Inventory of the Dr. Asa G. Yancey, Sr., M.D. Papers

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History

Presented online by the Digital Library of Georgia

Overview of Collection

Repository: Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History, 101 Auburn Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Creator: Yancey, Asa G., 1916-

Collection Number: aarl94-016

Title: Dr. Asa G. Yancey, Sr., M.D. papers

Date: 1937?-1971?, bulk dates 1952-2001

Quantity: 2.5 linear ft.

Abstract: The collection spans from 1938 to 2001, the bulk of which dates from ca. 1952 to 2001, and contains articles, programs, and other publications related to the medical career of Dr. Asa G. Yancey, his contributions to healthcare in Atlanta, and the history of African American healthcare workers including Dr. Charles R. Drew, under whom Yancey studied.


Historical Sketch

Dr. Asa Greenwood Yancey, Sr. former professor of Surgery, Emory University and former Medical Director, Grady Memorial Hospital is the son of Arthur H. Yancey and Daisy L. Sheppard. Dr Yancey was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 19, 1916. Dr. Yancey began his professional education at Morehouse College (1937) before continuing to The University of Michigan where he received his M.D. in 1941 Dr. Yancey also studied General Surgery under the tutelage of Dr. Charles R. Drew, M.D. (know for his Blood Bank Research). Also in 1941, Dr. Yancey Joined the United States Army where he was a First Lieutenant in The United States Army Medical Corp. Dr. Yancey is the organizer and Director of the first accredited program for the education of Black residents in General Surgery in the State of Alabama. He served as the Chief of Surgery at the Tuskegee Veterans Administration Hospital, 1948-1958. In 1958 Dr. Yancey became the Medical Director of the Hughes Spalding Pavilion of Grady Memorial Hospital where he was the first Black doctor and established the first accredited surgical residency program in the state of Georgia. Dr. Yancey has trained many Residents who have become certified by the American Board of Surgery and has performed countless hours of Research which have resulted in numerous awards and accolades. Dr. Yancey has also participated in many community organizations and served on many boards including the Board of Trustees, Georgia Division, American Cancer Society; Editorial Board; Journal of the National Medical Association; and Board of Directors, The Atlanta Regional Health Forum. He was a member of the Atlanta Board of Education, Atlanta Urban League and the Honorary Advisory Committee, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History. Among is scholarly publications are "Grady Memorial Hospital Centennial: History and Development, 1892-1992", Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia; "Medical Education in Atlanta and Health Care of Black Minority and Low Income People," Journal of the National Medical Association, Vol. 80, No. 4, (1988); and "The Challenge of Providing Health Care for the Poor: Public Hospital Perspective". Journal of the National Medical Association


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains information relating to the career of Dr. Asa G. Yancey, contributions he made to Atlanta and the field of medicine. Though a small collection, there is a wealth of in formation which includes articles written by Dr. Yancey on Grady Memorial Hospital, healthcare in Atlanta and Dr. Charles R. Drew, written in honor of the U.S . Postage stamp issued to honor Dr. Drew.. The collection also includes programs, articles, and books about African Americana in health care.


Arrangement of the Collection

Organized into 3 series:

(1) Biographical materials

(2) Articles and publications written by Yancey

(3) African American healthcare.




Topics Covered

Drew, Charles Richard, 1904-1950--Contributions in medicine.
Yancey, Asa G., 1916---Contributions in medicine.
African American surgeons--Georgia.
African Americans--Medical care--Georgia.
African American surgeons.
African Americans in medicine.
African Americans--Medical care.
Articles.
Books.



Administrative Information

Acquired From:

The Dr. Asa G Yancey collection was donated to the Auburn Avenue Research Library of American Culture and History, Archives Division in 1994 by Dr. Asa Greenwood Yancey, Sr., MD

Restrictions on Access:

There are no restrictions on the research use of this collection.

Restrictions on Use:

Prior permission from the Research Library must be obtained in writing before any portion of this collection can be published or reproduced.

Preferred Citation Method:

Dr. Asa G. Yancey, Sr., M.D. papers. Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.

Processing Information:

Processed By Anita Martin. Completed on 2003


Container List

 

Series I: Biographical Materials

The collection includes brief biographical materials. There is a photocopy of the information found in Who's Who among African Americans, no date.
Box Folder
1 1 A short biography entitled, Asa G. Yancey, Sr., M.D. (with photograph of Dr. Yancey)., No Date





 

Series II: Articles and Publications writen by Yancey, 1982-1987

Publications and reprints of articles written by Dr. Yancey relating to various topics about health care Atlanta and Grady Memorial Hospital.
Box Folder
1 2 Yancey, Asa G. M. D. "US Postage Stamp Issued in Honor of Charles R. Drew, MD, MDSc", Journal of the National Medical Association, 74, No. 6, 561-565 (reprint), 1982
3 Dr. Yancey, Asa G. Sr., "Grady Memorial Hospital 1992 Centennial: History and Development, 1892-1992", Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia, Reprint, 1992 (2 copies)
4 Dr. Yancey, Asa G. Sr., "Medical Education in Atlanta and Health Care of Black Minority and Low-Income People," Journal of the National Medical Association, Vol. 80, No. 4, (1988). Reprint, 1988 (2 copies)
5 Dr. Yancey Asa G., Sr., "The Challenge of Providing Health Care for the Poor: Public Hospital Perspective". Journal of the National Medical Association, Vol. 79, No.1, 1987 (3 copies)





 

Series III: African American Healthcare, 1938-2001

Books and magazines relating to the African American in Healthcare:; Included are the following, A Century of Black Surgeons: The U.S.A. Experience, edited by Claude H. Organ, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S and Margaret M. Kosiba, R.N. (1987); Negroes and Medicine by Dietrich C. Reitzes (1958). and Georgia State Medical Association, Inc., (GSMA) Quarterly Magazine, Vol. No. 16, May 1999
Box Folder
1 6 Correspondence from Burwell W. Humphrey, Administrator, Emory University Hospital, August 30, 1970
7 Copy of Biographical Sketch from "Who's Who in America, (Dr. Asa Greenwood Yancey and Carolyn Dunbar Yancey, No Date
8 Report "Why Should Dekalb County Participate in Retiring The 8.3 Million Hughes Spalding Bond Issue Which was Approved By Fulton county in 1983"?, October 23, 1989
8 The Fulton Dekalb Hospital Authority, Georgia Revenue Certificates, Series 1991, 1991
9 Report-The Fulton Dekalb Hospital Authority, Georgia Meeting of the Board of Trustees, May 20, 1991
Box Folder
2 10 Program: Morehouse College "A Candle in the Dark" Gala 2001., February 17, 2001
11 Program: The Thirtieth Annual Drew/Syphax Lecture and Seminar in Surgery, March 6, 2000
12 Year Book: 20th Anniversary Drew/Syphax Lecture and Seminar, Howard University Department of Surgery (2 copies), 1970-1990
13 Program: Sharing the Dream: Charter Day and Costen Awards Dinner, Interdenominational Theological Center, April 20, 2001
14 University of Michigan, Medical School Reunion Book for the Class of 1941, September 27-29, 1996
15 Souvenir Program: 75th Diamond Jubilee Convention and Scientific Assembly of the National Medical Association, August 2-6, 1970
16 The Boule Journal, Vol.18, Fall 2000
The Boule Journal is a publication of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity
17 Georgia State Medical Association, Inc., (GSMA) Quarterly Magazine, Vol. No. 16, May 1999
18 Georgia State Medical Association, Inc., (GSMA) Quarterly Magazine, Vol. No. 10, Spring/Summer 1997. (2 Copies), 1997
19 Georgia State Medical Association, Inc., (GSMA) Quarterly Magazine, Vol. No. 18, Fall/2000
20 Georgia State Medical Association, Inc., (GSMA) Quarterly Magazine, Vol. No. 19, Spring/2001
21 Medicine at Emory, Vol. 11 No. 1, June 1973 (2 copies)
22 Medicine at Michigan, Winter 2000
23 The National News Bulletin, Vol. 11, No. 20., April 1938
Official organ of the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses
24 Program: The Fortieth Annual Clinic and Thirty-fourth Annual Meeting of the John A. Andrew Clinical Society, John A. Andrew Memorial Hospital, Tuskegee Institute, April 6-12, 1952
25 Urban Health: The Journal of Health Care in Cities, Vol. 7, No. 7, September/1978
26 Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 65, No. 9, September 1972
27 National Medical Association Surgical Section Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2, Summer 1997
28 Quarterly of the National Dental Association, Inc., entitled, Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the National Dental Association, Volume 21, No. 4, July, 1963.
Box Folder
3 29 Charles Edwin Bentley, A Model For All Times: The Biography of the Father of the Oral Hygiene Movement in the United States by Clifton O. Dummett and Lois Doyle Dummett, 1982
30 Negroes and Medicine by Dietrich C. Reitzes, 1958
31 A Century of Black Surgeons: The U.S.A. Experience, edited by Claude H. Organ, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S and Margaret M. Kosiba, R.N. , 1987
32 Pioneer in Blood Plasma: Dr. Charles Drew by Robert Lichello, 1968 (with dust jacket)
33 African-American Medical Pioneers y Charles H. Epps, Jr., Davis G. Johnson and Audrey L. Vaughan, 1994
One copy of Sepia photograph (poster size) of drawing of eleven African-American Physicians who were major participants in American Medicine.





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