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Amos Koontz Papers II

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 91 K83

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

Personal and professional papers of Amos Ralph Koontz, surgeon. The personal papers, 1865-1986, include the correspondence of Koontz, his wife, Besse (Stocking) Koontz and their son, James William Koontz. Included are travel diaries, documents concerning the College of William and Mary and Johns Hopkins and material relating to social clubs and societies. The professional papers contain correspondence relating to Koontz' medical practice, political material, documents pertaining to military service, memberships in professional organizations, and newspaper and magazine article reprints.

See Finding Aid/Inventory for description and folder lists of 1996.25 Addition.

Dates

  • 1865-1970

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Box II Folder 26 and Box III, Folders 17-18 were restricted until 2022 and had been temporarily placed in Box XXIV. When the restriction expired they were interfiled into their respective boxes and the temporary box was deleted from the inventory.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

William and Mary student (1906-1911) and faculty member (1907-1908; 1910-1914). He studied medicine at John Hopkins University and served in both World War I and World War II. Koontz achieved international prominence for his work in hernia surgery, was active against socialized medicine, and traveled extensively. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .

Extent

25 Linear Feet (35 boxes)

Acquisition Information:

Gifts of James W. Koontz and the estates of Mae Link (1996.25), received between 1986 and 1996.

Addition 1986.35, 8 boxes; gift of James W. Koontz, 9/17/1986; Addition 1986.40, 1 ms. vol.; gift of James W. Koontz, 10/17/1986; Addition 1987.54; ten packages; gift of James W. Koontz, 12/05/1987; Addition 1989.40, 1 box; gift of James W. Koontz, 9/14/1989; Addition 1996.25, 2 record cartons (500 items); gift of the estate of Mae Link through James W. Koontz, 4/15/1996 Addition 2022.226, letter and correspondence gift from anonymous donor

Related Materials:

65 K83 Amos Koontz Papers I

Separated Materials:

All audiovisual material from this collection has been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.

Military memorabilia (dog tags, pins, army hospital tag) was moved to the Mss. Artifact collection.

Processing Information:

Processed by James A. Batule during 1991-1992.

Box II Folder 26 and Box III, Folders 17-18 were restricted until 2022 and had been temporarily placed in Box XXIV. When the restriction expired they were interfiled into their respective boxes and the temporary box was deleted from the inventory.

Title
Guide to the Amos Koontz Papers II
Status
Completed
Author
James A. Batule
Date
2007-07-20
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • May 24th, 2018: Updated by Anne Johnson and Patricia Sanabria in 2010.
  • December 7, 2022: Updated by Afua Ferdnance

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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