Preliminary Inventory of the Clement C. Clay Papers, 1846-1972 and undated
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.
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
- Clay, Clement C., 1905-1978.
- Clement C. Clay Papers, 1846-1970 and undated
- Language of Material
- 3.50 Linear Feet, 2,803 Items
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
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.
Collection is open for research.
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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.]
- 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)
[Identification of item], Clement C. Clay Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
The Clement C. Clay Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1978.
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.