KouW, William B. Kouwenhoven Collection in the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions


[Box 2013-031-01] Correspondence, Awards, and Certificates. — 1950-1972
Creator: Kouwenhoven, W. B. (William Bennett), 1886-1975
Box 2013-031-01 had been numbered Ms. 95, Box 1 when housed at the Eisenhower Library and described as Biographical Material Series.

[Folder 511103] IEEE Power Life Award. — 1970
This folder contains news clippings and correspondence about Dr. Kouwenhoven having received the first Power-Life Award for his research on the effects of electricity on the human body and for the development of closed-chest cardiac massage. The award is given by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for "signifcant contributions in the field of harmonious development of man and his environment."

[Folder] American Heart Association Award of Merit. — 1969
Presentation remarks and the certificate are in this folder.

[Folder] American Medical Association Award of Merit. — 1972
Program booklet and correspondence related to receiving the award are in this folder.

[Folder] Awards and Certificates. — 1950-1969
This folder contains certificates of merit and statements of appreciation from a variety of electrical engineering organizations.

[Folder] Benson Dinner. — 1974
The menu from a dinner in honor of Don and Marge Benson is in this folder. It was autographed by Don Benson and thanked Dr. Kouwenhoven for his mentorship and happy times teaching CPR.

[Folder] Biographical Material 1886-1970. — 1886-1970
Several biographies listing Dr. Kouwenhoven's accomplishments are in this folder.

[Folder] Commemoration Day. — 1963
This folder contains a copy of the JHU 1963 Commemoration Day program and correspondence related to it.

[Folder] Congratulatory Letters - Miscellaneous 1969-74. — 1969-1974
This folder contains letters of congratulations to Dr. Kouwenhoven acknowledging various awards and copies of his letters of appreciation.

[Folder] Degree Appointments . — 1944-1970
Correspondece related to several academic appointments is found in this folder.

[Folder] Degree Appointment - JHU Doctor of Medicine. — June, 1969
Included in this folder is the program booklet from the Conferring of Degrees ceremony (June 6, 1969), the presentation speech conferring the honorary MD degree upon Dr. Kouwenhoven and correspondence between Dr. Kouwenhoven and various friends and colleagues.

[Folder] Memorial Tributes. — 1975
Printed tributes to Dr. Kouwenhoven and the program from the JHU Memorial Service (Dec. 5, 1975) held in his honor are in this folder. Participants in the service were Professors George Benton, Willis Gore, Richard Ross MD, Abel Wolman and George Zuidema MD.

[Folder] New York State Engineers License. — 1935
Copies of letters supporting Dr. Kouwenhoven's application for a professional engineer's license in New York State and related correspondence are in this folder.

[Folder] Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn Distinguished Alumnus Award. — 1972
Certificate, correspondence and photo of engraved wall plaque are in this folder.

[Folder] Portrait Presentation. — May 14, 1954
The speech given at the time of the Kouwenhoven JHU portrait presentation is in this folder (presenter unknown).

[Folder] Security Clearances. — 1956-65
Correspondence relating to several requests for security clearances required in relation to Dr. Kouwenhoven's research are in this folder.

[Folder] Who's Who in America. — 1931'
A letter from the Marquis publishing company requesting a personal sketch is in this folder along with a second request.