Series 2c- Will Deal Correspondence (23.6 linear feet)

Series 2c       College of Medicine, Office of the Dean
William Deal Correspondence, 1964-1990

Physical Description: 57 boxes (24 linear feet)

Arrangement note: Contains correspondence and reading files from the Office of the dean during before, during and after Dr. Deal’s deanship and period as vice president arranged in chronological order, originally stored in binders. Material was removed from binders and placed in folders in chronological order.

Agency note: The University of Florida College of Medicine opened officially for students in the fall of 1956, after a long period while the legislature approved a College of Medicine located in Gainesville, and during which the Medical Center Study was conducted. The first Dean of the College, Dr. George T. Harrell, was hired as a consultant for the study and then became intimately concerned in planning the Center. He was offered the position of Dean of the College in 1953 and officially began his tenure as dean in 1954. Shortly thereafter he began to hire faculty. He was an innovative thinker famous for his attention to detail and his foresightedness. His original faculty consisted of rising stars, rather than older and established physicians, and he believed strongly in the importance of research in medical education. He also believed in the importance of medical humanities and in educating physicians to focus on case histories in aiding diagnosis. Many of his innovations and ideas about curriculum were dropped over the years, while many have become increasingly important- in some cases, medical education has returned to what he saw was important many years before. Thus, his legacy is an important one for the College of Medicine, although future deans would focus to a greater or lesser extent on education, versus clinical practice or research in their funding and hiring initiatives.

Dean of COM:
George T. Harrell 1954-64
Emanuel Suter 1964-1972
Chandler Stetson 1972-1977
William Deal (interim dean and dean) 1977-1988
Lee Dockery (interim dean) 1988-1989
Allen Neims 1989-1996
Edward Copeland (interim dean) 1996-1997
Kenneth I. Berns 1997-2002
C. Craig Tisher 2003-         

Contents note: Copies of correspondence that was circulated interdepartmentally as well as outside the College of Medicine.

Box 1
Curricular Revision, 1964
Executive Committee of the Faculty, Minutes and Correspondence, 1966
Project One, 1968

Box 2
Counsel of Academic Deans, 1968-1971
Medical Practice Committee, 1968-1971
Minutes, VA Deans Committee
Health Center Planning and Building, 1969-1971

Box 3
EPPC Committee, 1969-1972
Reading File, Tom V. Harris, James P. McLean, Chandler A. Stetson, January-June 1974

Box 4
Reading File, Mr. McLean, Tom Harris, July 3, 1974-October 10, 1974
Reading File, Dr. Deal, Mr. McLean, Tom Harris, October 15, 1974-January 28, 1975
Reading File, 1975

Box 5
Reading File, July 1975-September 1975

Box 6
Correspondence, January 1, 1976-April 30, 1976
Dean’s Office, Reading File, May 1976-July 31, 1976

Box 7
Reading Files, August 1976-October 31, 1976
Cost Studies Correspondence
Reading File, Tom V. Harris, November 1, 1976-January 31, 1977

 Box 8
Management Committee Minutes
June 1977-August 1977 

Box 9
Reading File, February 1, 1977-May 1977

Box 10
Reading Files, April 1, 1978-June 30, 1978
Correspondence, July 1978-October 31, 1978

Box 11
Reading File, November 1, 1978
Management Committee Meeting Minutes, 1978

Box 12
Reading File, Dean’s Office, June 1, 1979
Reading File, Dean’s Office, Tom V. Harris, March 1979

Box 13
October1979-December 1979
Reading File, Dean’s Office, August 1, 1979

Box 14
Reading File, Dean’s Office, November 1979-December 1980
Reading File, Dean’s Office, January 1, 1980-February 29, 1980

Box 15
Reading File, Dean’s Office, March 11, 1980-May 30, 1980
Reading File, Dean’s Office, 6/2/80-8/31/80

Box 16
Reading File, Dean’s Office, 9/1/80-11/18/80 

Box 17

1981

Reading File, Dean’s Office, 1/1/81-2/28/81

 

Box 18

1981

Reading File, Dean’s Office, Tom V. Harris, 4/10/81-5/31/81

 

Box 19

Correspondence, April-July 1981

1981

 

Box 20

Reading File, Dean’s Office, July 1, 1981-July 31, 1981

1981

 

Box 21

CBMI Conference, August 1981

Reading File, Dean’s Office, August 1981

 

Box 22

Correspondence, August/September 1981

Reading File, Dean’s Office, September/October 1981

 

Box 23

1981

Reading File, Dean’s Office, October 1, 1981

Dean’s Office, Reading File, November 1, 1981

 

Box 24

Correspondence, October 1981-March 1982

Charles P. Gibbs, Department of Anesthesiology, 1982 Reading File

Charles P. Gibbs, Assistant Dean for Curriculum, 1982 Reading file

 

Box 25

1982

Reading File, Dean’s office, January 1982

Reading File, Dean’s Office, March 10, 1982

 

Box 26

Dean’s Office Reading File, February 1, 1982-March 9, 1982

William Deal Correspondence, 9/1/82-12/30/82

W.B. Deal Correspondence, 4/1/82-8/31/82

 

Box 27

Reading File, Dean’s Office, May 1, 1982

1982

 

Box 28

Reading File, Dean’s Office, July 1982

Reading File, Dean’s Office, September 1, 1982

 

Box 29

October 14, 1982-December 1, 1982

December 2, 1982-February 7, 1983

 

Box 30

Charles P. Gibbs, Assistant Dean for Curriculum, 1983 Reading File

Charles P. Gibbs, Department of Anesthesiology, 1983 Reading File

Deal Correspondence, January-June 1983

 

Box 31

February 8, 1983

March 21, 1983

May 4, 1983

 

Box 32

July 18, 1983-September 15, 1983

Deal Correspondence, July-December 1983

 

Box 33

September 16, 1983

Dean’s Office Reading File, October-December 1983

 

Box 34

Charles P. Gibbs, Assistant Dean for Curriculum, Reading File, 1984

Curriculum Reviews, Phase C Course Evaluations, 1984

 

Box 35

Curriculum Review, Phase B Course Evaluations, 1984

Curriculum Review, Consultant Interviews

 

Box 36

Curriculum Review, 1984, Goals, GPED, Questionnaires, and Seminars

Deal Correspondence, 1/84-6/84

Reading File, Dean’s Office, 1/84

 

Box 37

Reading File, Dean’s Office, March 1, 1984-April 9, 1984

4/9/84-5/7/84

 

Box 38

Reading File, Dean’s Office, May 8, 1984

June 1984

 

Box 39

Deal Correspondence, July 1, 1984-October 31, 1984

Reading File, July 31, 1984-November 1984

Temporary Dean’s Office, 9/16-10/4/85

 

Box 40

September 24, 1984-November 15, 1984

Deal Correspondence, November 1984-January 1985

 

Box 41

Charles P. Gibbs, Assistant Dean for Curriculum, 1985 Reading File

Minutes, Curriculum Review

 

Box 42

Dean’s Office Reading File, January 1985

Reading File, November 1985

 

Box 43

Reading File, 2/11-3/12/85

Reading File, March 11-April 2, 1985

Temporary Dean’s Office, 3/19-4/18/85

 

Box 44

Deal Correspondence, 4/30/85-2/1/85

Temporary Dean’s Office, 4/16-5/23/85

Temporary Dean’s Office, 4/25/86-5/19/85

 

Box 45

Temporary Dean’s Office, 4/1-5/3/85

Temporary Dean’s Office, 5/21-6/11/85

Temporary Dean’s Office, 6/3-8/28/85

 

Box 46

Deal Correspondence, 5/1-7/31/85

Temporary Dean’s Office, 5/28-7/15/85

Temporary, 7/15-8/2/85

8/13/85-9/19/85

 

Box 47

9/27-11/18/85

12/5/85-1/9/86

Charles P. Gibbs, Assistant Dean for the Curriculum, 1986 Reading File

 

Box 48

Deal Correspondence, August-December 1985

January 1986

 

Box 49

Deal Correspondence, January-March 1986

3/6/86-4/14/86

4/8/86-4/29/86

 

Box 50

W.B. Deal Reading File, March 1, 1986-June 30, 1986

5/15/86-6/6/86

6/27/86-7/28/86

 

Box 51

7/18/86-8/8/86

August 25 to September 24, 1986

August 1986

9/23/86-10/20/86

 

Box 52

Deal Correspondence, July 1, 1986-September 30, 1986

10/20/86-11/14/86

 

Box 53

Deal Correspondence, October-December 1986

J. Lee Dockery Correspondence, January-March, 1987

 

Box 54

Deal Correspondence, January-March 1987

Deal Correspondence, April-June 1987

Box 55

Deal Correspondence, April/June 1987

J. Lee Dockery Correspondence, April-July 1987

Box 56

W.B. Deal Correspondence, July-September 1987

W.B. Deal Correspondence, October-December 1987

Box 57

1987

AAMC Meetings, 1990