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 File — Box: 103

Scope and Contents note

From the Collection: The William Crawford Gorgas papers include material created by and written about Gorgas, as well as material created by other Gorgas family members. His diaries and journals illuminate his life and work for the U.S. Army as a surgeon and span the years he worked in Cuba and Panama. The collection includes official reports and other documents Gorgas wrote and collected, as well as articles and other publications written about Gorgas and his work in sanitation and disease prevention, particularly yellow fever. Correspondence, articles, and other items document the numerous awards and tributes Gorgas received during his life and memorials after his death in 1920. In addition to William Crawford Gorgas material, the collection includes other material belonging to Gorgas family members including Marie Gorgas and their daughter, Aileen Gorgas Wrightson. In 1924, his widow Marie Gorgas published William Crawford Gorgas: His Life and Work. This collection includes manuscripts, galley proofs, and published versions of her work.

The collection is arranged into the following series: Diaries and Journals; Correspondence; Personal Material; U.S. Army Work; Professional Affiliations; Speeches and Writings; Published Material; Honors and Memorials; Gorgas Family; Manuscripts about the Life of William Crawford Gorgas; Clippings; Miscellany; and Photographs.


  • 1869-1920


From the Collection: 12 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266