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Wayne County Medical Society collection

Identifier: L350

Scope and Contents

This collection contains four record books of the Wayne County Medical Society (1864-1930). The books contain the constitution and bylaws of the society and minutes of the society's meetings. The minutes record the papers on medical topics delivered at meetings; summaries of the papers and discussions; reports on society business; and lists of members. The collection also includes an account book (1888-1900) that records dues by members and monetary transactions; miscellaneous correspondence, receipts, and other documents not included in the record books; the constitution of the Social Service Bureau of Richmond, Indiana (1917); and two undated photographs of Dr. James F. Hibberd and Dr. Jacob R. Weist.


  • 1864-1930


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Administrative History

The Wayne County Medical Society was organized on July 7, 1864 at Richmond, Indiana. The object of the society was to "increase the knowledge" of the local physicians and to "harmonize and utilize the intercourse of the medical profession" in the county. The society held quarterly meetings and was active for 10 years before being disbanded in April, 1875. Within a few weeks a new organization called the Western Society of Wayne County was organized at Cambridge City. Changes to the requirements of the Indiana State Medical Society prompted the new society to reorganize and again become the Wayne County Medical Society in July, 1875. In 1923 it merged with the Union county Medical Society to form the Wayne-Union Medical Society.


Information within collection.

History of Wayne County, Indiana, Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, vol. 1. Chicago, IL: Inter-State Publishing Co., 1884.


0.6 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Indiana University Medical Center on 1945/09/24.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/10/26 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/10/26 by Laura Eliason.
Wayne County Medical Society collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.