Leonidas Berry Papers

Leonidas Berry Papers, 1891-1995
Dates: 1891-1995
Size: 17 linear feet (23 archival boxes)
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research collection of Afro-American History and Literature, 9525 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60628
Collection Number: 1988/02
Provenance: Donation of Dr. Leonidas Berry, 1988 and 1995. A few items were added by his daughter, Judith Berry Griffin, in 1996.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Leonidas Berry Papers [Box #, Folder #], Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, Chicago Public Library.
Processed by: Traci Parker, Harsh Archival Processing Project
Supervised by: Michael Flug, Senior Archivist, Harsh Archival Processing Project

Biographical Note

Leonidas Berry, 1902-1995
Prominent gastroenterologist Leonidas H. Berry was born July 20, 1902 in Woodsdale, N.C. His parents were Llewellyn L. Berry, an African Methodist Episcopal Church minister, and Beulah Ann Harris, a schoolteacher.

Berry earned two bachelor of science degrees: one from Wilberforce University in 1924 and another from the University of Chicago in 1925. He earned a medical degree from Rush Medical College in 1929 and a master of science in pathology from the University of Illinois in 1933. Berry also received an honorary doctorate of science from Wilberforce University in 1945 and an honorary law degree from Lincoln University in 1983.

From 1929 to 1930, Berry interned at the Freedmen’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. In 1931 he entered residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and became the first black intern at this facility. Berry completed his internal medicine and gastroenterology residency at Cook County Hospital in 1935. In 1934 he became a junior attending physician in gastroenterology at Chicago’s Provident Hospital, the first black-owned and operated hospital in the United States. One year after this appointment, Berry became the chairman of the hospital’s Division of Gastroenterology and held this position until 1970. At Provident, Berry also was the chairman of the Department of Medicine from 1947 to 1949 and senior attending physician from 1963 to 1980.

While working at Provident, Berry joined the staff at Michael Reese Hospital in 1946 and became the first black physician on staff at this facility. For 17 years, he engaged in a battle over his application to be named to the attending staff at Michael Reese Hospital. When Berry made his first formal application in 1959, he was already known worldwide as one of the most distinguished gastroenterologists. He also had taught gastroenterology at Cook County Hospital and at Michael Reese Hospital for 17 years. Yet he was repeatedly deemed “not qualified” for the rank of attending staff. On December 10, 1963, Berry made one final appeal to a Michael Reese Trustee Board committee. At the age of 61 he told the committee that it was the civil rights movement that convinced him to refuse to wait any longer. “I have spent many years of crushing disappointment at the threshold of opportunity,” he wrote, “keeping my lamps trimmed and bright for a bride that never came.” On December 20, 1963, Michael Reese Hospital named Berry to its attending staff. For the rest of his career, Berry held the position of senior attending physician at Michael Reese Hospital.

In the 1930s Berry studied under Dr. Rudolph Schindler, a gastroenterologist who developed the first practical gastroscope in 1932. Schindler’s gastroscope “consisted of rubberized semi-flexible tubing that contained lenses and a tiny electric light; by sliding it into the stomach via the mouth, an examining physician could observe a living stomach.” After learning how to operate the gastroscope, Berry began using this instrument to study the lining of the stomachs of individuals severely addicted to alcohol. In 1941, he presented his findings in a paper at the American Medical Association’s annual convention, becoming the first African American to present a paper to AMA.

His studies under Schindler and his work on chronic gastritis eventually led to his development of the Eder-Berry gastrobiopsy-scope in 1955. This device was “the first direct vision suction instrument for removing diseased tissue from the stomach for microscopic examination.” By the late 1960s, Berry was hailed as “one of the leading gastroenterologists in the world.”

Throughout his career, Berry conducted many groundbreaking studies in the field of gastroenterology and endoscopy, and published his findings in numerous articles in medical journals, books and monographs. He published 84 articles in local, national and international medical journals and contributed to and/or authored 12 books and monographs. In 1974 he published much of his work in his authoritative textbook, Gastrointestinal Pan-Endoscopy . Berry authored 15 chapters in this text; contributors wrote the remaining 20 chapters. He also wrote a remarkable work of family history, entitled I Wouldn’t Take Nothin’ for My Journey: Two Centuries of an African American Minister’s Family . Published in 1981, it opened doors for Berry to speak at historical associations.

Berry was a member of numerous national and international organizations. He was one of the first black doctors to be admitted to the previously all-white American Medical Association. He was a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the Subspecialty Board of Gastroenterology and the National Board of Medical Examiners, a member of the American Gastroscopic Society and a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. He also was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, and the Woodlawn A.M.E. Church in Chicago.

He served as president of the National Medical Association and the Cook County Physicians’ Association. He wrote articles on the history of African Americans in medicine for the Journal of the National Medical Association . As president of the Cook County Physicians’ Association, he developed a citywide plan for treating young narcotics addicts. Known as the Berry Plan, it called for the “establishment of medical counseling clinics providing prevention and follow-up care of young drug users. It was implemented and operated by the Illinois State Department of Health for eight years, with Berry as its coordinator.”

Berry received many awards and citations, including the University of Chicago Alumni Achievement Award, Rush Medical College Distinguished Service Award and a Certificate of Merit for Scientific Exhibits from the Chicago Medical Society. He also received the National Medical Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 1958, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy’s Rudolph Schindler Award in 1977, the First Annual Clinical Achievement Award from the American College of Gastroenterology in 1988, the Freedom Award for Public Service from the Chicago Chapter of the NAACP in 1989 and Rush Medical College’s Trustee Medal of Honor in 1991.

In addition to his work and accomplishments in the medical field, Berry was actively involved in community service, specifically civil rights and the study of African American history and life. He was a founding member of the Chicago Council for Biomedical Careers. The council provided education and resources to encourage and prepare African American youth for careers in medicine. Berry also set up an innovative drug treatment clinic in Chicago.

Berry was dedicated to bringing medical care to African American communities that had none. In the 1960s, Berry along with Dr. Jasper Williams and more than two dozen other Chicago medical professionals organized the Flying Black Medics. The Flying Black Medics consisted of nurses, pharmacists, social workers, dieticians, paramedics and biochemists from Chicago. With assistance from the Williams Brothers Medical Clinic, which provided aircraft service, the Flying Black Medics flew to Cairo, Ill., to address the medical needs of its impoverished residents, even during the Cairo race riots of 1970. Regularly the Flying Black Medics brought medical services and supplies to this community. They also set up a medical clinic in the basement of Ward Chapel A.M.E Church.

In recognition of Berry’s pioneering contributions to gastroenterology and to ensure continued work in the field, the Leonidas H. Berry Society for Digestive Diseases was established in 1980. As stated in the society’s bylaws, its purpose “shall be to unify physicians, surgeons and other scientists in the broad field of gastroenterology who are dedicated to encouragement of continued excellence in clinical medicine, research and educational field with high priority and emphasis on human values for all patients regardless of race, sex and religion. The organization shall encourage recruitment of young physicians in the special care of patients with digestive disorders and to promote excellence and progress in this field with the equality of opportunity for all.”

Berry married twice: in 1937 to Ophelia Flannigan Harrison and in 1959 to Emma Willis. With Ophelia, Berry had one daughter, Judith Ann Berry.

On December 4, 1995, at age 93, Leonidas Berry passed away at his home in Chicago. His funeral, held at Griffin Funeral Home, was attended by an extraordinary number of physicians, nurses and civil rights activists.

Sources

  • Berry, Leonidas. I Wouldn’t Take Nothin’ for My Journey: Two Centuries of an African American Minister’s Family . Chicago: Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., 1981.
  • Carey, Charles W., Jr. African Americans in Science: An Encyclopedia of People and Progress, Volume 1 . Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc., 2008.
  • Editors of Ebony. The Ebony Success Library: 1,000 Successful Blacks, Volume 1 . Chicago: Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., 1973.
  • Russaw, Ethel H. Call the Roll: Laity in the African Methodist Episcopal Church . Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse Publishing, 2011.

Scope and Content Note

The Leonidas Berry Papers document the life and career of Leonidas Berry and include important materials illuminating the history of Provident Hospital. This collection is arranged into 11 series: Biography, Manuscripts, Correspondence, Provident Hospital and Cook County Hospital, Programs, Civil Rights and Subject Files, African American Medical History, Organization Files, Serials, Photographs and Memorabilia.

Related papers at the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection include the Ulysses Grant Dailey Papers, the T.R.M. Howard Papers, the James Richardson Papers, the Abbott-Sengstacke Family Papers, the National Black Nurses Association (Chicago Chapter) Archives and the Madeline Stratton Morris Papers.

Series 1: Biography, 1928-1993
This series contains biographical materials. Of particular interest are correspondence, promotional materials and articles related to Leonidas Berry’s autobiography, I Wouldn’t Take Nothin’ for My Journey, and his textbook, Gastrointestinal Pan-Endoscopy. Also included are genealogical and family history records, as well as clippings documenting Berry’s work and accomplishments in the medical field.

Series 2: Manuscripts, 1935-1994
The manuscripts have been arranged chronologically and consist mainly of medical articles and essays by Leonidas Berry. Also included are manuscripts composed by others, including Ulysses Grant Dailey, Judith Berry, Reverend L.L. Berry, Madison Grant, Justice Gleen Johnson, Joseph E. Madison, Sheldon S. Waldstein and Charles H. Wright.

Series 3: Correspondence, 1938-1994
This series consists primarily of correspondence written to Leonidas Berry. Some notable correspondents include Claude Barnett, W. Montague Cobb, Lyndon B. Johnson and John H. Sengstacke.

Series 4: Provident Hospital and Cook County Hospital, 1891-1993
Arranged chronologically, the Provident Hospital and Cook County Hospital series details Leonidas Berry’s tenure at these medical facilities. This series also documents the history of Provident Hospital, its closing and its reopening as a unit of Cook County Hospital. Included are correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, research proposals and clippings.

Series 5: Programs, 1915-1991
The Program series contains programs of events and activities attended by Leonidas Berry.

Series 6: Civil Rights and Subject Files, 1941-1993
The Civil Rights Files document Leonidas Berry’s efforts to end discrimination in the medical profession and provide improved medical care to impoverished African Americans in southern Illinois. Of particular interest are records on the Morris v. Chicago Hospital Council lawsuit and Flying Black Medics.

The Subject Files include records on various subjects related to the African American experience and history.

Series 7: African American Medical History, 1933-1995
The African American Medical History series consists of articles and reports from the Journal of the National Medical Association and other sources (such as the Chicago Tribune , American Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the Liberian Medical Association ) collected by Leonidas Berry.

Series 8: Organization Files, 1941-1995
This series details Leonidas Berry’s involvement in numerous organizations including, but not limited to, the Leonidas H. Berry Society for Digestive Diseases, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Chicago Urban League, Cook County Physicians’ Association and the National Medical Association.

Series 9: Serials, 1963-1990
This series comprises serials collected by Leonidas Berry. Some of the serials include American Journal of Gastroenterology , Harvard Journal of Negro Affairs and The Journal of Negro History .

Series 10: Photographs, 1891-1993
Photographs provide visual documentation of Leonidas Berry’s life and work. Included are photographs of Berry’s family, travels, and medical research and work.

Series 11: Memorabilia, 1942-1991
Memorabilia consists of business cards, invitations, certificates and citations, poems and sheet music. Of particular interest are busts of Dr. Daniel Hale Williams and Imhotep.

Container List

Series 1: Biography, 1928-1993
Box 1 Folder 1 Biography, including “Who’s Who in America,” 1965-1995
Box 1 Folder 2 Biography, The American Board of Internal Medicine, 1946
Box 1 Folder 3 Biography, American College of Physicians, 1969
Box 1 Folder 4 Biography, Award and Citations, 1977-1995
Box 1 Folder 5 Biography, Berry’s Retirement Letter to Patients, 1976
Box 1 Folder 6 Biography, Certificate of Baptism, 1902
Box 1 Folder 7 Biography, Chicago Medical Society, 1982-1984; n.d.
Box 1 Folder 8 Biography, Clippings, 1938-1941
Box 1 Folder 9 Biography, Clippings, 1961-1969
Box 1 Folder 10 Biography, Clippings, 1970-1979
Box 1 Folder 11 Biography, Clippings, 1980-1989
Box 1 Folder 12 Biography, Clippings, 1990-1993
Box 1 Folder 13 Biography, Clippings, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 14 Biography, Conferences on Drug Addiction Among Adolescents, 1952
Box 1 Folder 15 Biography, Cook County Graduate School of Medicine, 1958-1967
Box 1 Folder 16 Biography, Cook County Graduate School of Medicine, Commuter Course, ca. 1970s; n.d.
Box 1 Folder 17 Biography, Cook County Hospital, 1968
Box 1 Folder 18 Biography, Curriculum Vitae, 1987-1990; n.d.
Box 1 Folder 19 Biography, DuSable Museum, Dr. Leonidas Berry Exhibit, 1987
Box 1 Folder 20 Biography, Funeral Program, Berry, Beulah Ann (mother), 1960
Box 1 Folder 21 Biography, Funeral Program, Funeral Biography for Dr. Leonidas Berry, 1995
Box 1 Folder 22 Biography, Funeral Program, “Service of Tributes and Reflections for Leonidas Berry, M.D.,” 1995
Box 1 Folder 23 Biography, Genealogy and Family History, 1956-1977
Box 1 Folder 24 Biography, Genealogy and Family History, Civil War Records for John Berry and Sam Jenifer, 1976; n.d.
Box 1 Folder 25 Biography, Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, 1972-1977
Box 1 Folder 26 Biography, Office of the Governor (IL), Appointments, 1941-1979
Box 1 Folder 27 Biography, The President-Elect, Journal of the National Medical Association, 1964
Box 1 Folder 28 Biography, Publications, Gastrointestinal Pan-Endoscopy textbooks, 1971-1983; n.d.
Box 1 Folder 29 Biography, Publications, I Wouldn’t Take Nothin’ for My Journey , (Autobiography), 1982-1984; n.d.
Box 1 Folder 30 Biography, Publications, List of Publications by Dr. Leonidas Berry, 1948; n.d.
Box 1 Folder 31 Biography, Rush Medical College, 1987-1991; n.d.
Box 1 Folder 32 Biography, Spingarn Medal Award, 1990
Box 1 Folder 33 Biography, United States Army Records, 1928-1946
Box 1 Folder 34 Biography, University of Chicago Alumni Association, 1966-1979
Box 1 Folder 35 Biography, University of Illinois-Urbana, Appointment, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, 1952
Box 1 Folder 36 Biography, Who’s Who in America, 1992-1993
Series 2: Manuscripts, 1935-1994
Box 2 Folder 1 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Studies in Tuberculous Meningitis…,” 1935
Box 2 Folder 2 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “The Clinical Value of Gastroscopy in Gastric Diseases,” 1939
Box 2 Folder 3 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas and Ulysses G. Dailey, “Primary Ulcer of Jejunum,” 1940
Box 2 Folder 4 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Etiological Relationships of Chronic Gastritis: Gastroscopic Studies,” 1940
Box 2 Folder 5 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “The Opportunity of a Northern Negro University,” June 1940
Box 2 Folder 6 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, Charles H. Kelley and John W. Lawlah, “Mucosal Relief Technic Correlated with Gastroscopy in 150 Cases,” 1941
Box 2 Folder 7 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Right Side Gastroscopic Technique in Situs Inversus Viscerum and in Visualization of ‘Blind Spots,’” 1941
Box 2 Folder 8 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas and Jonathan T. Cole, “Therapy of Chronic ‘Atrophic Gastritis’ with Eight Years’ Gastroscopic Control,” 1948
Box 2 Folder 9 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Our Past Presidents,” NMA Journal, 1949
Box 2 Folder 10 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Inaugural Address,” Cook County Physicians Association Presidency, 1951
Box 2 Folder 11 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Medical Counseling Clinics for Young Narcotic Addicts,” 1951
Box 2 Folder 12 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Newer Trends and Technics in Gastroscopy,” 1951
Box 2 Folder 13 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Community Planning in Medical Treatment of Addiction,” 1952
Box 2 Folder 14 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, Walter A. Adams and Norbert Glasser, “The Narcotic Problem in an Urban Community,” 1953
Box 2 Folder 15 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Newer Concepts of Chronic Alcohol Gastritis; Gastroscopic Studies,” 1956
Box 2 Folder 16 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Appeal to the Joint Conference Committee of the Michael Reese Hospital for Upgrading from Limited Courtesy Staff to Attending Staff,” 1963
Box 2 Folder 17 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Black Men and Malignant Fevers,” 1964
Box 2 Folder 18 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “The Continuing Talk of Medicine in a Great Democratic Society,” 1965
Box 2 Folder 19 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Special Health Care Needs of the Disadvantaged,” 1966
Box 2 Folder 20 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Essay Presented Before the Coordinating Committee of Medical School Deans and Administrators of Medical School-Related Teaching Hospitals for Regional Medical Programs Against Heart Disease, Cancer and Stroke,” 1968
Box 2 Folder 21 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “How Important is Endoscopic Premedication,” 1969
Box 2 Folder 22 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Grant Application and Reports of Medical-Cultural Exchange Visits Abroad,” 1969
Box 2 Folder 23 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, Fernando Villa, Jonas Adomavicius, Akira Mitaniyama, et al, “Illinois Grant Application: Comparative Endoscopic Study and Training Program in Early Diagnosis of Gastric Cancer,” 1970
Box 2 Folder 24 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Commuter Course Lectures,” 1970
Box 2 Folder 25 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, A. Mitaniyama and J. Adomavicius, “Commuter Training in G.I. Endoscopy Experimental Evaluation,” ca. 1970
Box 2 Folder 26 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Ebb Tide and the Happy Warrior,” 1971
Box 2 Folder 27 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Contributions of Africans and their American Descendants to the Art and Science of Medicine,” 1971
Box 2 Folder 28 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Gastrointestinal Pan-Endoscopy,” 1974
Box 2 Folder 29 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “A Physician Becomes an Historian,” 1975
Box 2 Folder 30 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Is Provident Worth Saving?” 1976
Box 2 Folder 31 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Reminiscences and Update – The Golden Anniversary of Medical Class 1929,” University of Chicago, 1979
Box 2 Folder 32 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Nothing for My Journey” Speech, Virginia, 1982
Box 2 Folder 33 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “The Physician Becomes an Historian,” Speech at ASALH National Convention, Baltimore, MD, 1982
Box 2 Folder 34 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Toast to Dr. Peter Bright-Asare,” 1982
Box 2 Folder 35 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, Speech of Response at Testimonial for 50 Years Emeritus Staff, Provident Hospital, Chicago, 1983
Box 2 Folder 36 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, Provident Hospital Day, 1983
Box 2 Folder 37 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, Untitled Manuscript re: Dr. Edward Milton Johnson, 1983
Box 2 Folder 38 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, Eulogy to Dr. Benjamin William Anthony, 1983
Box 2 Folder 39 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, Speech Before Junior College and Senior High School Black Students, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1983
Box 2 Folder 40 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Taking a New Look: The Beginnings of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in Chicago,” 1984
Box 2 Folder 41 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Ode to a Classmate,” Paul Patchen, 1985
Box 2 Folder 42 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, Paul Patchen, 1985
Box 2 Folder 43 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Provident Medical Center: The Odyssey of a Biracial Hospital in Chicago,” ca. 1985
Box 2 Folder 44 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Hospital Plan a Tribute to Washington,” 1987
Box 2 Folder 45 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, Acceptance, 1988
Box 2 Folder 46 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Compromise Plan for Provident Hospital Problem,” 1988
Box 3 Folder 1 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “County Hospital, Provident Must Link,” 1988
Box 3 Folder 2 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, Black Hospitals Paper for CBC, 1989
Box 3 Folder 3 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, Testimonial Response (Retirement), ca. 1980s
Box 3 Folder 4 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, History of the Chicago Component of the NMA, 1980s
Box 3 Folder 5 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Health Care with Provident and Cook County Now,” 1990
Box 3 Folder 6 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas and Stuart W. Campbell, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke Medical Center, Medical Center Archives Oral History Program, 1991
Box 3 Folder 7 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Beginning of the Provident Story,” 1992
Box 3 Folder 8 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Prologue to a Century of Black Doctors,” 1993
Box 3 Folder 9 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “The Berry Plan: A Plan of Medical Approach to the Problem of Narcotic Addition Among Juveniles and Young Adults,” n.d.
Box 3 Folder 10 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, Biographical Note on Love Banks Baker, n.d.
Box 3 Folder 11 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Disadvantaged Populations,” n.d.
Box 3 Folder 12 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Human Rights and Regional Medical Programs,” n.d.
Box 3 Folder 13 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “I Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey,” n.d.
Box 3 Folder 14 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Plan for Extension of Hospital Care in the South Central Chicago Community,” n.d.
Box 3 Folder 15 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, Provident Medical Staff Foundation, n.d.
Box 3 Folder 16 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, Quote, n.d.
Box 3 Folder 17 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “A Retrospective View of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy,” n.d.
Box 3 Folder 18 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, “Songs I Used to Sing,” n.d.
Box 3 Folder 19 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, Speech for Opening of Daniel Hale Williams School, n.d.
Box 3 Folder 20 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, Untitled Manuscript, n.d.
Box 3 Folder 21 Manuscripts, Berry, Leonidas, S. Alavi, A. Mitaniyama and J. Adomavicius, “Analysis of 6,000 Consecutive Fiberoptic and Lens Gastroscopies,” n.d.
Box 3 Folder 22 Manuscripts, Other, Berry, L.L., Reverend, “A Prospective for Future Endeavors in the Field of Medicine and Public Health,” 1941
Box 3 Folder 23 Manuscripts, Other, Berry, Judith, National Association for Gifted Children Speech, n.d.
Box 3 Folder 24 Manuscripts, Other, Dailey, Ulysses Grant, Daniel Hale Williams, 1941
Box 3 Folder 25 Manuscripts, Other, Dailey, Ulysses Grant, “Health and Disease in Africa,” 1953
Box 3 Folder 26 Manuscripts, Other, Dailey, Ulysses Grant, “The Negro in Medicine,” 1942
Box 3 Folder 27 Manuscripts, Other, Dailey, Ulysses Grant, “Medicosurgical Observations in Pakistan,” 1952
Box 3 Folder 28 Manuscripts, Other, Grant, Madison, Abstract – “The Passing of a Great Race,” n.d.
Box 3 Folder 29 Manuscripts, Other, Johnson, Justice Gleen, “A Pictorial Sketch of the Life of the Honoree,” 1972
Box 3 Folder 30 Manuscripts, Other, Madison, Joseph E., Statement to U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Commerce Consumer Protection and Competitiveness, 1994
Box 3 Folder 31 Manuscripts, Other, Waldstein, Sheldon S., Remarks at Opening Reception of Exhibit, “Dr. Leonidas Berry: Medical Pioneer,” 1987
Box 3 Folder 32 Manuscripts, Other, Wright, Charles H., “Report to Medical Committee [for] Human Rights,” 1965
Box 3 Folder 33 Manuscripts, Other, Unknown Author, “Are Blacks Damned by Faint Praise in College Entrance Tests?” n.d.
Box 3 Folder 34 Manuscripts, Other, Unknown Author, “Clinical Significance of Colonoscopy,” n.d.
Box 3 Folder 35 Manuscripts, Other, Unknown Author, “Race and Evolutionary Trends in Medical Philosophy,” n.d.
Box 3 Folder 36 Manuscripts, Other, Unknown Author, “Struggle for Survival: Black Community Hospitals 1961-1988,” n.d.
Box 3 Folder 37 Manuscript Fragments, n.d.
Series 3: Correspondence, 1938-1994
Box 4 Folder 1 Correspondence, Akwari, Onye E., 1987
Box 4 Folder 2 Correspondence, Asea, Solomon, 1966
Box 4 Folder 3 Correspondence, Baehr, George, Dr., 1942
Box 4 Folder 4 Correspondence, Barnett, Claude, 1938
Box 4 Folder 5 Correspondence, Bastyr, T.G. (Warner-Chilcott Laboratories), 1972
Box 4 Folder 6 Correspondence, Bausch, John J., 1984
Box 4 Folder 7 Correspondence, Berry, Gladys (sister), 1974
Box 4 Folder 8 Correspondence, Bryant, J. Edmond, 1948
Box 4 Folder 9 Correspondence, Burlesen, H., 1966
Box 4 Folder 10 Correspondence, Callum, Agnes K., 1977
Box 4 Folder 11 Correspondence, Casey, Judy M., 1976
Box 4 Folder 12 Correspondence, Charlotte, 1991
Box 4 Folder 13 Correspondence, Cobb, W. Montague, 1947
Box 4 Folder 14 Correspondence, Dagradi, Angelo, 1974
Box 4 Folder 15 Correspondence, Davis, Allison S., 1983
Box 4 Folder 16 Correspondence, Davis, Walter C. (Reverend/A.M.E. Church), 1981
Box 4 Folder 17 Correspondence, DiIorio, Dorothy (IL Alumni Association), 1987
Box 4 Folder 18 Correspondence, Dixon, Alan J., 1988
Box 4 Folder 19 Correspondence, Dunne, George W., 1990
Box 4 Folder 20 Correspondence, DuVal, Ione Agnew, 1951
Box 4 Folder 21 Correspondence, Eleuterio-Comer, Susan (Museum of Science and Industry), 1989
Box 4 Folder 22 Correspondence, Ellis, E. Frank, 1990
Box 4 Folder 23 Correspondence, Farmer, Richard G., 1987
Box 4 Folder 24 Correspondence, Ferbee, Claude Thurston, 1956
Box 4 Folder 25 Correspondence, Foley, Reverend, 1978
Box 4 Folder 26 Correspondence, Gandhi, A.G., Dr., 1979
Box 4 Folder 27 Correspondence, Hammond, J.F., 1959
Box 4 Folder 28 Correspondence, Harkins, Henry N., 1958-1965
Box 4 Folder 29 Correspondence, Havighurst, Robert J., and Alice W. Chandler (University of Chicago), 1970
Box 4 Folder 30 Correspondence, Higgins, Lois, 1951
Box 4 Folder 31 Correspondence, Hirte, Wolfgang E., 1962
Box 4 Folder 32 Correspondence, Jenkins, Richard L., 1979
Box 4 Folder 33 Correspondence, Johnson, Lyndon B., 1965
Box 4 Folder 34 Correspondence, Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., 1982
Box 4 Folder 35 Correspondence, Jones, Rendy L., 1993
Box 4 Folder 36 Correspondence, Katz, David, 1974
Box 4 Folder 37 Correspondence, Kay, Lylas E. (University of Chicago), 1965
Box 4 Folder 38 Correspondence, Kean, Cornelia, 1989
Box 4 Folder 39 Correspondence, Klotz, Arthur P., 1974
Box 4 Folder 40 Correspondence, Ladenson, Roland P., 1958
Box 4 Folder 41 Correspondence, Lavigne, Michael E., Jr., 1978-1979
Box 4 Folder 42 Correspondence, Maha, George E. (Merck, Sharp and Dohme), 1972
Box 4 Folder 43 Correspondence, Mathews, Henry, 1956
Box 4 Folder 44 Correspondence, Mellon, Lorimer, 1961
Box 4 Folder 45 Correspondence, Meyer, Karl A., 1947-1967
Box 4 Folder 46 Correspondence, Miller, Sam, 1991
Box 4 Folder 47 Correspondence, Moskowitz, Melvin, 1973
Box 4 Folder 48 Correspondence, Nestingen, Ivan A., 1964
Box 4 Folder 49 Correspondence, Nolen, B.J., 1968
Box 4 Folder 50 Correspondence, Ophelia, n.d.
Box 4 Folder 51 Correspondence, Ousset, Peter A. (Medical Tribune), 1965
Box 4 Folder 52 Correspondence, Parascandola, John, 1991-1994
Box 4 Folder 53 Correspondence, Pellegrino, Edmund D. (Georgetown University), 1994
Box 4 Folder 54 Correspondence, Phelan, Richard J., ca. 1990-1994
Box 4 Folder 55 Correspondence, Pope, James M. (U.S. Information Agency), 1966
Box 4 Folder 56 Correspondence, Quinn, William P., 1972
Box 4 Folder 57 Correspondence, Reynolds, Clyde, 1961
Box 4 Folder 58 Correspondence, Richards, Sarah L., 1990-1993
Box 4 Folder 59 Correspondence, Ropchan, Alexander, 1951
Box 4 Folder 60 Correspondence, Sengstacke, John, 1965
Box 4 Folder 61 Correspondence, Shropshear, George, M.D., 1964
Box 4 Folder 62 Correspondence, Siffert, Geraldo, 1960
Box 4 Folder 63 Correspondence, Simon, Paul and Carol Moseley Braun, 1994
Box 4 Folder 64 Correspondence, Strickland, Stephen P., 1994
Box 4 Folder 65 Correspondence, Strogen, John, 1988
Box 4 Folder 66 Correspondence, Sullivan, Louis W., 1990
Box 4 Folder 67 Correspondence, Tasaka, Sadataka, 1958
Box 4 Folder 68 Correspondence, Tucker, William, 1942
Box 4 Folder 69 Correspondence, Wappler, Reinhold D. (American Cystoscope Makers, Inc.), 1972
Box 4 Folder 70 Correspondence, Webb, W. Edward, 1979
Box 4 Folder 71 Correspondence, Wiggins, Alice T. (Woman’s Auxiliary to the NMA), 1964
Box 4 Folder 72 Correspondence, Wilder, Lawrence Douglas, 1990
Box 4 Folder 73 Correspondence, Williams, Jasper F., 1964
Box 4 Folder 74 Correspondence, Whittington, Dawn, 1965
Series 4: Provident Hospital and Cook County Hospital, 1891-1993
Box 5 Folder 1 Provident Hospital, 1891
Box 5 Folder 2 Provident Hospital, 1931-1938
Box 5 Folder 3 Provident Hospital, 1941-1947
Box 5 Folder 4 Provident Hospital, 1948-1949
Box 5 Folder 5 Provident Hospital, 1940s
Box 5 Folder 6 Provident Hospital, 1950-1952
Box 5 Folder 7 Provident Hospital, 1953-1959
Box 5 Folder 8 Provident Hospital, 1950s
Box 5 Folder 9 Provident Hospital, 1960-1968
Box 5 Folder 10 Provident Hospital, 1960s
Box 5 Folder 11 Provident Hospital, 1970-1975
Box 5 Folder 12 Provident Hospital, 1976-1977
Box 5 Folder 13 Provident Hospital, 1981-1987
Box 5 Folder 14 Provident Hospital, n.d.
Box 5 Folder 15 Cook County Hospital, Provident Hospital Location, 1987-1993; n.d.
Series 5: Programs, 1915-1991
Box 6 Folder 1 Programs, 4th Annual Pan Africa Day, Duke Ellington School of Arts, Washington, D.C., 1991
Box 6 Folder 2 Programs, IVème Congres de L’Association des Sociétés Nationales Européennes et Méditerranéennes de Gastro-Entérologie, Paris, France, 1954
Box 6 Folder 3 Programs, 4th Installation of Officers and Recognition Ceremonies of the Houston Medical Forum, Houston, TX, 1966
Box 6 Folder 4 Programs, 5th Annual Founders Lecture, Medico-Chirurgical Society of D.C., Inc., 1949
Box 6 Folder 5 Programs, 42nd Annual Clinical Session of the Association of Former Internes and Residents of Freedmen’s Hospital, Washington, D.C., ca. 1960s
Box 6 Folder 6 Programs, 51st Annual Meeting of the American Gastroenterological Association, Atlantic City, NJ, 1950
Box 6 Folder 7 Programs, Black Congress on Health and Law, Dallas, TX, 1980
Box 6 Folder 8 Programs, Celebration of Praise and Thanksgiving for Jasper Williams, M.D., Theodore Kenneth Williams, Anita Brown, Chicago, 1985
Box 6 Folder 9 Programs, Chicago Music Association, Coppin A.M.E. Church, Chicago, 1959
Box 6 Folder 10 Programs, Citizens Committee for a Commemorative Service to Carter G. Woodson, Chicago, 1971
Box 6 Folder 11 Programs, College of Medicine of the University of Illinois, 1939
Box 6 Folder 12 Programs, “Impact of New Health Legislation And Programs Upon Disadvantaged Communities” Symposium, CCPA-NMA, Chicago, 1966
Box 6 Folder 13 Programs, Interdenominational Symposium on Urgent Health Programs in the African American Community for the New Year, Chicago, 1992
Box 6 Folder 14 Programs, Maimonides Award Lecture, The Physician as a Guide for the Perplexed, Chicago, 1966
Box 6 Folder 15 Programs, A Public Forum: Health Care Needs for the ’80s, Bethel A.M.E. Church, Chicago, 1980
Box 6 Folder 16 Programs, The Surgical Service, Veterans Administration Hospital, Chicago, 1978
Box 6 Folder 17 Programs, University of Chicago, Convocation, Chicago, 1959
Box 6 Folder 18 Programs, University of Chicago, [Unknown Event and Church], Chicago, 1953
Box 6 Folder 19 Programs, Meeting on Health Care Delivery in Cairo, IL, ca. 1970
Box 6 Folder 20 Programs, Verdi Requiem, Montreal, Canada, 1965
Box 6 Folder 21 Programs, Weekly Medical Conference and Ward Walk, 1948
Series 6: Civil Rights and Subject Files, 1941-1993
Box 7 Folder 1 Civil Rights (CR), Chicago Human Relations Commission Reports, 1958-1963
Box 7 Folder 2 CR, Desegregation of Health Services, “Title VI…one year after, a survey of desegregation of health and welfare services in the South,” 1966
Box 7 Folder 3 CR, Discrimination in the Medical Profession, Black Physicians, 1955-1970
Box 7 Folder 4 CR, Discrimination in the Medical Profession, Herblock Cartoons, 1963-1965
Box 7 Folder 5 CR, Discrimination in the Medical Profession, Morris v. Chicago Hospital Council, Clippings, 1961-1962
Box 7 Folder 6 CR, Discrimination in the Medical Profession, Morris v. Chicago Hospital Council, Complaint, 1961
Box 7 Folder 7 CR, Discrimination in the Medical Profession, Morris v. Chicago Hospital Council, Stipulation, 1964
Box 7 Folder 8 CR, Discrimination in Medical Schools, 1957-1970
Box 7 Folder 9 CR, Flying Black Medics, 1969-1970; n.d.
Box 7 Folder 10 CR, Interracial Hospital for South Central Chicago Community, 1962-1963; n.d.
Box 7 Folder 11 CR, Michael Reese Hospital, 1941-1995; n.d.
Box 7 Folder 12 CR, Northwestern University, Threatening Racist Note, 1972
Box 7 Folder 13 CR, School Desegregation, 1953-1956
Box 7 Folder 14 CR, Segregation, 1964
Box 7 Folder 15 SF, Additional Notes at Large on Africans and their American Descendants in Art and Science of Medicine, n.d.
Box 7 Folder 16 SF, Africa, 1961-1966; n.d.
Box 7 Folder 17 SF, African American Antiplatelet Stroke Prevention Study, n.d.
Box 7 Folder 18 SF, African Americans in the American Revolution, ca. 1960-1976
Box 7 Folder 19 SF, African Americans in the Civil War, 1960; n.d.
Box 7 Folder 20 SF, Alcohol and Drug Addiction and Rehabilitation, 1973-1974; n.d.
Box 7 Folder 21 SF, Allen, Richard, 1977
Box 7 Folder 22 SF, Alpha Memorial Service, Lewis A.H. Caldwell, 1993
Box 7 Folder 23 SF, Anthony, Dr. Benjamin (funeral program), 1983
Box 7 Folder 24 SF, A Better Chance, 1983
Box 7 Folder 25 SF, Black American West, n.d.
Box 7 Folder 26 SF, Black Aviation, 1993
Box 7 Folder 27 SF, Blacks in Chicago in 1910s and 1920s, 1995
Box 7 Folder 28 SF, Black Craftsmanship, n.d.
Box 7 Folder 29 SF, Black Education, 1975
Box 7 Folder 30 SF, Black People and Mayoral and Presidential Elections, 1980
Box 7 Folder 31 SF, Blacks and Standardized Tests, ca. 1980s
Box 7 Folder 32 SF, Black United States Physicians Trip to Africa to Meet with African Doctors, 1966
Box 7 Folder 33 SF, Chicago Public Library, Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, ca. 1978
Box 7 Folder 34 SF, Civil Rights, Little Rock, AK
Box 7 Folder 35 SF, Clark, Dwight, ca. 1978
Box 7 Folder 36 SF, Cobb, Dr. W. Montague [re: Memorial Service], 1990
Box 7 Folder 37 SF, The Color Line in the North by Ray Stannard Baker, 1907
Box 7 Folder 38 SF, Democratic Party’s National Health Care Campaign, n.d.
Box 7 Folder 39 SF, Gregg, Howard D., “The A.M.E. Church and the Negro Revolt,” 1970
Box 7 Folder 40 SF, Haley, Alex, “Roots,” 1970
Box 7 Folder 41 SF, Haughton, James G., 1970
Box 7 Folder 42 SF, Headaches, 1990
Box 7 Folder 43 SF, History of Black Fashion, 1975
Box 7 Folder 44 SF, Jarrett, Vernon, 1993
Box 7 Folder 45 SF, King, Martin Luther, Jr., Assassination, 1968
Box 7 Folder 46 SF, Laney, Lucy C., n.d.
Box 7 Folder 47 SF, Lawrence, Jacob, 1992
Box 7 Folder 48 SF, Lincoln, Abraham (Life Magazine article entitled “Lincoln’s Failure at Gettysburg”), 1963
Box 7 Folder 49 SF, L’Ouverture, Toussaint, n.d.
Box 7 Folder 50 SF, Mamby, Audley R., Dr., 1992
Box 7 Folder 51 SF, Martyrs for Black Freedom, 1975
Box 7 Folder 52 SF, Medical Careers Program, 1970-1972
Box 7 Folder 53 SF, Minorities and Medical Degrees, 1993
Box 7 Folder 54 SF, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University, n.d.
Box 7 Folder 55 SF, Neighborhood Conditions in Black Chicago in 1920s and 1950s, n.d.
Box 7 Folder 56 SF, Notable Black Houses on East 42nd Street, n.d.
Box 8 Folder 1 SF, “Our Story,” The World Turned Upside Down, 1976
Box 8 Folder 2 SF, The Physician’s Assistant, 1971
Box 8 Folder 3 SF, Poverty, ca. 1980s-1990s
Box 8 Folder 4 SF, Project 75, 1971
Box 8 Folder 5 SF, Rogers, J.A., Negroes in World Medicine Interview, 1962
Box 8 Folder 6 SF, Separatism or Integration: Which Way for America? A Dialogue with Robert S. Brown and Bayard Rustin, 1968
Box 8 Folder 7 SF, Sickle Cell Anemia, House Bill 3064, 1971
Box 8 Folder 8 SF, Smalls, Robert [Captain in Civil War], n.d.
Box 8 Folder 9 SF, Stroger, John, 1994
Box 8 Folder 10 SF, Transcript of King Tut Story, 1977
Box 8 Folder 11 SF, Tuskegee Veterans Administration, Surgical Service, 1977-1978
Box 8 Folder 12 SF, Uncle Tom’s Cabin Museum, Dresden, Ontario, Canada, 1977
Box 8 Folder 13 SF, Willis, Nathaniel, ca. 1970s (?)
Box 8 Folder 14 SF, “Witch Doctors,” n.d.
Box 8 Folder 15 SF, World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, 1993
Box 8 Folder 16 SF, Woodson, Carter G., n.d.
Series 7: African American Medical History, 1933-1995
Box 9 Folder 1 AAMH, in Journal of the National Medical Association, 1933 (reprinted in 1990s)
Box 9 Folder 2 AAMH, in Journal of the National Medical Association, 1944
Box 9 Folder 3 AAMH, in Journal of the National Medical Association, 1952
Box 9 Folder 4 AAMH, in Journal of the National Medical Association, 1953-1954
Box 9 Folder 5 AAMH, in Journal of the National Medical Association, 1955
Box 9 Folder 6 AAMH, in Journal of the National Medical Association, 1956
Box 9 Folder 7 AAMH, in Journal of the National Medical Association, 1957-1959
Box 9 Folder 8 AAMH, in Journal of the National Medical Association, 1960-1961
Box 9 Folder 9 AAMH, in Journal of the National Medical Association, 1962-1963
Box 9 Folder 10 AAMH, in Journal of the National Medical Association, 1964
Box 10 Folder 1 AAMH, in Journal of the National Medical Association, 1965
Box 10 Folder 2 AAMH, in Journal of the National Medical Association, 1966-1967
Box 10 Folder 3 AAMH, in Journal of the National Medical Association, 1968-1969
Box 10 Folder 4 AAMH, in Journal of the National Medical Association, 1970-1972
Box 10 Folder 5 AAMH, in Journal of the National Medical Association, 1973-1974
Box 10 Folder 6 AAMH, in Journal of the National Medical Association, 1975-1979
Box 10 Folder 7 AAMH, in Journal of the National Medical Association, 1980-1988
Box 10 Folder 8 AAMH, in Journal of the National Medical Association, 1990-1995
Box 11 Folder 1 AAMH, Other Sources, 1949-1969
Box 11 Folder 2 AAMH, Other Sources, 1970-1995; n.d.
Series 8: Organization Files, 1941-1995
Box 12 Folder 1 Organization (Org), Addiction Counseling Clinics, 1954
Box 12 Folder 2 Org, African American Summit, 1995
Box 12 Folder 3 Org, African Methodist Episcopal Church Ministerial Alliance, 1970-1992; n.d.
Box 12 Folder 4 Org, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., 1995
Box 12 Folder 5 Org, American College of Physicians, 1969
Box 12 Folder 6 Org, American Medical Association, 1942-1947
Box 12 Folder 7 Org, American Negro Exposition Centennial Authority, Medical Exhibit Plans, 1963
Box 12 Folder 8 Org, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 1964-1980; n.d.
Box 12 Folder 9 Org, Central Society for Clinical Research, 1943
Box 12 Folder 10 Org, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1983
Box 12 Folder 11 Org, Chicago Commission on Human Relations, African American Medical Statistics, 1950s-1960s
Box 12 Folder 12 Org, Chicago Intergroup Hospital Association, 1963
Box 12 Folder 13 Org, Chicago Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 1984
Box 12 Folder 14 Org, Chicago Society of Internal Medicine, 1941
Box 12 Folder 15 Org, Chicago Urban League, 1957
Box 12 Folder 16 Org, Committee for Schomberg Center, n.d.
Box 12 Folder 17 Org, Cook County Graduate School of Medicine, 1980
Box 12 Folder 18 Org, Cook County Hospital, 1969-1982
Box 12 Folder 19 Org, Cook County Physicians’ Association, 1948-1993
Box 12 Folder 20 Org, Cook County Physicians’ Association, n.d.
Box 12 Folder 21 Org, Coordinating Council of Community Organizations, 1965
Box 12 Folder 22 Org, Council for Bio-Medical Careers, 1964-1969
Box 12 Folder 23 Org, Council for Bio-Medical Careers, 1970-1982
Box 12 Folder 24 Org, Council for Bio-Medical Careers, n.d.
Box 12 Folder 25 Org, Council for Bio-Medical Careers, Conferences, 1965-1968
Box 12 Folder 26 Org, Digestive Research Fund, 1944-1949
Box 12 Folder 27 Org, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams Memorial Medical Society, 1992-1993
Box 12 Folder 28 Org, Health Awareness Council of the Black Church Community, 1979-1980
Box 12 Folder 29 Org, Health and Hospitals Governing Commission of Cook County, 1978
Box 13 Folder 1 Org, Illinois State Medical Society, 1989
Box 13 Folder 2 Org, Leonidas H. Berry Society for Digestive Diseases, 1981-1992; n.d.
Box 13 Folder 3 Org, Medical Counseling Clinics for the Prevention and Follow-Up Care of Young Narcotic Drug Users, 1958-1973; n.d.
Box 13 Folder 4 Org, Medical Forum Group, 1962-1963; n.d.
Box 13 Folder 5 Org, Mid-Southside Health Planning Organization, 1971
Box 13 Folder 6 Org, National High Blood Pressure Education Program, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 1980
Box 13 Folder 7 Org, National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health, 1991
Box 13 Folder 8 Org, National Medical Association, 1939-1995
Box 13 Folder 9 Org, National Medical Association/American Medical Association Joint Liaison Committee, 1968
Box 13 Folder 10 Org, National Medical Association, Project 75, 1970
Box 13 Folder 11 Org, National Medical Association, Project 75, 1970-1971
Box 13 Folder 12 Org, Rush Medical College Alumni Association, 1987
Box 13 Folder 13 Org, Rush University, 1995
Box 13 Folder 14 Org, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., 1977
Box 13 Folder 15 Org, Wilberforce University Alumni Association, 1972
Box 13 Folder 16 Org, Woodlawn A.M.E. Church, 1967
Series 9: Serials, 1963-1990
Box 14 Folder 1 Serials, African Forum, Summer 1965
Box 14 Folder 2 Serials, The American Journal of Gastroenterology, August 1978
Box 14 Folder 3 Serials, American Visions, 1990
Box 14 Folder 4 Serials, Bilalian News, 1977
Box 14 Folder 5 Serials, Chicago History, 1992
Box 14 Folder 6 Serials, ChicagoTown News, November 1965
Box 14 Folder 7 Serials, Ebony, Special Issue: The Emancipation Proclamation, September 1963
Box 14 Folder 8 Serials, Harvard Journal of Negro Affairs, 1968
Box 14 Folder 9 Serials, The Journal of Christian Education of A.M.E. Church, Winter 1987-1988
Box 14 Folder 10 Serials, The Journal of Negro History, October 1968
Box 14 Folder 11 Serials, The Journal of Negro History, Summer 1982
Box 14 Folder 12 Serials, The Journal of Negro History, Fall 1983
Box 14 Folder 13 Serials, Life Magazine, March 19, 1965
Box 14 Folder 14 Serials, Negro History Bulletin, January-March 1983
Box 14 Folder 15 Serials, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center NewsRounds, July 1991
Box 14 Folder 16 Serials, Senegal d’aujourd’hui, January 27, 1966
Box 14 Folder 17 Serials, Sphinx [Publication of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.], Spring 1982
Box 14 Folder 18 Serials, The University of Chicago Magazine, Spring 1979
Series 10: Photographs, 1891-1993
Box 15 Photo 001 Provident Hospital Incorporation Papers, 1891
Box 15 Photo 002 Provident Hospital Incorporation Papers, 1891
Box 15 Photo 003 Provident Hospital Nursing Class, 1897
Box 15 Photo 004 Provident Hospital Original Building, 1891-1898
Box 15 Photo 005 Provident Hospital Nursing Classes, 1923
Box 15 Photo 006 First Medical Staff of Greater Provident Hospital, 1933
Box 15 Photo 007 Negatives, n.d.
Box 15 Photo 008 Provident Hospital, Attending Staff, Resident Staff and Board of Trustees, 1938
Box 15 Photo 009 “A Few Minutes With…” Provident Hospital Brochure, ca. 1940
Box 15 Photo 010 1st Annual Dinner Meeting Program [outside], Department of Medicine, Provident Hospital, 1947
Box 15 Photo 011 1st Annual Dinner Meeting Program [inside], Department of Medicine, Provident Hospital, 1947
Box 15 Photo 012 2nd Annual Dinner Meeting, Department of Medicine, Provident Hospital, June 1948
Box 15 Photo 013 CCPA Monthly Meeting at Provident Hospital, February 1949
Box 15 Photo 014 Exhibit for American College of Surgeons at Provident Hospital, ca. 1950
Box 15 Photo 015 Provident Hospital Exterior, ca. 1958
Box 15 Photo 016 Leonidas Berry, Dr. Ulysses Grant Dailey and Dr. David Johnson, Testimonial Dinner for Dr. Dailey, Provident Hospital, 1960
Box 15 Photo 017 Dr. Ulysses Grant Dailey and Leonidas Berry, Testimonial, 1960 [slide]
Box 15 Photo 018 Dr. John W. Coleman performing radiological procedure at Provident Hospital, 1960
Box 15 Photo 019 Leonidas Berry at unknown dinner, 1967
Box 15 Photo 020 Leonidas Berry speaking with two unidentified men at unknown dinner, 1967
Box 15 Photo 021 Donation of Gastro Camera to Provident Hospital, 1971
Box 15 Photo 022 Provident Hospital Groundbreaking for New Hospital, 1973-1974
Box 15 Photo 023 Provident Hospital Groundbreaking for New Hospital, 1973-1974
Box 15 Photo 024 A Living Legacy, Provident Hospital and Medical Center, 1982
Box 15 Photo 025 Opening Celebration, New Provident Hospital, 1993
Box 15 Photo 026 Leonidas Berry, M.D., Exhibit at American Negro Exposition, 1940
Box 15 Photo 027 “Setting Up” the Show, Gastroenterology Section, American Medical Association, Navy Pier, Chicago, 1949
Box 15 Photo 028 Cook County Graduate School, Gastroscopy Course, ca. 1958
Box 15 Photo 029 Gastroscope Demonstration with Leonidas Berry and P.G. Students, Cook County Graduate School and Hospital, late 1950s
Box 15 Photo 030 Gastrointestinal Pan-Endoscopy, 1974
Box 15 Photo 031 Gastrointestinal Pan-Endoscopy, 1974
Box 15 Photo 032 Gastroscopy Class, 1979
Box 15 Photo 033 Post-Graduate Class in Gastroscopy Using Gastro-Camera, Cook County Hospital, 1979
Box 15 Photo 034 American College of Gastroenterology Award, ca. 1988
Box 15 Photo 035 American College of Gastroenterology Award, ca. 1988
Box 15 Photo 036 Leonidas Berry in Group Photo, Unidentified Men, n.d.
Box 15 Photo 037 Judith Berry [Daughter of Leonidas H. Berry], February 1947
Box 15 Photo 038 Dr. Benjamin Quarles and Leonidas Berry, 1982
Box 15 Photo 039 Dr. Berry discusses his book, ca. 1982
Box 15 Photo 040 Leonidas Berry, 1980s
Box 15 Photo 041 Leonidas Berry and Unidentified Man, 1993
Box 15 Photo 042 Image of Leonidas Berry on Projector Screen, Intercontinental Hotel, Chicago, 1993
Box 15 Photo 043 Leonidas Berry, 1993
Box 15 Photo 044 Leonidas Berry’s Certificate of Baptism, 1902
Box 15 Photo 045 Leonidas Berry at 10 Years of Age, n.d.
Box 15 Photo 046 Homer Smith, Leonidas Berry, unidentified man and Homer Williams, Wilberforce University Quartette, n.d.
Box 15 Photo 047 Mrs. Beulah Berry [mother of Leonidas Berry], Judith Berry [daughter] and Ophelia, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, n.d.
Box 15 Photo 048 Judith Berry’s Secretaries, n.d.
Box 15 Photo 049 Leonidas Berry, Judith Berry Griffin [daughter] and Unidentified Man, n.d.
Box 15 Photo 050 Leonidas Berry and Judith Berry Griffin [daughter], n.d.
Box 15 Photo 051 Leonidas Berry, n.d.
Box 15 Photo 052 Leonidas Berry’s home, Chicago, n.d.
Box 15 Photo 053 Leonidas Berry’s Appeal to Michael Reese Hospital Committee [first page only], December 10, 1963
Box 16 Photo 054 Sexton Public School, Bio-Medical Careers Program, 1964
Box 16 Photo 055 Sexton Public School, Bio-Medical Careers Program, 1964
Box 16 Photo 056 Council for Bio-Medical Careers Workshop, 1964
Box 16 Photo 057 Michael Reese Staff Nurses, Bio-Medical Careers Programs, 1964
Box 16 Photo 058 The Second Annual Spring Conference on “Recruitment in Medical Careers,” The Council on Medical Education of the National Medical Association and the Chicago Council for Bio-Medical Careers, Mandel Hall Theatre, University of Chicago, 1965
Box 16 Photo 059 Nurse Ruth Armstrong, Michael Reese Hospital, G.I. Laboratory, 1974
Box 16 Photo 060 Bio-Medical Careers Workshop, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical School, 1964
Box 16 Photo 061 Reverend Jackson, Dr. James Buckner, DDS, Leonidas Berry and Unknown Man, Chicago Council for Bio-Medical Careers Conference, 1964
Box 16 Photo 062 Leonidas Berry and Graduate School Class with unknown patient, Michael Reese Hospital, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 063 Nelson C. Jefferson, M.D. Authority, Surgical Research with Associate and Heinriech Necheles, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman of Department, Michael Reese Medical Center, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 064 Flying Black Medics trip to Cairo, IL, 1969
Box 16 Photo 065 Flying Black Medics trip to Cairo, IL, 1969
Box 16 Photo 066 Flying Black Medics, medical technicians, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 067 Flying Black Medics, Leonidas Berry with social workers, Cairo, IL, ca. 1970
Box 16 Photo 068 Leonidas Berry in group of unidentified persons, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 069 Flying Black Medics returning from Ward Chapel A.M.E., Cairo, IL, 1970
Box 16 Photo 070 Flying Black Medics, Midway Airport, Chicago, 1970
Box 16 Photo 071 Dr. Berry, Reverend Charles Koen and Flying Black Medics on bus to Bethel A.M.E. during 1970 race riots, 1970
Box 16 Photo 072 Medical Committee for Human Right, Cairo, IL, 1970
Box 16 Photo 073 Leonidas Berry, Reverend Charles Koen, Cairo, IL, 1970
Box 16 Photo 074 Reverend Charles Koen, Leonidas Berry, Black United Front, Cairo, IL, 1970
Box 16 Photo 075 Mrs. Viola Priestly, Reverend J.A. Dames, Reverend Harvey Walden and Leonidas Berry, Flying Black Medics in Cairo, IL, 1970
Box 16 Photo 076 Lillie General, R.N., Provident Hospital; Ralston Reid, Williams Clinic; Donald Gater, medical technician; and Arnita Foster, laboratory assistant at the clinic at Ward Chapel A.M.E., Cairo, IL, 1970
Box 16 Photo 077 Dr. Howard Lee, pediatrician, examines Cairo child, ca. 1970
Box 16 Photo 078 Dr. Maurice Rabb, Cairo, IL, ca. 1970
Box 16 Photo 079 Flying Black Medics Conference on Health, Chicago and Cairo, IL, February 15, 1970
Box 16 Photo 080 Not yet identified
Box 16 Photo 081 Flying Black Medics Conference on Health, Chicago and Cairo, IL, February 15, 1970
Box 16 Photo 082 Not yet identified
Box 16 Photo 083 Flying Black Medics Conference on Health, Chicago and Cairo, IL, February 15, 1970
Box 16 Photo 084 Flying Black Medics Conference on Health, Chicago and Cairo, IL, February 15, 1970
Box 16 Photo 085 Patient Registration, Flying Black Medics Clinic, Cairo, IL, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 086 Planning for Flying Black Medics, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 087 Reverend Charles Koen, Black United Front, Cairo, IL, 1970
Box 16 Photo 088 Flying Black Medics, Cairo, IL [negatives], n.d.
Box 16 Photo 089 Medical Committee for Human Rights [slide], n.d.
Box 16 Photo 090 South Africa, 1950
Box 16 Photo 091 Leonidas Berry and friends at the Tropicana Club, Havana, Cuba, 1952
Box 16 Photo 092 NMA China Trip, 1970s
Box 16 Photo 093 Leonidas Berry with Jomo Kenyatta, president of Kenya, April 1991
Box 16 Photo 094 Josiah Henson Farm, Dresden, Ontario, Canada, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 095 The Canadian Black Identity, Josiah Henson Farm, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 096 Stove, Josiah Henson Farm, Dresden, Ontario, Canada, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 097 Josiah Henson Farm, Dresden, Ontario, Canada, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 098 Josiah Henson Farm, Dresden, Ontario, Canada, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 099 Josiah Henson Farm, Dresden, Ontario, Canada, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 100 Josiah Henson Farm, Dresden, Ontario, Canada, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 101 Josiah Henson Farm, Dresden, Ontario, Canada, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 102 Josiah Henson Farm, Dresden, Ontario, Canada, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 103 Canada, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 104 Canada, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 105 Canada, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 106 Canada, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 107 Unidentified Art, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 108 Unidentified Art, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 109 Unidentified Art, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 110 Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 111 Leonidas Berry and the Statue of Leonidas the Great, Thermopylae, Greece, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 112 Statue of Leonidas the Great, Thermopylae, Greece, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 113 Leonidas Berry and residents at Tokyo Medical College, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 114 Leonidas Berry, Clark Field, Manila, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 115 Leonidas Berry, Cairo, Egypt, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 116 Leonidas Berry, Cairo, Egypt, n.d.
Box 16 Photo 117 Chicago Area Health and Medical Careers Program (CAHMCP), n.d.
Box 16 Photo 118 Unidentified man, Chicago Area Health and Medical Careers Program (CAHMCP), n.d.
Box 16 Photo 119 Students, Chicago Area Health and Medical Careers Program (CAHMCP), n.d.
Box 16 Photo 120 Medical Career Conference, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 121 Inauguration of Leonidas Berry as president, Cook County Physicians Association, 1951
Box 17 Photo 122 Cook County Physicians Association Memorial Banquet, 1951
Box 17 Photo 123 Dr. A.M. Townsend, Jr., Leonidas Berry and Dr. A.M. Townsend, Sr., and Judge Scoville Richardson, 1958
Box 17 Photo 124 Dr. Montague Cobb and Leonidas Berry, NMA, 1964
Box 17 Photo 125 Leonidas Berry, president, National Medical Association Leadership Award, August 1966
Box 17 Photo 126 Leonidas Berry, Mayor Jane Byrne, Sally Berger and Canute Russell, Chicago, 1982
Box 17 Photo 127 Leonidas Berry with Drs. Kirsner and Russe, 28 July 1987
Box 17 Photo 128 Leonidas Berry and friends, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 129 Leonidas Berry and friends, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 130 Leonidas Berry and friends, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 131 Leonidas Berry and friends, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 132 Leonidas Berry receiving “Man of the Year” award from Chicago Forty Club, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 133 Leonidas Berry and President Lyndon B. Johnson, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 134 W.E.B. Dubois photo in Leonidas Berry’s personal library, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 135 Dr. A.M. Curtis, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 136 Dr. Midian O. Bousfield, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 137 George Washington Carver, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 138 Brig. Gen. Spencer Dickerson, M.D., ENT Specialist, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 139 Leonidas Berry, Rush Medical College, 1930
Box 17 Photo 140 Major General Otis O. Benson, classmate of Leonidas Berry at Rush Medical College, 1930
Box 17 Photo 141 Laurie Allen, M.D., chest specialist, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 142 Dr. Roscoe Giles, Sr. attending physician, Cook County Hospital, 1950-1955, and former chair of surgery at Provident Hospital, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 143 Dr. T.K. Lawless, dermatologist, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 144 Dr. T.K. Lawless and Leonidas Berry, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 145 Dr. T.K. Lawless, 25th annual convention, Atlanta, August 1970
Box 17 Photo 146 Dr. Percy L. Johnson, 26th annual convention, Philadelphia, August 1971
Box 17 Photo 147 William Moses Jones, M.D., University of Chicago professor and eye specialist, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 148 James E. Bowman, M.D., Genetics Research/Blood Bank, professor at the University of Chicago, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 149 Leonidas Berry and Dr. Leo Heneicoff, president and CEO of Rush Medical College, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 150 Dr. Louis Sullivan and Leonidas Berry, 1990
Box 17 Photo 151 Dr. Louis Sullivan and Leonidas Berry, 1990
Box 17 Photo 152 Staff and interns, Freedmen’s Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1929-1930
Box 17 Photo 153 Williams Brothers Clinic, 67th Street and South Parkway, Chicago, 1962
Box 17 Photo 154 Dr. Rudolf Schindler, Mrs. Schindler and Leonidas Berry, VA Hospital, Long Beach, CA, 1963
Box 17 Photo 155 Leonidas Berry at Billings Hospital, 1977
Box 17 Photo 156 Drs. James (surgeon), Charles L. (internist) and Jasper (gynecologist) Williams, Williams Brothers Clinic, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 157 A.M.E Exhibit Emancipation Centennial, 1963
Box 17 Photo 158 Medical Group, Department of Public Health, Nigeria, 1965
Box 17 Photo 159 Leonidas Berry with Medical Group, Nigeria, 1965
Box 17 Photo 160 Leonidas Berry with Medical Group, Nigeria, 1965
Box 17 Photo 161 Leonidas Berry with Medical Group, Nigeria, 1965
Box 17 Photo 162 Leonidas Berry with Medical Group, Nigeria, 1965
Box 17 Photo 163 Leonidas Berry with Medical Group, Kenyatta Hospital, 1965
Box 17 Photo 164 Nigeria, ca. 1965
Box 17 Photo 165 A.M.E. Health Education Exhibit, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 166 African A.M.E. Ministers, Nigeria, ca. 1965
Box 17 Photo 167 First Aid Clinic, 39th A.M.E. General Conference, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 168 Free Chest X-Ray, A.M.E. Convention, Philadelphia, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 169 A.M.E. Church Tribute to Leonidas Berry, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 170 A.M.E. Church Tribute to Leonidas Berry, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 171 “Phrenic Nerve Crush as an Adjunct Vagotomy in the Treatment of Peptic Ulcer” by Dr. Ulysses Grant Dailey, 1950
Box 17 Photo 172 Dailey Hospital and Clinic, ca. 1920s
Box 17 Photo 173 Dailey Hospital and Clinic, 3736 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, ca. 1930
Box 17 Photo 174 Dr. Ulysses Grant Dailey, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 175 Dr. Daniel Hale Williams’ last Chicago home, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 176 “Daniel Hale Williams: Pioneer Surgeon…” by Dr. Ulysses Grant Dailey, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 177 Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, American College of Surgeons Fellow certificate, 1913
Box 17 Photo 178 Drawing of Robert Smalls, William Morrison, A. Gradine and John Smalls, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 179 Battery A, 2nd Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops, Civil War, ca. 1861-1865
Box 17 Photo 180 Cover of “Imhotep National Conference on Hospital Integration,” 1957
Box 17 Photo 181 Herblock cartoon on segregation in medicine, 1963
Box 17 Photo 182 S. Block letter to Leonidas Berry, 20 December 1963
Box 17 Photo 183 Project 75 article by Dr. Andrew Thomas, 1971
Box 17 Photo 184 “Health and Hospitals Governing Commission of Cook County” plaque, A.M.E. Ministerial Alliance, 1978
Box 17 Photo 185 Dr. Benjamin W. Anthony funeral program, 1983
Box 17 Photo 186 Dr. and Mrs. William Carlmell, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 187 Not yet identified
Box 17 Photo 188 Lt. Gen. B.O. Davis, Jr., chief of staff, in Korea (Eighth Air Force Base), n.d.
Box 17 Photo 189 Not yet identified
Box 17 Photo 190 Negatives, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 191 Negatives, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 192 Negatives, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 193 Negatives, n.d.
Box 17 Photo 194 Negatives, n.d.
Box 18 Photo 195 Leonidas Berry, n.d.
Series 11: Memorabilia, 1942-1991
Box 19 Folder 1 Memorabilia, 1966-1991; n.d.
Box 19 Folder 2 Memorabilia, n.d.
Box 19 Folder 3 Memorabilia, Article on Marriage and Parent’s Anniversary Napkin, 1950
Box 19 Folder 4 Memorabilia, Business Cards, n.d.
Box 19 Folder 5 Memorabilia, Certificates and Citations, 1942-1987
Box 19 Folder 6 Memorabilia, Conference Name Badges, 1950-1980s
Box 19 Folder 7 Memorabilia, Conference Name Badges, n.d.
Box 19 Folder 8 Memorabilia, Copy of Book Autograph, 1981
Box 19 Folder 9 Memorabilia, Egyptian Papyrus Writing, 1983 (?)
Box 19 Folder 10 Memorabilia, Handbook for Kampala Entebbe and Jinna (Autographed by Ambassador), 1966
Box 19 Folder 11 Memorabilia, Invitations, 1966-1987
Box 19 Folder 12 Memorabilia, Letterhead, n.d.
Box 19 Folder 13 Memorabilia, Pan-Am Inaugural Flight to Kenya, 1955
Box 19 Folder 14 Memorabilia, Poems
Box 19 Folder 15 Memorabilia, Provident Button, ca. 1980s (?)
Box 19 Folder 16 Memorabilia, Pulse: A History of Music by Lena McLin, 1977
Box 19 Folder 17 Memorabilia, Reproductions of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, Gettysburg Address and Bill of Rights, n.d.
Box 19 Folder 18 Memorabilia, Reproduction of “The Doctor,” n.d
Box 19 Folder 19 Memorabilia, Road Map of East Africa, n.d.
Box 19 Folder 20 Memorabilia, Roosevelt University’s The Meaning of Quality in American Life Pamphlet, 1981
Box 20 Folder 1 Memorabilia, Sheet Music, n.d. (1)
Box 20 Folder 2 Memorabilia, Sheet Music, n.d. (2)
Box 20 Folder 3 Memorabilia, The Story of the Alamo (comic book), 1955
Box 20 Folder 4 Memorabilia, Travel Journal, Berry’s Impressions of Europe, 1954
Box 20 Memorabilia, Framed photo of Dr. Walter Gray Crump and “Angels of Every Day” poem, n.d.
Box 20 Memorabilia, Plaque, Association of Former Interns and Residents of Freedmen’s Hospital, 1952
Box 20 Memorabilia, Chilean Banner, 1960
Box 21 Memorabilia, Bust of Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, n.d.
Box 21 Memorabilia, Bust of Charles Richard Drew, n.d.
Box 21 Memorabilia, Bust of Lewis Latimer, n.d.
Box 22 Memorabilia, Bust of Imhotep, n.d.
Box 22 Memorabilia, Plaque, “Presented to Leonidas H. Berry, M.D., ‘The Flying Black Medic,’ in Recognition of Special Services in the Ministry of Healing, 4th Episcopal District, A.M.E. Church, H. Thomas Primm, Bishop, 1970”
Box 23 Memorabilia, Poster of Leonidas Berry on front page of Sunday Living , 1982
Box 23 Memorabilia, Framed reproduction of “The Dawn of Abdominal Surgery,” n.d.
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