A Guide to the Stuart D. Scott Collection. Scott, Stuart D. Collection 2005/May/10

A Guide to the Papers of Stuart D. Scott.

A Collection in
Special Collections and Archives, Tompkins-McCaw Library
Accession Number 2005/May/10


Virginia Commonwealth University, Tompkins-McCaw Library

Special Collections and Archives
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Processed by: Jody Romero

Special Collections and Archives, Tompkins-McCaw Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.
Accession number
Stuart D. Scott Collection 1918-1949
Physical Characteristics
1.3 linear feet, 17 items

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Stuart D. Scott Collection, Accession #2005/May/10, Special Collections and Archives, Tompkins-McCaw Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

Acquisition Information

Collection part of Library holdings.

Biographical/Historical Information

Dr. Stuart Donald Scott was born 1893 in Connellsville, PA. Scott was a well educated man who never stopped learning. He earned his MD from MCV in 1919, receiving his license to practice in 1920. By 1923, he was a certified by the United States Interior department as a first aid and mine rescue specialist and was licensed to practice in Kentucky.

By the 1930s Scott had migrated to Gainesville, Florida where he would settle and establish his private practice. Scott then earned post-graduate degrees from George Washington and Temple University medical schools specializing in Ophthalmology, Otology and Laryngology. By the late 1950s, Scott earned proficiency in clinical hypnosis as well.

Scott was a well respected member of the Gainesville community up until his death on 23 February, 1970. He was 77.

Scope and Content

The Collection is mostly the diplomas and official documentation of Scott's medical career as well as some photographs of his days at MCV and attended conferences. There is no documentation of his medical practice or personal papers.


Records are arranged in chronological order.

Contents List

Medical Diplomas and Certificates
  • Box-folder 1.1
    Un-mounted medical diplomas. 1920-1958

    This folder contains medical diplomas, licenses, and certifications from VA and KY and the US Interior Department.

  • Box-folder 1.2
    Mounted medical diplomas 1931-1947

    Mounted and lacquered diplomas from Scott's post graduate education.

Photograph Collection 1918-1949
Box-folder: 2

This series contains the photographs of Scott's studies at MCV. Included are an Anatomy class, Fraternity portraits, and several later medical conference photographs.

Miscellaneous items
Box-folder: 3

This series contains two prescription sheets from Scott's office, a notebook of writings and ads, as well as a photograph of a painting of the MCV campus.