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Ira V. Hiscock collection

Call Number: Ms Coll 45

Scope and Contents

The collection contains public health surveys, mostly in mimeograph form, by Hiscock, as well as related surveys collected by Hiscock; speeches; some correspondence; materials related to Hiscock's work as a trustee of the Yale-in-China Association; materials related to his role as a member of the U.S. delegation to the World Health Assembly in 1958, and materials that were to be assembled in scrapbooks, especially from the period after his retirement. The supplement includes, among other items, correspondence of Philip E. Nelbach on public health in Westport; clippings on a community survey of the Greater Hartford area in 1948; mimeographs on polio in Connecticut ca. 1959; materials on Hiscock's awards; correspondence of Hiscock after his retirement with Edward R. DeLouise, Director of Public Health in New Haven; and photographs from the dedication of the Ira V. Hiscock Library (former EPH Library).


  • 1914-1987
  • Majority of material found within 1930 - 1973


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research. Yale does not own copyright.


Organized into three series: 1. Health surveys and related materials. 2. Other Hiscock materials. 3. Supplement, 2016.

Related Materials

Related archival materials at Yale include Ira V. Hiscock scrapbook, Manuscript 20th cent, and Ira V. Hiscock scrapbook of articles relating to his career, Manuscript 20th cent, both in the Medical Historical Library; and Ira Vaughan Hiscock Papers (MS 1284), Manuscripts and Archives. The Medical Historical Library has a bound set of Hiscock's articles.


5 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The collection contains public health surveys by Hiscock and others; some correspondence; materials related to Hiscock's activities in Yale-in-China and the World Health Assembly; materials on Hiscock's awards; photographs and memorabilia on the dedication of the Ira V. Hiscock Library; and memorabilia that were to be assembled in scrapbooks, especially from the period after his retirement.

Biographical / Historical

Ira V. Hiscock received a master's in public health from Yale in 1921 and served on the faculty of the Department of Public Health from 1920 on. He attained the rank of full professor in 1931 and became chairman of the department and Anna M. R. Lauder Professor in 1947, serving until his retirement in 1960. He was active in a large number of organizations and especially known for his work directing health surveys and in strengthening community public health organizations.

Custodial History

Donated to the Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) Library by Margaret Hiscock Weatherly, Mount Laurel, N.J. Transferred to the Medical Historical Library, 2013.

Ira V. Hiscock collection
Toby A. Appel
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Edition statement

Part of the Medical Historical Library, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Repository

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