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Amos Koontz Papers I

Identifier: Mss. 65 K83

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists mainly of certificates presented to Amos R. Koontz, M.D., by the army, together with his medals in a frame, and membership certificates in organizations. Included is a competition for designs for National Military Dress (1809); and shoemaker’s account books of Harden Keyser (1849-1861), one of which Mattie Keyser used as a scrapbook at a later period and in which she wrote autograph poems; a souvenir booklet of the Panama Pacific Exposition (1915); and genealogical information on the Koontz, Graves, Stocking, Guy, Snyder, Dolan, Brown and Bageant families.


  • Creation: 1809-1965
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1936-1965


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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.

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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:


2.00 Linear Feet (2 boxes and 1 bound volume.)

Related Materials:

Mss. 91 K83 and 1996.25 Amos Koontz Papers II

Guide to the Amos Koontz Papers I
Anne Johnson.
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