Manscript collection 1-Cason papers

Manuscript Collection 1                  Turner Z. Cason Papers, 1932-1957.

Physical Description:   2.9 linear ft.   7  boxes.

Arrangement Note: Files organized in blocks- the first block concentrates on short course material, the second on material pertaining to beginning the Department of Medicine and then the College of Medicine, while the third is a collection of files relating to professional organizations and general correspondence.

Biographical Note: Dr. T.Z. Cason, b. 1886.  Graduated from UF 1908, MD U. Georgia.  Army Medical Corps June 13, 1917- April 17, 1919, Captain Medical Corps.  Physician Jacksonville.  Delivered Phi Beta Kappa address UF 1941, “In Search of a Dream”.  Ran graduate short courses in Florida, 1932- instrumental in creation first of Department of Medicine in UF Graduate School, then the College of Medicine.  Ran CME program for new College of Medicine in 1956.  Brother of Zelma Cason, who became embroiled in a lawsuit with Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, claiming Rawling portrayed her in a slanderous manner in the book Cross Creek.  Himself uninvolved in the lawsuit, T.Z. Cason also was, for a time, physician to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

Contents Note: Collection of papers, chiefly correspondence, related to development and offerings of short course for physicians in Florida, to the creation of the Department of Medicine through the Dean of the UF Graduate School, and to creation of the College of Medicine at UF. Also includes various news clippings.  Most correspondence discusses administration and planning of short courses, including administrative details on registering participants, publicizing courses and siting courses at various Florida locations.  Some material reports on attendance at courses, with separate entries for African American and white physicians. Also correspondence concerning first integrated short course in Jacksonville in 1940- correspondence to hotel president, police, and with Florida A & M University on issues of crediting African American physicians who attended.

Box 1
History- short courses 1932-1936
Short Course 1933
Short Course 1934
Short Course 1935
Short Course 1936
Short Course 1937
Short Course 1938

Box 2

Short Course 1939
Short Course 1940
History- 1940
History- African American Physicians-1940
Negroes- General Correspondence, Including Physicians, except Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College
Negroes- Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College
Short Course 1941
Short Course- cardiology- 1941

Box 3
Short Course 1942-1943
Short Course 1954
Short Course 1955
Short Course 1957
News Clippings- Short Course- With Harrell- 1954-55
Programs- Permanent File- 1953-1957
Announcements and releases for publicity- newspapers and other publications- 1945-1956
Committee on Medical Postgraduate Class- reports- 1953, 1954-1955
Publicity- circular letters to doctors, hospitals, etc.- 1946-1952

Box 4
Florida Medical Education- U. Miami Medical School- 1943
Florida Medical Education Committee- 1946-1947
Department of Medicine of the Graduate School of the University of Florida- Faculty- 1942-1951
Graduate School Development Notes and Minutes (including Short
Course Committee meeting minutes)- 1943-1957
Creation of Medical School- 1946-1952
Medical School Clippings
College of Medicine 1953-1956

Box 5
American College of Physicians
Applications- Faculty and Miscellaneous Positions- 1943-1953
Cason- Public Address and Published Papers- 1948-1949
Central Florida State TB Sanatorium- 1949-1950
Daily Files- March, 1948- June, 1949
Daily Files- August, 1949- May, 1950
Daily Files- June- Dec. 1950
Daily Files- Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 1951

Box 6
Daily Files- Jan- Dec. 1953
Daily Files- Jan.- Nov. 1954
Daily Files- 1955
Daily Files- 1956

Box 7
Daily Files- 1957
Diabetes Research- 1952
Duval County Medical Center- 1946-1950
Florida Medical Association- 1943-1957
Florida State Board of Health- 1942-1952
Florida Tuberculosis and Health Association- 1944-1953
Heart Associations- 1946-1950