Charles R. Drew Collection

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Charles R. Drew Collection

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Photos related to the life of Charles R. Drew, prominent African-American doctor and "Father of the Blood Bank." Collection is primarily drawn from the Charles R. Drew papers at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University.

Items in the Charles R. Drew Collection Collection

Charles Drew speaking at meeting
Charles Drew, standing, speaking before a meeting. Unidentified men flank him, seated at table.

Portrait of Charles Drew
Portrait of Charles Drew, circa 1949.

Charles Drew with Nursing School Graduates
Charles Drew, far left, is pictured with nursing school graduates, circa 1947.

Charles Drew sitting with medical residents at Freedmen's Hospital
Drew, standing, smiles as he talks with medical residents at Freedmen's Hospital, circa 1945.

Charles Drew and eight others wearing hard hats at Freedmen's Hospital
Charles Drew, fourth from left, stands with eight others in front of a mural that lists the Surgeons in Chief of Freedmen's Hospital, and the then-current Director in Chief. All wear hard hats. Two wear armbands with the logo of the medical division…

Charles Drew in front of Egyptian(?) building with Drs. Smith and Ross
Charles Drew, left, with Doctors Smith and Ross, in a photo from 1944.

Charles Drew with the first mobile blood collecting unit
Drew (far left) and staff pictured in front of the first bloodmobile, February 1941.

Charles Drew with staff at the first American Red Cross blood bank
Drew (front row, center) with staff at the first American Red Cross blood bank, 1941.

Charles Drew with staff at the first American Red Cross blood bank
Drew (front row, center) with staff at the first American Red Cross blood bank, 1941.

American Blood for British Air Raid Victims
Personnel from the British National Institute of Research inspecting American blood plasma donations during WWII. The caption at the bottom of the photograph reads: "AMERICAN BLOOD FOR BRITISH AIR RAID VICTIMS. Mr. Bruce White examining bottles of…

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