Rudolph Matas papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Biographical and personal documents and papers

Biographical and personal documents and papers

Correspondence

Correspondence

Correspondence

Correspondence

Correspondence

Correspondence

Correspondence

Correspondence

Medical practices, clinical histories

Medical practices, clinical histories

Medical practices, clinical histories

Medical practices, clinical histories

Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients

Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients

Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients

Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients

Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients (oversize)

Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients (oversize)

Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes

Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes

Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes

Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes

Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes

Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes

Day books

Day books

Day books

Day books

Day books

Day books

Day books

Day books

Speeches

Speeches

Papers, abstracts, memorials, case notes

Patient account books

History of medicine; Nursing in Louisiana, Charity Hospital

Volumes

History of Orleans Parish Medical Society and Louisiana State Medical Society

Medical societies and associations

Matas notebooks, scrapbooks, albums, and prayer books

Programs and medical exams

Published articles of Dr. Rudolph Matas

Published medical articles of Dr. Rudolph Matas

Newspaper clippings

Photographs: family, friends, trips

Photographs of Dr. Matas and family and friends

Other items

University items

Medical slides

Phonograph records

Two boxes index cards

Four-drawer file

Biographical note cards

Photographs



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Rudolph Matas papers, 1829-1960 | Louisiana Research Collection

By Eira Tansey

Collection Overview

Title: Rudolph Matas papers, 1829-1960

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 868

Primary Creator: Matas, Rudolph,  1860-1957.

Extent: 56.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged as follows: biographical and personal documents and papers of Rudolph Matas; correspondence, both personal and professional; medical practice and clinical histories; sketches and photographs of medical cases; teaching lectures, syllabi, and notes; diaries; speeches; papers, abstracts, memorials, and case notes; patient account books; history of medicine manuscript; Charity Hospital history; Louisiana State Medical Society and Orleans Parish Medical Society materials; published articles of Dr. Matas and others; newspaper clippings; photographs;  Matas decorations, medals, and oral history; Tulane University items; medical slides; phonograph records; biographical bibliography index cards; file drawer of bibliographical cards, and oversized items. The collection consists of 56 boxes and one oversize folder. It is 81 linear feet.

Date Acquired: 08/04/1969

Subjects: Charity Hospital (New Orleans, La.), Louisiana State Medical Society., Matas, Rudolph, 1860-1957., Medicine -- United States -- History., Physicians -- Louisiana -- New Orleans., Physicians -- United States., Tulane University. School of Medicine.

Forms of Material: Bibliographies., Clippings (information artifacts), Diaries., Photographs., Publications., Sketches., Speeches.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of biographical and personal papers, correspondence, clinical histories, photographs and sketches of aneurysm patients, lectures, syllabi, papers, notes, diaries, speeches, abstracts, patient account books, scrapbooks, articles by Matas, newspaper clippings, photographs, personal memorabilia, Tulane memorabilia, and bibliographic cards. There is a scrapbook of the Louisiana State Medical Society created during Dr. Matas' presidency as well as his History of Louisiana State Medical School and History of Medicine in Louisiana. Matas was born in Louisiana and was closely tied to Tulane University from the time of his graduation from the University of Louisiana Medical School, predecessor of Tulane Medical School, in 1880.

Biographical Note

Rudolph Matas (1860-1957) was a noted physician, surgeon, teacher, leader in medical societies locally in New Orleans and internationally, and innovator of surgical methods. Matas was born in Louisiana and is closely associated with Tulane University from the time of his graduation from the University of Louisiana Medical School, predecessor of Tulane Medical School, in 1880.

Subject/Index Terms

Charity Hospital (New Orleans, La.)
Louisiana State Medical Society.
Matas, Rudolph, 1860-1957.
Medicine -- United States -- History.
Physicians -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Physicians -- United States.
Tulane University. School of Medicine.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Alternate Extent Statement: 81 linear feet

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Acquisition Source: Rudolph Matas.

Preferred Citation: Rudolph Matas papers, Manuscripts Collection 868, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Processing Information: Collection originally processed by Helen Burkes in 1994.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011. Revised by LAC Group 10/17/11.

Other Note: OCLC Number: 236484935


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Biographical and personal documents and papers],
[Box 2: Biographical and personal documents and papers],
[Box 3: Correspondence],
[Box 4: Correspondence],
[Box 5: Correspondence],
[Box 6: Correspondence],
[Box 7: Correspondence],
[Box 8: Correspondence],
[Box 9: Correspondence],
[Box 10: Correspondence],
[Box 11: Medical practices, clinical histories, 1881-1917],
[Box 12: Medical practices, clinical histories, 1915-1923],
[Box 13: Medical practices, clinical histories, 1924-1925],
[Box 14: Medical practices, clinical histories, 1926-1940],
[Box 15: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients],
[Box 16: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients],
[Box 17: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients],
[Box 18: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients],
[Box 19: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients (oversize)],
[Box 20: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients (oversize)],
[Box 21: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 22: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 23: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 24: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 25: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 26: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 27: Day books, 1890s-1920s],
[Box 28: Day books, 1927-1931],
[Box 29: Day books, 1932-1934],
[Box 30: Day books, 1935-1938],
[Box 31: Day books, 1939-1943],
[Box 32: Day books, 1944-1947],
[Box 33: Day books, 1948-1950],
[Box 34: Day books, 1951-1956],
[Box 35: Speeches],
[Box 36: Speeches],
[Box 37: Papers, abstracts, memorials, case notes],
[Box 38: Patient account books, 1942-1947],
[Box 39: History of medicine; Nursing in Louisiana, Charity Hospital],
[Box 40: Volumes],
[Box 41: History of Orleans Parish Medical Society and Louisiana State Medical Society],
[Box 42: Medical societies and associations],
[Box 43: Matas notebooks, scrapbooks, albums, and prayer books],
[Box 44: Programs and medical exams, 1902-1925],
[Box 45: Published articles of Dr. Rudolph Matas, 1870s-1929],
[Box 46: Published medical articles of Dr. Rudolph Matas, 1930-1953],
[Box 47: Newspaper clippings, 1855-1960s],
[Box 48: Photographs: family, friends, trips],
[Box 49: Photographs of Dr. Matas and family and friends, 1877-1957],
[Box 50: Other items],
[Box 51: University items],
[Box 52: Medical slides],
[Box 53: Phonograph records],
[Box 54: Two boxes index cards],
[Box 55: Four-drawer file],
[Box 56: Biographical note cards],
[Oversize folder 1: Photographs],
[All]

Box 35: Speeches
Folder 1: Speeches, 1885-1898
A little story at...Territorial Medical Association; Inaugural address to students; Inaugural address to students at Medical and surgical association (New Orelans)
Folder 2: Speeches, 1905-1908
Biers hypertenium; lecture by Dr. John Thompson Hodgen (undated, after 1907); lecture in Chicago
Folder 3: Speeches, 1911-1912
Jerome Cochran lecture, Montgomery, AL; address to Touro Infirmary Nurses School
Folder 4: Speeches, 1913
Surgeons Association of Illinois Central and Yazoo Mississippi; railroads, New Orleans; Society of Clinical Surgery address
Folder 5: Speeches, 1914-1919
Address to graduation class [Tulane?]; address to a fraternity; address to Phi Chi, Tulane Medical School; The Ivy address; Stars and Bars; Round Table Club address; address at Congress Francais ed Chirurgie ( undated, after 1917, in French); address to Tulane University doctors, encouraging them to join "The Tulane Unit" base hospital unit #24, first page lacking; treatment of fracture
Folder 6: Speeches, 1917-1919
Speeches include The Ivy Address, Stars and Bars, Round Table Club address, Congress Francaise de Chirurgie address in French, address to Tulane University doctors encouraging them to join the "Tulane Unit" Base Hospital Unit #24, and speech on Treatment of fracture.
Folder 7: Speeches, 1920-1921
Hodgen lecture, St. Louis (2 copies, dissimilar);  address to the American Soeicty of Regional Anesthesia; address to Beta Iota Chapter, Nu Sigma Nu.
Folder 8: Speeches, 1922
Address to Touro Training School for Nurses; address to Stars and Bars society.
Folder 9: Speeches, 1924
Address to the Owls Student Club; address to the student body, Tulane University Medical School; address on Dr. Chaiele to Tulane University Medical Alumni; address to Southern  Medical Association;  "On Invitation" address to Beta Iota.
Folder 10: Speeches, 1924-1925
Remarks at Surgical Division of Touro staff; Presidential Address to American College of Surgeons, Philadelphia; In Memorium Arthur W. De Roaldes; Louisiana League for Peace and Freedom; discarded parts of inaugural address at Clinical Congress of American College of Surgeons, Philadelphia.
Folder 11: Speeches, 1926
Speeches include those at Louisiana State Medical Society, at inauguration of radiological department at Touro Hospital, and at the American College of Surgeons.
Folder 12: Speeches, 1926
Ivy Day address- 2 copies; Ivy Day address- 2 copies; notes for back to Hullabaloo party.
Folder 13: Speeches, 1926
Address to French Canadian surgeons at the American College of Surgeons meeting in French; address, 1926 (Grace King present); synopsis of address at presentation of the Bigalow Memorial Medal, Boston; address to surgeons in Canada (incomplete)
Folder 14: Speeches, 1922-1928
Notes of address(in spanish); notes of address (possibly "Jenku Catelon" address) in Spanish; address to Spanish Medical Congress, Madrid (in Spanish); address (in Spanish); President's reports; address to Gastro-enterology Society.
Folder 15: Speeches, 1928
Address to Young Men's Business Club; address to Anti-tuberculosis dinner; dedication of  Field Hospital at Centerville, Mississippi; typescript, manuscript, and 2 page paper about Dr. Field; supplement to Young Men's Business Club address
Folder 16: Speeches, 1928
Address on aneurysm at Association of Surgeons of the Illinois Central System, New Orleans, with moving picture; further communication of the moving picture.
Folder 17: Speeches, 1928
Address at celebration of Leopold Cahn's 100th birthday; address to Touro medical staff; address at Nu Sigma Nu banquet; radio talk for Victor record.
Folder 18: Speeches, 1928 January
Address at New Orleans Gastroenterology Society
Folder 19: Speeches, 1929
Address at Touro Infirmary Executive Committee; address in French; address at semi-centennial celebration of Louisiana State Medical Society, with biographies of presidents; Address to Tulane University Medical School seniors
Folder 20: Speeches, 1930 April-July
Tribute to Dr. John Chalmer de Costa, Philadelphia; Address celebrating passage of Ransdell Bill creating National Institute of Health, Senator John Ransdell present
Folder 21: Speeches, 1930 December
Address at opening of Alexander and Jospehine Hutchinen Memorial Clinic
Folder 22: Speeches, 1931 May-December
Address at presentation of Matas birthday book; "An Evening with Gaigarre" 2 copies, plus notes
Folder 23: Speeches, 1932 May-October
Nomination of Dr. Jose Goyannes for honorary membership in the American College of Surgeon, St. Louis; cirriculum vitae of Gorganes (in Spanish and English); address at Tulane University alumni reunion, Galveston, 2 copies
Folder 24: Speeches, 1932 November-December
Address on receiving Cross of the Legion of Honor, 2 copies and notes (in French and English); address at Stars and Bars chapter Alpha Omega Alpha
Folder 25: Speeches, 1933
Address of anaesthesia; address at Southern Texas Medical Association regarding: aneurysm, San Antonio 2 copies
Folder 26: Speeches, 1933 May-September
Address to seniors and juniors, Tulane University Medical School , part typescript, part print; tribute to Dr. Howard Kelly; address to fraternity
Folder 27: Speeches, 1933 November-December
Address at Sister Stanislove golden jubilee; Charity Hospital; address on receiving insignia of Order of Isabel II of Spain and honorary degree from the University of Guatemala
Folder 28: Speeches, 1934-1935
"Local and regional anaesthesia. A retrospect and prospect"; Address to Professor Oschner and Tulane University students; first presentation of Matas Vascular Surgery Award to Dr. Mont Reid; lecture: "medical progress..."; Address at the dedication of the Coine Memorial operating room at Touro
Folder 29: Speeches, 1935 January
Folder 30: Speeches, 1935 March-April
Address at Le Petit Theatre on first performance of "Yellow Jacket"; Address at Touro Infirmary banquet at the opening of Augustine J. Bloch memorial
Folder 31: Speeches, 1935 May
Address in assembly - surgery and the surgeon. Printed copy and typed intro
Folder 32: Speeches, 1935
Address to Tulane alumni; address to farewell dinner to Dr. and Mrs. Basil MacLean; address to Beta Iota chapter, Nu Sigma Nu; Address at dedication of Beta Iota library - 2 copies
Folder 33: Speeches, 1936 January-August
Address to Louisiana History Society; address to American Red Cross, New Orleans chaper; Address at Cabildo to Spanish navy training ship officers; address before Shakespeare club; address at Havana Medical School - outline and notes
Folder 34: Speeches, 1936
Address at Nu Sigma Nu banquet; address at Flint-Goodrich Hospital plus notes; address at Southeastern Surgical Congress; poems and songs; synopsis of speeches delivered in 1936
Folder 35: Speeches, 1937
Excerpts from introduction of American College of Surgeons; address at Nu convention- 2 copies; responses to Dr. Matas at dedication of Tulane Medical School Library;  address at presentation of Violet Hart Medal to Dos Santos; synopsis of speeches
Folder 36: Speeches, 1938
Address at Rapides Parish Medical Society, Alexandria; address at International Congress of Surgery, Brussels; address to Tulane University class regarding injuries in modern warfare; address at testimonial to past presidents, Orleans Parish Medical Society, plus testimonials; address to King of Belgium, draft and notes included; address to the International Congress of Surgery, in French
Folder 37: Speeches, 1939
Address on war fractures, Spanish Civil War; address at Round Table Club regarding: International Congress of Surgery meeting in Brussels; address of A.M. Remes, Consul General of Belgium in bestowing the Official Cross of Leopold upon Dr. Matas and acceptance speech by Dr. Matas, also printed copy; address regarding: military hospital in war zone of Catalonia Spain to Orleans Parish Medical Society; lecture to United States Medical Reserve Corps; address to fraternity; lecture on amputation; address at dedication of Beacham Memorial Hospital at Magnolia, Mississippi

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Biographical and personal documents and papers],
[Box 2: Biographical and personal documents and papers],
[Box 3: Correspondence],
[Box 4: Correspondence],
[Box 5: Correspondence],
[Box 6: Correspondence],
[Box 7: Correspondence],
[Box 8: Correspondence],
[Box 9: Correspondence],
[Box 10: Correspondence],
[Box 11: Medical practices, clinical histories, 1881-1917],
[Box 12: Medical practices, clinical histories, 1915-1923],
[Box 13: Medical practices, clinical histories, 1924-1925],
[Box 14: Medical practices, clinical histories, 1926-1940],
[Box 15: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients],
[Box 16: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients],
[Box 17: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients],
[Box 18: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients],
[Box 19: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients (oversize)],
[Box 20: Photos, sketches of aneurysm patients (oversize)],
[Box 21: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 22: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 23: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 24: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 25: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 26: Teaching lectures, syllabi, papers, notes],
[Box 27: Day books, 1890s-1920s],
[Box 28: Day books, 1927-1931],
[Box 29: Day books, 1932-1934],
[Box 30: Day books, 1935-1938],
[Box 31: Day books, 1939-1943],
[Box 32: Day books, 1944-1947],
[Box 33: Day books, 1948-1950],
[Box 34: Day books, 1951-1956],
[Box 35: Speeches],
[Box 36: Speeches],
[Box 37: Papers, abstracts, memorials, case notes],
[Box 38: Patient account books, 1942-1947],
[Box 39: History of medicine; Nursing in Louisiana, Charity Hospital],
[Box 40: Volumes],
[Box 41: History of Orleans Parish Medical Society and Louisiana State Medical Society],
[Box 42: Medical societies and associations],
[Box 43: Matas notebooks, scrapbooks, albums, and prayer books],
[Box 44: Programs and medical exams, 1902-1925],
[Box 45: Published articles of Dr. Rudolph Matas, 1870s-1929],
[Box 46: Published medical articles of Dr. Rudolph Matas, 1930-1953],
[Box 47: Newspaper clippings, 1855-1960s],
[Box 48: Photographs: family, friends, trips],
[Box 49: Photographs of Dr. Matas and family and friends, 1877-1957],
[Box 50: Other items],
[Box 51: University items],
[Box 52: Medical slides],
[Box 53: Phonograph records],
[Box 54: Two boxes index cards],
[Box 55: Four-drawer file],
[Box 56: Biographical note cards],
[Oversize folder 1: Photographs],
[All]


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