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MS 068 - Dr. Ferdinand Shoemaker Papers



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MS 068 - Dr. Ferdinand Shoemaker Papers, 1902-1925 | McCracken Research Library

By Elizabeth Hambleton, 2012; Samantha L. Harper, 2013.

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Primary Creator: Shoemaker, Dr. Ferdinand

Other Creators: Throssel, Richard

Extent: 2.0 Boxes


The Dr. Ferdinand Shoemaker Collection (No. 68) is arranged into two series by physical type, as follows:

Outline of Series Arrangement

            Papers– Box 1

                        Correspondence Folder 1-2

                        Reports – Folder 3-27, 59

                        Diaries – Folder 28

                        Booklets Folder 29-31

                        Catalogues – Folder 32-33

                        Periodicals – Folder 34 – 53

                        Publications – Folder 54-57

                        Obituary – Folder 58

            Photographs – Box 2

Date Acquired: 01/01/1995

Languages: English


Dr. Shoemaker papers, printed material and photographs.  Correspondence, reports and documents relating to Dr. Shoemaker's tenure as a physician with the Bureau of Indian Affairs from about 1905 to 1920.  Includes numerous photographs of clinics, patients, students, etc....  Also contains copies of publications about or by Native Americans during that period.

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Collection Historical Note

Dr. Ferdinand Shoemaker, (1873-1945/ 1905-1920): doctor in the Indian Service who treated Crow patients in the early 20th century. 1909-1918, documented patients and prepared a series of educational slides on Indian health.

Throssel, Richard: Between 1909-1911, photographer-at-large for the Indian Service, and focused on the Crow. In 1910, he joined Dr. Shoemaker preparing a series of educational slides on Indian health, which became part of a nationwide federal campaign to fight the spread of tuberculosis and trachoma. They promote healthy lifestyles and caution against sharing utensils and pipes.

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Repository: McCracken Research Library

Access Restrictions: McCracken Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials. Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation or publication. Contact McCracken Research Library for more information.

Acquisition Source: Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Fenn

Preferred Citation: Dr. Ferdinand Shoemaker Collection, MS 68, McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West

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