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Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, records

Call Number: RU 268

Scope and Contents

Series I, Departmental Subject-Correspondence Files, 1940-1960, were organized and maintained by the Department of Public Health beginning approximately with Ira Hiscock"s chairmanship in 1945 and ending when the Department was reorganized as the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health in 1960-1961. The records are organized chronologically by fiscal year, beginning with the incomplete records of July 1, 1946-June 30, 1947.

Series II, Curriculum and Student Data, 1938-1960, contains material relating to the Department"s course offerings and students. The sections of the series containing student files are restricted under the 75 year policy governing access to student records. Curriculum records include required reading lists, class schedules, course lists, and other printed matter. For earlier curriculum records see the Winslow and Hiscock Papers.

Series III, Surveys, 1924-1958, contains correspondence, data and findings from approximately 30 health care surveys conducted by students and faculty of the Department of Public Health. The information contained in this series is incomplete for most of the communities, but there is extensive material for several of the surveys: Bristol, Connecticut; Eastern Windham County, Connecticut; Hartford, Connecticut; and St. Louis, Missouri. The surveys are arranged alphabetically by city and alphabetically by subject within a given city.

Series IV, Hospital Administration, 1945-1946, contains records relating to the Hospital Administration course, a field of study within the Department of Public Health. The administrative papers of George Buis, director of the Hospital Administration course and other faculty members involved in the program are incorporated into the series. The records are arranged chronologically and by subject within the chronology.

Series V, Finances and Grants, 1952-1960, contains miscellaneous financial records: statements, expense and equipment account data, and records pertaining to research grants 1955-1959.

Series VI, Course Files, 1962-1970, contains documentation on courses taught by the Department's faculty, particularly E. R. Weinerman and I. S. Falk.

Series VII, Weinerman Memorial Fund, 1968-1975, is composed of the Fund's administrative records and miscellaneous Weinerman biographical material.


  • 1918-2017


Conditions Governing Access

Access to the records is partially restricted. See Collection Contents for details.

Some records in this finding aid have been redacted, as they include student names, donor names, and other restricted data. These records will not appear in the published finding aid.

Original computer files may not be accessed due to their fragility. Researchers must consult access copies.


The records are arranged in seven series: I. Departmental Subject-Correspondence Files, 1940-1960. II. Curricular and Student Data, 1938-1960. III. Surveys, 1924-1958. IV. Hospital Administration, 1945-1960. V. Finances and Grants, 1952-1960. VI. Course Files, 1962-1970. VII. Weinerman Memorial Fund, 1968-1975; and subsequent accessions.


261.5 Linear Feet

8 DVD-RWs (1.25 gigabytes)

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Catalog Record

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

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The records consist of correspondence and administrative files documenting the operations and activities of the School of Epidemiology and Public Health (a department within the Yale School of Medicine). Materials include an administrative subject-correspondence file, curriculum and student records, surveys, hospital administration materials, financial papers and grants, student and course files, and information on the Edwin Weinerman Memorial Fund.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 27-I (YRG 27-I), Records of Yale School of Epidemiology and Public Health.

Processing Information

Yale University records are arranged and described at the accession level by the creating office. The University Archives creates collection level descriptive records, but typically does no further arrangement and description at the accession level.

Guide to the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, Records
Under Revision
compiled by Manuscripts and Archives Staff
October 1985
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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