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Harold S. Diehl papers

Identifier: 704

Scope and Content

This small personal collection contains a paper discussing the activities of the U.S. Procurement and Assignment Service for Physicians, Dentists, and Veterinarians (circa 1942-1943), a speech delivered at the inauguration of Raymond Allen as President of the University of Washington (May 23, 1947) and a copy of a letter to Dr. Diehl written by the men on his staff asking him not to leave the University (1957).


  • circa 1942-1957


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the Harold S. Diehl papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Biographical Sketch of Harold S. Diehl (1891-1973)

Harold Sheely Diehl was born on August 4, 1891 in Nittany, Pennsylvania. He attended Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA), earning his bachelor's degree in 1912. He continued his education at the University of Minnesota, earning his M.D. in 1918 and M.A. in 1921. Dr. Diehl began his career at the University as a part time assistant in bacteriology and pathology in 1916. After completion of his M.D., he became a staff member at the University hospital. He was promoted to assistant professor of medicine and public health in 1921, associate professor in 1924, professor in 1929 and dean of medical sciences in 1935. From 1921-1935 he also served as director of the Student Health Service. Dr. Diehl retired from the University of Minnesota at the end of 1957, three years before the compulsory retirement age, to accept the position as senior vice-president for research and medical affairs and Deputy Executive Vice-president of the American Cancer Society. In 1959, the University of Minnesota dedicated the new medical building housing the bio-medical library and research facilities Diehl Hall, in honor of Dr. Diehl's service to the University. Harold Diehl died on June 27, 1973.


1 box (0.25 linear feet)


Collection contains the papers of Dr. Harold S. Diehl, dean emeritus of the Medical Sciences at the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

The collection was deposited in University Archives on February 15, 1963.

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Harold S. Diehl papers, circa 1942-1957
Archives Staff; updated by Karen Spilman
updated May 2005
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