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RG 30/339 - Donald Storrs King (1889-1963)
Scope and Content

The papers of Donald Storrs King provide a brief overview of the life and medical career of King. The biographical files, photographs, and certificates and diplomas document his military service during World War II and his work as a physician.

The writings contained in the collection (some co-authored) illustrate King's interest in the respiratory system and diseases such as tuberculosis. Some of his articles include "Medical Progress: Tuberculosis," (Reprint in New England Journal of Medicine, 1952) and "Benign and Malignant Tumors of the lung, Bronchi, and Mediastinum" (Reprint from New England Journal of Medicine, 1933).

Two ledgers in Series I. Biographical document King's financial activities during his student days at Oberlin College.

The collection is divided into four series I. Biographical, II. Writings, III. Photographs, IV. Certificates and Diplomas.

Series Descriptions

Series I. Biographical, 1889, 1901-12, 1942, 1963-64 (0.2 l.f., 6f)

This series consists of a birth record (photostat); financial ledgers; articles concerning King's military service; commencement booklet, 1912; obituary and memorials; and report cards (restricted).

Series II. Writings, 1922-55 (0.1 l.f., 2f)

This series consists of articles (primarily reprints) authored or co-authored by Donald S. King. Topics include tuberculosis, respiratory system, and pulmonary complications.

Series III. Photographs, c. 1918, 1940s (4 photographs, 2f)

The photographs include three black/white photos during King's military service in World War II and one black/white photo of his medical school class at Harvard Medical School, c. 1918.

Series IV. Certificates and Diplomas, 1918, 1920, 1931, 1954 (4 certificates and 2 diplomas)

This series consists of Donald S. King's diploma from Harvard University, 1918; degree from Dartmouth College, 1954; and four certificates relating to King's career as a medical doctor. They are arranged chronographically and listed in the inventory.

Provenance
The papers of Donald Storrs King were received from two sources. The bulk of the materials were received from Peg Dalphin in 1998 [1998/031]. One financial ledger was received from the Oberlin College Library Special Collections Department [2001/094] and the other was transferred from the Oberlin File (RG 21).
Related Materials
Henry C. King Papers (RG 2/6).
 
 
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