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James H. Quillen College of Medicine Records

Identifier: UnivRec-0822

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the College of Medicine Records concerns the campaign to establish a freestanding medical school in Johnson City, TN in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, reports commissioned by East Tennessee State University and others concerning the establishment of a second state funded medical school, correspondence, photographs, blueprints and all related to the establishment of the Quillen College of Medicine. Former ETSU President, D.P. Culp, attempted to write a history of the College of Medicine and his notes and drafts make up the first series of the collection. The photographs and blueprints relate mainly to the V.A. campus at Mountain Home. There is also a CD Rom made for the thirtieth anniversary of the Quillen College of Medicine. There are also a number of reports and documents created by the College of Medicine, including faculty by-laws and institutional policies.


  • 1966-2005


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


7.00 linear feet (16 document boxes, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is divided into two series: Series 1, Establishment of the College of Medicine, and Series 2, Institutional Files.

Method of Acquisition

The College of Medicine Records were collected by Martha Whaley at the College of Medicine Library and transferred to the Archives of Appalachia in 2012.

Related Materials

Records relating to the College of Medicine can also be found in the following collections: UnivRec 95 Delos P. Culp Records, 1924-1974 UnivRec 439 John P. Lamb, Jr. Collection, 1957-1979 AppMs 85 First Tennessee-Virginia Development District Collection, 1965-1980 AppMs 498 James H. Quillen Papers, 1918-1999

Processing Information

Nicholas Fann processed the collection in 2012.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA