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Edwin Richard Weinerman papers

Call Number: MS 692
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, consultations, surveys, writings, printed material, and other papers of Edwin Richard Weinerman. Material primarily reflects Weinerman's interest in public health and deals with his activities both as a consultant and administrator with various public and private health careorganizations, including the U. S. Public Health Service, Permanente Health Plan, American Public Health Association, and the Yale-New Haven Hospital. A significant part of the collection also relates to Weinerman's social and political activities, especially his concern over dangers of air pollution, nuclear warfare and radiation poisoning, and his opposition to the House Committee on Un-American Activities and the Levering Act which required loyalty oaths as a condition for medical licensure. The papers also include notebooks and course papers from his own studies at Harvard and New York University (1945-1948) as well as teaching materials from the University of California. His professional program is documented in grant applications (1963-1972), two speeches and letters written in preparation for his trip abroad in 1970, collected works (articles), and curriculum vitae. Also in the papers are letters of condolence and a transcript and audio tapes of the memorial service at Yale University following his death in 1970. These papers form part of the Contemporary Medical Care and Health Policy Collection.

Conditions Governing Access

Boxes 93-98 are restricted until January 1, 2046, due to repository requirements.

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

Gift of Robert A. Weinerman, 1973, and transfers from the Epidemiology and Public Health Department, 1977 and the Yale Medical Library, 1982.


Arranged in five series: I. Correspondence, 1945-1970. II. Consultations, Projects, and Professional Assignments, 1943-1970. III. Medical, Political, and Social Activities and Organizations. IV. Addresses and Writings, 1939-1940, 1942, 1945-1946, 1948-1969, n.d. V. Personal Papers and Miscellaneous.

59.5 Linear Feet (100 boxes)
Related Names
Weinerman, E. Richard (Edwin Richard), 1917-1970
Language of Materials