Donald Harter papers


The collection documents Harter's efforts to have Columbia University memorialize Jesse W. Lazear's and Aristides Agramonte's work on the U.S. Yellow Fever Commission in Cuba after the Spanish-American War. Both were graduates of Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S). Harter's work led to the dedication of a plaque in their memory at P&S in 1972. Included are Harter's correspondence with University administrators; a dedication ceremony program; and photocopies of scientific articles written by Lazear, Agramonte and other members of the Yellow Fever Commission.

In addition, there are letters from P&S alumni reminiscing about Robert Loeb, chairman of the department of medicine at P&S and the Presbyterian Hospital, 1947-1960, and a few photographs of P&S professors.


Donald Harter

Date [inclusive]: 

1899-1998 (bulk 1970-1972)

Physical Description: 

.15 cubic feet (1 box)