Thomas Francis Papers: 1917-1975 (bulk 1941-1969)
Summary Information
Title: Thomas Francis Papers
Creator: Francis, Thomas, 1900-
Inclusive dates: 1917-1975
Bulk dates: 1941-1969
Extent: 66 linear feet
Extent: 2 oversize folders
Abstract:
The Thomas Francis Jr. collections consists of the personal and professional papers of one of the developers of the influenza and poliomyelitis vaccinations. Francis taught epidemiology at the School of Public Health and medical school from 1941 to 1969 and greatly influenced the direction of research in his field.
Call number: 851285 Aa 2
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid prepared by: Michigan Historical Collections Staff (1970 accession), Matthew T. Schaefer, November 1989, Thomas E. Powers (1993 reprocessing)

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The papers of Thomas Francis, Jr. (Donor No. 4869) came to the library in two accessions. The major corpus of papers came from Francis' office in the U-M School of Public Health in 1970. A second smaller accession was received from the Francis family in 1989.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research except for patient records in boxes 23-24.

It is the policy of the library that records containing categories of personally identifiable information will be restricted in order to protect individual privacy. One such category is Client/Patient records which are restricted for 100 years from the date of creation. Boxes 23 and 24 of the Thomas Francis papers contain such Client/Patient material. Created in 1955, these material will be closed until 2055.

Researchers who wish to consult these records must apply to the University of Michigan Medical School Institutional Review Board (IRBMED) for permission. The IRBMED will determine any specific provisions for access to these records. The Bentley Library does not allow any duplication of these files.

  1. Medical School Institutional Review Board
  2. 517 W. William, Argus I
  3. Ann Arbor, MI 48103-4943
  4. Email: irbmed@umich.edu
  5. Phone: (734) 763 4768
  6. Fax (734) 763 9603
  7. Web site: http://www.med.umich.edu/irbmed/

Box 24 of the Thomas Francis collection also includes microfilm of the Field Trial registration schedules. These schedules which are arranged by state, then by school and class, lists the names of the students participating in the tests. These files are also closed with the exception that individuals who participated in the test may request copies of that schedule page containing their name.

Access Restrictions for University of Michigan Records

University records are public records and once fully processed are generally open to research use. Records that contain personally identifiable information will be restricted in order to protect individual privacy. Certain administrative records are restricted in accordance with university policy as outlined below. The restriction of university records is subject to compliance with applicable laws, including the Michigan Freedom of Information Act.

Categories of Restricted Records

  • Patient/client records are restricted for one-hundred (100) years from the date of their creation. The terms of use for particular records older than 100 years may require the research to sign a Patient/Client Access Agreement.

Restricted files are indicated in the contents list of the collection’s finding aid with a restriction note indicating the restriction type and the date of expiration.

For further information on the restriction policy and placing Freedom of Information Act requests for restricted material, consult the reference archivist at the Bentley Historical Library (bentley.ref@umich.edu) or the University of Michigan Freedom of Information Office website (https://foia.vpcomm.umich.edu/).

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see: http://bentley.umich.edu/research/duplication/.

Copyright:

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., Thomas Francis Jr. Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Arrangement

Summary Contents List

  1. General Correspondence, 1933-1969 - [Boxes 1-14]
  2. Poliomyelitis Vaccine Evaluation Center, 1953-1957 - [Boxes 14-24]
  3. Armed Forces Epidemiological Board - [Boxes 28-38]
    • President's files, 1958-1960 -- [Boxes 28-31]
    • Commission on Influenza - [Boxes 32-38]
  4. Organizations, 1939-1969 - [Boxes 25- 28, 39-56]
    • National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis - [Boxes 47-51]
  5. University of Michigan, 1941-1969 - [Boxes 56-59]
  6. Speeches, Articles, etc., 1928-1969 - [Boxes 59-63]
  7. Topical Files, 1925-1967- [Boxes 63-64]
  8. Personal/Biographical, 1917-1969 - [Boxes 65-66]

Biography

Thomas Francis, Jr., 1900-1969, professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan, 1941-1969, was best known for his work in the development of the influenza and poliomyelitis vaccinations. Educated at Allegheny College and Yale Medical School, Francis' work centered around the study of the causes of infectious disease, especially pneumonia, influenza, and poliomyelitis, and the development of serum treatments for these diseases.

The Twentieth Century witnessed a revolution in the manner in which scientific research was accomplished. The solitary figure in an underequipped laboratory gradually gave way to the research team comprised of specialists, established to solve some particular scientific problem, and funded with grants from foundations or agencies of the government. By mid-century, individual discoveries were still being made, but more common was cooperative research, where scientists freely exchanged information and built upon the work of their peers. During the period of Thomas Francis, Jr.'s greatest work, there was now a sense that common life-threatening problems required an all-out team effort and that claims for the discovery were less important than the fact that discovery was made. Leading the way in changing the way epidemiological research was performed was Thomas Francis, Jr.

Thomas Francis, Jr. was born July 15, 1900 in Gas City, Indiana, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Cadogan) Francis. He graduated with a B.S. from Allegheny College in 1921, then received his M.D. from Yale Medical School in 1925. After completing his residency at Yale, he went to the Rockefeller Institute Hospital where he worked in the Clinical Pneumonia Service under Rufus Cole and O.T. Avery. In 1936, he joined the staff of the International Health Division of the Rockefeller Foundation where he established study laboratories to work on the etiology and epidemiology of influenza. In 1938, he went to New York University College of Medicine as professor and chairman of the department of bacteriology.

In 1941, Francis came to the University of Michigan where he served as professor and chairman of the department of epidemiology in the newly established School of Public Health and professor of epidemiology in the Medical School. In 1947, he was appointed Henry Sewell Professor of Epidemiology. Francis remained at the University of Michigan until his death on October 1, 1969.

Francis' career centered around the study of the causes of infectious disease, especially pneumonia, influenza, and poliomyelitis, and the development of serum treatments for these scourges. While at the Rockefeller Foundation, Francis in his research on pneumonia created what he termed a "revolution in immunologic theory" when he demonstrated that antigens that produce antibodies were derived from polysaccharides of the pneumoccus. Prior to then, the accepted belief was that only proteins could function as antigens.

In 1934, Francis isolated the human influenza virus confirming the work of Smith, Andrewes and Laidlaw in England. He subsequently was able to establish the virus in mice and tissue culture. In 1940, he identified and was able to isolate influenza virus, Type B. The importance of his research was widely recognized. In 1941, he was appointed Director of the Commission on Influenza of the Army Epidemiological Board (its name was later changed to the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board). Here he established "listening posts" for the detection of influenza and conducted studies giving evidence that vaccination is effective against the epidemic strains of influenza. First in 1943, he developed a polyvalent vaccine that proved to be highly effective against influenza A in military personnel. Then in 1945, he demonstrated the effectiveness of vaccination against influenza B.

Throughout the 1940s, Francis and his colleagues undertook numerous studies pertaining to the epidemiology and immunology of poliomyelitis. The purpose of this work was to determine the virus' mode of entrance into a community and its spread thereafter. In 1954, the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis selected Francis to head up the Poliomyelitis Vaccine Evaluation Center at the University of Michigan and to test the potency and effectiveness of the inactivated poliommyelitis vaccine developed by Jonas Salk. In what was until then the largest test of its kind, testing 1,800,000 children in forty-four states, Francis demonstrated the vaccine to be safe, potent and effective. On April 12, 1955, with Jonas Salk and Basil O'Connor of the National Foundation by his side, Francis announced to the world that a vaccine for paralytic polio had been found.

Francis was the author of numerous articles and a book on viral and Rickettsial diseases. He was additionally the recipient of various professional awards. For most of his career Francis was generous with his time, serving on the boards of private research organizations, professional organizations, and national and international governmental committees and institutes. A partial listing only includes the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, the National Academy of Science, the Atomic Bomb Casualty Committee, the Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research, and the Vaccine Development Committee.

Francis was a significant figure in the development and testing of vaccines to control the spread of two of the twentieth century's most devastating epidemical diseases - influenza and poliomyelitis. Interested in both theoretical and applied studies, Francis devoted his life to understanding the mechanisms of viral infections, and the development of means of resistance and prevention


Collection Scope and Content Note

Important certainly for the study of influenza and poliomyelitis research, the Francis papers also document changes in the way scientific research, particularly medical research, was managed. In his correspondence files, the records from his work in combating influenza and poliomyelitis, and his participation in various professional societies, the researcher will find Francis interacting as a member of a scientific community, working with others, soliciting and exchanging views, and administering, when needed, vast programs of testing.

The Thomas Francis, Jr. papers have been arranged into seven series: General; Correspondence; Poliomyelitis Vaccine Evaluation Center; Organizations; University of Michigan; Speeches, Articles, etc.; Topical Files; and Personal/Biographical. Specific topics covered in the collection are mentioned in the descriptions of individual series. In sum, the collection documents more thoroughly Francis' work since coming to the University of Michigan in 1941. Francis' fame rests upon his research and his heading-up of influenza and poliomyelitis testing programs. For some topics, use of the Francis papers will require of the researcher at least a basic level of knowledge of epidemiology or disease control. Other subjects, such as the administration of research projects and the ways in which information is transmitted within the scientific community are less specialized and capable of being understood by the informed layperson.

Parts of the Francis papers have not yet been completely processed. Most of these subseries pertain to Francis' organizational commitments and to his membership on various boards and commissions. Types of records in these unprocessed subseries consist of minutes of meetings and procedural records. These unprocessed records are indicated on the finding aid along with the bulk size of the subseries.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Epidemics.
  • Epidemiology.
  • Influenza.
  • Medicine -- Michigan.
  • Poliomyelitis.
  • Poliomyelitis vaccine.
  • Physicians -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Public health -- United States.
  • Awards.
  • Photographs.
  • Andrewes, C. H. (Christopher Howard)
  • Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission.
  • Francis, Thomas, 1900-
  • National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.
  • O'Connor, Basil, 1892-1972.
  • Salk, Jonas, 1914-1995.
  • United States. Armed Forces Epidemiological Board.
  • United States. Commission on Influenza.
  • University of Michigan -- Faculty.
  • University of Michigan. Medical School.
  • University of Michigan. Poliomyelitis Vaccine Evaluation Center.
  • University of Michigan. School of Public Health.
  • Francis, Thomas, 1900-
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
General Correspondence 1933-1969 [series] (13.5 linear feet)

General Correspondence, 1933-1969 (13.5 linear feet). This series consists of eight dated subseries arranged alphabetically. The dates of the subseries vary in length and do not always correspond to either an academic or calendar year. The dating of the subseries are also not rigid as occasional letters from either an earlier or later subseries might be found. The arrangement of the files is alphabetical usually by an individual's name but sometimes by his/her organizational affiliation. Correspondents consist mostly of Francis' professional colleagues, students, members of the scientific community in general, and lay people who recognized Francis for his many contributions. Topics might be highly scientific or just pertaining to publications, conference meetings, or "keeping in touch" communications with his academic colleagues.

 
1933-June 1941 [subseries]
Box   1  
A-R; include files for
Box   1  
American Museum of Health
Box   1  
Andrewes, C.H
Box   1  
Baum, H. H.L
Box   1  
Beck, M. Dorothy
Box   1  
Calco Chemical Company
Box   1  
Duncan, Charles Henry
Box   1  
Fan mail
 
Francis, Thomas
Box   1  
Personal

(with family)

Box   1  
Concerning publications
Box   1  
Fremont-Smith, Frank
Box   1  
Hare, Ronald
Box   1  
Influenza virus

(correspondence concerning)

Box   1  
Jones, T. Duckett
Box   1  
Kerr, William J
Box   1  
Kuttner, Ann G
Box   1  
Lape, Esther E
Box   1  
MacNider, William
Box   1  
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co
Box   1  
Milk Commission of the Medical Society of the County of New York
Box   1  
Public Health Relations Committee

(of New York Academy of Medicine)

Box   1  
Rockefeller, Nelson

(also about health of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller)

Box   1  
Russell, F.F
Box   2  
S-Z; include files for
Box   2  
Shope, Richard E
Box   2  
Stokes, Joseph
 
July 1941-December 1944 [subseries]
Box   2  
A-M; include files for
Box   2  
Kerato Conjunctivitis

(report about)

Box   3  
N-Z; include files for
Box   3  
Poliomyelitis 1941-1942 (2 folders)

(letters to county health officers)

Box   3  
Sarvis, Lewis J.

(re U-M School of Public Health building)

Box   3  
Specimens mailed
 
January 1945-December 1947 [subseries]
Box   3  
A-F; include files for
Box   3  
Carworth Farms

(supplier of laboratory animals)

Box   3  
Fan mail
Box   3  
Kerato Conjunctivitis

(report about)

Box   4  
F-Z; include files for
 
Francis, Thomas
Box   4  
Personal
Box   4  
Michigan State Board of Registration
Box   4  
University of Michigan

(negotiations with)

Box   4  
International Congress for Microbiology
Box   4  
International Congress of Pediatrics
Box   4  
Penner, L.R
Box   4  
Pickels, E.G
Box   4  
Poliomyelitis

(miscellaneous; includes some 1944)

Box   4  
Public Health Laboratory

(personnel for)

Box   4  
Salk, Jonas

(includes correspondence back to 1941)

Box   4  
Vaughan, Henry F
Box   4  
Wyckoff, Ralph W.G
 
January 1948-December 1950 [subseries]
Box   5  
A-R; include files for
Box   5  
Brewer, J.H.

(re merodicein study)

Box   5  
Darvisul
Box   5  
Kohn, Erwin

(Unitarian mission to Europe)

Box   5  
Molitor, Hans

(Merck Institute)

Box   5  
Monkeys

(Okatie Farms suppliers)

Box   6  
S-Z
 
January 1951-June 1955 [subseries]
Box   6  
A-K; include files for
Box   6  
Baron, Samuel

(re his research at the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis)

Box   6  
Hartman, Frank W.

(re Symposium on the Dynamics of Virus Infections, 1953)

Box   7  
L-Z; include files for
Box   7  
Lape, Esther Everett
Box   7  
Leprosy. International Congress in Madrid, Spain
Box   7  
Medical education. First International Congress on Medical Education 1953
Box   7  
Microbiology. Sixth International Congress for Microbiology 1953
Box   7  
Nomenclature. Conference on Virus and Rickettsial Classification and Nomenclature 1952
 
July 1955-June 1959 [subseries]
Box   7  
A-E
Box   8  
F-Q; include files for
Box   8  
Fluoridation
Box   8  
Grist, N.R.

(regarding)

Box   8  
Hypertension. Regional Conference on Hypertension 1957
Box   8  
Ishida, Nakao

(regarding)

Box   8  
Koller, Siegfried

(includes manuscript of his article)

Box   8  
Kunin, Calvin

(regarding)

Box   8  
Lape, Esther Everett
Box   8  
Monkeys

(Okatie Farm)

Box   8  
National Drug Company
Box   8  
National Institutes of Health
Box   8  
New York Academy of Sciences: Conference on "Viruses in Search of a Disease" 1956
 
Poliomyelitis
Box   8  
Letters received in response to receipt of polio vaccine report
Box   8  
Poliomyelitis Vaccine Project Demonstration Child Health Conference 1955
Box   8  
Ad hoc Committee on Poliomyelitis Vaccine 1955-1956
Box   9  
R-Z; include files for
Box   9  
World Health Organization 1953-1956

(includes papers)

 
July 1959-1966 [subseries]
Box   9  
A-D; include files for
Box   9  
Ahrens, E.H. 1961

(re arteriosclerosis discussion group)

Box   9  
Allegheny College
Box   9  
Animal care legislation
Box   9  
Atlas Powder Company
Box   9  
Beebe, Gilbert W
Box   9  
Bell, Joseph
Box   9  
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen
Box   9  
Cameron, George M
Box   9  
Cockburn, Charles
Box   9  
Communicable Disease Control
Box   9  
Conard, Robert A.
Box   9  
Connecticut Medicine
Box   9  
Cowan, John A
Box   9  
Culbertson, C.G
Box   9  
Dingle, John
Box   10  
D-M; include files for
Box   10  
Doisy, Edward A
Box   10  
Drescher, Joachim
Box   10  
Ferris, Blake E
Box   10  
Flood, Merrill M
Box   10  
Fox, John
Box   10  
Galdston, Iago
Box   10  
Gerard, Ralph W
Box   10  
Gilliam, Alexander G.
Box   10  
Henneberg, Georg
Box   10  
Hill, Austin B
Box   10  
Hill, Lister
Box   10  
Hilleman, M.R
Box   10  
Hobson, Derek
Box   10  
Huebner, Robert J
Box   10  
Humphrey, Hubert
Box   10  
International health legislation
Box   10  
Jensen, Keith
Box   10  
Lasker Award
Box   10  
Loosli, Clayton G
Box   10  
McCollum, Robert W
Box   10  
McFarland, Ross A
Box   10  
McKeown, Thomas
Box   10  
McNinch, Joseph H
Box   11  
M-S; include files for
Box   11  
Michigan Dept. of Public Health. Technical Committee on Immunization
Box   11  
Michigan State Medical Society
Box   11  
Miller, H.H
Box   11  
Mizutani, Hiromichi
Box   11  
Modell, Walter
Box   11  
Mori, Ryoichi
Box   11  
Mulder, J
Box   11  
National Library of Medicine
Box   11  
Okatie Farms

(suppliers of laboratory animals)

Box   11  
Perkins, F.T
Box   11  
Perrott, George
Box   11  
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
Box   11  
Plasma

(includes earlier materials)

Box   11  
Polio suspect
Box   11  
Poliomyelitis Control, Surgeon General's Committee on
Box   11  
Price, David
Box   11  
Price, Winston
Box   11  
Robinson, William D
Box   11  
Rockefeller Institute
Box   11  
Rose, Bram
Box   11  
Schering Corporation
Box   11  
Science. American Association for the Advancement of Science
Box   11  
Scudder, Harvey I
Box   11  
Shannon, James A
Box   11  
Slepushkin, A.N
Box   11  
Shilling, Charles W
Box   11  
Smorodintsev, Anatol A
Box   12  
T-Z; include files for
Box   12  
Thomas, Charles C
Box   12  
Tillett, William S
Box   12  
Uhr, Jonathan W
Box   12  
Upjohn Company
Box   12  
Valkenburg, Hans A
 
Vaughan, Henry F
Box   12  
Correspondence
Box   12  
Vaughan portrait and testimonial
Box   12  
TF manuscript of tribute to Vaughan on presentation of portrait 1964
Box   12  
Webster, R.G
Box   12  
Wedum, A.G.

(Porton-Henderson equipment chamber)

Box   12  
Weir, John M
Box   12  
WHO Influenza Centers
Box   12  
Yale Sesquicentennial Celebration 1961
 
1966-1969 [subseries]

(includes earlier papers)

Box   12  
A-M; include files for
Box   12  
Allegheny College
Box   12  
American Medical Association
Box   12  
Archives of Environmental Health
Box   12  
Baroyan, O.V
Box   12  
Becker, Maurice
Box   12  
Beierwaltes, William
Box   12  
Blaskovic, Dino
Box   12  
Borecky, Ladislav
Box   12  
Conn, Jerome
Box   12  
Downie, Allan W
Box   12  
DuPont Co. (4 folders)

(amantadine research)

Box   12  
Fazekas de St. Groth, Stephen
Box   12  
Fleming, Robben W
Box   12  
Fukumi, Hideo
Box   12  
Giovanardi, Augusto
Box   12  
Goodner Memorial Fund Committee
Box   12  
Gordon, Irving
Box   12  
Grayston, Thomas
Box   12  
Haas, Richard
Box   12  
Hemphill, F.M
Box   12  
Hers, J.F
Box   13  
H-S; include files for
Box   13  
Horsfall, Frank L., Jr
Box   13  
Howe, Howard
Box   13  
Huggins, Charles
Box   13  
Ishida, Nakao
Box   13  
Jacob, Edwin J
Box   13  
Langmuir, Alex D
Box   13  
Lasker Award
Box   13  
Lennette, Edwin H
Box   13  
Loh, Philip
Box   13  
MacLeod, Colin
Box   13  
Melnick, Joseph L
Box   13  
Michigan Dept. of Public Health. Technical Committee on Immunization
Box   13  
Milliken, William
Box   13  
Mudd, Stuart
Box   13  
Murray, Roderick
Box   13  
National Communicable Disease Center
Box   13  
National Foundation
Box   13  
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Rubella Virus Vaccine trial
Box   13  
National Institutes of Health
Box   13  
National Institute of Mental Health. Center for Epidemiolgic Studies
Box   13  
National Institute of Neurolgic Diseases and Blindness-Rubella
Box   13  
Nixon, Richard

(reaction to speech)

Box   13  
Ochoa, Severo
Box   13  
Ortlieb, Rene J
Box   13  
Paffenbarger, Ralph
Box   13  
Page, Irvine
Box   13  
Paul, John R
Box   13  
Postlethwaite, Roy
Box   13  
Rammelkamp, Charles H
Box   13  
Reiff, Guy G
Box   13  
Rous, Peyton
Box   13  
Salk, Jonas
Box   13  
Science

(periodical)

Box   13  
Shope, Richard E
Box   13  
Smadel, Joseph

(also concerns Smadel memorial)

Box   13  
Smadel Lecture 1967
Box   13  
Soloviev, Vanlentine
Box   13  
Stamler, Jeremiah
Box   13  
Starling, Frank M
Box   13  
Stern Symposia on Perspectives in Virology
Box   13  
Sternberg Award
Box   13  
Stewart, Gordon
Box   13  
Stock, C. Chester
Box   14  
T-Z; include files for:
Box   14  
U.S. Public Health Service
Box   14  
Vaughan, Henry F
Box   14  
Wenner, Herbert
Box   14  
Wilkins, Robert
Box   14  
Wood, Harrison
Box   14  
Woodward, Theodore
Box   14  
World Health Organization Expert Committee on Respiratory Viruses

(A.M. Payne)

Box   14  
World Health Organization, animal influenza, study of
 
Poliomyelitis Vaccine Evaluation Center 1953-1957 [series] (10.5 linear feet)

Poliomyelitis Vaccine Evaluation Center, 1953-1957 (10.5 linear feet). Although received as part of the Thomas Francis accession, these are the administrative files of the PEC and as such they include files of those other individuals associated with the work of polio vaccine testing. In this category are lab consultant Herbert A. Wenner and members of the statistical division Robert B. Voight and John Napier. Crucial in importance is the subseries - Topical Files - which contains substantive and procedural information about the administration of the polio vaccine testing. Principal headings within this subseries relate to the PEC's relationship with the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, study lab files, and Jonas Salk materials. Smaller subseries detail activities of Francis and the PEC subsequent to the announcement of the Salk polio vaccine. These relate to matters of the production and allocation of the vaccine and may be found in the subseries, Technical Advisory Committee on Poliomyelitis and under Vaccine.

Only a small portion of the actual patient testing files have come to the library. There are paper records for patients in the states of Texas through Wyoming only. The whereabouts of the remainder of the paper records is uncertain. The Francis collection does include microfilmed records of the entire project so perhaps the originals were discarded following the filming.

 
Establishing documents and letters 1953-1954 [subseries]
Box   14  
Files 1953-1954
 
Topical file [subseries]
Box   14  
Accounting [sample] 1954
Box   14  
Blood sample

(pre and post vaccine blood sample study)

Box   14  
Blood samples
 
Communicable Disease Center
Box   14  
General
Box   14  
Kunin, Calvin
Box   14  
Seibert, Richard H. (1 folder, 1 volume)
Box   14  
Crank letters, etc. (2 folders)
Box   14  
Epidemic Intelligence Service

(officer assignments and participation in polio vaccine evaluation program)

 
Evaluation
Box   14  
Charts and graphs
Box   14  
Final Report
Box   14  
Requests for Information
Box   14  
Summary Report and Abstract
 
Field Trial
Box   14  
Bleedings
Box   14  
Inoculation data finalized
Box   14  
Inoculation estimates
Box   14  
Irregularities
Box   14  
Manual of suggested procedures
Box   14  
Operational memoranda
Box   14  
Form letters (2 folders)
Box   14  
Forms
Box   15  
Francis, Thomas
Box   15  
Congratulatory letters to
Box   15  
Congratulatory letters from
Box   15  
Daily memoranda
Box   15  
Gudakunst lecture, "Approaches to the prevention of poliomyelitis" ud1b 1956
Box   15  
Speaking engagements
Box   15  
Gamma globulin (2 folders)
Box   15  
Hawaii
Box   15  
Hemphill, F.M.

(re evaluation of vaccine effectiveness)

Box   15  
Lilly and Company
Box   15  
Lot reports
Box   15  
Meetings (27 folders)

(arranged chronologically)

Box   15  
National Institutes of Health
 
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
Box   15  
General
Box   15  
Dated correspondence 1954-1955 (2 folders)
 
Alphabetical correspondence
Box   16  
Dublin, Thomas D
Box   16  
Engelbach, Albert G
Box   16  
Kumm, Henry W
Box   16  
O'Connor, Basil
Box   16  
Public Relations

(Stegen and Graff)

Box   16  
Van Riper, Hart E
Box   16  
Memoranda
Box   16  
Orthopedic Advisors meeting July 16, 1955
Box   16  
Orthopedic Consultants

(re muscular grading)

Box   16  
Parke, Davis and Company
 
Physical therapists
Box   16  
General
Box   16  
1954
Box   16  
1955
Box   16  
1956

(meeting of June 17-23)

Box   16  
Polio incidence
Box   16  
Priest Committee

(U.S. Congress)

 
Salk, Jonas
Box   16  
Correspondence
Box   16  
Reprints and articles
Box   16  
Paper and correspondence re phenol red as indicator in titrating poliomyelitis virus
Box   16  
Seriological tests
Box   16  
Specialists and/or consulting physicians
 
Statistics
Box   16  
Absenteeism
Box   16  
Fatalities
Box   16  
In and out patients
Box   16  
Polio reported cases
 
Study Lab
Box   16  
Set-up
Box   16  
Procedures
Box   16  
Letters re participation
Box   16  
Summay replies
 
Name file
Box   16  
Bodian, David
Box   16  
Brown, Gordon
Box   16  
Coriell, Lewis L
Box   16  
Dalldorf, Gilbert
Box   16  
Enders, John F
Box   16  
Evans, Charles A
Box   17  
Fischer, Robert G
Box   17  
Fox, John P
Box   17  
Frisch, Arthur W
Box   17  
Gebhardt, Louis P
Box   17  
Kalter, Seymour S
Box   17  
Karzon, David
Box   17  
Larson, Carl L
Box   17  
Lennette, Edwin H
Box   17  
Melnick, Joseph L
Box   17  
Microbiological Associates
Box   17  
Rasmussen, Aaron
Box   17  
Robbins, Frederick C
Box   17  
Rustigan, Robert
Box   17  
Shaughnessy, Howard J
Box   17  
Schaeffer, Morris
Box   17  
Steigman, Alex J
Box   17  
Syverton, Jerome T
Box   17  
Wenner, Herbert A
 
Canada file
Box   17  
General
Box   17  
Canadian incidence
Box   17  
Defries, R.D
Box   17  
Wilt, J.C
Box   17  
Alberta
Box   17  
Manitoba
Box   17  
Nova Scotia
 
Finland file
Box   17  
Penttinen, Kari

(State Serum Institute, Helsinki)

Box   17  
Summary data (1 volume)

(placebo and observed study populations)

 
Technical Advisory Committee on Poliomyelitis
 
Topical
Box   17  
General
Box   17  
Regulations for poliomyelitis vaccine
 
Technical reports
Box   17  
June 1955
Box   17  
October 1955
Box   17  
November 1955
Box   18  
Minimum requirements for polio virus vaccine
Box   18  
Monkey safety test for poliomyelitis
Box   18  
Potency testing of poliomyelitis vaccine
 
Meeting files
Box   18  
July-December 1955 (10 folders)
Box   19  
January-November 1956 (7 folders)
 
Vaccine
Box   19  
Allocation
Box   19  
Coding, labeling, packaging
Box   19  
Dummy packages
Box   19  
Inoculations
Box   19  
Lots
Box   19  
Manufacture and production
Box   19  
Placebo
Box   19  
Preliminary tabulation
Box   19  
Reactions

(to vaccine)

Box   19  
Receipt of
Box   19  
Requests for immunization
Box   19  
Safety
Box   19  
Schedule
Box   19  
Selection of counties
Box   19  
Specifications and minimum requirements
Box   19  
Syringes

(individual)

Box   20  
Virology
Box   20  
Hela cells
Box   20  
Medium #199
Box   20  
Orphan viruses
Box   20  
Standard virus and serum
Box   20  
Tissue culture
Box   20  
Venules
Box   20  
Virus

(live and dead)

 
Advisory Committee [subseries]
Box   20  
Meeting files 1954-1955 (5 folders)
 
Lab consultant (Herbert A. Wenner) 1954-1956 [subseries]
Box   20  
Correspondence 1954-1956
Box   20  
Baltimore February 1954
Box   20  
Report on visitation to laboratories May 1954
Box   20  
Letter to laboratories re materials June 1954
Box   20  
Letter to laboratories re family studies and procedures July 1954
Box   20  
Questionnaires to laboratories July 1954

(also re cross testing with sera)

Box   20  
Follow-up letter September 1954
Box   20  
Telegram November 1954
Box   20  
Telegram January 1955
Box   20  
Human reference sera February 1955
 
Statistical Division [subseries]

(Robert B. Voight/John Napier)

 
Topical
Box   20  
Analysis of referrals
Box   20  
Bureau of the Census
Box   20  
Correspondence, general (2 folders)
Box   20  
Editing and coding
Box   20  
Organization
Box   20  
Personnel
Box   20  
Progress reports
Box   20  
Status reports (4 folders)
Box   20  
Weekly case reports

(Dublin)

Box   20  
Work schedules
Box   21  
Chronological files

(outgoing correspondence)

Box   21  
August 1954-June 1956 (9 volumes)
 
Outgoing Correspondence [subseries]

(Chronological files, Thomas Francis file)

Box   21  
1954-1957 (3 volumes, 1 folder)
Box   21  
Work schedules
 
Final report and related [subseries]
Box   22  
Evaluation of 1954 Field Trial of Poliomyelitis-Summary Report April 12, 1955
Box   22  
Evaluation of 1954 Field Trial of Poliomyelitis-Final Report April, 1957
Box   22  
Report of the Child Health Study, Survey Research Center of the University of Michigan

(study of the ways in which participants in the polio vaccine study might differ from non-participants)

Box   22  
Original Material from Press Conference
Box   22  
Correspondence with state health agencies regarding effectiveness of poliomyelitis vaccine ud1b 1956
 
Research [subseries]
Box   22  
Lantern Slides with charts, graphs of labs studies etc.
 
Individual patient data files
Box   22  
Texas, Vermont, Virginia [Patient/client records restricted until July 01, 2055]
Box   23  
West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming [Patient/client records restricted until July 01, 2055]
Box   24  
Field Trial Registration Schedules(Microfilm) [Patient/client records restricted until July 01, 2055. See collection access statement for exceptions.]

(arranged by state, with schools participating in the field tests, names of student, and other information germane to the tests)

 
Armed Forces Epidemiological Board 1938-1969 [series] (10 linear feet)

The Armed Forces Epidemiological Board series is divided into two subseries; Presidents files and Commission on Influenza of the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board. The President's Files date from Francis' term as president of the board, 1958-1960. The Commission on Influenza records are in fact the official records of this agency. Established in 1941 with Francis as its head, the Commission on Influenza was headquartered within the School of Public Health. And when Francis stepped aside in 1955, his colleague Fred Davenport became director and served into the 1970s. The researcher interested in the work of the Commission and the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board should consult Davenport's papers at the library for related materials.

 
President's files 1958-1960 [subseries]
Box   28  
Central Board
Box   28  
Memoranda for the files and notes on phone conversations on various subjects
Box   28  
Recommendations
 
Board members files
Box   28  
Bayne-Jones, Stanhope
Box   28  
Coggeshall, Lowell T
Box   28  
Dingle, John (2 folders)

(include earlier Dingle papers, 1956-1957 when Dingle was president of the AFEB)

Box   28  
Francis, Thomas
Box   28  
Kern, Richard A
Box   28  
Loosli, Clayton
Box   28  
MacLeod, Colin
Box   28  
Shope, Richard E
Box   28  
Smith, Charles E
Box   28  
Wood, W. Barry
 
Fiscal and budget materials
Box   28  
Budget Planning summaries
Box   28  
Fiscal (2 folders)
Box   28  
Contract proposals
Box   28  
Meetings (board meetings and miscellaneous) 1958-1960 (14 folders)
 
Military
Box   28  
Armed Forces Pest Control Board
Box   28  
Army Scientific Advisory Panel
Box   28  
Assistant Secretary of Defense
Box   28  
Babione, R.W
Box   28  
Benenson, A.S
Box   28  
Canadian Forces Medical Council
Box   28  
Cushing, E.H
Box   29  
Defense Science Board
Box   29  
Griffin, H.E
Box   29  
Hays, S.B.

(Surgeon General)

Box   29  
Hullinghorst, R.L
Box   29  
Ley, H.L
Box   29  
Long, A.P
Box   29  
Military Medical Research Organizations
Box   29  
Office of Civil Defense and Mobilization
Box   29  
Rizzolo, John

(executive secretary)

Box   29  
Timmerman, F.W
Box   29  
Vivona, Stefano
 
Radiation
Box   29  
General
Box   29  
Atomic Energy Commission
 
Contracts
Box   29  
Dingle, John
Box   29  
Ehrlich, R.

(not granted)

Box   29  
Feller, A.E
Box   29  
Francis, Thomas
Box   29  
Havens, W. Paul
Box   29  
Nelson, Norton
Box   29  
Pillsbury, Donald M
Box   29  
Quilligan, J.J
Box   29  
Stetson, Chandler A
Box   29  
Wisseman, C.L
Box   29  
Wood, W. Barry
 
Policy and Special Studies
Box   29  
Consultants
Box   29  
Continuous cell lines
Box   29  
Human volunteers
Box   29  
Justification for the AFEB
Box   29  
Mental health
Box   29  
National Medical Research Unit
Box   29  
Nungester proposal

(re pathogenesis of infectious diseases)

Box   29  
Penicillin
Box   29  
Poliomyelitis vaccine

(4th dose)

Box   29  
Post regulations

(re shipment of etiologic agents)

Box   29  
Protocols
Box   29  
Public information
Box   29  
Public information meeting December 1959
Box   29  
Sensitization and harmful effects of immunization
Box   29  
Serum repository-diagnostic reagents
Box   29  
Travel
Box   29  
Tropical medicine
Box   30  
Commissions
 
Accidental Trauma
Box   30  
General
Box   30  
Dunlap, Jack
Box   30  
Acute Respiratory Disease
Box   30  
Cutaneous Disease
 
Enteric Infections
Box   30  
General
Box   30  
Cholera studies

(Kenneth Goodner)

Box   30  
Moan test
 
Epidemiological Survey
Box   30  
General
Box   30  
Dugway Proving Ground visit 1959
Box   30  
Environmental Hygiene
 
Immunization
Box   30  
General
Box   30  
Dengue study

(Wisseman use of Japanese volunteers to test vaccine)

 
Influenza
Box   30  
General
Box   30  
Davenport, Fred M
Box   30  
Adenovirus vaccine
Box   30  
Adjuvant vaccines
Box   30  
Field studies 1958-1959
Box   30  
Fort Dix
Box   30  
Fort Ord (2 folders)
Box   30  
Influenza immunization program
Box   30  
Influenza virus vaccine
Box   30  
Kessler AFB
Box   30  
Lowry AFB
Box   30  
Meetings (4 folders)
Box   30  
Russian "Asian flu" vaccine
Box   30  
SAC pilot study
 
Parasitic Disease
Box   30  
General
Box   30  
Malaria research
 
Rickettsial Diseases
Box   31  
General
Box   31  
Q fever vaccine
Box   31  
Typhus vaccine
Box   31  
Streptococcal Diseases
 
Viral Infections
Box   31  
General
Box   31  
Havens, W. Paul
Box   31  
Paul, John
 
Board files
Box   31  
Meetings 1960-1965 (14 folders)
 
Commission on Influenza of the AFEB [subseries]

(Thomas Francis, Jr. was director of the Influenza Commission, 1941-1955)

 
Historical files
Box   32  
"History of The Commission on Influenza of the Board for the Investigation and Control of Influenza and other Epidemic Diseases in the Army February 1941-December 1945"

(unpublished 86 page mss written by Thomas Francis, Jr)

 
Alphabetical file 1941-1947

(some files date forward to 1950, file letters A-H missing)

Box   32  
I-J; individual file folders include
 
Influenza vaccination studies 1943-1945
Box   32  
California (2 folders)
Box   32  
Chicago (2 folders)

(study done in conjunction with Wellston, Michigan; see also material in Wellston, Michigan folders)

Box   32  
Cornell (5 folders)
Box   32  
Iowa
Box   32  
Michigan
Box   32  
Minnesota
Box   32  
Utah

(Camp Kerns)

 
Various
Box   32  
Hirst, George K
Box   32  
Rickard/Sawyer correspondence
Box   32  
Final reports

(and correspondence about)

Box   32  
Jaundice/Hepatitis studies

(.5 lin. ft. not further described)

Box   33  
J-P; individual file folders include
Box   33  
Jaundice/Hepatitis studies

(.2 lin. ft. not further described)

Box   33  
Lederle Laboratories
Box   33  
MacLeod, Colin M
Box   33  
Masks

(information and correspondence about)

Box   33  
Meetings (Epidemiological Board) 1941-1950
Box   33  
MidPac investigation 1945

(notes, data, report)

Box   33  
Patents
Box   33  
Personnel (2 folders)
Box   33  
Proposed studies and budgets
Box   33  
Proposed materials and equipment
Box   33  
Priorities
Box   33  
Publications
Box   34  
P-Z; individual file folders include
Box   34  
Puerto Rico trip 1944
Box   34  
Reports of studies undera the Influenza Commission done by members of the Commission 1943-1946 (4 folders)
Box   34  
Respiratory disease outbreak: Chanute & Scott Fields February 1947

(reported by Jonas Salk)

Box   34  
Respiratory Disease-Camp Custer 1942-1944
Box   34  
Salk, Jonas (2 folders)
Box   34  
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 1943
 
Stanley, W.M.

(Rockefeller Foundation)

Box   34  
Correspondence
Box   34  
Vaccine-stability
Box   34  
Vaccine-toxicity
Box   34  
Wellston, Michigan experiment (2 folders)
 
Alphabetical file 1948-1950

(some files date back to 1941)

Box   35  
A-M; individual file folders include
Box   35  
Andrewes, C.H.

(International Strain Study Center)

Box   35  
Bauer, Frank L
Box   35  
Contracts 1941-1950 (10 folders)
Box   35  
Fourth Medical Field Laboratory-European Command
Box   35  
Influenza 1947-1950 (5 folders)
Box   35  
Lederle Laboratories
Box   35  
MacLeod, Colin M
 
Magill, T.P
Box   35  
Correspondence
Box   35  
Strain Study Center form letters
Box   35  
Re chairmanship of committee to arrive at a standardization of serological procedure
Box   36  
M-Z; individual file folders include
Box   36  
Meetings and conferences (6 folders)
Box   36  
Publications by commission members
Box   36  
Reports (4 folders)

(quarterly, annual, etc)

Box   36  
Salk, Jonas
Box   36  
Shope, R.E.

(re oti strain)

 
Vaccination programs
 
1946
Box   36  
Michigan
Box   36  
Minnesota
Box   36  
U.S. Army
 
1947
Box   36  
Commission
Box   36  
Salk, Jonas
 
1948-1949
Box   36  
Michigan
Box   36  
Jonas Salk at Fort Dix
Box   36  
Gordon Meikeljohn at Fort Ord
Box   36  
Hall's final summary for influenza 1947-1948
Box   36  
Potency tests
Box   36  
Procurement 1948
Box   36  
Protocols concerning antigenicity 1948
Box   36  
Specifications and requirements 1944-1947
Box   36  
World Health Organization

(Influenza Information Center)

 
Alphabetical file 1951-1955

(NOTE: This alphabetical series continues in the papers of Fred Davenport who succeeded Francis as director of the Commission on Influenza)

Box   37  
A-R; individual file folders include
Box   37  
Alaska

(exhumation of bodies from 1918 epidemic)

Box   37  
History of Preventive Medicine, U.S. Army Medical Department, World War II

(section on influenza)

Box   37  
Influenza current (4 folders)
Box   37  
Influenza-gamma globulin
 
Lennette, Edwin
Box   37  
General
Box   37  
Adenoviruses
Box   37  
MacLeod, Colin
Box   37  
Magill, T.P.-Strain Study Center
Box   37  
Meiklejohn, Gordon
Box   37  
Meetings (9 folders)
Box   37  
Monovalent studies
Box   37  
News releases
Box   37  
Publications
Box   37  
Rapalski, A.J
Box   37  
Reports

(semi-annual and quarterly)

Box   38  
R-Z; individual file folders include
Box   38  
Respiratory disease rates-Army
Box   38  
Rose, Harry M
Box   38  
Salk, Jonas
Box   38  
Sampson Air Force Base Study (3 folders)
Box   38  
Vaccine (5 folders)
Box   38  
World Health Organization-Influenza Information Center
 
Meeting files 1959-1966 (11 folders)

(During and following his presidency of the AFEB, Thomas Francis, Jr. continued to serve as a member and a responsible investigator of the Commission on Influenza; these are the files from this period in his career)

Box   38  
Meeting files
 
Responsible investigator reports
Box   38  
Reports
 
Organizations 1938-1969 [series] (22 linear feet)

Organizations, 1939-1969 (2 linear feet). The largest series in the collection, Organizations, is an amalgam of separate groupings of records pertaining to Thomas Francis' participation in professional, private, and governmental organizations and agencies. The size of the subseries vary considerably depending upon the level of his involvement and the period of time in which he was active. Where Francis was director or heavily involved, the amount of records is extensive, substantive, and important to any study of Francis' career. Where his participation was less direct, the organization files consist of professional exchanges, conferences and meetings, papers and publications, and advice and counsel sought and exchanged. The Organization series is arranged alphabetically by the name of the organization and thereafter topically.

Among the most significant organizational files are those of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which was a prime sponsor of Francis' work on the polio vaccine tests.

Box   25  
American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1960
Box   25  
American Academy of Microbiology 1957-1961, 1967
Box   25  
American Association for the Advancement of Science 1950-1957
 
American Association of Immunologists
Box   25  
1948-1950
Box   25  
1951-1955
Box   25  
1955-1959
Box   25  
1961-1969
 
Journal of Immunology
Box   25  
1940-1948
Box   25  
1949-1950
Box   25  
1951-1957
 
American Bacteriologists, Society of
Box   25  
1939-1945
Box   25  
1946
Box   25  
January-March 1947
Box   25  
April-December 1947
Box   25  
1948
Box   25  
1949-1950
Box   25  
1951-1959
Box   25  
Bacteriological Reviews 1951-1954

(continued as American Society for Microbiology)

Box   25  
Government Research panel 1949-1950
Box   25  
American Board of Preventive Medicine and Public Health 1949-1954

(formerly Interim Board for Preventive Medicine)

Box   25  
American College of Physicians 1938-1969

(scattered dates)

Box   25  
American College of Preventive Medicine 1956-1957
 
American Epidemiological Society
Box   25  
1943-1948
Box   25  
1949-1950
Box   25  
1951-1954
Box   25  
1955-1959
Box   25  
1964-1968
 
American Medical Association
Box   25  
1949-1950
Box   25  
1951-1961
Box   25  
Committee on Biological Agents of a Hazardous Nature 1949
 
American Philosophical Society
Box   25  
1954-1969
Box   25  
Membership Committee 1961-1966
Box   26  
American Public Health Association
Box   26  
General 1940-1948
Box   26  
General 1949-1950
Box   26  
General 1951-1959
 
Committees/Sub-committees
 
Administrative Practice

(also Subcommittee on the Evaluation of Administrative Practice)

Box   26  
General 1947
Box   26  
Re Study Committee on Influenza Vaccination
Box   26  
Air Sanitation 1947-1950
Box   26  
Laboratory Methods, Coordinating Committee on 1944-1956 (4 folders)

(also Subcommittee on Diagnostic Procedures on Virus and Rickettsial Methods)

 
Research and Standards
Box   26  
1943-1950 (3 folders)
Box   26  
Re Pearl Kendrick and her work on pertussis 1948-1950
Box   26  
Technical Development Board 1958-1960
 
Sections
Box   26  
Epidemiology Section 1951-1969 (2 folders)
Box   26  
Industrial Hygiene 1947-1949

(with AMA and USPHA)

Box   27  
Governing Council and Executive Board 1948-1964 (0.7 linear feet)

(unprocessed)

Box   28  
American Society for Clinical Investigation
Box   28  
1938-1945
Box   28  
1946
Box   28  
1947-1950
Box   28  
1951-1959
Box   28  
American Society for Experimental Pathology 1952-1956
 
American Society for Microbiology
Box   28  
1960-1965
Box   28  
1968
Box   28  
American Trudeau Society. Technical Committee on Acute Respiratory Diseases 1959-1960
Box   39  
Army Medical Service Graduate School 1951-1953
 
Association of American Physicians
Box   39  
1941-1948
Box   39  
1951-1959
Box   39  
1960-1969

(scattered)

 
Association of Schools of Public Health
Box   39  
1941-1945
Box   39  
Accreditation Committee 1941-1947
Box   39  
Atomic Bomb Casualty Committee 1955-1969 (0.7 linear feet)

(unprocessed)

Box   40  
Biological warfare defense 1951-1956 (3 folders)

(various organizations)

Box   40  
Correspondence with Collaborating Laboratories 1951-1952

(includes correspondence of Jonas Salk)

Box   40  
Brookhaven National Laboratory 1957-1962
Box   40  
Cholera (6 linear feet)

(unprocessed)

(various organizations, NIH Cholera Advisory Committee, 1965 Symposium on Cholera Research, and Pakistan-SEATO Cholera Research Laboratory)

Box   40  
Clinical Research, Central Society for 1945-1948
 
Common Cold Institute
Box   40  
1949-1954
Box   40  
1955-1957
Box   41  
Common Cold Institute
Box   41  
1958
Box   41  
1959
 
Communicable Disease Center

(USPHS)

Box   41  
General
Box   41  
Influenza Surveillance Committee
 
Constantinian Society
Box   41  
1949-1950
Box   41  
1951-1959
Box   41  
Cosmos Club 1953-1968 (3 folders)
Box   41  
Drug Safety, Commission on 1962-1965 (0.5 linear feet)

(unprocessed)

Box   42  
Ecological Study Commission
Box   42  
Epidemiological survey, ad hoc committee on the 1950-1955 (2 folders)
Box   42  
Epidemiology and Biometry, Advisory Committee on 1956-1960 (0.5 linear feet)

(unprocessed)

Box   42  
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Box   42  
Infectious Diseases Society of America
Box   43  
Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research 1947-1968

(unprocessed)

Box   44  
Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research 1947-1968

(unprocessed)

Box   45  
Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research 1947-1968 (0.6 linear feet)

(unprocessed)

 
Life Science, ad hoc committee on 1965-1966
Box   45  
Meeting 1965
Box   45  
Meeting 1966
Box   45  
Hesburgh, Theodore
Box   45  
Rossini, F.D
Box   45  
Lobund Institute 1958-1965
Box   46  
Medical Bacteriologists, Steering Committee for the Accreditation of (0.6 linear feet)

(unprocessed)

Box   46  
Michigan Association for Regional Medical Programs (0.2 linear feet)

(unprocessed)

Box   46  
Microbiology, Ad hoc Committee on Sectional Research in (0.2 linear feet)

(unprocessed)

Box   47  
National Academy of Sciences (0.5 linear feet)

(unprocessed)

 
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
Box   47  
Reports of the U-M Dept. of Epidemiology to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis July 1941-June 1958

(annual/semi-annual reports)

Box   48  
Reports of the U-M Dept. of Epidemiology to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis July 1958-June 1964

(annual/semi-annual reports)

 
International Poliomyletis Conferences
Box   48  
1948

(1st)

Box   48  
1951

(2nd)

Box   48  
1954

(3rd)

Box   48  
1957

(4th)

Box   49  
Proceedings of round-table conferences, committees, etc
Box   50  
Proceedings of round-table conferences, committees, etc
 
Poliomyelitis

(miscellaneous)

Box   50  
East Hospital Sanitary Sewage Disposal Company report January-July 1943
Box   50  
Minnesota poliomyelitis study 1946
Box   50  
Gamma globulin prophylaxis study, Freeport, Illinois 1945-1946
Box   50  
Sister Kenny treatment 1944-1946
Box   50  
Meetings

(various)

Box   50  
Maps showing distribution of poliomyelitis
 
Poliomyelitis cases
Box   51  
Yearly summaries and related 1944-1951 (10 folders)
 
Dated files
 
1941-1947
Box   51  
Budgets, accounting sheets, etc
 
Correspondence
Box   51  
Gudakunst (Don)/Kingdon (Carolyn)
Box   51  
O'Connor, Basil
Box   51  
Van Riper, Hart E
Box   51  
Weaver, H.M
Box   51  
Various (Charlock, Lavan, Kelly, etc.)
 
1948-1950
Box   51  
Budgets, accounting sheets, etc. 1948-1949
 
Correspondence
Box   51  
Weaver, H.M
Box   51  
Various
 
1950-1954
 
Correspondence
Box   51  
Weaver, H.M
Box   51  
Various
 
1955-1965
 
Correspondence
Box   51  
Kumm, Henry W. 1955-1959
Box   51  
Rivers, Thomas

(Polio Advisory Committee)

Box   51  
Van Riper, Hart E. 1955-1956
Box   51  
Various
Box   52  
National Institutes of Health. Committee on Influenza Research 1957-1962 (0.5 linear feet)

(unprocessed)

(includes Subcommittee of Investigators)

Box   52  
National Institutes of Health. Polio Technical Committee 1957-1959 (3 folders)
Box   52  
National Institutes of Health. Virus and Rickettsial Section
Box   52  
National Library of Medicine
Box   52  
National Research Council. Division of Medical Sciences 1951-1954 (3 folders)
Box   52  
National Sanitation Foundation 1965-1966 (2 folders)

(Man versus Environment Congress)

Box   52  
National Tuberculosis Association 1950
 
Preventive Medicine
Box   52  
Association of Professors of Preventive Medicine 1953-1958
Box   52  
Conference of Professors of Preventive Medicine 1946-1948
Box   52  
Interim Board for Preventive Medicine 1948
Box   53  
Rheumatic Fever Control Committee, Michigan State Medical Society 1947-1959 (4 folders)
 
Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Box   53  
1940-1958
Box   53  
1966-1968
Box   53  
Space Science, Committee on the Biological Aspects of 1959-1960
Box   53  
U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Science Program 1965-1969

(.6 lin. ft. unprocessed)

Box   54  
U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Science Program 1965-1969 (0.5 linear feet)

(unprocessed)

Box   54  
U.S.-Philippines Workshop on Science Cooperation and Development 1965 (0.2 linear feet)

(unprocessed)

Box   54  
Vaccine Development Committee, National Institutes of Health 1965-1975 (0.3 linear feet)

(unprocessed)

Box   55  
Vaccine Development Committee, National Institutes of Health 1965-1975

(unprocessed)

Box   56  
Vaccine Development Committee, National Institutes of Health 1965-1975 (0.5 linear feet)

(unprocessed)

Box   56  
Veterans Administration Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Research and Education Committee 1953-1959 (2 folders)
Box   56  
Washtenaw County Medical Society. Poliomyelitis Committee
 
University of Michigan 1941-1969 [series] (3 linear feet)

University of Michigan, 1941-1969 (3 linear feet). This smaller series relates specifically to Francis' responsibilities as a member of the faculty of the University of Michigan. As a respected scientist and scholar, Francis was called upon to serve on such university-wide or cross-unit committees as the Cancer Research Institute Committee, the Mental Health Research Institute Advisory Committee, the Henry Russel Lecture Committee, and the Senate Advisory Committee. In addition, this series contains files relating to his work within the School of Public Health. Noteworthy here are records maintained by Francis on the extensive study undertaken by the School of Public Health on the state of public health in the small community of Tecumseh, Michigan.

Box   56  
Senate Advisory Committee
Box   56  
Programs and committees
Box   57  
Henry Russel Lecture Committee (0.3 linear feet)

(unprocessed)

Box   57  
Cancer Research Institute Committee 1954-1969 (0.7 linear feet)

(unprocessed)

Box   58  
Cancer Research Institute Committee 1954-1969 (0.5 linear feet)

(unprocessed)

Box   58  
Mental Health Research Institute Advisory Committee
Box   58  
Division of Health Sciences-Biological
 
University of Michigan School of Public Health
Box   58  
Committee for selection of new dean
Box   58  
Miscellaneous committees
Box   58  
Re sabbaticals
Box   59  
Tecumseh Community Health Study 1959-1961 (0.6 linear feet)

(unprocessed)

 
Speeches, articles, etc 1928-1969 [series] (4 linear feet)

Speeches, articles, etc., 1928-1969 (4 linear feet). Like Organizations, this series is also a bringing together of similar kinds of files. Francis was a prolific writer, speaker, and attendee at professional conferences. In this series have been gathered files pertaining to symposia and conferences attended, reprints of articles, speeches and outlines of talks, and a scattering of some of the materials Francis used as an instructor at the University (1938-1940 only).

Box   59  
Symposia and conference papers
Box   59  
1930-1956, 1959-1960

(scattered)

Box   60  
1961-1965
Box   61  
1966-1969
Box   62  
Reprints of articles 1928-1969 (3 volumes, 1 folder)
Box   62  
Calendar of activities 1941, 1951-1962
Box   63  
Instructors notes 1938-1940
Box   63  
Outlines and notes of talks 1942-1961, 1968

(includes laminated fragment of announcement of success of polio vaccine)

 
Topical files 1925-1967 [series] (1 linear foot)

Topical files, 1925-1967 (1 linear ft.) is a small series consisting of various materials not easily assimilated into the principal series of the Francis papers, e.g. material on the Committee for a National Science Foundation and on a post-war epidemiology course.

Box   63  
Asian Influenza 1957
 
Cole, Rufus 1966-1967

(correspondence and background material largely concerning TF's speech honoring Cole)

Box   63  
Background (2 folders)
Box   63  
Kovalenko Award
Box   63  
Cole Lecture 1967
Box   64  
Miscellaneous (3 folders)
Box   64  
Committee for a National Science Foundation 1943-1946
Box   64  
Diagnostic Procedures for Virus and Rickettsial Diseases 1946-1956 (1 folder)

(correspondence and other materials relating to publication of various editions of book)

Box   64  
Hepatitis research (Coral City, Michigan) 1944-1945
Box   64  
National Research Foundation 1945-1946

(correspondence, with Homer Smith concerning science legislation and the founding of the N.R.F.)

Box   64  
Post-war epidemiology 1944

(U-M in-service training course,)

Box   64  
Yale University course materials circa 1925
 
Personal/Biographical 1917-1969 [series] (2 linear feet)

Personal/Biographical, 1917-1969 (2 linear ft.) is an artificial series comprised of biographical and personal information about Francis, including newspaper clippings about his life, scrapbooks of clippings, various early research materials, and photographs.

Box   65  
Appointments
Box   65  
Awards, diplomas, etc.

(See also oversize folder)

Box   65  
Biographical
Box   65  
Bibliographical
Box   65  
Condolences 1969-1970 (2 folders)
Box   65  
High school yearbook 1917

(Newcastle, PA)

Box   65  
History/Reminiscences, no date
Box   65  
Newspaper clippings circa 1940s-1970s (3 folders)

(See also oversize folder)

 
Photographs 1950s-1969
Box   65  
Associates and friends (3 folders)
Box   65  
Groups
Box   65  
Various 1950s-1969
Box   65  
Scrapbooks 1941-1972 (2 folders)

(includes obituaries and memorials, photos, clippings, and related materials)

Box   66  
Research notes, laboratory reports, etc