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Indiana State Medical Association Centennial Convention photographs

 Collection — Folder: SP145
Identifier: SP145

Scope and Contents

This collection includes black-and-white photographs from the Indiana State Medical Association's Centennial Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana during September 26-29, 1949 regarding the convention and its various associated events, including a concert, banquet, women's dinner, and exhibits.


  • 1949 September

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.

Historical Note

The Indiana State Medical Association celebrated its centennial at the organization's Centennial Convention at the Murat Shrine Temple in Indianapolis, Indiana during September 26-29, 1949. The convention had several highlights, including exhibits featuring the latest medical advancements and the history of the profession and its progress from 1849, the year of the organization's founding, to 1949, which was held in the Egyptian Room; a women's dinner with author Emily Kimbrough; televised surgical operations and clinical procedures; nationally recognized Hoosier-born or Hoosier-trained speakers; annual recreational activities such as skeet shooting and a golf tournament; a banquet with a giant cake at the Indiana Roof Ballroom on top of the Indiana Theatre (now the Indiana Repertory Theatre); and a concert given by the B and O Glee Club of Baltimore, Maryland at the Murat Theatre. The immediate past president (Dr. Augustus P. Haus of New Albany), current president (Dr. C. S. Black of Warren), and president-elect (Dr. Alfred Ellison of South Bend) of the organization were in attendence. According to the Indianapolis Times, "more than 2000 Hoosier doctors and their wives" attended the event.


Items in the collection.

"100 Male Voices." The Daily Banner (Greencastle, IN), September 24, 1949, 2. Accessed December 14, 2021.

"Medical Journal Editor Reelected." Indianapolis Times, September 26, 1949, 1. Accessed December 14, 2021.


0.02 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/12/13 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2021/12/13 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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