Henry N. Harkins papers, 1900-1962

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Harkins, Henry N. (Henry Nelson), 1905-
Title
Henry N. Harkins papers
Dates
1900-1962 (inclusive)
Quantity
ca. 7.17 cubic ft. + 2 notebooks
Collection Number
2501
Summary
Correspondence, writings, student notebooks, publications, reports, and research relating to the treatment of burns of a professor of surgery and School of Medicine administrator
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

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Some records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

University of Washington professor of surgery and School of Medicine administrator.

Henry N. Harkins (1905-1967), the first professor of a clinicial department at the University of Washington School of Medicine, was appointed on December 18, 1946. He became executive officer of the department of surgery at the same time and served from 1947 to 1964. (The term "chairman" was not used by the school for the head of a department until several years later.) Dr. Harkins is credited with establishing the department's teaching goals and organizing it into six divisions. He specialized in the areas of general and thoracic surgery and produced several works on gastric, geriatric and burn surgical techniques.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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Preservation Note

Some records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 2501-001: Henry Harkins papers, 1919-1927Return to Top

2 notebooks.

Scope and Content: Two student notebooks, 1919, 1927.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Originally from Dr. Harkins' gift: transferred by Colleen Weum, H.S.L., 1975-06-01

Description
Henry Harkins papers

Accession No. 2501-002: Henry Harkins papers, 1940-1961Return to Top

2 cu.ft.

Scope and Content: Correspondence, writings, student notebooks, publications, and reports; 1900-1961 (bulk 1940-1961)

The majority of the materials in this accession pertain to Dr. Harkins' research on the treatment of burns and the publication and revision of his book on the subject. His studies include atomic radiation burns.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access contact repository.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Health Sciences Library, 1990-08-01

Description
Henry Harkins papers

Accession No. 2501-003: Henry Harkins papers, 1962Return to Top

.17 cu.ft.

Scope and Content: Certificate of appointment as a member of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine, 1962.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Located during the move, 9/23/91, 1991-09-23

Description
Henry Harkins papers

Accession No. 2501-004: Henry Harkins papers, 1935-1940Return to Top

5 cu. ft. (5 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, notes, illustrations and other series relating to his book, The Treatment of Burns; ca. 1935-1940.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access contact repository.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Colleen Weum, 1995-04-20

Description
Henry Harkins papers

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Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Greene, Islee Blair (creator)
    • Harkins, Henry N. (Henry Nelson), 1905- (creator)
    Corporate Names
    • University of Washington.¬†University Archives

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Subject Terms

  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)