Harold C. Bean papers
Scope and Contents
The collection (1873-1930) contains correspondence, military papers, manuscripts regarding medical issues among soldiers in WWI, and other papers.
There is one piece of correspondence written by Robert Sharp Bean addressed to "Dear Uncle," and dated July 16, 1873.
The rest of the correspondence is written to and from Harold Bean (1917- 1918), including a letter from his father, Robert Sharp Bean, and letters from George Chamberlain of the US Senate regarding Bean's illness and his subsequent discharge from the Army.
There are two manuscripts regarding medical issues encountered by soldiers during the war: one is a handwritten manuscript describing the conditions "over there," during Bean's service in the Medical Officers Reserve Corps during WWI, and the second is a typed manuscript titled, "Medical Problems in the British Front Areas."
The collection also contains Bean's discharge notice, and a handwritten list of dates and places where Bean served during WWI, from July 24, 1917 - January 25, 1918.
Also available in the collection are army invoices and vouchers regarding medical supplies, and also Bean's orders to report for duty from the US Army.
Among the papers is a resolution passed upon the death of Harold Bean, which includes a short biography, written by the North Pacific Society of Internal Medicine, September 13, 1930, and also sympathy letters from other medical societies, boards, as well as photocopies of obituaries.
There are also six pages of photocopied photographs with notations. Photographs are of the Bean family, Ina Condon Bean, Robert and Ina Bean's beach cottage at Cannon Beach and their home in Portland, and a portrait of Harold Bean. These photocopies are of pages in a scrapbook, and the scrapbook is not a part of the collection.
- Majority of material found within 1915-1930
- Bean, Harold C., 1889-1930 (Person)
- Bean, Robert S. (Robert Sharp), 1854-1931 (Person)
- Chamberlain, George E. (George Earle), 1854-1928 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
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Conditions Governing Use
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
Harold Cedric Bean (1889-1930) was the fourth son of (Judge) Robert Sharp Bean and his wife, Ida Elizabeth Condon Bean. He received his B.A. from the University of Oregon in 1912, and his M.D. from Johns Hopkins in 1916.
He was commissioned in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and sent to France with the British Expeditionary Forces, during WWI. After his discharge, he worked as a practicing physician, serving on the staffs of the Multnomah and Good Samaritan Hospitals, as assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Oregon, and as Chairman of the State Board of Health. He was also one of the founders of the North Pacific Society of Internal Medicine.
[Source: "resolution of the North Pacific Society of Internal Medicine, September 13, 1930," Harold C. Bean papers, Coll 400, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.]
0.025 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder
Language of Materials
Harold Cedric Bean (1889-1930) served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during WWI, and after his discharge, returned to Oregon and practiced medicine, and served on medical boards. The collection (1873-1930) contains correspondence, military papers, manuscripts regarding medical issues among soldiers in WWI, and other papers.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Mrs. Janet Martin, daughter of Harold C. Bean, in 1989.
Collection processed by Tanya Parlet, 2013.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.
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- Great Britain. Army. British Expeditionary Force
- Medicine and Health Subject Source: Archiveswest
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- Medicine, Military -- United States -- History -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photocopies Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Physicians -- Oregon -- Portland Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Physicians -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Soldiers -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Army. Medical Reserve Corps
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical care Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).