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Mitchell I. Rubin papers

Identifier: Mss 1015

Collection Overview

Includes correspondence, speeches, photographs, photocopies, clippings, ephemera, pamphlets, certificates. Material related to career and professional accomplishments of Dr. Mitchell I. Rubin: drafts of speeches (1970s-1980s) to medical groups and at awards ceremonies; typescripts (1970s-1980s) regarding medical career of Oliver Wendell Holmes and life of Peter Mark Roget; tributes (1983) written to Dr. Rubin at Buffalo Children's Hospital; certificates and award ephemera (1972-1992); correspondence and ephemera regarding MUSC Doctor of Humane Letters degree (1975). Programs (1982-1989) from lectures and awards named for Dr. Rubin including MUSC's Mitchell I. Rubin Award; clippings (1962-1990) of medical career and achievements; personal papers (1947-1990) include verification of birth document, correspondence (photocopy) from Robert F. Kennedy regarding civil rights legislation; obituary, eulogy and MUSC memorial. Rubin family papers (1950s-1990s) contain photographs of family members, genealogy notes and chart; miscellaneous papers including Maizie-Louise Rubin editorial on opera, and ephemera related to Henry Park Rubin's career as a violinist.


  • Creation: 1890-1996
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1968-1989


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Trained at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston native Dr. Mitchell I. Rubin (1902-1990) spent over 60 years as a pediatrician. He completed residencies at hospitals across the country, served on the faculty at several universities, including Johns Hopkins and University of Buffalo (SUNY), where he was chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, and served as pediatrician-in-chief at Buffalo Children's Hospital. Dr. Rubin returned to Charleston in 1972 and established MUSC's Pediatric Nephrology Department. He published medical articles in professional journals and co-wrote the textbook Pediatric Nephrology (1975). MUSC established The Mitchell I. Rubin Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions for the Advancement of Medical Science in the Field of Child Health Care in Rubin's memory. Dr. Rubin married (1934) Maizie-Louise Cohen and had children Henry Park Rubin (1943), a prominent violinist, and Eve Rubin Sher (1945-).


0.25 linear feet

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Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Maizie-Louise Cohen Rubin.

Inventory of Mitchell I. Rubin papers, 1890-1996 (bulk 1968-1989)
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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