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Madeline Earle Stanton correspondence

 Collection
Call Number: Ms Coll 7

Scope and Contents

The corresponence consists of letters and cards sent to Madeline Stanton by neurosurgical colleagues and former students of Harvey Cushing, by employees at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, and others. Major correspondents include Percival Bailey, Claude S. Beck, Hugh Cairns, Louise Eisenhardt, Eric Oldberg, and Paul Martin. The letters document aspects of Madeline Stanton's role as Cushing's secretary and her private life.

Dates

  • 1915-1963
  • Majority of material found within 1927 - 1933

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Madeline Earle Stanton Correspondence is the physical property of the Harvey Cushing / John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Yale University. Yale does not own copyright. For further information, consult staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Historical Library by Madeline Stanton.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: I. Correspondence arranged alphabetically. II. Miscellany.

Associated Materials

Madeline Earle Stanton Papers (MS 1482) , Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/med.ms.0007

Overview

Madeline Stanton was secretary to Harvey Cushing at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. She accompanied him to Yale in 1933, and after his death, she and John F. Fulton headed the Histiorical Library of the Yale Medical Library. The corresponence consists of letters and cards sent to Madeline Stanton by neurosurgical colleagues and former students of Harvey Cushing, by employees at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, and others. Major correspondents include Percival Bailey, Claude S. Beck, Hugh Cairns, Louise Eisenhardt, Eric Oldberg, and Paul Martin. The letters document aspects of Miss Stanton's role as Cushing's secretary and her private life.

Biographical / Historical

Madeline E. Stanton was born in Canton, Massachusetts on June 9, 1898. After graduating cum laude from Smith College in 1919, she was employed as a secretary to Agade Jacchia, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra. In 1920, she became secretary to Harvey Cushing, Mosely Professor of Surgery in the Harvard Medical School and surgeon-in-chief of the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston. She accompanied him to New Haven when he was appointed Sterling Professor of Neurology in 1933. After Cushing's death in 1939, she took a major role in organizing the Historical Library of the Yale Medical Library. She served as Secretary and then Librarian of the Historical Library. She continued to work in the Historical Library beyond her formal retirement in 1968. During her tenure as assistant to Cushing and as Librarian of the Historical Library, Stanton met many neurosurgeons who became long-lasting personal friends. Madeline Stanton died in 1980.
Title
Guide to the Madeline Earle Stanton Correspondence
Author
Finding aid by Todd A. Lane
Date
2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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