This small collection of Alexander Rush's papers, 1931-1984, with
some earlier material, documents his personal life, professional
career, and interest in his ancestor, Benjamin Rush, and includes
lectures and addresses, writings, awards, certificates, diplomas,
Series 1 contains letters, a passport, curricula vitae, bibliographies,
and printed material concerning Rush's life and career, 1922-1984.
Material, 1812-1981, concerning Benjamin Rush (1746-1813)
is in Series 2. Included is a photocopy of Rush's will, 1812; correspondence
concerning Rush and genealogical inquiries; photographs of the
dedication of the Rush gravesite; and printed material.
The bulk of the collection, Series 3, is a chronological sequence
of Alexander Rush's public addresses, medical lectures, and
radio broadcasts, 1947-1977. Many of the lectures concern gastrointestinal
diseases and were part of the curriculum of postgraduate courses
sponsored by the American College of Physicians. Other subjects
include the Benjamin Franklin Clinic of Pennsylvania Hospital
and Benjamin Rush.
Typescripts with related material for several of Alexander Rush's
published articles, 1945-1982, are in Series 4. Several of
these articles concern gastrointestinal diseases.
Awards, certificates, and diplomas, 1936-1984, from Rush's professional
career are in Series 5. Series 6 contains four photographs,