Maurice Lenz papers


Correspondence, research notes, offprints, lectures and writings, patient records, and photographs chiefly documenting Lenz's professional life. The correspondence is with many of the leaders of the field in North and South America and in Europe. The lectures include both scientific and popular talks. The bulk of the writings comprises the draft of a textbook on clinical radiotherapy, never published, for which Lenz served as editor, c. 1940. There is also a complete set of Lenz's articles and many photographs of him, both formal portraits and informal snapshots.

Correspondents include Ludwig Aschoff, François Baclesse, Franz Buschke, Sir Stanford Cade; Henri Coutard; René Ferroux; Anna Goldfeder; Abraham Hochman; Antoine Lacassagne; Claudius Regaud; Eliezer Robinson; and Norah duV. Tapley. There is also a single letter from the writer Sinclair Lewis


Maurice Lenz, 1890-1974.

Date [inclusive]: 

1902-1977 (bulk, 1917-1970)


English, French, Spanish, German.

Physical Description: 

8 cubic feet (21 document boxes, 1 card box, 2 flat boxes, 1 folder)



Because Protected Health Information (PHI) as defined by the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) may be found throughout the papers, access to the papers is allowed only under the terms of Archives and Special Collections' Access Policy to Records Containing Protected Health Information.

Cite as: 

Maurice Lenz Papers, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library.