Matas Library Memorabilia Collection

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The Matas Library Memorabilia Collections consist of objects and collections with health science historical interest, especially associated with Tulane people and events. The Matas Library has a number of historical collections primarily involved with the history of medicine and public health in Louisiana. The collections include collections of signatures, medals, diplomas, scientific instruments, matriculation tickets, etc. Various memorabilia collections were originally part of the Rudolph Matas estate or donated by Tulane Alumni and their families. Collection examples are: Light collection of scientific letters - a collection of correspondence and memoranda with autographs of renowned scientists donated by David S. Light, M.D.; The Benjamin Bernard Weinstein medal collection - Weinstein medallions, medical and scientific medals and various matriculation tickets from the early days of the Medical College of Louisiana.
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