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Finding aid for the Robert E. Tranquada papers

Finding aid prepared by Meghan Stephens, 2013 April

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Tranquada, Robert E.
Title
Robert E. Tranquada papers
Collection no.
0089
Date
1986-1991, 1997
Extent
2.42 Linear feet, 3 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
Professional files of Dr. Robert E. Tranquada during his tenure as Dean of USC School of Medicine (1986-1991).

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Robert E. Tranquada papers, Collection no. 0089, University Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Biographical note

Robert E. Tranquada graduated from Pomona College, summa cum laude, in 1951, received his M.D. degree from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1955, served as a Resident in Medicine from 1955-1958 and as a Fellow in Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases in 1958-1959 at the UCLA Medical Center and as Fellow in Diabetes at the USC School of Medicine from 1959-1960. Dr. Tranquada's management responsibilities included service as Chairman of the USC Department of Community Medicine and Public Health (1966-1969), Associate Dean of the USC School of Medicine, and Medical Director of the Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center (1969-1974), Regional Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (1974-1976), Associate Dean of the UCLA School of Medicine (1976-1979), Chancellor and Dean of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center (1979-1986), Dean of the USC School of Medicine (1986-1991), and the Norman Topping/National Medical Enterprises Professor of Medicine and Public Policy from 1992 until his retirement in June 1997.

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Scope and Content

The Robert E. Tranquada papers consists almost entirely of correspondence to and from Tranquada during his tenure as Dean of the USC School of Medicine from 1986 to 1991. The papers document both Tranquada's administrative activities as Dean (letters, notes, documents, budgets, recommendations, grant requests and project proposals), and his expertise in health care policy, health services administration, community medicine and public health, and medical education.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2013 April
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Southern California. School of Medicine. -- Archives
  • University of Southern California. School of Medicine. -- Faculty

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Tranquada, Robert E. -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Medical colleges--California--Los Angeles--Administration--Archival resources
  • Medical education--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

 Correspondence August 1986 

Scope and Content

Folder 1 contains various correspondence about Dr. Robert Tranquada accepting his position as the Dean of the USC School of Medicine and the changes and expenses to be paid to make this transition.

1 1

 Correspondence September 1986 

Scope and Content

Correspondence concerning the approval and disaproval of various projects, including the Institute of Aging. The letters also include nominations for various positions.

1 2

 Correspondence October 1986 

Scope and Content

Folder 3 included correspondence about the tasks and changes in the Medical School and its programs.

1 3

 Correspondence November 1986 

1 4

 Correspondence December 1986 

Scope and Content

Correspondence solving conflicts and making changes to the programs and research supported by the USC School of Medicine.

1 5

 Correspondence January 1987 

1 6

 Correspondence February 1987 

1 7

 Correspondence March 1987 

1 8

 Correspondence April 1987 

1 9

 Correspondence May 1987 

1 10

 Correspondence June 1987 

1 11

 Correspondence July 1987 

1 12

 Correspondence August 1987 

1 13

 Correspondence September 1987 

1 14

 Correspondence October 1987 

1 15

 Correspondence November 1987 

Scope and Content

Includes a draft of the governance of the USC School of Medicine, USC's Equal Opportunity Policy and various other policy documents along with normal correspondence.

1 16

 Correspondence December 1987 

1 17

 Correspondence January 1988 

Scope and Content

Correspondence addresses a current strike, different certifications, committee recommendations, and various others.

1 18

 Correspondence February 1988 

1 19

 Correspondence March 1988 

1 20

 Correspondence April 1988 

1 21

 Correspondence 1988 

Scope and Content

Campus memos and correspondence about meetings and changes occuring in the Department of Medicine.

1 22

 Correspondence June 1988 

1 23

 Correspondence July 1988 

1 24

 Correspondence August 1988 

Scope and Content

Correspondence about program reviews, individual recomendations, and others.

1 25

 Correspondence September 1988 

1 26

 Correspondence October 1988 

1 27

 Correspondence November 1988 

1 28

 Correspondence December 1988 

1 29

 Correspondence January 1989 

1 30

 Correspondence February 1989 

2 1

 Correspondence March 1989 

2 2

 Correspondence April 1989 

2 3

 Correspondence May 1989 

2 4

 Correspondence June 1989 

2 5

 Correspondence July 1989 

2 6

 Correspondence August 1989 

2 7

 Correspondence Spetember 1989 

2 8

 Correspondence October 1989 

2 9

 Correspondence November 1989 

2 10

 Correspondence December 1989 

2 11

 Correspondence: R.E.T. File Notes undated 

Scope and Content

Folder 12 includes various to-do lists and notes, a confidential note about the organization of the Medical School departments, R.E.T. notes, calculations, and textual materials on the expansion of health research and patient care faciliites. Most of this folder is hand written notes; however, there are also multiple typed documents.

2 12

 Correspondence January 1990 

2 13

 Correspondence February 1990 

2 14

 Correspondence March 1990 

2 15

 Correspondence April 1990 

2 16

 Correspondence May 1990 

2 17

 Correspondence June 1990 

2 18

 Correspondence July 1990 

2 19

 Correspondence August 1990 

2 20

 Correspondence September 1990 

2 21

 Correspondence October 1990 

2 22

 Correspondence November 1990 

2 23

 Correspondence December 1990 

2 24

 Correspondence January 1991 

2 25

 Correspondence February 1991 

2 26

 Correspondence March 1991 

2 27

 Correspondence April 1991 

2 28

 Correspondence May 1991 

2 29

 Correspondence June 1991 

2 30

 Correspondence: Budget 1988-1989 

3 1

 Correspondence: Budget Details undated 

3 2

 Correspondence July-September 1991 

3 3

 Correspondence: Korea 1997 

Scope and Content

Folder 4 contains letters of correspondence and plans about a potential extension of USC in Korea. This folder includes both hand written and typed documents.

3 4

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