AbstractThis finding aid describes the Health Sciences Library Medical STamp Collection. This collection contains postal and commemorative stamps of a variety of well-known and lesser-known medical and charitable organizations. The collection dates from 1937 to 1972. The stamps were used to raise awareness and funds for the organizations and/or commemorative an influential event or person in the medical world. The collection was created by the Health Sciences Librarians.
DescriptionThe collection was formed artificially by the librarian(s) of the Health Sciences Library. Some stamps were addressed to the School of Pharmacy Library (NARD & the World Against Malaria Stamps); to Dr. Wilson Elkins, President of the University of Maryland (Doctors Mayo stamps); and to the Dental School Librarian, Ida Robinson (Dental Association). Other stamps were donated to the library’s collection by Dr. Merrill J. Snyder, professor of Microbiology, (Lister Stamps); by Katherine Richards, Associate Librarian (miscellaneous stamps), in November 1972; and Mr. and Mrs. W. Garrison (Nursing Commemorative Stamp).
Stamps date from 1937 to 1972; others are undated.
Collection located in Historical Collections of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Represented organizations: American Dental Association Relief Fund, 1940-1959 & Undated (11 folders); American Lung Association, Christmas Seals, 1937-1962 & Undated (8 folders); Council Against Intolerance in America, 1943 (1 folder); The Doctors Mayo, 1964 (1 folder); Eudowood Sanatorium, Christmas Seals, Undated (1 folder); Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home, 1952 (1 folder); Lions Club of Baltimore, Juvenile Aid Sight Saving, Undated (3 folders); Lister Centenary, 1965 (1 folder); Marshall College Centennial, 1937 (1 folder); Miscellaneous, Undated (1 folder); National Association of Retail Druggists (NARD), 1972 (1 folder); National Children’s Dental Health Day, 1951 (1 folder); National Committee on Alcohol Hygiene, 1946 (1 folder); National Society for Crippled Children & Adults, 1949-1950 (2 folders); Nursing Commemorative Stamp, 1961 (1 folder); Philippine Tuberculosis Society, 1953-1960 & Undated (1 folder); United Tiberias Institutions, Undated (1 folder); World Health Organization, Anti-Malaria Campaign, 1962 & Undated (1 folder)
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