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Title: 

Eileen Roach Cunningham

Subject: 

VUMC History, Library and Information Technology

Description: 

Photographic portrait of Eileen Roach Cunningham. Mrs. Eileen Cunningham began her career as a research assistant in the anatomy department at Johns Hopkins University. She later married Sydney Cunningham and moved with him to Nashville when he became Professor of Anatomy at Vanderbilt in 1925. After joining the medical library staff at Vanderbilt in 1926, Cunningham was appointed Associate Librarian at Vanderbilt School of Medicine (1928) and Head Librarian (1929). It was here that she developed a new scheme of classifying medical literature by anatomical system, based on her method for filing reprints at Johns Hopkins. Eventually, the Cunningham Classification for Medical Literature went through four published editions and was adopted by medical libraries throughout the world. It was later used as the basis for both the Army Medical Library and the National Library of Medicine's classification plans.

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Creator: 

Lewis Studios

Source: 

Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections Photographic Archive

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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Type: 

Still Image

Original Format: 

Photographic print   

Physical Dimensions: 

8 in. x 10 in.   

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Citation: 

Lewis Studios, “Eileen Roach Cunningham,” VUMC Through Time, accessed October 30, 2014, https://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/throughtime/items/show/1991.


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