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Mason C. Andrews Papers, 1777-2006, undated | Special Collections and University Archives

By Janice Halecki

Collection Overview

Title: Mason C. Andrews Papers, 1777-2006, undated

ID: 00/MG 62

Primary Creator: Andrews, Mason Cooke (1919-2006)

Extent: 25.42 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged into the following series: I. Personal Papers; II. Medical Papers; III. Medical Center Planning; IV. E.V.M.S; V. Community Service; VI. Norfolk City Government; VII. Newspaper Clippings; VIII. Binders and Published Materials; IX. Oversized, Photographs, and Miscellaneous Items.

Series I. Personal Papers.This series includes 3 sub-series: A. Papers of Dr. C. J. Andrews; B. Children; C. Household. The series contains correspondence of Mason C. Andrews and other family members dating from 1949 to 1997. Sub-series A contains correspondence of Dr. C. J. Andrews dating from 1932 to 1944. Sub-series B includes correspondence and material relating to Andrews' two children. Sub-series C contains material regarding planning and design of a vacation home, and boat ownership.

Series II. Medical Papers.This series includes 6 sub-series: A. Lectures; B. Medical Tower; C. Articles; D. Norfolk General Hospital; E. Medical Societies; F. Audio-Visual materials. This series contains correspondence, dating from 1949 to 1973, pertaining to Dr. Andrews medical practice. Sub-series A contains materials used in medical instruction. Sub-series B contains material, dated from 1957 to 1960, on the development and management of the Medical Tower building. Sub-series C contains medical articles on a variety of topics arranged alphabetically by topic. Sub-series D contains correspondence, reports, and other materials, dating from 1957 to 1967, pertaining to Dr. Andrews practice at Norfolk General Hospital. Sub-series E contains correspondence, meeting agendas, and other materials, dated 1950 to 1989, from various medical societies. Sub-series F contains two 16mm film reels and an audio cassette tape used in medical education.

Series III. Medical Center Planning.This series includes correspondence, architectural drawings, reports and other materials dating from 1959 to 1973 regarding the planning and development of the Norfolk Medical Center complex.

Series IV. E.V.M.S.This series includes two sub-series: A. Curriculum and B. Jones Institute. This series contains correspondence, pamphlets, reports, fundraising materials and the school's first yearbook. The materials included date from 1971 to 1995. Sub-series A includes reports and proposals for the school's medical curriculum. Sub-series B includes correspondence, reports, and other information on the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and in-vitro fertilization.

Series V. Community Service.This series includes 3 sub-series; A. Awards; B. Board of Directors; C. Sabine Andrews. Materials in this series date from 1961 to 1994, they include correspondence, reports, meeting minutes and agendas. Sub-series A includes mostly correspondence regarding various awards given to Dr. Andrews. Sub-series B includes correspondence, reports and other materials related to Dr. Andrews' service as director for various companies. Sub-series C includes information on the community service activities of Sabine Andrews.

Series VI. Norfolk City Government.This series is divided into 10 sub-series: A. City Council Papers; B. Transportation; C. Cousteau Ocean Center; D. Nauticus; E. Waterside; F. Mac Arthur Center; G. Park Place; H. Commissions and Task Forces; I. Speeches; J. Mayor's Files. Materials in this series date from 1974 to 1997. Sub-series A, Box 19, includes mostly council meeting materials, minutes, agendas, and correspondence. Sub-series A, Boxes 20 through 23 consist of alphabetically arranged files each dealing with specific city issues. Sub-series B includes correspondence, and reports regarding the issue of local transportation. Sub-series C includes information on the proposed Cousteau Ocean Center that was never built. Sub-series D contains information on the development of the Nauticus project. Sub- series E contains correspondence and information on the Waterside Festival Marketplace project. Sub-series F contains information on the development of the Mac Arthur Center Mall in downtown Norfolk. Sub-series G includes correspondence, reports, and meeting materials related to the redevelopment of the Park Place neighborhood in Norfolk. Sub-series H contains reports produced by various city commissions and task forces. Sub-series I contains notes, transcripts, and correspondence regarding speeches given by Dr. Andrews. Sub-series J includes correspondence and other materials pertaining to Dr. Andrews' tenure as Mayor of Norfolk from 1992 to 1994.

Series VII. Newspaper Clippings.This series includes clippings on various topics. The clippings are arranged alphabetically by topic and range in date from 1960 to 1996.

Series VIII. Binders and Published Materials.This series includes materials in binders that are too large to be included in the other boxes. Boxes 34 through 36 are related to city government issues. The materials in Box 37 are related to Dr. Andrews' medical career.

Series IX. Oversize, Photographs, and Miscellaneous Items.This series includes one oversize bound report, souvenir tee-shirt, seal, and photographs.

Date Acquired: 10/14/1998. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Andrews, Mason C., 1919-2006, City council members--Virginia--Norfolk, Eastern Virginia Medical Authority, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Gynecologists--Virginia--Norfolk, Hampton Roads (Va.)--History--20th century, Mayors--Virginia--Norfolk, Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century, Norfolk (Va.)--Politics and government--20th century, Physicians--Virginia--Norfolk

Languages: English

Abstract

Physician, former city council member and mayor of Norfolk. Served on Norfolk city council from 1974 to 2000 and as the city’s mayor from 1992-1994. Was instrumental in the development of the Eastern Virginia Medical School complex and the redevelopment of downtown Norfolk. The collection includes personal, business, and political papers spanning the years 1932-1997.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers of Mason C. Andrews date from 1932 to 1997. The collection includes correspondence related to personal, business and city issues; photographs; medical articles; newspaper clippings; architectural drawings; 16mm film reels; reports; and miscellaneous materials. The bulk of the material relates to the development of the medical center and the Eastern Virginia Medical School and Andrews' tenure on the city council from 1974 to 1997.

Collection Historical Note

Mason C. Andrews was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1919. He graduated from Maury High School, and later received his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Princeton and his M.D. from John's Hopkins University. He specialized in obstetrics and gynecology and completed his residency training at Johns Hopkins as well. Andrews then began a successful ob/gyn private practice in Norfolk in 1950. Additionally, Dr. Andrews taught Obstetrics and Gynecology at Johns Hopkins University and later at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Andrews' community service began during the 1950's with service on the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce and the Health Welfare and Recreation Planning Council. While serving as president of the Norfolk County Medical Society, Andrews appointed a bipartisan committee to study the need for a medical school in the area. The study was able to convince the Virginia General Assembly of the need for a new medical school. In 1964 the Eastern Virginia Medical Center authority was formed with the charge of developing the new medical school. Andrews served as the chairman of the authority from 1964-1970. Under his leadership a medical center complex was built in an area that has once been slums. The medical complex now consists of Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), Norfolk General Hospital, Medical Tower, Public Health Department, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters and Tidewater Rehabilitation Institute. In addition, as chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at EVMS Andrews was instrumental in bringing the team of Drs. Howard and Georgeanna Jones to Norfolk. The Drs. Jones specialized in treating infertility problems. In 1981 they brought notoriety to Norfolk with the role they played in the first successful birth, in the United States, of a baby conceived by in-vitro fertilization. With the success of the in-vitro fertilization program the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine was founded in 1983.

Andrews also served on the Norfolk City Council from 1974 to 2000 and as the city's mayor from 1992 to 1994. During his tenure on the council he was instrumental in the redevelopment of the downtown waterfront. Andrews introduced the developer of Baltimore's Inner Harbor, James Rouse, to Norfolk. Rouse designed the Waterside Festival Marketplace for the Norfolk waterfront. Other downtown projects promoted by Andrews included Nauticus, the Norfolk campus of Tidewater Community College, and the MacArthur Center Mall. Mason Andrews declined to run for re-election to city council in 2000.

Andrews passed away on October 13, 2006.

Subject/Index Terms

Andrews, Mason C., 1919-2006
City council members--Virginia--Norfolk
Eastern Virginia Medical Authority
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Gynecologists--Virginia--Norfolk
Hampton Roads (Va.)--History--20th century
Mayors--Virginia--Norfolk
Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century
Norfolk (Va.)--Politics and government--20th century
Physicians--Virginia--Norfolk

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Accruals: Second accession: November 2011

Alternate Extent Statement: 44 Hollinger document cases and 1 oversized box

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Acquisition Source: Dr. Mason C. Andrews

Acquisition Method: Gift. Accession #A98-10

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Mason C. Andrews Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Personal Papers, 1932-1997, undated],
[Series II: Medical Papers, 1949-1973, undated],
[Series III: Medical Center Planning, 1959-1973, undated],
[Series IV: Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), 1962-2006, undated],
[Series V: Community Services, 1960-1994, undated],
[Series VI: Norfolk City Government, 1777-2005, undated],
[Series VII: Newspaper Clippings, 1865-2005, undated],
[Series VIII: Binders & Published Materials, 1966-1997],
[Series IX: Oversized, Photographs, and Miscellaneous Items, circa 1940-1999, undated],
[All]

Series II: Medical Papers, 1949-1973, undated
This series contains correspondence, dating from 1949 to 1973, pertaining to Dr. Andrews medical practice.
Sub-Series A: Miscellaneous
Box 4
Folder 1: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1951-1998
Folder 2: Correspondence, John Hopkins Hospital, 1949, 1970-1972
Folder 3: Correspondence, John Hopkins Hospital, 1972-1973
Folder 4: Obstetrical and Gynecological Associates of Tidewater Profit Sharing Plan, undated
Folder 5: Assuring Learning with Self-Instructional Packages (workbook), undated
Folder 6: Medical Articles (Written by Andrews), 1949-1957, undated
Folder 7: Maternal/Child Welfare, 1951-1952
Letters concerning a conference meeting on the recent deaths (at that time) during pregnancies.
Folder 8: Norfolk Community Hospital, 1950, 1953
Folder 9: Epithelial changes in the puerperal fallopian tube by M.C. Andrew, includes notes and slides, 1951
Folder 10: Clinical Research, 1974, 1981
Folder 11: OB/GYN Notes, 1982
Folder 12: Minutes of business meeting OB/GYN department, 1970-1972
Box 5
Folder 1: Medical Instrument brochures, circa 1950-1979
Folder 2: Microsurgery conference materials, 1977
Folder 3: Miscellaneous, 1960, 1971-1972
Sub-Series B: Lectures, 1971-1985, undated
Contains materials used in medical instruction.
Box 6
Folder 1: Tubal surgery lecture, 1979
Folder 2: Incompetent cervix lecture, undated
Folder 3: Endometriosis, 1985
Folder 4: Notes for lecture, 1971, undated
Folder 5: Remarks for American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists, undated
Folder 6: In-Vitro fertilization talk given to the Florida Obstetric and Gynecologic Society, 1980
Folder 7: Unicornuate Uteri, undated
Folder 8: Color Slides: medical-Ob/Gyn, undated
Folder 9: Slide and lecture notes-Ob/Gyn, undated
Folder 10: Sodium Excretion notes, undated
Folder 11: Intramural pregnancy case study, 1973, 1975
Sub-Series C: Medical Tower, 1957-1973
Contains material, dated from 1957-1973, on the development and management of the Medical Tower building.
Box 6
Folder 12: Board of Directors, 1962-1973
Folder 13: Medical tower opening, 1960-1961
Contains clippings of the medical tower opening
Folder 14: Emblem, 1960
Folder 15: Kling, Vincent Architect, 1957, 1960
Folder 16: Correspondence, 1957
Folder 17: Correspondence, 1958-1960
Sub-Series D: Articles, 1927-2005, undated
Contains medical articles on a variety of topics arranged alphabetically by topic.
Box 7
Folder 1: Alzheimer's Disease, undated
Folder 2: Amenorrhea, undated
Folder 3: Arthritis and Rheumatism, undated
Folder 4: Aspirin risks in pregnancy, undated
Folder 5: Assisted Reproduction, undated
Folder 6: Birthweight and diabetes, 1961
Folder 7: Cesarean section, 1947
Folder 8: Clinical and legal implications of contraception, 1981
Folder 9: Continuing education plan aids busy physicians- Richmond Times Dispatch, 1966 December
Folder 10: Culdocentesis, undated
Folder 11: Cytology, 1975
Folder 12: Donated human ova, undated
Folder 13: Endometriosis, 1974, 1985
Folder 14: Essentials of an approved internship, 1955
Folder 15: Extroversion of the ovaries, undated
Folder 16: Gynecologic Center, 1973, undated
Folder 17: Hippocratic Oath, 1965-1966
Folder 18: Home Delivery, 1976
Folder 19: Hospital management, 1972
Folder 20: Immunization during pregnancy, 1973
Folder 21: Incompetent cervix, 1975-1977
Folder 22: The infertile couple, 1976
Folder 23: Maternal deaths from anesthesia and analgesia, 1956
Folder 24: Maternal phenylketonuria, 1973
Folder 25: Maternal Welfare and the Negro, 1946
Folder 26: Menopause, 1978-2005
Folder 27: Obstetric analgesia and anesthesia, 1969
Folder 28: Oral Contraceptives, 1981-1985
Folder 29: Ovarian Tumors, 1994
Folder 30: Osteoporosis, undated
Folder 31: Ovulation failure, 1979
Folder 32: Perinatology, 1982
Folder 33: Premenstrual syndrome, 1981-1983
Folder 34: Preovulatory human ovarian follicles, 1972
Folder 35: Posterior pituitary extract, 1946
Folder 36: Prostaglandin, 1974
Folder 37: Renal Tuberculosis, 1931-1932
Folder 38: Research in reproduction, 1972-1974
Folder 39: Sexuality, 1975-1977, 1992
Folder 40: Spontaneous abortion (role of genetics), 1978-1979
Folder 41: Statistical reports: infant mortality, 1932, 1932
Folder 42: Sterility, 1926, 1934
Folder 43: Sterilization, 1940
Folder 44: Surgery, annals, general information, 1936, 1939
Folder 45: Syphilis, 1929, 1932, 1938
Folder 46: Testis, 1973
Folder 47: Thyroid Gland, 1938
Folder 48: Toxemia of pregnancy, 1928, 1946
Folder 49: Transplants, 1968
Folder 50: Transverse presentation, 1940
Folder 51: Trichomas vaginitis, 1929
Folder 52: Trophoblastic disease, undated
Folder 53: Tubal ectopic pregnancy, 1977
Folder 54: Tubal sterilization, 1970-1975
Box 8
Folder 1: Tubal Surgery, 1970-1976
Folder 2: Urethral calculi, 1927, 1931
Folder 3: Urinary tract stones and infection, 1929, 1931-1936
Folder 4: Uterine hemorrhage, 1933-1938
Folder 5: Vomiting of pregnancy, 1928 March
Folder 6: Weight changes and water balance in pregnancy, 1944 October
Folder 7: What is a clinical and what does he do?, 1970 July
Folder 8: X-ray pelvimetry, 1940 January
Sub-Series E: Norfolk General Hospital, 1957-1985
Contains correspondence, reports, and other materials, dating from 1956 to 1985, pertaining to Dr. Andrews practice at Norfolk General Hospital.
Box 8
Folder 9: Miscellaneous papers and correspondence, 1958, undated
Folder 10: Miscellaneous papers and correspondence, 1957-1958
Folder 11: Miscellaneous papers and correspondence, 1961-1985
Folder 12: By-laws, rules and regulations, 1958, undated
Folder 13: Committee and clinic assignments, 1956-1964
Folder 14: Department and committee reports, 1963
Folder 15: South wing addition, 1962
Folder 16: Resident and intern training programs, 1958-1959
Folder 17: Accreditation, 1956-1958
Folder 18: Disaster plans, 1956, 1957
Sub-Series F: Medical Societies, 1950-2006
Contains correspondence, meeting agendas, and other materials, dated 1950 to 2006, from various medical societies.
Box 8
Folder 19: American Association of Obstetrics-Gynecology, 1968, 1972, 1993
Folder 20: American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 1971, 1978-1984
Folder 21: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 1970-1973
Box 9
Folder 1: American Fertility Society, 1965-1984
Folder 2: American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society, 1983-1993
Folder 3: American Medical Association, 1975
Folder 4: Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG), 1974
Folder 5: International Gynecologic Society, 2006, 2006
Folder 6: Medical Society of Virginia, 1953-1986
Folder 7: Norfolk County Medical Society, 1954-1957, 1960
Folder 8: Norfolk Hospital Association, 1953
Folder 9: North American Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, 1971-1990
Folder 10: Obstetric/Gynecological Travel Club, 2003-2004
Folder 11: South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, correspondence and membership, 1951-2003
Folder 12: South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, meeting programs, 1980-1989
Folder 13: South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, programs, 1970-1979
Box 10
Folder 1: South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, programs, 1950-1969
Folder 2: South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, papers presented to meeting, alphabetical by author A-G, 1973 February
Folder 3: Papers and case studies presented to the South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Hot Springs, VA, alphabetical by author H-W, 1973 February 4-7
Folder 4: Southern Gynecological and Obstetrical Society, 1966-1981
Folder 5: United Communities Council of Social Agencies-Health Forum, 1960 October 25
Folder 6: Virginia Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, 1973 February
Folder 7: Miscellaneous programs of medical meetings, 1973 February
Sub-Series G: Audio-visual materials, 2002, undated
Contains two 16mm film reels and an audio cassette tape used in medical education, and a CD/DVD Rom of a tribute to Howard and Georgeanna Jones.
Box 11
Folder 1: 16mm film reel: "Normal Delivery" Dr. Barnes Film", undated
Folder 2: 16mm film reel: "Pelvic Examination", undated
Folder 3: Audio cassette: The Female Climacteric, vol. 1 #1, undated
Folder 4: CD/DVD ROM: A Tribute to Howard and Georgeanna Jones, 2002 April

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Personal Papers, 1932-1997, undated],
[Series II: Medical Papers, 1949-1973, undated],
[Series III: Medical Center Planning, 1959-1973, undated],
[Series IV: Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), 1962-2006, undated],
[Series V: Community Services, 1960-1994, undated],
[Series VI: Norfolk City Government, 1777-2005, undated],
[Series VII: Newspaper Clippings, 1865-2005, undated],
[Series VIII: Binders & Published Materials, 1966-1997],
[Series IX: Oversized, Photographs, and Miscellaneous Items, circa 1940-1999, undated],
[All]

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