interviews with significant figures in the Library's history. These tapes are also included in the collection, along with written summaries of their contents. No transcripts exist.

2.5 linear ft. (6 boxes)

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National Library of Medicine (U.S.)

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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...

Miles, Wyndham D., 1916-

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Wyndham Miles was educated at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy but his antiquarian leanings led to his interest in the study of the history of chemistry and his passion for collecting significant historical texts. He was employed as a science historian at both the Army Chemical Corps and the National Archives. He is an author, editor, past president of the A.C.S. Division of the History of Chemistry and the winner of its Dexter Award in 1971. From the description of Williams - Mi...