Hugh Wilkinson World War I papers
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
- Wilkinson, Hugh, 1877-1934 (Person)
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.
Joe H. Vaughan, Jr., donated the collection to the KUMC Archives in 2018.
- Physicians -- Kansas -- Kansas City Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Surgeons -- Kansas -- Kansas City Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- University of Kansas. School of Medicine
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical care -- France Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Hugh Wilkinson Collection
- Hugh Wilkinson World War I papers
- Finding aid prepared by AW. Finding aid encoded by AW.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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