NAME: Frank Bradway Rogers
DATES: 1914-1987
ADDRESS:
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WORKED AT: NLM; Univ. of CO Medical School Library (Denver)
OTHER INFORMATION: Rogers helped develop MEDLARS, laying groundwork for MEDLINE(1974). He earned his Library Science degree from Columbia. He was director of the NLM from 1949 until 1963. In July 1974, he wrote a paper for Library Trends discussing limitations of batch searching and feasibility of online systems (Bellardo & Bourne). He also worked at: Librarian, Univ. of CO Medical Center 1963-74; Consultant 1974-?.

He was largely responsible for the NLM achieving national status; [Adkinson book-] Changes in products and services at NLM during his tenure included loaning microfilm in lieu of materials when possible and mechanizing the production of Index Medicus. After working at the NLM, Rogers was director at University of Colorado Medical School Library, 1964(?)-1974 (retired from this position).

AWARDS: 1961 MLA Award(MLA); 1963 Dewey Medal(ALA)
OFFICES: MLA Pres. 1962-63; American Association for the History of Medicine Pres. 1966-68

PAPERS AT:
LOCATION #1
Library of the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago
PAPERS DATES:
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INCLUDES: An oral history interview with Rogers discussing topics which involve or affect medical librarianship; interviewed by Nancy W. Zinn, 1979. Details about the interview and biographical details about Rogers at: http://www.mlanet.org/about/history/rogers_f.html
FINDING AID:
SOURCE: Brodman, Estelle, "Possible Uses of MLA's Oral History Taped Interviews," Bulletin of the Medical Library Association. January 1981, 69(1), 34-35.

PAPERS AT:
LOCATION #2
History of Medicine Division, NLM, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894; search under: Miles, Wyndham D., Papers on the history of the NLM, 1964-1984.
Also Frank B. Rogers Papers as separate collection; 6 boxes
PAPERS DATES: 1964-1984 9bulk 1975-1982); Rogers papers date 1948-1982.
SIZE: 2 linear feet (5 boxes)
INCLUDES: Correspondence, notes, draft chapters, and photocopies used in the preparation of Miles's History of the NLM. Includes Miles's notes on records at the NLM and in the National Archives. Drafts of chapters with the comments of readers, biographical information on library employees, and examples of the steps in the publication of the volume. In part, photocopies.
FINDING AID: Unpublished finding aid in the repository; folder level control.
SOURCE: RLIN

PAPERS AT:
LOCATION #3
University of Colorado Medical School Library.
PAPERS DATES: Not certain
SIZE: 1 archival box
INCLUDES: Mostly copies of article reprints; Some misc. materials. Note: There are the "deposited" papers. The library staff at the Medical School are not aware that he deposited his papers anywhere. They have administrative papers of his work as director of the library, 1964-1974.
FINDING AID:
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