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Mervin T. Sudler papers

Identifier: KUMC-MSS-7

Scope and Contents

Small collection of papers of Dr. Mervin T. Sudler, who served as the third dean of the KU School of Medicine from 1921 to 1924.

The collection contains surgery and gynecology notes, certificates, diplomas, photographs, reprints, manuscripts, and ephemera.


  • 1894 - 1954


Conditions Governing Access

Some folders are restricted because of their sensitive nature or because they contain personal or confidential information. These records are protected by federal laws such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Examples of restricted records are personnel files, medical records, financial records, and any materials containing personal information such as addresses and social security numbers. Restricted materials are identified at the box and/or folder level within the finding aid. Questions about these materials may be directed to the Archivist. Access may be allowed on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the KUMC Archives and only after a proposal has been reviewed and approved by the University of Kansas Human Subjects Committee. All requests are subject to review by the Archives staff to determine accessibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Archives staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of materials. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright which may be involved in the use of this collection.

Biographical / Historical

Mervin Tubman Sudler was born on August 9, 1875 in Westover, Maryland, to Albert and Alice (Musselman) Sudler. Sudler received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins in 1899 and his M.D. from the College of Physicians and Surgeons (now University of Maryland) in 1901. He joined the faculty of the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1905 as the Dean of the Scientific Department and instructor of Anatomy, reaching full Professor status in 1906. He was named Dean of the School of Medicine in 1921. He retired in 1924 and was succeeded by Harry Roswell Wahl, M.D. Dr. Sudler died on June 22, 1956.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 archives box, 1 oversized folder)

Language of Materials



Collection folders are arranged alphabetically by subject and then chronologically.

Custodial History

The collection was donated to the Clendening History of Medicine Library by LaVerne Aitken Sudler following Dr. Sudler’s death in 1956 and cataloged under call number W 7 Su22p [1899-1954] Ms. The collection was transferred to the University of Kansas Medical Center Archives in the early 2000s.

Guide to the Mervin T. Sudler Collection
Mervin T. Sudler papers
Finding aid prepared by CAW. Finding aid encoded by CAW.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the KUMC Archives Repository

University of Kansas Medical Center
2017 Robinson, Mail Stop 1025
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City KS 66160 United States