Brief Overview of Collection, MC65
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Archives
1958 to present
30 boxes (equivalent to 21 cubic feet)
At the 1957 American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons meeting in
Scope and Contents:
Contains correspondence, pamphlets, brochures and other publications, photographs, slides, scrapbooks, audio and video tapes, and ephemera
Organized into discrete series: Series 1: Annual Meeting Photographic Scrapbook Albums; Series 2: Annual Meeting Programs; Series 3: Constitution and By-Laws; Series 4: History; Series 5: Publications; Series 6: Ephemera; Series 7: Correspondence and Materials of Members; Series 8: Slides; and Series 9: Audiovisuals.
In 1998 the UAB Archives was named the official repository for the archival materials of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (SESPRS). In January of 1999 the SESPRS materials were received and accessioned.
The UAB Archives has been assigned an exclusive license to any copyrights that may be owned by SESPRS. As some items within the collection may not be covered by this license, please consult the University Archivist for additional details.
A printed descriptive guide by Tim L. Pennycuff is available in the repository.
Furlow, Leonard T.
Hamilton, John M.
Pizzo, Anthony J.
Plastic Surgery x history.
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.
The materials have been placed in acid free folders and acid free boxes
In 1957, Dr. McCarthy DeMere of
During the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery meeting, held in
The first meeting of the new Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons was held at the St. Charles Hotel in
The first day of the
Following a planning meeting of the new executive committee, held in
The Great Arms and Seal of the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons was formally presented during a banquet at the third annual meeting, held in St. Petersburg, Florida, February 11-14, 1960. Dr. Robert Hagerty and his family based the design of the seal on a figure from Andreas Vesalius' Epitome, first published in 1543. The male figure stands before a crossed bar containing eleven mullets, representing the members states of the Society, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
A new Constitution and By-Laws was adopted at the Society's sixth annual meeting in
During the early years, Society meetings were held around the eleven member states. To celebrate the end of the Society's first decade, however, the tenth annual meeting was held April 30-May 6, 1967, at the Grand Bahama Hotel,
The Society again returned to a Southern rotation for its meetings during its second decade. The resident competition papers were first presented at the twelfth meeting held in
The Society celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary by again holding an annual meeting outside of the
Three years later, the Society sponsored its first Breast Surgery Symposium in
The Kenneth L. Pickerell Award was first presented at the twenty-ninth conference, held on May 5-9, 1985, in
The thirtieth annual meeting was held on May 31-June 4, 1987, in Point Clear,
Feeling that additional educational opportunities were needed at the annual meetings, the Society sponsored a pre-conference symposium in 1993 at the Westin Resort on
Sources of information
History of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons 1958-1997.[The Society: s.l., 1998].
Manuscript Collection 65, Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Archives, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Archives, Birmingham, Alabama.
Scope and Contents Note
During the early 1990s, the Society's executive committee began to search for a permanent home for its historical materials. Early in 1998 Drs. Kenna Given, Anthony Pizzo, and Luis Vasconez toured the Historical Collections facilities at the
Series One contains 34 photographic scrapbook albums that document the annual meetings of the Society. (No album exists for the 1990 33rd annual meeting in South Carolina.) The albums are comprised chiefly of photographic images, but some also contain programs, brochures, tickets and other printed materials made available during the meeting.
Series Two is comprised of the programs of the annual meetings. This series does not contain a program from each of the meetings, only 26 of the 45 meeting programs are included. The series chiefly documents meetings held from the 1980s to the present.
Series Three is comprised solely of the Constitution and By-Laws of the Society, as adopted in 1963 and 1974.
Series Four contains four items that tell the history of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and of plastic surgery. Included in this series are copies of the 1997 published Society history, Dr. Anthony Pizzo's 1998 history, an ode written in 1997 by Dr. John Hamilton, and a 1997 panel discussion on the history of reconstructive plastic surgery by Dr. Leonard Furlow, Jr.
Series Five includes several dozen publications, newsletters, magazines, and other materials. Contained in this series are three editions of the Society's Bulletins, eight editions of the Society's Newsletter, a program from the 1998 Breast Surgery Symposium, and four volumes of the Annals of Plastic Surgery that include Society papers.
Items of ephemera are currently contained in Series Six, including an invitation to the black-tie event during the 1998 annual meeting and the name badge of U.S. Senator Tim Hutchinson (
Series Seven is reserved for the correspondence and materials of Society members. At present, it contains material from Dr. John Hamilton that is dated from 1958 until 1975.
Series Eight contains slides from the presentations of Society members Drs. Anthony Pizzo, Joel Mattison, and Robert Reeder. All three presentations related to the history of the Society.
Series Nine includes three 1/2 inch VHS videotapes and one audiotape of SESPRS meetings and events.
Series 1: Annual Meeting Photographic Scrapbook Albums
1st 1958 New Orleans, Louisiana (April 17-18)
2nd 1959 Charleston, South Carolina (March 20-21)
3rd 1960 St. Petersburg, Florida (February 11-14)
4th 1961 Williamsburg, Virginia (June 15-18)
5th 1962 Sea Island, Georgia (May 24)
6th 1963 Memphis, Tennessee (June 13-15)
7th 1964 Lexington, Kentucky (April 9-11)
8th 1965 Point Clear, Alabama (May 21)
9th 1966 Atlanta, Georgia (March 23-26)
10th 1967 West End, Grand Bahama Island
11th 1968 Biloxi, Mississippi (May 29-June 1)
12th 1969 Hot Springs, Arkansas (March 30-April 3)
13th 1970 New Orleans, Louisiana (April 1-4)
14th 1971 Sea Island, Georgia (May 30-June 3)
15th 1972 Williamsburg, Virginia (May 31-June 3)
16th 1973 Fort Lauderdale, Florida (May 13-17)
17th 1974 Hilton Head, South Carolina (March 10-14)
18th 1975 Point Clear, Alabama (May 25-29)
19th 1976 St. Petersburg, Florida (April)
20th 1977 Hot Springs, Virginia (April 24-28)
21st 1978 Boca Raton, Florida (May 14-18)
22nd 1979 Sea Island, Georgia (May 27-31)
23rd 1980 White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
24th 1981 Sea Island, Georgia (May 30-June 4)
25th 1982 Bermuda (June 20-24)
26th 1983 Amelia Island, Florida (May 8-12)
27th 1984 Williamsburg, Virginia (April 29-May 3)
28th 1985 Lake Buena Vista, Florida (May 5-9)
29th 1986 Boca Raton, Florida (May 25-29)
30th 1987 Point Clear, Alabama (May 31-June 4)
31st 1988 Tarpon Springs, Florida (June 5-9)
32nd 1989 Bermuda (June 18-22)
33rd 1990 Kiawah Island, South Carolina (June 3-7)
35th 1992 Amelia Island, Florida (June 7-11)
34th 1991 White Sulphur Springs, Virginia (June 9-13)
36th 1993 Hilton Head, South Carolina (June 6-10)
37th 1994 Boca Raton, Florida (June 5-9)
38th 1995 Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (June 3-7)
39th 1996 West Palm Beach, Florida (June 1-5)
40th 1997 Williamsburg, Virginia (June 7-11)
41st 1998 Naples, Florida (June 6-10)
42nd 1999 Boca Raton, Florida (June 5-9)
43rd 2000 Bermuda (June 4-8)
44th 2001 Orlando, Florida (June 9-13)
Series 2: Annual Meeting Programs
3rd 1960 St. Petersburg, Florida
8th 1965 Point Clear, Alabama
11th 1968 Biloxi, Mississippi
12th 1969 Hot Springs, Arkansas
13th 1970 New Orleans, Louisiana
15th 1972 Williamsburg, Virginia
17th 1974 Hilton Head, South Carolina
22nd 1979 Sea Island, Georgia
25th 1982 Bermuda [2 versions]
26th 1983 Amelia Island, Florida
28th 1985 Lake Buena Vista, Florida
30th 1987 Point Clear, Alabama
32nd 1989 Bermuda
33rd 1990 Kiawah Island, South Carolina
34th 1991 White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
35th 1992 Amelia Island, Florida
36th 1993 Hilton Head, South Carolina
37th 1994 Boca Raton, Florida
38th 1995 Ponte Vedra, Florida
39th 1996 Palm Beach, Florida
40th 1997 Williamsburg, Virginia
41st 1998 Naples, Florida
42nd 1999 Boca Raton, Florida
43rd 2000 Southampton, Bermuda
44th 2001 Orlando, Florida
45th 2002 Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Series 3: Constitution & By-Laws
Constitution and By-Laws of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Adopted 1963
Constitution and By-Laws of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 1973-1974 Revision
Series 4: History of SESPRS
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons History, 1958-1997.
1998 SESPRS History, by Anthony J. Pizzo, M.D., 1998.
Ode to the Southeastern Society: Doc's Doggerel, by John M. Hamilton, M.D., 1997.
"Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Over the Last 40 Years," Leonard T. Furlow, Jr., M.D., 1997. SESPRS Panel Discussion, June 8, 1997.
"History of the Southeastern Society Educational Fund," Dr. Ernie Bomar, n.d.
Series 5: Publications
Annals of Plastic Surgery (with SESPRS Papers)
Vol. 36 No. 2, 1996 February
Vol. 38 No. 3, 1997 March
Vol. 40 No. 3, 1998 March
Vol. 42 No. 1, 1999 January
Vol. 3 No. 1, 1968 January
Vol. 4 No. 1, 1969 February
Vol. 6 No. 1, 1972 April
SESPRS Breast Surgery Symposium
Program of 14th symposium, 1998
Miscellaneous SESPRS publications, pamphlets, etc.
Bulletin, May 1965
Recreational Events and Spouse Program, 35th Annual Meeting, 1992
Series 6: Ephemera
Invitation to SESPRS Black-Tie Evening, 1998
U.S. Senator Tim Hutchinson (
Outstanding Residents Award, 1977-1988 (sterling silver bowl)
Outstanding Residents Award, 1989-1993 (sterling silver bowl)
Series 7: Correspondence and Materials of Members
Dr. John M. Hamilton, 1958-1968
Dr. John M. Hamilton, 1969-1975
Dr. John M. Hamilton, undated
Series 8: Slides
Presentation on History of SESPRS made by Dr. Anthony J. Pizzo at the 1998 Annual Meeting [includes transcript]
19 historical slides in slide-sleeve
Presentation on History of SESPRS made by Dr. Joel Mattison, n.d.
Presentation on SESPRS made by Dr. Robert Reeder, n.d.
Series 9: Audiovisuals
½ inch VHS Videotapes
SESPRS 12th Annual Breast Surgery Symposium,
SESPRS Surgery Panel Discussion on changes in plastic surgery, June 8, 1997
SESPRS 16th Annual Breast Surgery Symposium, 2000
Lecture presented by Dr. Carl Hartrampf, circa 1997 (includes discussion with Drs. Israel and Murphy)
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