College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Committee on the Mütter Museum
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: CPP 7/002-07
Scope and Contents This collection of correspondence with related reports and committee minutes of the curators and custodians of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia's Mutter Museum and College Collections, 1828-1981, documents the acquisition of specimens, instruments, portraits, and medals, as well as the use and development of the collections.Series 1 contains records of the museum curators, including a disbound letterbook, 1849-1894, and letters, 1828-1939, concerning the acquisition,...
Dates: 1828 - 1981
Identifier: CPP 10/007-05
Scope and Contents The collection contains cash books, checkbooks, cancelled checks and account statements, bills, receipt books and receipts, vouchers, and audit and financial reports of the Committee on the Mutter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, documenting the financial transactions and history of the Mutter Museum and College Collections, 1863- 1972. Earlier materials in the collection, in particular, document the purchase, transport, and restoration of museum anatomical and pathological...
Dates: 1863 - 1972
Identifier: CPP 10/007-03
Scope and Contents Letterbooks of John H. Brinton as chairman of Committee on Mütter Museum of College of Physicians of Philadelphia with related material concerning museum and Mütter Trust and Lectureship, 1858-1939. Bulk composed of two numerically-arranged letterbooks, 1895-1904 and 1905-1907, containing letters received, drafts and copies of outgoing letters, and annual and financial reports. Correspondence concerns acquisition and preservation of pathological specimens, surgical instruments, and portraits;...
Dates: 1858 - 1939; Majority of material found within 1895 - 1907
Identifier: CPP 10/007-04
Scope and Contents The minutes of the Committee on the Mutter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, spanning 1865 to 1990, provide detailed information about the objectives, development, and administration of this renowned medical museum. Interfiled with the minutes of the Committee on the Mutter Museum are minutes, 1973-1990, of the Committee on College Collections. Also present in the collection are annual reports from both committees, curator's reports, and reports to Council....
Dates: 1865 - 1990
Identifier: CPP 10/007-06
Scope and Contents Letters, minutes, contracts, and receipts for payment, 1874-1875, associated with autopsy of Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker. Autopsy begun on 1 Feb. 1874 at Bunker home in Mt. Airy, N.C., and completed in Mütter Museum of College of Physicians of Philadelphia later in Feb. 1874. Letters and minutes concern transport of bodies and arrangements for College of Physicians to oversee conclusion of autopsy. Contracts and receipts are for photographs, casts, and anatomical drawings, and supplies...
Dates: 1874 - 1875
Identifier: CPP 10/007-02
Overview The Committee on the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia was charged with the general supervision of the anatomical and pathological museum established by the articles of agreement made between the College and Thomas D. Mütter in 1858-1859. The chairman of the committee was to report annually on the condition of the museum and semi-annually on its financial situation. The collection contains the correspondence and financial files of chairmen of the Committee of the Mütter...
Dates: 1926 - 1970
Identifier: CPP 10/07-07
Overview The Committee on College Collections of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia was established in 1935. Over the years, the Committee on College Collections worked closely with the Committee on the Mutter Museum; by 1939, the same Fellows served on both committees. The Museum Council of Philadelphia is the oldest and one of the largest regional associations of museums in the United States. Gretchen Worden was an avid supporter of local, national, and international professional organizations....
Dates: 1923-2006; undated
Identifier: CPP 7/005-01
Overview The Mütter Museum was founded in 1856 when Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter bequeathed his personal medical museum to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. From Thomas Mütter’s collection, the museum grew as a noted repository for unique collections of medical specimens across the world.This collection of the records of the Mütter Museum span the years 1969 to 2009, although the bulk of the material dates from 1999 through 2006. The records document the educational programs of the...
Dates: 1969-2009; Majority of material found within 1999 - 2006
Identifier: CPP 7/002-06
Scope and Contents The collection, 1865-1922, contains correspondence and reports of curators of the Mutter Museum, particularly Thomas Hewson Bache, and letters received by members, generally chairmen, of the Committee on the Mutter Museum, including S. Weir Mitchell, William Hunt, George McClellan, and Henry Morris. Some drafts of minutes and reports of ,the committee are included. The collection documents the early growth and development of the Mutter Museum.Series 1, records of the curators,...
Dates: 1865 - 1926
Identifier: CPP 10/007-01
Scope and Contents The collection contains annual reports of the Committee on the Mütter Museum to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, describing the activities, acquisitions, and concerns of the museum, and semi-annual reports on its receipts and expenditures, 1864-1941. Occasional reports of the curators and curatorial correspondence are included. Although the content of the individual reports varies, each generally contains: a list of acquisitions, purchases, or donations made to the museum collection;...
Dates: 1864 - 1941