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C. Everett Koop Papers

 Collection — Container: Books
Identifier: SC-058

Scope and Contents

The C. Everett Koop papers are organized into five series: Biographical, Correspondence, Manuscript Material (sub-series: Books and Lectures/Speeches), Published Material (Pamphlets), Media Material (Audio tapes) and Secondary. The bulk of the collection is found in the Book Manuscripts. The manuscripts include typescripts and galleys for four of Koop's books: Let's Talk, The Right to Live; The Right to Die, Sometimes Mountains Move and Koop. The remaining series contain a few folders or items each.


  • Created: 1968-1999
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1968-1981
  • Other: Date acquired: 1993


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.


5 boxes

34 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Source of Acquisition


Method of Acquisition

Dr. Koop's personal papers began to be received in November 1993.

Related Materials

C. Everett Koop Papers, 1933-2005 (MS C 489). National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD.;id=navbarbrowselink;cginame=findaid-idx;cc=nlmfindaid;view=reslist;subview=standard;didno=koop

Other Descriptive Information

Though having served as the Surgeon General of the United States, the papers of C. Everett Koop housed at Wheaton College reflect more of Koop

C. Everett Koop Papers
Buswell Library Special Collections Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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