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Seymour Alpert papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2008

Scope and Contents

This collection contains papers, photographs, and artifacts related to Dr. Alpert’s private life, as well as his service to the George Washington University. The bulk of the collection deals with his private life, including his activities relating to his service for Israel Bonds. A large part of the collection is composed on unorganized and often unidentified photographs from Dr. Alpert’s private life, although the researcher will find some images related to GWU medical school. The collection also includes original bricks from the “Tin Tabernacle” and the medical school.

Dates

  • 1946-1993

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Seymour Alpert (1918-2008) was born in New York, New York. He graduated from Columbia University in 1939 and subsequently attended Long Island College of Medicine. After a stint in the U. S. Army where he was based at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D. C., he joined the faculty of the George Washington University School of Medicine where he practiced anesthesiology and taught from 1948 to 1983. He also served as Vice President for Development at GWU from 1969 until his retirement in 1983. He was awarded an honorary doctorate of public service from the university in 1984.

In addition to his service to the George Washington University, Dr. Alpert was also involved in several philanthropic organizations and activities. He was a founder of Israel Bonds of Washington and held many leadership positions in the organization. He was also active in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem for more than fifty years, where there is now an established chair in his name. He died in 2008.

Extent

3.25 Linear Feet (4 document boxes, 1 slim document box, 1 flat box)

Language

English

Overview

This collection contains papers, photographs, and artifacts related to Dr. Alpert’s private life, as well as his service to the George Washington University. The bulk of the collection deals with his private life, including his activities relating to his service for Israel Bonds. A large part of the collection is composed on unorganized and often unidentified photographs from Dr. Alpert’s private life, although the researcher will find some images related to GWU medical school. The collection also includes original bricks from the “Tin Tabernacle” and the medical school.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site, and may require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated in 2005. (Accession 2005.032)
Title
Guide to the Seymour Alpert papers, 1946-1993
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collection Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

Contact:
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Washington 20052 United States of America