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Hugh Wilkinson World War I papers

Identifier: KUMC-MSS-57

Scope and Contents

Small collection of papers of Dr. Hugh Wilkinson, an early faculty member of the KU School of Medicine who served with the Medical Reserve Corps during World War I. The collection contains assorted materials from Dr. Wilkinson's service, including special orders, correspondence, certificates, post cards, telegrams, and photographs. The collection also contains assorted ephemera from Dr. Wilkinson's Kansas City, Kansas, practice, including office ledgers and certificates.


  • 1917-1919, 1924-1926, 1934


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

Hugh Wilkinson was born on November 27, 1877, in Seneca, Kansas, to Western and Mary Frances (McLellan) Wilkerson. He received his M.D. from Rush Medical College in 1901 and relocated to Kansas City where he served as chair of surgery in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Kansas City, Kansas. In 1905, he joined the teaching faculty of the University of Kansas School of Medicine after the College merged with the newly formed medical school. In 1915, Wilkerson, joined the Medical Reserve Corps as a surgeon and eventually rose to the rank of major and commanding officer of mobile hospital No. 103 in France. He was a member of the staff of surgeons at several Kansas City area hospitals, including Bethany, St. Margaret’s, and Providence. Wilkinson died on August 14, 1934.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 archives box)

Language of Materials



Collection folders are arranged alphabetically by subject and then chronologically.

Custodial History

Joe H. Vaughan, Jr., donated the collection to the KUMC Archives in 2018.

Guide to the Hugh Wilkinson Collection
Hugh Wilkinson World War I papers
Finding aid prepared by AW. Finding aid encoded by AW.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

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