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Philip Hostetter photograph collection

Identifier: KUMC-MSS-40

Scope and Contents

Collection of photographs taken by Philip Hostetter, MD, a 1942 graduate of the KU School of Medicine. An avid photographer, Dr. Hostetter photographed candid and spontaneous images of KU medical school faculty, students, and activities while he was a student in Lawrence and Kansas City. In addition to his photographs, the collection also contains correspondence, news clippings, and manuscripts written by Dr. Hostetter, including his World War II memoir, Doctor and Soldier in the South Pacific.


  • 1938 - 1999


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.


1.4 Cubic Feet (4 archives boxes)

Language of Materials


Alex Welborn
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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