Personal papers of long-time Vanderbilt Department of Medicine faculty member Frederic Tremaine “Josh” Billings. Materials include: correspondence; reports and dissertation; tapes; committee and administrative work; and material relating to the Center for Health Services; Student Health Coalition; the Vanderbilt medical library; and geriatrics. Most of the material within this collection was generated from 1960-1985.
Correspondence is arranged in several ways: alphabetically, by name, by subject, and also by year. The collection contains various VUSM reports, meeting minutes, proposals, and projects from the time when Dr. Billings served as the Dean of Medical Students from 1960-1967 and as Associate Dean for Medical Center Development Programs from 1967-1975. The collection also contains materials that reflect Dr. Billings’ commitment to the community outside of Vanderbilt including information about Meharry Medical College and rural health care in other Tennessee counties.
Frederic T. (Josh) Billings, Jr. Papers, Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.