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Preliminary Guide to the Clement C. Clay Papers, 1846-1972 and undated

Abstract

Physician; member of the Clay family of Alabama; headed a photographic unit in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Navy in WWII; also served in the Hospital Division of the Medical Corps in that war. Later served as a hospital administrator and taught at a number of universities including the American University in Beirut, University of Chicago, Columbia University and Yale University. His consulting service included work for N.C. Memorial Hospital.

Collection includes Clay family correspondence, Clement Clay's professional and military correspondence, and writings, including a number of presentations and reports. There are also scrapbooks, and two photographs of C.C. Clay, II as a child.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Clay, Clement C., 1905-1978.
Title
Clement C. Clay papers 1846-1970 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
3.50 Linear Feet, 2,803 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection includes Clay family correspondence, Clement Clay's professional and military correspondence, and writings, including a number of presentations and reports. There are also scrapbooks, and two photographs of C.C. Clay as a child.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Arranged chronologically.

1846-1926, unaccessioned papers
Box 1
1927-1930
Box 2
1931-1935
Box 3
1936-1940
Box 4
1941-1945 (military)
Box 5
1941-1943 June
Box 6
1943 July-1945 Mar.
Box 7
1945 Apr.-1945 Dec.
Box 8
1946-1949
Box 9
1950-1951
Box 10
1954 July-1956 Dec.
Box 11
1952 Jan.-1954 June
Box 12
1957-1970
Box 13
1931-1969 (professional)
Box 14
Writings
Box 15-16
Clippings
Box 17
Printed material
Box 17
Financial papers
Box 17
Legal papers
Box 17
Pictures (photographs)
Box 17
Volumes
Box 17
Clippings
Box 18
Correspondence
Box 18
Printed material
Box 18
Addresses and writings
Box 18
Photograph of John Withers Clay
Box 18
Biography and genealogy
Box 18
Scrapbook
Box 18
Clay family genealogy, 1443-1943
Oversize Folder 1
Scrapbook, circa 1853-1861
Box OV1

Historical Note

Clement Claiborne Clay, hospital administrator and professor, was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on Dec. 8, 1905 and was raised in Atlanta and Minneapolis. He received his A.B. from Columbia University in 1927 and his medical degree from McGill University in 1932. After an internship at St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, NY, he attended the University of Chicago School of Business as a Julius Rosenwald Fellow in Hospital Administration.

After military service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Clay became the founder and first director of the Program in Hospital Administration at the Yale University School of Medicine. In 1954 he was named Associate Professor of Administrative Medicine at the Columbia University School of Public Health and Co-Director of the Graduate Program in Hospital Administration. He became sole Director of the program in 1961 and was made a full professor in 1965.

Clay retired in January 1970; he died January 16, 1978.

[Biographical information taken from finding aid to the Clement C. Clay Papers at Columbia University Health Sciences Library Archives and Special Collections.]

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Clement C. Clay Papers, 1917-1977 (bulk 1925-1970) (Columbia University Health Sciences Library Archives and Special Collections)
  • C. C. Clay Papers, 1811-1925 (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Clement C. Clay Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Clement C. Clay Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1978.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Ted Holt, Oct. 2009

Parts of this collection are minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.