Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Dr. Charles R. Drew

Dr. Charles R. DrewIn 1940, as the U.S. Government prepared for possible American involvement in the war that was raging in Europe, the U.S. military braced for a large number of casualties. In June 1940, the Surgeons General of the Army and Navy asked the American Red Cross and the National Research Council to find a way to stockpile massive blood reserves that could be used by the armed forces in the event of war.
The American Red Cross called upon the leading experts in the field of blood collection and preservation, including Dr. Charles R. Drew, who had taught at Howard University's College of Medicine. The project Dr. Drew supervised paved the way for a national blood program that operated throughout World War II, providing 13 million pints of blood and plasma to wounded U.S. soldiers.

ARC Identifier: 559199. Local Identifier: H-HNP-15B. Title: Charles R. Drew. Creator: Harmon Foundation (Most Recent) Type of Archival Materials: Photographs and other Graphic Materials

Level of Description: Item from Collection H: Harmon Foundation Collection, 1922 - 1967. Location: Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 PHONE: 301-837-3530, FAX: 301-837-3621, EMAIL:

Part of: Series: "Portraits of Outstanding Americans of Negro Origin Painted by Two Women Artists", ca. 1943 - ca. 1963. Scope & Content Note: Access Restrictions: Unrestricted. Use Restrictions: Unrestricted.

Specific Records Type: portraits. General Note: Painting. Variant Control Number(s): Select List Identifier: HARMON FOUNDATION #125. NAIL Control Number: NWDNS-200-HNP-15B. NAIL Control Number: NWDNS-H-HNP-15B

Copy 1 Copy Status: Preservation-Reproduction. Storage Facility: National Archives at College Park - Archives II (College Park, MD) Media Media Type: Negative. Color: Black-and-White.

Index Terms Contributors to Authorship and/or Production of the Archival Materials. Reyneau, Betsy Graves, 1888-1964, Artist

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