Guide to the Asklepiads Pre-Med Society Records

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Overview of the Collection

Title: Asklepiads Pre-Med Society records
Dates: 1929-1983 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.25 linear feet (1 container)
Collection Number: UA 207
Summary: The Asklepiads Pre-Med Society is a student-run organization at the University of Oregon open to all students interested in the medical field. The collection (1929-1983) contains meeting minutes, ritual, photographs, and treasurer's reports.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical Note

The modern Asklepiads Pre-Med Society is a student-run organization at the University of Oregon open to all students interested in the medical field. The UO honorary society was founded by pre-medical students in 1929, and they selected the name themselves, and Professor Huestis as their first advisor.

The student council granted a charter to the organization in 1930. Women were not allowed to be members until 1970, when the first female members were initiated.

In October 1935, the group made arrangements with a local doctor (Dr. Hurley) to observe an operation each week. An organized preceptorship program was started in 1973.

Content Description

The collection includes one record notebook and one secretary/treasurer's book.

The record notebook (1929-1944) is organized by school year and includes minutes, ritual, roll call, treasurer's reports, membership information, and a few photographs and clippings. Included here is a record of the founding meeting.

The secretary/treasurer's book (1957-1983) is organized by date, and contains event, meeting, and transaction information. Included are minutes, a recording of fee's and special donations, financial reports, membership information, and a photograph.

The photographs are either pasted to pages, or loose inside the books.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections & University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Asklepiads Pre-Med Society records, UA 207, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by Tanya Parlet, 2013.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.


  • Subject Terms :
  • College students--Oregon--Eugene
  • College students--Oregon--Eugene--Societies, etc
  • Education, Higher--Oregon--Eugene
  • Medical education--Oregon
  • Universities and colleges--Oregon--Eugene

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