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Personal papers of Jerry W. Stannard

Call Number: PP 397


In 1967 Jerry Stannard joined the Department of History at the University of Kansas. Stannard produced a total of over 100 scholarly articles and contributions to books. He achieved major international standing in the history of botany, folk medicine, herbals, pharmacy, and gardens. The collection includes correspondece, course notes, professional materials, and grant materials.


  • Creation: 1952 - 1988


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Biography of Jerry W. Stannard

Jerry W. Stannard was born May 11, 1926 in Los Angeles. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and was stationed in the South Pacific.

Stannard earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California-Los Angeles in 1949, and a master's degree in philosophy and classics from that university in 1952. He was awarded a doctorate in philosophy and classics from the University of Illinois in 1958.

Stannard joined the University of Kansas faculty in 1967 after teaching at Pennsylvania State University, Rutgers, the University of Colorado, UCLA, and University of California-Santa Barbara. He served as Distinguished Visiting Professor in Texas Tech University's history department and also as a visiting professor at the universities of Bonn, Marburg, Zurich, and Cambridge, and the Czechoslovak Academy of Science.

Stannard was elected to the Societe Internationale d'Historie de la Medecine in 1970, the Societe Internationale d'Historie de la Science in 1971, and the Medieval Academy of America in 1967. He served as a consultant to the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, M.D, and on the Councils of the History of Science Society and the American Association for the History of Medicine. Stannard was also a member of Sigma Xi. He wrote more than 100 papers and contributed chapters to many books, and also served on the editorial boards of 12 scholarly publications. A book he co-edited, "The Folk" was published in 1988.


24 Linear Feet (24 boxes)

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PP 397

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Guide to the Jerry W. Stannard Collection
Personal papers of Jerry W. Stannard
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Jerry W. Stannard Collection, University Archives, PP 397, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

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Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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