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Dr. Sol C. Clemons papers

Identifier: aarl91-002

Scope and Content Note

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


  • Majority of material found within Bulk, 1903-1914
  • Bulk, 1903-1914 1903-1989 1903-1914


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.

Historical Sketch

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.


3.5 Linear feet




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.
Inventory of the Dr. Sol C. Clemons Papers aarl91-002 aarl91-002
Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
2004 September 15
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Repository Details

Part of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History Repository

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