Administrative records, correspondence, medical research files, publications, and speeches document the administrative and medical career of Martin Marc Cummings, Director of the National Library of Medicine from 1964-1984. The bulk of the collection consists of Cummings' administrative files as NLM Director.
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Transfer, NLM/OD, 1989 and 2001. Acc. #564, 573, 580, 2001-16.