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Calvin W. and Gwendolyn T. Schwabe Family Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-223

Scope and Contents

Contains photocopies of family letters, 1950-1978, sent by Joyce ("Tippy") and Cal Schwabe to their parents. The originals are deposited at the National Library of Medicine. The letters describe family and every day concerns. Of particular interest are letters sent from Beirut and relating to the Friends school in Ramallah.

Organization: Bound in five volumes.

Dates

  • 1950-1970

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

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Biographical / Historical

Calvin W. Schwabe was born in 1927 in Newark, New Jersey. He earned a B.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1948, a M.S. in zoology in 1950 from the University of Hawaii, the D.V.M. degree form Auburn University in 1954, M.P.H. in tropical public health from Harvard University in 1955, and Sc.D. in parisitology-tropical public health from Harvard in 1956.

He married Gwendolyn Joyce Thompson (nicknamed “Tippy”) in 1951. In 1954, the Schwabes joined the Society of Friends. From 1956 to 1966, Calvin Schwabe was a member of the medical and public health facilities of the American University of Beirut. Beginning in 1960, he searched as a consultant to the World Health Organization. In 1966, he established the first department and graduate program in epidemiology with a school of veterinary medicine at the University of California, Davis, and served as professor of Epidemiology until his retirement in 1991.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

Calvin W. Schwabe (born in 1927) is a veterinarian and public health scientist. He married Gwendolyn Joyce Thompson (nicknamed "Tippy") in 1951. In 1954, the Schwabes joined the Society of Friends. From 1956 to 1966, Calvin Schwabe was a member of the medical and public health facilities of the American University of Beirut. Beginning in 1960, he served as a consultant to the World Health Organization. In 1966, he established the first department and graduate program in epidemiology with a school of veterinary medicine at the University of California, Davis, and served as Professor of Epidemiology within the veterinary and medical schools until his retirement in 1991. The collection contains photocopies of family letters, 1950-1978, sent by Gwendolyn ("Tippy") Schwabe with notes from Cal Schwabe to their parents, 1950 to 1978. The originals are deposited at the National Library of Medicine. The letters describe family and every day concerns. Of particular interest are letters sent from Beirut and relating to the Friends school in Ramallah.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Calvin W. Schwabe, 1998-2001.

Existence and Location of Copies

The originals are deposited in the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD.

Separated Materials

Middle East printed reference material stored with PG6, Friends Historical Library General Reference Files.

Wedding dress transferred to FHL Relics.

Processing Information

The correspondence was processed as a Record Group 5 collection. Four binders of Middle East printed reference material collected by Calvin W. Schwabe are stored with PG 6, General Reference Files. A wedding dress of a Palestinian Friend given to the Schwabes during their service in Beirut was transferred to FHL Relics. General reference books on the Middle East from the same donor will be placed in an appropriate repository.

Creator

Title
Calvin W. and Gwendolyn T. Schwabe Family Correspondence, 1950-1978
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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