The Henry S.M. Uhl Lawrentiana Collection consists of Lawrenceville School-related material collected by Henry Uhl and the Uhl family. The collection documents Henry Uhl's time at Lawrenceville and his subsequent relationship with the school after his graduation. Documents include awards and honors, text of addresses, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and Lawrenceville School publications.
1907 - 1997
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use.
Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies and digital photographs may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Archivist. Researchers are responsible for determining any other copyright questions.
Henry Stephen Magraw Uhl was born on July 23, 1921, in Wilkes-Barre, PA to John Hamilton and Rebecca Magraw Uhl. Uhl graduated from The Lawrenceville School as valedictorian of the class of 1939. While at Lawrenceville, he lived in Griswold House. He was a member of the John Cleve Green Society and participated in choir and orchestra.
Uhl graduated from Princeton University in 1943 and Harvard Medical School in 1947. He went on to serve in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps; intern at Johns Hopkins; and complete a research fellowship at Wayne State University. He later discovered a rare heart condition has become known to medical community as "Uhl' s Anomaly." In 1953, Dr. Uhl became one of the first full-time directors of medical education at Worcester City Hospital, Albany Medical College and Brown University. In 1973, he became Director of Professional Medicine at UNC-Asheville. He was appointed the first director of the Mountain Area Health Education Center, receiving the 1977 Distinguished Service Award of the Mountain AHEC Foundation. He developed geriatric medical programs at Wake Forest University Baptist Memorial Hospital and, with Dr. Mary Lyles, the J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging. He retired in 1988 and passed away on August 28, 2009.
The collection is arranged alphabetically.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Henry S.M. Uhl Lawrentiana Collection was gifted to the Archives by Dr. Uhl in March, 1996.
Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives guidelines.
All Lawrenceville School publications, VHS tapes, photographs, and 3D objects have been separated and moved to their respective collections.
Information in the biographical note was gathered from material within the collection.
The Henry S.M. Uhl Lawrentiana Collection was processed by Casey Babcock in June of 2012.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Henry Stephen Magraw Uhl Lawrentiana Collection, Box and Folder Number; The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives. http://archivesspace.lawrenceville.org/repositories/2/resources/62 Accessed October 22, 2017.
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