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May 24, 2012

George Crile diaries- Summer projects

Over the summer, we will be scanning a three volume set of diaries from the founder of the Cleveland Clinic, George Crile Sr. These diaries chronicle part of his time served at U.S. Army Medical Corps hospitals in France during World War I. They are filled with notes, letters and photographs. Check back for more details later this summer when they will be live on Digital Case. A small preview below:

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May 03, 2012

Additions to existing collections

There are a number of exisiting collections that we continually add new content in Digital Case. Here are some of these recent additions:

*Cleveland medical theses: We have the years 1844-1851 currently live in Digital Case. We will eventually have the entire run through 1883 by the end of the year, so please check back for frequent updates. This collection is being scanned from the collection of the Dittrick Medical History Center. For more information on the material or collection, please contact the museum at 216-368-3648

*Western Reserve Historical Society Manuscript Collections: We have loaded most of the collection of the Manuscripts Relating to the Early History of the Western Reserve, 1795-1869. This was the first collection of manuscripts to be assembled by the Western Reserve Historical Society, and its provenance is closely intertwined with the circumstances of the institution's founding. Chiefly responsible for the acquisition of the materials comprising the collection was Charles W. Whittlesey, the Society's first president. According to the Society's second annual report (1869), Whittlesey assembled the collection from a variety of different sources and by several means: he purchased the papers of the Connecticut Land Company under the authority of the Cuyahoga County commissioners, solicited accounts and original manuscripts from early settlers and their descendents, and added documents that he and some earlier enthusiasts had gathered as their own personal collections. Prominent among these latter additions were the materials collected by John Barr and Leonard Case for an earlier, failed historical society. Some of these will eventually be text encoded with transcriptions of each page.

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