TUportal Support the Libraries
Chat

Marion Turner Stubbs

Collection ID

BC 034 MT

Related Subject(s)

Collecting Area(s)

Description

Abstract

Marion Turner Stubbs Thomas, born in 1910, was a founding member of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, which was founded in Philadelphia in 1938. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1930, and received a music degree from Zeckwer Hahn Conservatory of Music. Dr. John Patrick Turner was born November 1, 1885. He became a prominent and influential member of Philadelphia society, elected in 1935 as the first African American on the Philadelphia Board of Education, as well as achieving status as a respected physician and police surgeon. Dr. Frederick Douglass Stubbs was recognized as an extremely gifted chest surgeon and medical doctor. Dr. Stubbs was born in 1906 in Wilmington, Delaware, and attended Dartmouth University before graduating from Harvard University medical school. The Marion Turner Stubbs Collection dates from 1906 to 1995, with bulk dates from 1928 to 1958. The collection consists of awards and certificates, journal article reprints (especially regarding tuberculosis and thoracic surgery), pamphlets, catalogs, correspondence, photographs, and family financial records. Although these records do not tell much about the lives of the family members, the medical research papers collected by Dr. Frederick Douglass Stubbs provide a snapshot of medicine in the 1930s, with a glimpse of the impact of the end of Prohibition and the introduction of the New Deal, especially regarding the socialization of medicine.

Detailed Collection Information

Biographical Note

Dr. John Patrick Turner was born November 1, 1885. He became a prominent and influential member of Philadelphia society, elected in 1935 as the first African American on the Philadelphia Board of Education, as well as achieving status as a respected physician and police surgeon. He obtained his medical degree at Shaw University, and later received an honorary Doctor of Law degree from Shaw. He also took a graduate course in surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. From 1912 to 1931 he served as medical inspector for the Philadelphia public schools. He was also chief surgeon of Frederick Douglass Hospital beginning in 1935, surgeon-emeritus at Mercy Douglass Hospital, and visiting surgeon at Wynnefield Hospital. He served as president of the National Medical Association in 1921 and remained active in the organization throughout his life. He was also very active with community organizations like the YMCA in Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Council of Boy Scouts. He died on September 14, 1958.

Dr. Frederick Douglass Stubbs was recognized as an extremely gifted chest surgeon and medical doctor. Dr. Stubbs was born in 1906 in Wilmington, Delaware, and attended Dartmouth University before graduating from Harvard University medical school. He became chief of the surgical departments at Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He spent a year in residency in thoracic surgery at Sea View Hospital, which specialized in the treatment of tuberculosis, from 1937 to 1938. He was also acting chief surgeon of the Philadelphia General Hospital thoracic department. Dr. Stubbs was extremely active in the medical community as a member of organizations such as the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Board of Surgeons, as well as local organizations such as the Philadelphia Medical Society, Alpha Phi Alpha, and the Community Chest. He died from a heart attack at the age of 41 in 1947.

Marion Turner Stubbs Thomas, born in 1910, was a founding member of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, which was founded in Philadelphia in 1938. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1930, attended the Sorbonne, and then received a music degree from Zeckwer Hahn Conservatory of Music. She was the daughter of Dr. John Patrick Turner and Mrs. Marion Turner, and married Dr. Frederick Douglass Stubbs on June 7, 1934. Together they had two daughters, Marion Patricia and Frederica Turner. She was a well-regarded concert pianist in the area, and also taught piano in Bordentown, NJ, both publicly and privately. After Dr. Stubbs passed away, she married Dr. Alfred Thomas of Detroit, with whom she had one daughter, Linda Thomas. In her later years, she worked as an equal employment opportunity counselor for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She passed away in 1994.

Description of Collection

The Marion Turner Stubbs Collection houses the personal records of Marion Turner Stubbs, her father, John Patrick Turner, MD, and her husband, Frederick Douglass Stubbs, MD. This collection dates from 1906 to 1995, with bulk dates from 1928 to 1958. The collection consists of awards and certificates, journal article reprints (especially regarding tuberculosis and thoracic surgery), pamphlets, catalogs, correspondence, photographs, and family financial records. Although these records do not tell much about the lives of the family members, the medical research papers collected by Dr. Frederick Douglass Stubbs provide a snapshot of medicine in the 1930s, with a glimpse of the impact of the end of prohibition and the introduction of the New Deal, especially regarding the socialization of medicine. The collection also gives some insight into medical challenges and interests during the 1930s, particularly concerning tuberculosis treatment, as well as what Dr. Stubbs termed “Negro health” and other racial issues in Philadelphia and the medical community.

The collection is arranged into three series: “I. Frederick Douglass Stubbs, 1906-1989,” “II. John Patrick Turner, 1907-1964,” and “III. Marion Turner Stubbs, 1968-1995.”

The “I. Frederick Douglass Stubbs” series includes medical subject files, research, and correspondence that Dr. Stubbs collected during his medical career, some of his awards and certificates, family financial records, and some personal correspondence. This series is divided into three subseries: “Ia. Research and subject files,” “Ib. Awards and certificates,” and “Ic. Personal and financial records.”

The “Ia. Research and subject files” subseries dates from 1919 to 1947, with bulk dates from 1928 to 1942. Records include medical journal articles and reprints, pamphlets, correspondence, catalogs, clippings, and programs collected throughout Dr. Stubbs’s career. Much of this research centers on the treatment of tuberculosis and thoracic surgery, especially regarding surgical and therapeutic treatments, convalescents, children, and drug trials, and will be of particular note to researchers interested in tuberculosis during the 1930s. There is also general information about organs, the digestive system, medical records and forms from Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital, as well as records from medical association and community groups such as “The Bureau for Colored Children” and the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA). Also included is research and clippings evidencing the status of African Americans in the medical community and race-specific health research. The correspondence at the end of the series provides information on other doctors in the field, such as Dr. Lawrence F. Flick, who also seems to have treated tuberculosis. Researchers will find this subseries useful in providing a glimpse into medicine in the 1930s, particularly in relation to tuberculosis, the socialization of medicine, and interest in the medical effects of alcohol at the end of the prohibition era. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject, and then chronologically, with a run of general medical files and correspondence included at the end of the subseries.

The “Ib. Awards and certificates” subseries dates from 1931 to 1989, with bulk dates of 1931 to 1944. This subseries includes framed certificates and awards presented to Dr. Frederick Douglass Stubbs. These include awards from the Army National Board of Medical Examiners and the City Hospital of Cleveland, Ohio. These awards help to track some of Dr. Stubbs’s achievements and associations to which he belonged. This subseries is arranged chronologically.

The “Ic. Personal and financial records” subseries dates from 1906 to 1943, with bulk dates from 1938 to 1943. Included here are insurance documents, bank statements, estate planning, mortgage information, invoices, maternity records, and personal correspondence, mostly with other doctors. There is a section of records detailing planned home renovations, invoices and estimates for ongoing work, and product catalogs with information on appliances. Among the financial records is a semi-preserved squirrel’s tail. Researchers may find some of these records interesting, particularly those interested in appliances and product catalogs of the late 1930s. The personal correspondence could provide some information on the medical community in the Philadelphia region with which Dr. Stubbs worked or consulted. This subseries is arranged according to strength of representation, with a run of correspondence and photographs included at the end of the series.

The “II. John Patrick Turner” series dates from 1907 to 1964, with bulk dates from 1934 to 1958. This series includes framed certificates and awards presented to Dr. Turner for his various accomplishments in the medical field and community, as well as in the military. These may be of significance to researchers interested in visual evidence of Dr. Turner’s accolades. This series is arranged chronologically.

The “III. Marion Turner Stubbs” series dates from 1968 to 1995. This series includes framed certificates and awards presented to Mrs. Stubbs for her work, specifically as a founder of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated. Researchers looking to find basic information about some of her activities with Jack and Jill of America may be interested in looking at these awards. This series is arranged chronologically.

This collection is unique in that it illustrates how the practice of medicine can change based on current societal values and challenges. Prohibition had come to an end, changing perspectives on alcohol and its effects on the body. African Americans were gaining rights and their place in society was changing, including in the medical field, which much of Dr. Stubbs’s research materials reflect. Researchers interested in tuberculosis treatment, thoracic surgery, the role of African Americans in early to mid-20th century medicine, and other medical practices in the 1930s will find the research and subject files of Dr. Stubbs useful. Unfortunately, there is little useful information on Marion Turner Stubbs or John Patrick Turner; the personal files mostly contain financial records and some home renovation information, and the awards provide only the most basic details regarding some of their accomplishments.

Organization and Arrangement

Series 1. Frederick Douglass Stubbs, 1906-1989.

  • 1a: Research and subject files, 1919-1947 (Bulk, 1928-1942). Boxes 1-6
  • 1b: Awards and certificates, 1931-1989 (Bulk, 1931-1944). Box 7
  • Ic: Personal and financial records, 1906-1943 (Bulk, 1938-1943). Box 6 & 8

Series 2: John Patrick Turner, 1907-1964 (Bulk, 1934-1958). Boxes 9 & 11

Series 3: Marion Turner Stubbs, 1968-1995. Box 10

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Diamond, Temple University’s online library catalog:

[URL]

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository and require up to two business days to retrieve.  Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Charles L. Blockson Afro American Collection in advance of your visit so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.          

Publication and Copyright Information    

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on Reproduction.

Information on copyright (literary rights) available from repository.

Preferred Citation    

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Marion Turner Stubbs collection, 1906-1995, Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University Libraries.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid prepared in January 2014 Annalise Berdini and Steven Duckworth; Supervised by Leslie Willis-Lowry.

The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.

This collection was minimally processed in 2013-2014, as part of an experimental project conducted under the auspices of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries to help eliminate processing backlog in Philadelphia repositories. A minimally processed collection is one processed at a less intensive rate than traditionally thought necessary to make a collection ready for use by researchers.

When citing sources from this collection, researchers are advised to defer to folder titles provided in the finding aid rather than those provided on the physical folder. Employing processing strategies outlined in Mark Greene's and Dennis Meissner's 2005 article "More Product, Less Process: Revamping Traditional Processing Approaches to Deal With Late 20th-Century Collections," the project team tested the limits of minimal processing on collections of all types and ages in 16 Philadelphia area repositories. A primary goal of the project, the team processed at an average rate of 4 hours per linear foot of records, a fraction of the time ordinarily reserved for the arrangement and description of collections. Among other time saving strategies, the project team did not extensively review the content of the collections or complete any preservation work.

Inventory

Series 1: Frederick Douglass Stubbs, 1906-1989

1a. Research and subject files, 1919-1947 (Bulk, 1928-1942)

Box  Folder Content

1       1         "A:" Including anatomy and skin diseases, issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association.                          1935-1937                                                                

1       2          Addresses: Medical case studies and treatments, 1936-1937.                                                                                 1939

1       3        "Allergy:" Advertisements for Arlington Chemical Company products.

1       4        "Anesthesia-narcotics:" Publications, articles, pamphlets                                                                                          1930, 1939   

1       5         Arthritis: Publications, articles, and lectures on orthopaedic surgery                                                                         1923, 1929

1       6       "A-B:" Including Allantoin, arteries, birth control, and "benzedrine sulfate"                                                                 1936-1940

1       7       "B:" Including the "Bureau for Colored Children," The Boule Journal, Dr. Leon. Brown, correspondence, and others, 1934, 1939-1941.                 

                                                                                                                                                                                             1943

1       8       "B:" Including the "Bureau for Colored Children," Dr. George W. Bowles. correspondence, "Alpha Boule," and others,    1936-1942

1       9       "Birth control-Scientific and public health aspects:" Letters, articles, brochures pamphlets.                                          1940-1942

1      10       The Brown American magazine.                                                                                                                             Jul. 1937

1      11      "Bureau for Colored Children:" Letters regarding meetings, budget, fundraising.                                                         1940-1942

1      12      "C:" Including coramine, conception control, and the Cushing Academy Bulletin"                                                         1932, 1934, 1936, 1937

1      13       Cardiology: Pamphlets, articles, reports                                                                          …                                      1920, 1924, 1926, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1935, 1936

1      14       Cardiology: Publications, articles                                                                                                                            1927-1931

1      15     "Cancer-Tumor clinic:" Handbook, article, record forms                                                                                              1939

1      16     "Capillary circulation:" Brochures, issue of Ciba Symposia, notes                                                                                1933, 1940

1      17     "Civil Service-City of Philadelphia:" Correspondence regarding probationary appointments, lists of doctors, and doctors' fees                             

                                                                                                                                                                                            1941

1      18      "D:" Including diet guidelines, drug pamphlets, Douglass Hospital                                                                             1935-1937

Series 1: Frederick Douglass Stubbs, 1906-1989

1a. Research and subject files, 1919-1947 (Bulk, 1928-1942)

Box  Folder Content

1       19      "D:" Including Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital, Dartmouth University, and.others                                           1935-1938, 1940

1       20       Davis and Geck Library of Surgical Motion Pictures: Brochure and blank booking.request form                                 1937

1       21       Diabetes: Case studies, nutrition plans, journal articles                                                                                         1929-1930                                                                                                               1932-1933, 1939

1       22       Diet and vitamins: Publications, articles, pamphlets                                                                                              1931, 1933-1934, 1936-1937, 1939

1       23      "Diseases of the Kidney:" Articles, booklet                                                                                                            1927, 1929-1931

1       24       Douglass Memorial Hospital: Correspondence including Dr. Walker Allen and others, The Alumni Journal, and anesthesia and operation forms                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1929, 1940-1941

1       25       Douglass Memorial Hospital: Anesthesia and operation records (operative sheets) [RESTRICTED]                            1934, 1938, 1940-1941

1       26       Douglass Memorial Hospital: Progress sheets, fee schedule, press release correspondence                                       1940

1       27       Douglass Memorial Hospital, chest clinic: Including letters from Philadelphia Association of Tuberculosis Clinics, and others; clinic forms                    

                                                                                                                                                                                           1940-1942

1       28       Education, history: Articles, clippings, pamphlets                                                                                                  1929-1942

1       29     "Endocrines include, suprarenal and thyroid:" Articles, booklets, pamphlets                                                              1926-1939

2       1        "E:" Including endocrinology and report on the ear                                                                                                1936

2       2        "E:" Eye doctors, educations, and others                                                                                                              1936, 1938

2       3         G:" Including gall bladder, gynecology, gonorrhea                                                                                               1928, 1936-1938

2       4       "G:" Including gall bladder, gynecology, General Electric Newsletter                                                                        1929, 1935-1938

2       5       "G:" Including goat's milk, general surgery, and Charles Herbert Garvin                                                                  1933-1939

2       6       "General surgery:" Articles, booklets, brochures                                                                                                    1925, 1927, 1930, 1938-1940

2       7        Genito-urinary infections: Abstracts on use of pyridium,                                                                                        circa 1930s

2       8        Group medical practice: Letters, notes, newspaper clipping                                                                                   1937-1938

Series 1: Frederick Douglass Stubbs, 1906-1989

1a. Research and subject files, 1919-1947 (Bulk, 1928-1942)

Box  Folder Content

2       9       "H:" Including Harvard University, hyperthyroidism                                                                                              1933, 1940

2       10      "H:" Correspondence, pamphlets, newsletters regarding various hospitals and Haussmann's Pharmacy                    1934-1941

2        11     "H:" Heart health, hypertension, hay fever: Pamphlets, articles reprints                                                                1935-1938

2        12     "H:" Correspondence, pamphlets, newsletters regarding various hospitals                                                             1936-1940

2        13      Human constitution: Reprints of journal articles                                                                                                  1926, 1928-1929, 1935

2        14     "I:" Including insurance companies American Casualty Company, First National Indemnity Company, and others      1936-1939

2         15      "I:" Pamphlets on Ivyol and intranasal treatment of whooping cough, and article on insanity in writers, undated

2         16      "Infectious diseases, etc.:" Article reprints and pamphlets                                                                                  1928-1932 

2         17      "K-L:" Including Legal Aid Society of Philadelphia, Louis Earle Lasch, Keystone Aid Society, and others                  1935-1936, 1938-1939, 1941

2         18       Laennec Society of Philadelphia: Correspondence regarding membership                                                            1940-1941

2         19       Liver: Article reprint                                                                                                                                       1933

2         20     "Lung: Abscess, gangrene, anaerobic, aerobic:" Article reprint, brochure, lecture notes                                          1928, 1929

2         21     "Lung, chronic non-TBC disease of:" Article reprints                                                                                            1938, 1940

2         22     "Lymphogranuloma inguinale:" Article, notes, paper, examination questions booklet                                              1925

2         23     "M:" Including Dr. Thaddeus Montgomery, Mizpah Rest Home, Massachusetts General Hospital, and others             1928, 1934, 1936, 1938-1942

2         24       Malignancy: Publications, reports, notes                                                                                                           1931, 1932, 1936

2         25     "Medical education, popular:" Clipping, "Fighters for Health" issue of the Philadelphia Record, article reprint            1940

2         26      Medical education of African Americans: Reports, clippings, pamphlets                                                                1927, 1931, 1932, 1935

2         27      Medications: Medical journal reprints, reports, and pamphlets                                                                             1936

Series 1: Frederick Douglass Stubbs, 1906-1989

1a. Research and subject files, 1919-1947 (Bulk, 1928-1942)

Box  Folder Content

2         28      Mercy Hospital: Clinico-Pathological Conference packets, reports, memoranda, and letters                                   1940-1942

2         29       National Discount and Audit Company: Notices to patients regarding overdue bills                                             1939-1940

2         30      "National Negro Health Week, U.S. Public Health Service:" Event programs, brochures, sermons, radio broadcast transmittals           

                                                                                                                                                                                        1939-1940

2        31        National Youth Administration: Letters and memoranda regarding jobs in Philadelphia and meetings                   1941

2        32      "Negro health:" Reports and bulletins                                                                                                              1925, 1927, 1932, 1934

2        33      "Negro health:" Letters and notes regarding Time magazine article                                                                    1940

2        34      "N-O:" Including opium, Narcotic Division, North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, and others                  1923, 1927, 1936-1939, 1940-1947

2        35      Obstetrics, pediatrics: Articles, reports, dietary and recipe booklets                                                                   1929, 1930, 1933

2        36      Opportunity request letter                                                                                                                              Jun. 5, 1936

3        1       "P:" Including pneumonia, pregnancy                                                                                                               1931, 1933, 1936-1938

3        2        Purdue, Foster court case: "Cpd. comminuted fracture left tibia and fibula 1940"                                                1939-1940

3        3        Pernicious anemia: Pamphlets, article reprints                                                                                                 1930-1934

3        4        Philadelphia Academy of Medicine and Allied Sciences: Correspondence, notes, member lists, pamphlets on cancer prevention                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                       1939-1940

3        5        Philadelphia County Relief Board: Correspondence regarding payment, patient files & prescription slips                1935-1936

3       6         The Philadelphia County Medical Society newsletter: The Weekly Roster and Medical Digest                                 1936, 1939

3       7        "Problems for investigating:" Notes, article reprint, pamphlets, medical school paper                                           1931

3       8         Pulmonary abscesses: Notes on published journal articles, notes on patients                                                      1929 1931-1932

3       9         Pulmonary abscesses: Notes on published journal articles, clipping from The Journal of the American Medical Association                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                       1931

Series 1: Frederick Douglass Stubbs, 1906-1989

1a. Research and subject files, 1919-1947 (Bulk, 1928-1942)

Box  Folder Content

3      10        "P-Q:" Including proctology, Pan American Medical Association, The Pyramid Club, and others                           1936, 1938-1939

3      11        "R:" Including Philadelphia County Relief Board, Julius Rosenwald Fund                                                            1931-1933, 1935-1936, 1939-1940

3      12        "S:" Including supplies vendor catalogs, International College of Surgeons, Dr. Wilbur H. Strickland, Shaw University, and others   

                                                                                                                                                                                     1935, 1937-1941

3      13        "S:" Including supplies vendor pamphlets, Clinton A. Sowers, Shelburne Studios                                               1936, 1938-1939, 1941-1942

3      14         Sea View Hospital: Letters regarding Dr. Stubbs' appointment as resident surgeon                                           1937

3      15         Silicosis, pnemoconiosis, "dust diseases:" Article reprints                                                                               1930

3      16       "Socialized medicine, New Deal:" Pamphlets, campaign letters, telegrams, notes                                               1940-1941

3      17         Surgery, abdominal: Publications and notes                                                                                                  1929-1930

3      18         Surgery, "experimental:" Pamphlets, article reprints, notes                                                                            1929-1932

3      19         Surgery, genito-urinary: Publications, reports, articles                                                                                   1925-1933

3      20         Surgery, gynecological: Articles, brochures                                                                                                   1929-1930, 1938

3      21         Surgery, neurological: Articles and patient form                                                                                            1930-1931

3      22         Surgery, "technique and general therapy:" Article reprints, notes                                                                   1928-1930

3      23         Surgery, traumatic: Reprints of journal articles on fractures and head injuries                                                 1929, 1930

3      24          Surgery and medical treatments: Pamphlets                                                                                                1936, 1939

3      25          Syphilis: Publications, articles, lecture notes                                                                                                1925, 1926, 1929, 1930

3      26         "T:" Including tuberculosis, Dr. A. H. Thomas, National Tuberculosis Association, and others                            1936-1940

3      27          Tests, "laboratory diagnosis, etc.:" Pamphlets, article reprints                                                                       1935-1938

4      1            Tuberculosis: Reports, pamphlets, and article reprints                                                                                  1936-1940

4      2            Tuberculosis, "programs, subjects for discussion:" Conference programs, letters, clippings, article reprints, notes                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                     1938-1941

Series 1: Frederick Douglass Stubbs, 1906-1989

1a. Research and subject files, 1919-1947 (Bulk, 1928-1942)

Box  Folder Content

4      3            Tuberculosis, "National Tuberculosis Association, societies, sanatoria, pioneers, historical:" Articles, pamphlets, reports                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                     1933-1941

4      4            Tuberculosis, pulmonary, "diagnosis, childhood TBC:" Pamphlets and article reprints                                       1930, 1934, 1937

4      5             Tuberculosis, pulmonary, "statistical studies, public health aspects:" Pamphlets                                             1927, 1937

4       6          Tuberculosis, pulmonary, "treatment of, medical:" Treatment sheet, pamphlets, article reprints, notes              1934-1938

4       7          Tuberculosis, surgical treatment of: Medical journals and articles                                                                    1936

4       8          Tuberculosis: "Tuberculosis of Bones and Joints" article                                                                                  1927

4       9          Tuberculosis Commission, National Medical Association: Correspondence and minutes                                      1939-1940

4       10         Tuberculosis Committee, Philadelphia County Medical Society: Minutes, letters                                                1940

4       11       "Tuberculosis and the Negro:" Pamphlet                                                                                                         circa 1935

4       12       "U:" Including urology                                                                                                                                  1937, 1938

4       13       "Unusual cases and clinical reports:" Operative report, x-ray report, notes [RESTRICTED]                                  1940     

4       14       "U-V:" Including Union Mutual Association, RL Vann Memorial Tower Fund                                                        1936, 1939, 1941

4       15       "V:" Including vitamins, vaccines                                                                                                                   1934, 1936, 1937

4       16       "W:" Clipping of article called "Why I Believe in God"                                                                                       Apr. 9, 1939

4       17       "X-Y-Z:" Including The Young Men's Christian Association, x-ray unit pamphlets                                                1936-1937, 1939, 1941

4       18       Correspondence "A:" Including Don Atkins, Armstrong Association of Philadelphia                                              1939-1940

4       19       Correspondence "C:" "Bureau for Colored Children," "Home for Aged and Infirm Colored Persons," Cartier Beauty School                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                      1936-1943

4       20      Correspondence "F:" Harold Farmer, Lea and Febiger publishers                                                                        1936-1940

4       21      Correspondence: Dr. William D. Giles                                                                                                              March 13, 1937

Series 1: Frederick Douglass Stubbs, 1906-1989

1a. Research and subject files, 1919-1947 (Bulk, 1928-1942)

Box  Folder Content

4       22      Correspondence "J:" Including William M. Johnson, "Petey" Jamison                                                                 1935-1936, 1939-1940

4       23      Correspondence "W:" Including Walter Whitmore, Welsh Funeral Home                                                            1936-1940

4       24      Correspondence: Stubbs' employment recommendations and appointments, pamphlets                                     1930-1935

4       25      Correspondence: Including Dr. George Ornstein, Dr. Lawrence Flick                                                                 1932-1936, 1938     

4       26        Letters from Raymond Pace Alexander                                                                                                         1934, 1936

4       27        Correspondence: Including War Department, Raymond Pace Alexander, 304th Medical Regiment, and others

                                                                                                                                                                                    1934-1939, 1941

4       28        Letters: Including Dr. Charles Garvin, Dr. John Montgomery, National Travel Club                                          1935-1936

4       29        Correspondence: Including War Department, 304th Medical Regiment, Don Atkins, Raymond Pace Alexander, and others                  

                                                                                                                                                                                   1935-1938

4       30        Letter regarding life insurance, pamphlet on caprokol pills                                                                            1936

4       31        Correspondence: Including Emily P. Bissel, Dr. Virginia Alexander                                                                 1936, 1938

4       32        Correspondence: Including Raymond Pace Alexander, "The Bureau for Colored.Children," National TBA Benefit Company                  

                                                                                                                                                                                   1936-1937, 1939

4       33        Correspondence: Accident cases                                                                                                                1936-1940

4       34        Correspondence: Including life insurance companies, hospitals, Philadelphia school district, and public assistance                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                   1936-1940

4       35        Correspondence: Patients, medical procedures, surgeries, and devices                                                          1938-1940

4       36        Correspondence: "Meeting with New York grp, Feb. 24, 1940"                                                                      1939-1940

4       37        Correspondence: Placement of Dorothy Harris in nutrition class                                                                    Sep. 1940

4       38        Correspondence: Including Philadelphia General Hospital, Lewis Tanner Moore law offices, and patient records                                

                                                                                                                                                                                   1940-1941

4        39       Correspondence: Fleming Convalescent Home                                                                                             Apr. 4, 1941

Series 1: Frederick Douglass Stubbs, 1906-1989

1a. Research and subject files, 1919-1947 (Bulk, 1928-1942)

Box  Folder Content

5        1         Medical journals and programs: Including "Mathematics and the Biological Sciences" by H. B. Williams, the Diplomate, and others                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1919, 1926-1927, 1929, 1931-1932, 1934-1935

5         2        Medical practice: Reports regarding mental diseases, ocular disorders, blank forms and charts                        1927-1930

5         3        Medical practice: Including the Weekly Roster and Medical Digest, lecture notes, National Medical Association, and others        

                                                                                                                                                                                   1930, 1936, 1938-1939

5         4        Medical practice: Certified milk, measles, socialized medicine, reprints of articles on pharmacology, and other topics          

                                                                                                                                                                                   1931, 1933, 1936, 1938

5         5        Medical practice: Pharmacology article reprints, product pamphlets and advertisements, anatomical plates, and reports on various treatments                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1931, 1938, 1942

5       6          Medical practice: Anatomic illustrations of the heart, circulatory system, digestive.tract and ear, diagnostic photographs, and medicine pamphlets [RESTRICTED]                                                                                                                                                                                      1931, 1939-1940, 1942

5       7            Medical practice: Assorted materials regarding the digestive and renal systems                                          1933

5       8            Clippings: Tuberculosis, medical practice, and African American and Stubbs family history                          1933-1934, 1936, 1939

5       9             Medical practice: Assorted materials regarding the gastro-intestinal system                                              1934, 1936

5       10           Medical practice: Article reprints on arthritis and anesthesia, hematology diagrams, asthma treatment articles, and medicine pamphlets                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1934, 1936-1939

5       11           Publications, article reprints, and pamphlets                                                                                           1934, 1936-1940

5       12           Medical practice: Pamphlets and illustrations on gastric health, medicine advertisements, reprints of articles on various subjects 

                                                                                                                                                                                 1935, 1938-1939

5       13           Medical practice: Medication pamphlets and advertisements, anatomic diagrams of major organs, pamphlets on arthritis, hormone therapy, and other                                          treatments                                                                                                                                          1935-1940

5       14           Receipts: Diaphragm lift                                                                                                                        1936

5       15           Medical event programs                                                                                                                        1936, 1938

Series 1: Frederick Douglass Stubbs, 1906-1989

1a. Research and subject files, 1919-1947 (Bulk, 1928-1942)

Box  Folder Content

5       16           Catalogs: Medical resources, office supplies, stethoscopes                                                                        1936, 1938

5       17           Organizations: Including Alpha Phi Alpha, Hobson R. Reynolds and Brothers, Pi Phi, and others                   1936, 1938-1939

5       18           Medical practice: Including product pamphlets, organ illustrations and diagrams, and advertisements          1936-1940

5       19           Medical practice: Pamphlets on drugs and medical procedures                                                                  1937

6       1             Registered physicians lists, reports, event programs, transmittal of radio broadcast                                   1937, 1938

Series 1: Frederick Douglass Stubbs, 1906-1989

1b. Awards and certificates, 1931-1989 (Bulk, 1931-1944)

Box  Folder Content

7       1          Framed certificate: United States Army                                                                                                     Mar. 31, 1931

7       2          Framed certificate: National Board of Medical Examiners                                                                             Jul. 12, 1932

7       3          Framed certificate: City Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio                                                                                       Jun. 30, 1933

7       4          Framed certificate: American College of Chest Physicians                                                                            Jul. 1, 1940

7       5          Framed certificate: Thomas W. Phillips Anatomical Society                                                                          May 20, 1943

7       6          Framed certificate: National Honorary Scientific Society, Incorporated Beta Kappa Chi                                  Dec. 1, 1943

7       7          Framed certificate: The American Public Health Association                                                                         May, 1944

7       8          Framed certificate: Philadelphia City Local Board Number 17                                                                       Mar. 25, 1944

7       9          Plaque: Afro-American Historical Society of Delaware                                                                                 1989

7       10        Plaque: Afro-American Historical Society of Delaware (To Francis T. Jamison, Jr., MD.)                                 1989

Series 1: Frederick Douglass Stubbs, 1906-1989

Ic. Personal and financial records, 1906-1943 (Bulk, 1938-1943)

Box  Folder Content

6       2          Financial records: Deeds, mortgage statement, rent statements, various estate planning,                              1906-1941

6       3          Financial records: Delaware Trust Company bank statements and paid check                                                1934-1935

6       4          Financial records: Property deeds and related correspondence                                                                     1936

6       5          Financial records: Jefferson Hospital for Marion Stubbs                                                                                1936, 1940

6       6          Financial records: Automobile invoices and pamphlets, letters regarding insurance                                        1936-1939

6       7          Financial records: Deeds, mortgage statement, rent statement, various estate planning, squirrel's tail            1936-1941

6       8          Financial records: Letters and notes regarding mortgages                                                                           1938-1940

6       9          Financial records: Bills, invoices, leases, rental agreements                                                                         1939-1942

6      10         Financial records: Fuel invoices                                                                                                                 1940-1941

6      11         Financial records: Residence and outside theft policies, deed, note card                                                        1941, 1947

6      12         Home renovation: Pamphlets, invoices for work done, rental agreements, and letter regarding estimates and construction                      

                                                                                                                                                                                   1936-1937

6       13        Home renovation: Pamphlets, catalogs, estimates regarding appliances and construction on home (1 of 2)      1938-1939

6       14        Home renovation: Pamphlets, catalogs, estimates regarding appliances and construction on home (2 of 2)      1938-1939

6       15        Insurance: The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, American Mutual Liability Insurance Company, and others                       

                                                                                                                                                                                   1935-1940

6       16        Correspondence: Francis T. Jamison, Dr. Clarence Greene, Dr. Camille Lherisson, and others (1 of 2)              1938, 1942-1943

6       17        Correspondence: Francis T. Jamison, Dr. Clarence Greene, Dr. Camille Lherisson, and others (2 of 2)              1938, 1942-1943

6       18        Maternity records: Foot prints, weight chart                                                                                                1936, 1940

6       19        Community associations: Letters, bulletins, and pamphlets regarding meetings, public school health programs, and youth programs                  

                                                                                                                                                                                   1940-1941

Series 1: Frederick Douglass Stubbs, 1906-1989

Ic. Personal and financial records, 1906-1943 (Bulk, 1938-1943)

Box  Folder Content

6       20        Cushing Academy, Harvard University, Dartmouth College: Letters regarding alumni association events, dues, and Phi Beta Kappa                 

                                                                                                                                                                                  1941-1942

6       21        The Pyramid Club: Letters, member rosters                                                                                               1940-1942

8       1          Framed photograph                                                                                                                                 1931-1932

8       2          Framed photograph                                                                                                                                 1932

8       3          Framed photograph                                                                                                                                 1934

8       4          Framed photograph

8       5          Framed photograph

8       6          Framed photograph

8       7          Framed photograph

8       8          Framed photograph

8       9          Framed photograph

Series 2: John Patrick Turner, 1907-1964 (Bulk, 1934-1958)

Box  Folder Content

11     1          Framed certificate: National Medical Association                                                                                        Aug. 28, 1907

11     2          Framed certificate: Philadelphia Academy of Medicine                                                                                Feb. 20, 1911

11     3          Framed certificate: 33rd Degree of the United Supreme Council                                                                 May 15, 1929

11     4          Framed certificate: Shaw University                                                                                                         Jun. 1934

9       1          Framed certificate: Board of Public Education                                                                                           Oct. 3, 1941

9       2          Framed certificate: National Honorary Scientific Society, Inc.                                                                    May 15, 1945

9       3          Framed certificate: Selective Service System                                                                                           May 31, 1947

9       4          Framed certificate: Board of Public Education                                                                                           Oct. 17, 1947

9       5          Plaque: The Pyramid Club                                                                                                                      May 22, 1949

9       6          Framed certificate: Board of Public Education                                                                                           October 2, 1953

Series 2: John Patrick Turner, 1907-1964 (Bulk, 1934-1958)

Box  Folder Content

9       7          Framed certificate: Christian Street Branch of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of Philadelphia and Vicinity       

                                                                                                                                                                               Jun. 7, 1954

9       8          Plaque: The Young Men's Christian Association                                                                                       Jun. 15, 1954

9       9          Framed certificate: Boys' Clubs of America                                                                                             Apr. 24, 1956

9      10         Plaque: The Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania                                                                        1956

9      11         Framed certificate: Board of Public Education                                                                                         Oct. 14, 1958

9      12         Certificate and programs: "Where To?" publication and Grace Episcopal Church                                        1958, 1963

9      13         Framed certificate: Philadelphia City Local Board Number 73                                                                   Oct. 17, 1964

9      14         Framed certificate: Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital and Training School

9      15         Framed certificate: Police Athletic League

9      16         Framed certificate: Selective Service System

11    5           Framed certificate: Selective Service Medal

Series 3: Marion Turner Stubbs, 1968-1995

Box  Folder Content

10     1          Plaque: Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated                                                                                       Jul. 18-21, 1968

10     2          Framed certificate: Department of Housing and Urban Development                                                       Oct. 22, 1971

10     3          Framed certificate: United States Civil Service Commission                                                                    Apr. 5-7, 1972

10     4          Framed certificate: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development                                                Sep. 17-19, 1974

10     5          Plaque: Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated                                                                                      Oct. 24-26, 1975

10     6          Plaque: Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated                                                                                       Apr. 1, 1979

10     7          Framed certificate: The Association of Alumnae of the University of Pennsylvania                                     May 17, 1980

10     8          Framed certificate: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development                                                Nov. 12, 1980

10     9          Plaque: Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated                                                                                       Jan. 1988

10     10        Plaque: Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated                                                                                       Jul. 27-30, 1995