Charles M. Dake collection
Scope and Contents
The Charles M. Dake collection contains correspondence, records, writings, minutes, and other related material to the career and life of Dr. Dake. The bulk of writings, records, and correspondence are between 1942-1969. Records of Dr. Dake's service in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps during World War II are included. Minutes and other papers are related to the departments of anesthesiology at Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital and Mount St. Mary's Hospital. Genealogical materials are related to the Dake-Deake-Van Deake families. The collection also includes baking recipes of Charles M. Dake, Sr. 1895-1913.
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Terms of Access and Use
The Charles M. Dake collection is open to researchers.
Copyright of 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 Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection before requesting photocopies and/or publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Once permission is obtained, most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.
Charles M. Dake, Jr. was the first physician in Niagara Falls N.Y. to specialize exclusively in anesthesiology. Cheif of the departments of anesthesiology at Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital and Mount St. Mary's Hospital. Served on surgical teams in the European Theatre during World War II. His father, Charles M. Dake, Sr., was in the baking business from 1883 to 1913 at Niagara Baking Co. (later operated by United States Baking Co. and National Biscuit Co.) and the Faxon, Williams and Faxon Bakery.
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Materials related to the life and medical career of Charles M. Dake. Dr. Dake was the first physician in Niagara Falls, NY to specialize exclusively in anesthesiology. The collection includes correspondence, documents on Dr. Dake's military career, minute books of the Medical society of Niagara County, personal records, papers, and genealogical materials.
The collection is organized into seven series: I. Personal correspondence, ca. 1925-1969, II. Personal records and writings, 1917-1969, III. Military career, 1942-1946, IV. Medical career, 1934-1969, V. Minute books of the Medical Society of the County of Niagara, 1851-1940, VI. Papers of Charles M. Dake, Sr. ca. 1885-1957, VII Genealogical materials. Series I is arranged alphabetically. All other series are arranged chronologically.
The Charles M. Dake collection was gifted to the Buffalo History Museum in 1970. The Buffalo Museum donated the collection to the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection.
Accruals and Additions
No further accruals are expected.
Collection processed by Ann Kajdasz June 1972.
- Finding aid for the Charles M. Dake collection
- Finding aid prepared by Ann Kajdasz 1972; Finding aid encoded by Matthew Gadziala November 2018
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