The collection contains correspondence, minutes, membership and
financial records, and other material, 1919-1990, from the Office
of the Secretary Treasurer of the Philadelphia Urological Society.
Series 1 is a single volume (disbound) of early society records,
1929-1979, containing minutes of its scientific meetings and
Executive Committee, monthly and annual treasurer's reports,
correspondence, and a dues ledger for inactive, senior, and
deceased members, which includes some letters, biographical
information, and obituaries.
The bulk of the collection is in Series 2, which contains the
session files concerning each meeting of the Philadelphia
Urological Society, 1969-1989. The files injSeries 2.1 contain
programs, correspondence with lecturers, agenda and minutes
of the scientific meetings and Executive Committee, and expense
statements, September 1969 through April 1988. Other material,
such as attendance lists and abstracts of presentations, is
occasionally included. Series 2.2 contains attendance lists
and program evaluations for sessions from 1977 through April
1989 and a file of correspondence, 1976-1985, concerning the
society's Continuing Medical Education program of the Pennsylvania
Correspondence files of the Philadelphia Urological Society's
Executive Committee, 1981-1988, are contained in Series 3.
Most of this material concerns revision of the constitution
and by laws, discussions of future programs, and the society's
opposition to the recommendation of the Keystone Peer Review
Organization to treat transurethral resection of bladder tumors
on an outpatient basis. Some minutes and financial reports
are included. Executive Committee minutes, 1948-1969, are contained
in Series 1; minutes after 1969 are preserved in the session
files in Series 2.
Chronological correspondence files of the society's secretary treasurers,
1961-1986, are contained in Series 4. These files are primarily
from the tenure of Terrence R. Malloy (1972-1977) and concern
arrangements for meetings of the Philadelphia Urological Society
and membership matters. The series also includes individual
files on Residents' Night arrangements, a 1988 Urologic Symposium,
sponsored, in part, by the society, historical information,
and a file of procedures for the secretary treasurer, outlining
the duties of the office and the conduct of business at each
Series 5 contains records of membership of the society including
completed applications with bibliographies, biographical information
and resumes, and sponsoring letters and proposals, 1959-1990.
The series also contains chronological files of membership
correspondence, 1962-1988, primarily containing letters from
local urologists expressing interest in or requesting information
about the society, and several membership lists, 1962-1984.
Financial records of the Philadelphia Urological Society, 1919-1988,
are preserved in Series 6. A cash book, 19801988, and account
statements, 1968-1988, document the society's recent financial
status and transactions; financial reports for 1949 to 1967
are contained in Series 1. Series 6 also includes three folders
of material concerning the society's Benjamin A. Thomas Lectureship Trust
Fund, 1919-1980, which was established in 1919 to provide an
annual address on a urological subject. The series contains
correspondence, including a letter of Benjamin A. Thomas, expressing
his intent to establish thejtrust fund, a deed of trust,
and account statements.