Dr. Sol C. Clemons papers
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Dr. Sol C. Clemons papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Auburn Avenue Research Library
Creator: Clemons, Solomon C., d. 1949
Title: Dr. Sol C. Clemons papers
Dates: Bulk, 1903-1914
Dates: 1903-1989 1903-1914
Quantity: 3.5 linear ft.
Abstract:The collection, containing letters, newspaper clippings, a poster, photographs, certificates, and forms dated between 1903 and 1989, documents Clemons' professional life as a pharmacist in Tennessee and Florida as well as the faculty and students of Meharry Medical College, a medical school for African Americans, circa 1903.
Identification: aarl91-002

Biographical/Historical Note

Meharry Medical College is located in Nashville, Tennessee. It was founded in 1876 as the Medical Department of Central Tennessee College. It was a "National Resource" for its role in educating minority health professionals for the Africa American community.

Meharry Medical College has trained one-third of the African American physicians and dentists practicing in the United States today.

Meharry graduates comprise of 40 percent of the African-American faculty at U. S. medical schools, and about 25 percent at dental schools. Currently Meharry operates the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Graduate Studies, and Allied Health. The institution emphasizes the provision of primary care in medically underserved areas, and biomedical research in areas of concern, to underserved populations.

Scope and Content Note

Included in the collection are letters, newspapr clippings, photographs, certificates, blank and processed application forms, and material order forms.

Index Terms

African American pharmacists--Southern States--History--20th century.
Application forms.
Clemons, Solomon C., d. 1949
Clippings (information artifacts)
Walden University (Nashville, Tenn.). Meharry Medical Dept..

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Item, Dr. Sol C. Clemons papers, Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.


Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on research use of this collection.

Copyright Restrictions

Prior permission from the Research Library must be obtained in writing before any portion of this collection can be published or reproduced.

Container List




111 "Application For Registration and Certificate" - Dr. Sol C. Clemons applying to THE BOARD OF PHARMACY FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA; 1 application For Registration and Certificate - blank copy;. 1 application for Registration - blank copy, (no date)
2National Association of Boards of Pharmacy - blank copy; Order Forms For Opium, Etc. U.S. Internal Revenue
3LETTERS: To: Dr. E. Berger, Secretary-Treasurer; From: Dr. Sol C. Clemons - 1907; To: Dr. Sol C. Clemons from Consulting Chemists and Pharmacists, Aug. 7, 1905 Jan. 15, 1907 Jul. 2, 1907 Aug. 3, 1907 Jun. 11, 1945
4Newspapers clippings: "Two University Presidents and an Appropriation Discussed", 1989
4Name Card: "Colored". - shows names and addresses
4Business card: Sol C. Clemons
42 envelopes addressed to Dr. Clemons, 1907


5"ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY" Circular of Information, May 13, 1904.


5Transaction Note: S. C. Clemons: Loans, Bonds, and Real Estate Investment (please look on back of note)


6Certificates awarded to Dr. Sol C. Clemens: From Tennessee Board of Pharmacy Registered Pharmacist, 1911 1912 1913 1914
1 large poster: "Meharry Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Colleges of Walden University, 1903", with a collection of individual photographs of Meharry Faculty and Graduates, 1903