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Records of the Committee on By-laws and Ordinances II

 Collection
Identifier: CPP 10/010-02
The Records of the Committee on By-laws and Ordinances document the preparation of the Ordinances and By-laws of the College of Physicians issued in 1818, 1924, 1935, 1958, 1971, and 1980. Included also are correspondence, reports, and minutes from meetings, dateing from 1966 to 1967, and 1973 to 1978.

Dates

  • 1818; 1924-1980; 1966-1978

Creator

Extent

.4 Linear feet (1 document box)

Overview

The Records of the Committee on By-laws and Ordinances document the preparation of the Ordinances and By-laws of the College of Physicians issued in 1818, 1924, 1935, 1958, 1971, and 1980. Included also are correspondence, reports, and minutes from meetings, dateing from 1966 to 1967, and 1973 to 1978.

In 1990, as a result of major changes in the administration of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the Committee on By-Laws and Ordinances was eliminated from the list of Standing Committees of the College. The committee's responsibilities were undertaken by the Executive Committee and other ad hoc committees.

Biographical / Historical

The Committee on By-Laws and Ordinances of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia was established on 26 September 1967. At a Council meeting held on this date, President Francis C. Wood appointed John H. Gibbon and Richard A. Kern to serve on a "Committee on Revision of the By-Laws", The committee gave its first report to Council at a meeting held on 27 February 1968. By 1970, the committee's name was shortened to the "Committee on By-Laws".

The "Committee on Ordinances and By-Laws" is listed as an official standing committee of the College of Physicians in the 1972 Ordinances and By-Laws. The committee's responsibilities were to "review the Ordinances and By-Laws and recommend changes and/or amendments." The committee's duties remained much the same, but its name changed slightly over the years. Between 1978 and 1980, the "Committee on Ordinances and By-Laws" was frequently referred to as the "Committee on By-Laws and Ordinances". Although the latter name seemed to become official in 1980, the 1984 By-Laws of the College continue to refer to the committee as the "Committee on Ordinances and By-Laws".

In 1990, as a result of major changes in the administration of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the Committee on By-Laws and Ordinances was eliminated from the list of Standing Committees of the College. The committee's responsibilities were undertaken by the Executive Committee and other ad hoc committees.

Custodial History

This collection was discovered during a survey in the summer and fall of 2015. It was processed in the fall of 2018.
Title
Records of the Committee on By-laws and Ordinances
Author
Chrissie Perella
Date
October 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard (dacs)
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Repository

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