Correspondence, biographical materials, financial records, memorabilia, reprints, diplomas and certificates, and photographs documenting the life and career of Maynard C. Wheeler.
The bulk of the papers consists of letters to his parents, 1911, 1920-1949, largely while he was a student at Exeter, Dartmouth, Stanford, and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, but also covering his years as an intern at French and Presbyterian Hospitals, 1929-1933. There is also correspondence relating to his education and professional activities, 1926-1948, and his publications.
Of special interest is material connected to his role as ophthalmologist to Herbert Hoover. Included are letters, medical records, an oral history Wheeler gave to the Hoover Presidential Library, and material connected to Wheeler’s stay at Bohemian Grove in 1960 as Hoover’s guest.
In addition, there are letters and printed material Wheeler collected to aid him in writing his history, The Eye Institute in New York (1969), and photographs of him, his family and various academic and professional activities.