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A.B. Lemon, Dean of the School of Pharmacy papers

 Collection — Box: 1-7
Identifier: 36/3/535

Papers of Dr. A. Bertram Lemon, Dean of the School of Pharmacy, 1936-1954 document the growth of the School of Pharmacy and Alumni Association during Dr. Lemon's time at the University at Buffalo. The collection includes his state and local professional pharmaceutical activities and correspondence as well course material, correspondence and song books from the School of Pharmacy.

Dates

  • 1924-1969

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

A.B. Lemon, Dean of the School of Pharmacy Papers, 1924-1969 are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright is held by the State University of New York at Buffalo, University Archives. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (7 manuscript boxes)

Overview

Papers of Dr. Asa Bertram Lemon, Dean of the School of Pharmacy, 1926-1969 document the growth of the School of Pharmacy and Alumni Association during Dr. Lemon's time at the University at Buffalo. The collection includes his state and local professional pharmaceutical activities and correspondence as well course material, correspondence and song books from the School of Pharmacy.

Biographical Note

1889
September 3rd: born in Hartford, Ontario
1913
Ph.G., University of Buffalo
1915
Pharmacy Degree, Brooklyn College
1916
Assistant in Materia Medica (Pharmacy), UB
1917-1921
Instructor, UB
1917-1940
Student Activities Committee, UB
1920
Organized UB Band, Glee Club, Orchestra
1921-1936
Professor, UB
1922-1925
Secretary, UB Alumni Club
1922-1931
Board of Governors, UB Alumni Club
1926
Published The Basic Material for a Pharmaceutical Curriculum under a grant from the Commonwealth Fund.
1926-1929
Editor of Alumni News
1926-1933
Secretary, Federated Alumni Association at UB
1934-1969
Board of Managers, Norton Union, UB
1936-1954
Dean, School of Pharmacy, UB
1943-1954
Member of the New York State Board of Pharmacy
1943
Vice President, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
1943-1953
United States Pharmocopoeia Revision Committee
1948
Received the Willis G. Gregory Memorial Medal for "personifying the 'ideal of service and integrity in the pharmacy profession.'"
1950
First recipient of the Samuel P. Capen Alumni Award
1952
Received citation from the Student Activities Committee
1954
Retired as Dean, named Dean Emeritus
Received a citation from New York State Department of Education
1959
Received a citation from UB for "outstanding contributions to the fields of Alumni Affairs and Pharmaceutical Education."
1960
Retired from teaching
Named "Illustrious Professor" by UB
1960-1969
Executive Secretary, School of Pharmacy Alumni Association
1966
Named "Honorary President" of the Galen Pharmaceutical Society of Buffalo
1969
February 3rd: died in Buffalo, NY

"Bert, your contributions to pharmacy over the years will go down in the books as something for which many of us will always be proud and happy. Men of your caliber with a vital interest in pharmacy are becoming harder and harder to find. One of our problems is to develop more young men and instill in them the enthusiasm and spirit which you have displayed and which has been an incentive to many of your associates" (Letter from Kenneth S. Griswold to A.B. Lemon, June 30, 1961, Box 3, Folder 8)

Arrangement

Organized in three series: I. Personal, II. Professional, III. Academic, then by subseries, then alphabetical, then chronological.

Acquisition Information

Accession #02-004, papers acquired from Dr. A. B. Lemon's son, Edgar Lemon, was merged with the existing collection 36/3/535 which consisted of accession #77-012, papers transferred via Harold Reiss as part of the records of the Pharmacy Alumni Association, accession #81-008, papers donated by his wife, Gretta E. Lemon, accession #78-031 periodicals from the Department of Pharmacy.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resources

36/5/452 The School of Pharmacy Alumni Association, 1889-1989

36/7/986 The School of Pharmacy Harold Reiss Centennial Celebration and Publication Photographs, 1985-1997

Separated Materials

A History of the University of Buffalo by Julian Park was pulled - Archives copies and online copy at Cornell University.

The University of Buffalo: A Brief History,1846-1904 by Dr. Eli H. Long and the reprint in 1914 were re-filed in University History vertical files.

The publication The Pill Box was removed to Non-University Print Materials: shelved by title.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Tanny, December 2003

Creator

Source

Title
Finding Aid for the A.B. Lemon, Dean of the School of Pharmacy Papers
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Jessica Tanny.
Date
2005
Description rules
Finding aid prepared using local best practices.
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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