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Grover Francis Powers papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1334

Scope and Contents

The papers of Grover Francis Powers contain correspondence, reports, writings, and a scrapbook. They document Powers' interest in mentally challenged children and involvement with the National Association of Retarded Children, the American Pediatric Society, and Southbury Training School, as well as other organizations.

Dates

  • 1911-1969

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Yale University Historical Medical Library, 1980.

Arrangement

Extent

3.25 Linear Feet ( (4 boxes))

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1334

Overview

The papers of Grover Francis Powers contain correspondence, reports, writings, and a scrapbook. They document Powers' interest in mentally challenged children and involvement with the National Association for Retarded Children, the American Pediatric Society, and the Southbury Training School, as well as other organizations.

Biographical / Historical

Grover Francis Powers was born in Colfax, Indiana, in 1887. He graduated from Purdue University in 1908 and from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1913. Following graduation, Powers remained in Baltimore, Maryland, as a resident pediatrician. In 1921, he was invited to the Yale University School of Medicine, where he would remain until his retirement in 1952. Between 1927 and 1952, he served as chairman of the department of pediatrics. Powers was instrumental in the foundation of the Southbury Training School for mentally retarded children. He also served as president of the American Pediatric Society and as chairman of the scientific advisory board of the National Association of Retarded Children. Powers was one of the first to propose humane treatment of the mentally challenged. He died on April 18, 1967.
Title
Guide to the Grover Francis Powers Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Scott Libson
Date
August 2004
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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