Gotthelf Carl Huber papers: 1874-1943
Summary Information
Title: Gotthelf Carl Huber papers
Creator: Huber, Gotthelf Carl, 1865-1934
Dates: 1874-1943
Extent: 9 linear feet, 1 oversize folder
Professor of anatomy and dean of the Graduate School at University of Michigan. Professional and personal correspondence largely relating to his activities in the medical school and graduate school; also diaries and University of Michigan student notebooks.
Call number: 851536 Aa 2 UAm
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
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Finding aid created by Michigan Historical Collections staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was the gift of Mrs. G. Carl Huber (donor no. 33); additional material came from the University of Michigan Alumni Association (donor no. 1617).

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Gotthelf Carl Huber papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Gotthelf Carl Huber was born in Hoobly, India, Aug. 30, 1865. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Department of Medicine and Surgery, Ann Arbor, in 1887, and later studied in Berlin and Prague. At the University of Michigan, Huber had served as assistant demonstrator of anatomy, instructor, assistant professor of histology, junior professor of anatomy and professor of histology and embryology and director of the histologic laboratory. In 1914, he became professor of anatomy and director of the anatomic laboratories. For many years he was also professor of histology and embryology at the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical School and for one year, 1911 to 1912, he was professor of embryology at the Wistar Institute of Anatomy in Philadelphia. In 1927, he also became dean of the Graduate School.

Huber was a member, past president, secretary and treasurer of the American Association of Anatomists, and a member of the American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists and the American Philosophical Society. He was the official reporter of the section on anatomy at the seventeenth International Congress of Medicine in London and was chairman of the medical fellowship board of the National Research Council. For many years Dr. Huber was associate editor of the American Journal of Anatomy and managing editor of the Anatomical Record. He was the author of textbooks of histology and the editor of "Piersol's Human Anatomy." He died December 26, 1934.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The Huber collection consists of professional and personal correspondence largely relating to his activities in the medical school and graduate school. Most the letters written before 1900 are of a personal nature between Huber and his wife Lucy Parker Huber, including letters of her family. Worthy of mention are the letters Huber wrote while studying in Berlin, 1891-1892. Correspondence from later years is with professors and doctors in the United States and abroad and reflects Huber's professional interest in medicine and scholarly writings. Other materials in the collection are diaries, medical notebooks, and photographs. Huber's notebooks as a student are from classes taught by Edward S. Dunster, Alonzo B. Palmer, Volney M. Spalding, Joseph B. Steere, and Victor C. Vaughan.

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.

  • Medicine -- Study and teaching -- Michigan.
  • Physicians -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Women -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Diaries.
  • Photographs.
  • University of Michigan. Graduate School.
  • University of Michigan. Dept. of Anatomy.
  • University of Michigan -- Faculty.
  • University of Michigan. Medical School -- Faculty.
  • University of Michigan -- Student notebooks.
  • Huber, Lucy Parker.
  • Huber family.
  • Huber, Gotthelf Carl, 1865-1934.
  • Parker family.
  • Parker, Lucy.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
Correspondence [series]
Box   1  
1884-1899 (36 folders)
Box   2  
1900-June 1911 (29 folders)
Box   3  
July 1911-1916 (26 folders)
Box   4  
1917-July 1923 (32 folders)
Box   5  
August 1923-March 1928 (30 folders)
Box   6  
April 1928-1934 (33 folders)
Box   6  
Family Correspondence 1935-1937 (11 folders)
Box   7  
Family Correspondence 1938-1945, undated (14 folders)
Other materials [series]
Box   7  
Miscellaneous subject files (14 folders)
Box   8  
Miscellaneous medical notes
Box   8  
Diaries 1894-1938
Box   8  
Student notebooks
Box   8  
Photographs: portraits of Huber, family and friends; and other photos relating to Huber's life and career; and group portrait of Lucy Parker with Parker and Huber family members.

(See also oversize folder.)

Box   9  
Student notebooks on courses taught by Edward S. Dunster, Alonzo B. Palmer, Volney M. Spalding, Joseph B. Steere, and Victor C. Vaughan