University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Franklin C. McLean Papers 1881-1969

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McLean, Franklin C. Papers




18.75 linear feet (34 boxes)


Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


The papers of Franklin C. McLean comprise 17.5 linear feet of personal and professional material. The papers record his career as the director of the Peking Union Medical College, the University of Chicago medical school and, later, as a professor of physiology in the university. The collection consists of correspondence, publications, research data, reports, and minutes. The collection also includes personal material including diaries, honors, photographs, and home movies.

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Biographical Note

Franklin Chambers McLean was born February 29, 1888, in Maroa, Illinois, the son of William T. and Margaret Crocker McLean. The son and grandson of physicians, he received his bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago in 1907, his M.D. from Rush Medical College in 1910, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1912 and 1915, respectively. During his years of graduate study, he interned at Cook County Hospital, taught pharmacology at the University of Oregon, and also studied for a time at the universities of Graz and Vienna.

In 1914, McLean joined the staff of the Rockefeller Institute in New York. While there he formed close relationships with Alfred E. Cohn, Donald D. Van Slyke, and Rufus Cole as well as meeting Abraham Flexner and Simon Flexner. All these men were concerned with developments in medical education and research and supported the "full time" plan, in which professors were salaried and worked full time in the medical school instead of supporting themselves in private practice. It was with these ideas in mind that in 1916 McLean was placed in charge of the Peking Union Medical College, which was sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation in an attempt to make medical training available in China comparable to the best in the U.S. and Europe. McLean made two trips to China before joining the Army Medical Corps for service during World War I. He returned in 1919 to supervise the building of the hospital and laboratories which were completed in 1921. Resigning his administrative duties in 1920, McLean remained as chairman and professor of medicine until 1923, when he returned to the U.S. While in China, he met Helen Vincent, also a medical doctor, and they married in 1923.

Upon his return, McLean was invited to direct the new medical school being planned for the University of Chicago. It was to be operated on the full time plan that Abraham Flexner advocated, and was intended mainly to train researchers and to promote scholarly investigations by its faculty. Building on his experience in China and committed to the full time approach of his colleagues, he set about work in Chicago, overseeing the building plans, staffing the new departments and raising funds.

The medical school opened in 1927 with McLean serving as vice-chairman of the faculty and chairman of the Department of Medicine. In 1929 he resigned the department chair in order to assume the title of Director of University Clinics and Assistant to the President in Medical Affairs. When President Robert Hutchins reorganized the graduate departments in 1930, McLean was offered the deanship of a division for the clinical departments, but he insisted that they be included within the Biological Sciences Division, emphasizing their connection to the sciences. The school made auspicious beginnings and the hospitals continued to expand, with McLean playing a key role in the building of Bobs Roberts, Chicago Lying-In, and McElwee-Hicks Hospitals. Financially, however, the school was in trouble because of the depression and a lack of sufficient endowments. The full time system was a heavy burden and although McLean secured several large donations, including $500,000 from Julius Rosenwald, Albert Lasker, and Max Epstein, they did not meet the increasing deficits. The full time plan was not universally popular, either, and McLean was closely associated with it and the frictions it created. His forthright manner made him the focal point of policy disputes, and also led to a number of personal grievances among the faculty members. When George Dick was appointed chairman of the Department of Medicine in 1932, McLean was forced to resign.

fterward, McLean was offered a professorship in the Department of Physiology, and leaving behind all administrative duties, he turned his full attention to research. He made this transition easily and went on to contribute to important advances in the study of electrolyte and mineral metabolism, radiation biology, and the physiology of bone. During World War II he directed the Toxicity laboratory, which conducted experiments for the Army on chemical warfare agents. McLean was made Professor Emeritus in 1953, but continued his work, which included publishing, with Marshall R. Urist, three editions of Bone: An Introduction to the Physiology of Skeletal Tissue in 1955, 1961, and 1968.

McLean also made life-long efforts to aid African-American students who desired medical training. He served as a trustee of the Julius Rosenwald Fund and Fisk University, and was closely associated with Provident Hospital and National Medical Fellowships, Inc. He also trained a number of students, co-published books and articles, and inspired loyal sentiments in many of them.

Franklin C. McLean died on September 10, 1968, at Billings Hospital.

Scope Note

The Franklin C. McLean papers have been divided into six series: I. Personal, II. Correspondence, III. Peking Union Medical College, IV. Publications, V. Research, and VI. Audio-Visual Material. The collection itself spans the period 1881 to 1969 and contains correspondence, reprints, experimental data, photographs, home movies, audio tapes, newspaper clippings, diaries, medals, and other personal mementos.

Series I, Personal, contains an assortment of personal items that ranges from postcards to medals and honors. The material, which has been arranged alphabetically, is largely biographical. A few folders contain newspaper clippings or journal articles about McLean's colleagues, such as Franz Alexander. Personal correspondence is located in the second series, Correspondence. This series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. It is a mix of personal and professional correspondence and the two categories often overlap. In particular, the extensive correspondence with Alfred E. Cohn reflects this. The series covers the dates 1898-1968 but the letters addressed to particular correspondent tend to cluster around a set of dates. The correspondence does not, therefore, necessarily represent the entirety of McLean's correspondence with an individual.

Series III, Peking Union Medical College, consists of a selection of material produced by and about this institution that McLean helped found, and about the affiliated China Medical Board and the Rockefeller Institute. The reports of the Peking Union Medical College and the China Medical Board found here are not comprehensive, but the typescript account of the two groups by Mary Ferguson provides an overview of their history.

The publications of Franklin C. McLean found in the fourth series include an almost complete set of reprints of his articles. These are supplemented by some of his lectures and public address, found in the two bound volumes, "Collected Papers of Franklin C. McLean." These volumes also include correspondence that complements that of the second series. From the publication of Bone: An Introduction to the Physiology of Skeletal Tissue, there is a collection of correspondence and reviews.

Series V, Research, contains a small amount of research data from McLean's early work as a professor of physiology. The last series, Audio-Visual Material, consists largely of personal photos and home movies although there are some photos of the Peking Union Medical College and related subjects.

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Series I: Personal

Series 1, Personal, contains a variety of including certificates and honors, biographical information concerning Franklin C. McLean and his family, two diaries and family papers. This series also includes some materials about the psychoanalyst, Franz Alexander, whom McLean brought to the University of Chicago medical school as a visiting professor of psychoanalysis in 1930. Other items in this series include personal papers such as McLean's military papers, marriage license, a laboratory identification card, and the records he kept about the diabetes he developed late in life. The series also contains papers concerning McLean's memorial service. The series is arranged alphabetically and covers the dates 1881 to 1969.

Box 1   Folder 1

Alexander, Franz

Box 1   Folder 2-6

Biographical information

Box 2   Folder 1

Biographical information (oversize)

Box 2   Folder 2

Certificates and honors (oversize)

Box 3

Certificates and honors, 1918-1968

Box 3

Medal, American Medical Club, n.d.

Box 3

Medal, International Physiological Congress, 1913

Box 3

Medal, International Physiological Congress, 1929

Box 3

Medal, International Physiological Congress, 1932

Box 3

Medal, Lund University Singers of Sweden, 1964

Box 3

Medal, Rush Medical College, 1892

Box 3

Medal, Universite de Bordeaux, 1967

Box 3

Medal, University of Chicago, 1958

Box 3

Medal, University of Chicago Alumni, 1957

Box 3

Medal, Universite de Liege, 1964

Box 3

Medal, Universite de Montréal, 1961

Box 4   Folder 1

Christmas card

Box 4   Folder 2

Clinical Physiology and Pathology of Bone. ed. Marshall Urist. Clinical Orthopaedics. no. 17. series ed. Anthony F. DePalma. Philadelphia and Montreal, J. B. Lippincott, 1960.

Box 4   Folder 3


Box 4   Folder 4

Diaries, c. 1916

Box 4   Folder 5

Embree, Edwin R. - memorial service, March 11, 1950

Box 4   Folder 6

Family papers, nineteenth century

Box 4   Folder 7

High School Commencement Program, 1904

Box 4   Folder 8

Identification card

Box 4   Folder 9

List of publications

Box 4   Folder 10

Loeb, Jacque

Box 4   Folder 11

Maps and guidebooks

Box 4   Folder 12

Master mason certificate

Box 4   Folder 13

Matriculation cards, University of Chicago, 1904, 1906

Box 4   Folder 14

McLean, Franklin Vincent

Box 4   Folder 15-16

McLean, Helen Vincent

Box 4   Folder 17

McLean, William T., Rush Medical College graduation, 1881

Box 4   Folder 18

Memorial service, 1968-1969

Box 4   Folder 19

Military papers

Box 4   Folder 20

Newspaper clippings

Box 4   Folder 21


Box 5   Folder 1


Box 5   Folder 2

Report card, 1896

Box 5   Folder 3

Wedding invitation for Franklin C. McLean and Helen Vincent, June 11, 1923

Box 5   Folder 4

Eightieth birthday, 1968

Box 5   Folder 5

Commemorative conference, undated

Box 5   Folder 6

"History, 1896-1964"

Box 5   Folder 7

Photographs, undated

Series II: Correspondence

Series II, Correspondence, covers the dates 1898 to 1968 and is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. It includes both personal and professional correspondence. Of particular interest is McLean's correspondence with Abraham Flexner, a proponent of the full time plan of medical education that McLean instituted at the University medical school. Related to this is the correspondence with Rufus Cole and Simon Flexner. The extensive correspondence with Alfred E. Cohn also reflects a mutual interest in changing

medical education as well as Cohn's relationship to McLean as an advisor, friend and fellow scholar. The correspondence with university president Ernest DeWitt Burton includes concerns McLean's appointment as director of the medical school. Research interests are also reflected in this series, in particular in the correspondence with Göran C. H. Bauer, a Swedish physician and orthopedic surgeon, and D. Harold Copp, head of the department of physiology as the University of British Columbia. Series II contains a certain amount of correspondence relating to the Peking Union Medical College and McLean's directorship there. This can be found the in correspondence with Houghton, Buttrick, Embree and Greene, among others. Also included in this series is a small amount of the correspondence of Helen Vincent McLean, Franklin McLean's wife, to her family members and others. The correspondence found in the series as a whole varies widely, but often the correspondence with an individual will be concentrated in a particular number of years, and not representative of the long period of correspondence that may have existed with that individual.

Box 5   Folder 8

Albright, Fuller

Box 5   Folder 9

American Physiological Society

Box 5   Folder 10

Ampino, Rudolfo

Box 5   Folder 11

Ascenzi, Antonio

Box 5   Folder 12

Austin, J. Harold

Box 5   Folder 13

Avery, O. P.

Box 5   Folder 14

Babcock, Charlotte

Box 5   Folder 15

Bachrach, Arthur

Box 5   Folder 16

Bailey, Esther S.

Box 5   Folder 17

Banks, Henry

Box 5   Folder 18

Barbieri, Egisto

Box 5   Folder 19

Barchett, H.

Box 5   Folder 20

Barrel, 1950-1967

Box 5   Folder 21

Barron, E. S. G.

Box 5   Folder 22

Barrter, Frederic C.

Box 5   Folder 23-25

Bauer, Göran C. H.

Box 6   Folder 1-9

Bauer, Göran C. H.

Box 7   Folder 1-3

Bauer, Göran C. H.

Box 7   Folder 4

Baxter, Donald E.

Box 7   Folder 5

Bell, Edward

Box 7   Folder 6

Belles, A. Gilbert

Box 7   Folder 7

Benoit, J.

Box 7   Folder 8

Bernhauser, A.

Box 7   Folder 9

Billings, Frank

Box 7   Folder 10

Billings Hospital

Box 7   Folder 11

Björnerstedt, Rolf

Box 7   Folder 12

Black, Adena

Box 7   Folder 13-14

Blaisdell, Richard K.

Box 7   Folder 15

Blake, Francis

Box 7   Folder 16

Block, George E.

Box 7   Folder 17

Bloom, Margaret

Box 7   Folder 18

Blount, Walter P.

Box 7   Folder 19

Blum, Theodor

Box 7   Folder 20

Bobbit, Sarah A.

Box 7   Folder 21

Boche, Margorie and Robert

Box 7   Folder 22

Bohr, Hans

Box 7   Folder 23

Borgese, Elizabeth Mann

Box 7   Folder 24

Bouyssou, Maurice

Box 8   Folder 1

Bowers, John C.

Box 8   Folder 2-8

Bronner, Felix

Box 8   Folder 9

Brosin, Henry W.

Box 8   Folder 10

Burstone, M. S.

Box 8   Folder 11

Burton, Ernest D.

Box 8   Folder 12

Buttrick, Wallace

Box 8   Folder 13

Caniggia, A.

Box 8   Folder 14

Cantin, Marc

Box 8   Folder 15

Capps, Joseph A.

Box 8   Folder 16

Carlson, Anton J.

Box 8   Folder 17

Carlsson, Arvid

Box 8   Folder 18

Carlström, Diego

Box 8   Folder 19

Carrel, Alexis

Box 8   Folder 20

Cartier, Pierre

Box 9   Folder 1

Cervenansky, Jan

Box 9   Folder 2

Chanutin, Alfred

Box 9   Folder 3

Chao Lien Ch'ing

Box 9   Folder 4

Coe, F.

Box 9   Folder 5

Coggeshall, L. T.

Box 9   Folder 6

Cohen, Jonathan

Box 9   Folder 7-11

Cohn, Alfred E.

Box 10   Folder 1-8

Cohn, Alfred E.

Box 11   Folder 1-11

Cohn, Alfred E.

Box 11   Folder 12-16

Cole, Rufus

Box 12   Folder 1

Coleman, Mrs. Thomas A.

Box 12   Folder 2

Comar, Cyril L.

Box 12   Folder 3-5

Copp, D. Harold

Box 12   Folder 6

Corner, George W.

Box 12   Folder 7

Cowdry, E. V.

Box 12   Folder 8

Coxon, R. V.

Box 12   Folder 9

Cretin, Andre

Box 12   Folder 10

Cullumbine, Harry

Box 12   Folder 11-12

Dallemagne, Marcel J.

Box 12   Folder 13

Davis, Michael M.

Box 12   Folder 14

DeLuca, Hector F.

Box 12   Folder 15-17

Department of Defense

Box 12   Folder 18

DePaul University

Box 12   Folder 19

DeSavitsch, Eugene

Box 12   Folder 20

Dickerson, J. S.

Box 12   Folder 21

Dill, David B.

Box 12   Folder 22

Dillehunt, Richard Benjamin

Box 12   Folder 23

Domini, P.

Box 12   Folder 24

Dorfman, Albert

Box 12   Folder 25

Doughtery, James

Box 13   Folder 1

Douglas, P. H.

Box 13   Folder 2

Durning, Colin and Eve

Box 13   Folder 3

Dymling, John-Frederick

Box 13   Folder 4

Dziewiatkowski, D.

Box 13   Folder 5

EasterSeal Research Foundation

Box 13   Folder 6

Eastman, Frank H.

Box 13   Folder 7

Ebert, Robert H.

Box 13   Folder 8

Eeg-Larsen, Nicolay

Box 13   Folder 9

Egan, Edward P.

Box 13   Folder 10

Elaguppillai, V.

Box 13   Folder 11

Embree, Edwin

Box 13   Folder 12-13

Engstrom, Arne

Box 13   Folder 14

F, general

Box 13   Folder 15

Felix, Kurt

Box 13   Folder 16

Fell, Honor B.

Box 13   Folder 17

Fleisch, H.

Box 13   Folder 18-20

Flexner, Abraham

Box 13   Folder 21

Flexner, Simon

Box 13   Folder 22

Freeman, Smith

Box 13   Folder 23

Frost, Harold M.

Box 14   Folder 1

Gaillard, Pieter J.

Box 14   Folder 2

Garattini, S.

Box 14   Folder 3

Garlick, G. H.

Box 14   Folder 4

Gates, Frederick L.

Box 14   Folder 5

Georgia Warm Springs Foundation

Box 14   Folder 6

Gerard, Ralph

Box 14   Folder 7

Gersh, Isidore

Box 14   Folder 8

Gilman, Alfred

Box 14   Folder 9

Ginsburg, Ethel

Box 14   Folder 10

Glimcher, Melvin J.

Box 14   Folder 11

Goar, Everett L.

Box 14   Folder 12

Goddard, George and Mary

Box 14   Folder 13

Goff, Charles W.

Box 14   Folder 14

Goldberg, Mark A.

Box 14   Folder 15

Goldman, Stanford

Box 14   Folder 16

Gordan, Gilbert S.

Box 14   Folder 17

Goulet, Charles R.

Box 14   Folder 18

Graef, Irving

Box 14   Folder 19

Greenberg, David M.

Box 14   Folder 20


Box 14   Folder 21

Greenberg, David M.

Box 14   Folder 22

Greene, Roger S.

Box 14   Folder 23

Greenwald, Isidor

Box 14   Folder 24

Gregg, Alan

Box 14   Folder 25

Greulich, Richard C.

Box 14   Folder 26

Grinker, Roy R.

Box 14   Folder 27

Gustavson, R. G.

Box 14   Folder 28

Guyton, Arthur and Ruth

Box 14   Folder 29

Hall, John R.

Box 14   Folder 30

Ham, George C.

Box 14   Folder 31

Hamilton, Bengt

Box 14   Folder 32

Hancox, Norman M.

Box 14   Folder 33

Hardy, Harriet L.

Box 14   Folder 34

Harris, Robert S.

Box 14   Folder 35

Harvey, B. C. H.

Box 14   Folder 36

Harvey, Lady Estelle

Box 14   Folder 37-38


Box 14   Folder 39

Haumont, S.

Box 14   Folder 40

Henneman, P. H.

Box 14A   Folder 41

Henderson, L. J.

Box 14A   Folder 42

Henrichsen, Erik

Box 14A   Folder 43

Herrick, James B.

Box 14A   Folder 44

Hevesy, G.

Box 14A   Folder 45

Hexter, Paul

Box 14A   Folder 46

Hidvegi, E. B.

Box 14A   Folder 47

Hjortsjö, Carl-Herman

Box 14A   Folder 48

Hodges, Paul C. and Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc.

Box 14A   Folder 49

Hollander, Vincent

Box 14A   Folder 50

Holabird, Dorothy

Box 14A   Folder 51

Horner, H. H.

Box 14A   Folder 52

Hospital for Surgery, Centennial Celebration

Box 15   Folder 1

Hospital for Joint Diseases

Box 15   Folder 2

Houghton, H. S.

Box 15   Folder 3

Huggins, L.

Box 15   Folder 4

Hutchins, R. M.

Box 15   Folder 5

Ingle, Dwight J.

Box 15   Folder 6

I, general, 1955-1968

Box 15   Folder 7

Janeway, H. L.

Box 15   Folder 8

Jessen, George N.

Box 15   Folder 9

John A. Andrew Memorial Hospital

Box 15   Folder 10

Johnson, Charles S.

Box 15   Folder 11

Joseph, Norman R.

Box 15   Folder 12

Josephi, S. E.

Box 15   Folder 13-14

Jowsey, Jenifer

Box 15   Folder 15

Judson, Harry Pratt

Box 15   Folder 16

Karsh of Ottawa

Box 15   Folder 17

Kelly, Frank B.

Box 15   Folder 18

Knese, K. H.

Box 15   Folder 19

Keuffel, W. L. E.

Box 15   Folder 20

Korns, John H.

Box 15   Folder 21

Kubie, Lawrence S.; Kunin, Arthur S.

Box 15   Folder 22

Lacroix, Pierre

Box 15   Folder 23

Laing, G. L.

Box 15   Folder 24

Lavender, A. Ray

Box 15   Folder 25

Libreria Detken and Rocholl

Box 15   Folder 26

Lim, Robert K. S.

Box 15   Folder 27

Linquist, B.

Box 15   Folder 28

Loeb, Jacque

Box 15   Folder 29

Loewi, Otto

Box 15A   Folder 30

Longcope, Warfield T.

Box 15A   Folder 31

Lotz, W. F.

Box 15A   Folder 32

Loucks, Harold

Box 15A   Folder 33

Luckhardt, Arno B.; Lyon, Dr. Irving

Box 15A   Folder 34

L, general, 1936-1968

Box 15A   Folder 35

Matthews, A. P.

Box 15A   Folder 36-38

McLean, Helen Vincent

Box 16   Folder 1

McLean, Margaret Crocker

Box 16   Folder 2

Millaly, Margaret

Box 16   Folder 3

Miller, Frank J.

Box 16   Folder 4

Murphy, J. B.

Box 16   Folder 5

Murray, Cecil

Box 16   Folder 6

Murray, Irving R.

Box 16   Folder 7

Oregon State Board of Medical Examiners

Box 16   Folder 8

Olschki, Leo

Box 16   Folder 9

Ortmayer, Marie

Box 16   Folder 10

Peabody, Frances

Box 16   Folder 11

Pearce, R. M.

Box 17   Folder 1

Pillsbury, John

Box 17   Folder 2

Read, Bernard E.

Box 17   Folder 3

Robinson, G. C.

Box 17   Folder 4

Rockefeller, Abby A.

Box 17   Folder 5

Rockefeller Institute

Box 17   Folder 6

Rountree, L. G.

Box 17   Folder 7

Rous, Peyton

Box 17   Folder 8

Scott, George T.

Box 17   Folder 9

Schweinitz, G. E. de

Box 17   Folder 10

Taylor, Adrian S.

Box 17   Folder 11

Tedisch, Alois

Box 17   Folder 12

Trask, James D.

Box 17   Folder 13-17

Urist, Marshall R.

Box 17   Folder 18

Van Slyke, D. D.

Box 17   Folder 19

Vincent, George E.

Box 17   Folder 20

Wadsworth, A. B.

Box 17   Folder 21

Wanderer, Jane

Box 17   Folder 22

Wilder, Russell M.

Box 17   Folder 23

Woods, Andrew H.

Box 17   Folder 24

Zinsser, Hans

Box 17   Folder 25-26

Unknown author

Series III: Peking Union Medical College

Series III, Peking Union Medical College, contains materials relating to the Peking Union Medical College, the China Medical Board and the state of medicine in China. It includes newspaper clippings, conference proceedings, lists of graduates, and reports. The series is arranged alphabetically and covers the dates 1915-1968. Although McLean was part of the Peking Union Medical College only until 1924, the materials are both from that period and later. The typescript, "History of the Peking Union Medical College and China Medical Board," written by Mary Ferguson is grouped with the correspondence that was originally bound with it. Additional correspondence relating to the Peking Union Medical College can be found in Series II, Correspondence.

Box 18   Folder 1

Annual Announcement, 1936-37

Box 18   Folder 2

Annual Report, China Medical Board, 1962-63

Box 18   Folder 3

Annual Report, China Medical Board, 1963-64

Box 18   Folder 4

Annual Report, China Medical Board, 1964-65

Box 18   Folder 5

Articles and reports, medicine in China, 1913-1956

Box 18   Folder 6

Articles and reports, medicine in China, 1958-1959

Box 18   Folder 7

Articles and reports, medicine in China, 1963-1966

Box 18   Folder 8

Bibliography of the Publications from the Laboratories of the Peking Union Medical College and Hospital, 1915-25

Box 18   Folder 9

Bibliography of the Publications from the Laboratories of the Peking Union Medical College and Hospital, 1939-40

Box 18   Folder 10

China Medical Board, History and Program; Financial Report, 1950-1951

Box 18   Folder 11

Conference minutes, 1920

Box 18   Folder 12

Correspondence, 1950-1956

Box 18   Folder 13

Correspondence, 1957-1968

Box 19   Folder 1

"History of the Peking Union Medical College and China Medical Board" by Mary Ferguson, correspondence, 1920-1966

Box 19   Folder 2

"History of the Peking Union Medical College and China Medical Board" by Mary Ferguson, "Sun Yat-Sen", and correspondence, 1966

Box 19   Folder 3

"History of the Peking Union Medical College and China Medical Board" by Mary Ferguson, "The Pre-Medical School," and correspondence, 1965

Box 19   Folder 4

"History of the Peking Union Medical College and China Medical Board" by Mary Ferguson, pp. 1-63

Box 19   Folder 5

"History of the Peking Union Medical College and China Medical Board" by Mary Ferguson, pp. 64-105

Box 19   Folder 6

"History of the Peking Union Medical College and China Medical Board" by Mary Ferguson, pp. 106-161

Box 19   Folder 7

List of graduates, 1959

Box 19   Folder 8

List of graduates, 1926-1948; list of staff members

Box 19   Folder 9

Newspaper clipping, 1935

Box 19   Folder 10

Newspaper clipping, founding of Peking Union Medical College, September 25, 1917 (photocopies)

Box 19   Folder 11

Newspaper clipping, founding of Peking Union Medical College, September 25, 1917 (oversize) (see Box 2)

Box 19   Folder 12

Newspaper clipping, medicine in China,1947

Box 19   Folder 13

Notes on medicine in East Asia, 1956

Box 19   Folder 14

Program of medical conference, September 15-22, 1921

Box 19   Folder 15

Twenty-seventh annual report, July 1, 1934-June 30, 1935

Box 19   Folder 16

Yu Wang Fu Association of the China Medical Board

Series IV: Publications

The fourth series, Publications, covers the dates 1908 to 1968 and is organized by subject. The series contains a nearly comprehensive set of reprints of articles by McLean. These six volumes of reprints are bound in chronological order and each volume contains a table of contents. The reprints are followed by a collection of papers from 1927-1932. These two volumes contain addresses, lectures, reports and memoranda in addition to copies of correspondence with Abraham Flexner and Hans Zinsser. The series also includes four folders of materials relating to Bone: An Introduction to the Physiology of Skeletal Tissue, such as contracts and reviews. Last in the series is a copy of Calculus with Applications, a home study course textbook with the problems completed.

Box 20

Collected reprints of Franklin C. McLean, volume I, 1908-1931 (bound)

Box 20

Collected reprints of Franklin C. McLean, volume II, 1932-1939 (bound)

Box 21

Collected reprints of Franklin C. McLean, volume III, 1940-1946 (bound)

Box 21

Collected reprints of Franklin C. McLean, volume IV, 1947-1952 (bound)

Box 22

Collected reprints of Franklin C. McLean, volume V, 1953-1959 (bound)

Box 22

Collected reprints of Franklin C. McLean, volume VI, 1960-1964 (bound)

Box 23

Collected papers of Franklin C. McLean, volume I, 1927-1931 (bound)

Box 23

Collected papers of Franklin C. McLean, volume II, 1928-1932 (bound)

Box 24   Folder 1

Bone - An Introduction to the Physiology of Skeletal Tissue, contracts

Box 24   Folder 2-5

Bone - An Introduction to the Physiology of Skeletal Tissue, correspondence

Box 24   Folder 6

Bone - An Introduction to the Physiology of Skeletal Tissue, illustrations

Box 24   Folder 7

Bone - An Introduction to the Physiology of Skeletal Tissue, reviews

Box 25

Calculus with Applications, home study course lessons and exercises, 1923-1924 (bound)

Series V: Research

The series, Research, covers the period from 1933 to 1967 and is arranged alphabetically. The bulk of the series consists of three bound volumes of experimental data from research McLean began soon after becoming a professor of physiology. A fourth volume contains experimental data on protein analysis from the same period. The last item in the series contains some correspondence and conference programs and similar materials from a symposium on calcified tissues.

Box 25

Experiments, Frog Heart, 1-100, February 11-October 21, 1933 (bound)

Box 25A   Folder 1

Articles and correspondence, 1928-1958

Box 25A   Folder 2

Magazine articles, 1960-1962

Box 25A   Folder 3

Articles and Speeches, 1960-1967

Box 26

Experiments, Frog Heart, 101-200, October 25, 1933-May 7, 1934 (bound)

Box 26

Experiments, Frog Heart, 201-300, May 8, 1934-March 6, 1935 (bound)

Box 27

Protein Analyses, 1-400, November 1, 1933-May 27, 1935 (bound)

Box 27   Folder 1

Symposium on Calcified Tissues, 1967

Box 27   Folder 2

Hen Research

Series VI: Audio-Visual Material

Series VI, Audio-Visual Material, contains a large number of photographs as well as a few home movies and some audio tapes. The photographs are primarily personal and family photographs and many are unidentified. The series begins with the identified photographs of McLean and his immediate family, and these are followed by photographs from trips McLean took to Africa, Greece, and other locations. Of note here is the last set of travel photographs, identified by their dates: 1916-1935. This subset includes photos of the Peking Union Medical College and related subjects, many of which are identified. Following the photographs are eight reels of home movies, which have McLean's son, Franklin Vincent McLean as the subject. The last items in this series are a chronological set of audio cassette tapes that contain the voice of Ann Budy reading the correspondence and diaries of McLean. Budy was a former student of McLean's.

Box 27   Folder 3-4

Photos, Franklin C. McLean

Box 27   Folder 5

Photos, Franklin C. McLean, childhood

Box 27   Folder 6

Photos, Franklin C. McLean, WWI

Box 27   Folder 7

Photos, William T. McLean (father)

Box 27   Folder 8

Photos, Margaret Crocker McLean (mother)

Box 27   Folder 9

Photos, Helen Vincent McLean (wife)

Box 27   Folder 10

Photos, Franklin C. and Helen Vincent McLean

Box 28   Folder 1-3

Photos, Franklin Vincent McLean (son)

Box 28   Folder 4

Photos, travel, Louisiana

Box 28   Folder 5

Photos, travel, unidentified

Box 28   Folder 6

Photos, travel - negatives, Africa

Box 28   Folder 7

Photos, travel - negatives, Greece

Box 28   Folder 8

Photos, travel - negatives, unidentified

Box 28   Folder 9-10

Photos, travel, 1916-1925

Box 29   Folder 1-2

Photos, travel, 1916-1925

Box 29   Folder 3-9

Photos, unidentified family photos

Box 30   Folder 1-2

Photos, unidentified family photos

Box 30   Folder 3

Photos, unidentified - negatives

  • Reel 1: Home movies, 8mm, Chicago, December 25, 1936
  • Reel 2: Home movies, 8mm, Chicago, March 21, 1937
  • Reels 3-4: Home movies, 8mm, Randolph Center, Summer 1937
  • Reel 5: Home movies, 8mm, Jackson Park, Chicago, September 19, 1937
  • Reel 6: Home movies, 8mm, Chicago, December 25, 1937
  • Reels 7-8: Home movies, 8mm, unidentified
Box 31

Tape 1: Correspondence 1911; China diary 1916

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Tape 2: Correspondence, February-April 17, 1920

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Tape 3: Correspondence, April 17-April 22, 1921

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Tape 4: Correspondence, April 22-August 11, 1921

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Tape 5: Correspondence, August 11-December, 1921

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Tape 6: Correspondence, December, 1921-June 14, 1922

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Tape 7: Correspondence, June 14, 1922-May 1923

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Tape 8: Correspondence, May-November 1923

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Tape 9: Correspondence, November 1923-July 1924

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Tape 10: Correspondence, March-July 1924

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Tape 11: Correspondence, July 1924-December 31, 1925

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Tape 12: Correspondence, January-June 1926

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Tape 13: Correspondence, December 29, 1927-June 15, 1928

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Tape 14: Correspondence, June 15, 1928-March 7, 1930

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Tape 13: Correspondence, March 7-August 4, 1930

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Tape 13: Correspondence, August 7, 1930