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Samuel J. Crumbine papers

Identifier: KUMC-MSS-56

Scope and Contents

Papers of Dr. Samuel J. Crumbine, who served as the second dean of the KU School of Medicine from 1911 to 1919. Before joining the School of Medicine, Dr. Crumbine moved the state of Kansas into the forefront of public health issues as secretary of the Kansas State Board of Health, where he crusaded against spitting on sidewalks, sharing communal drinking cups on trains and roller towels in public restrooms, and swatting flies to prevent the spread of disease.

The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, reprints, public health course lectures, newsletters, news clippings, ledgers, photographs, scrapbooks, and assorted ephemera.


  • Creation: 1910 - 1953


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.


11.4 Cubic Feet (28 archives boxes, 1 oversize flat box, 1 flat box)

Language of Materials


Preliminary Guide to the Samuel J. Crumbine Collection
Samuel J. Crumbine 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