Manuscript Collections - Theodore Klumpp Papers


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1 linear foot, 4 linear inches (3 manuscript boxes)
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Theodore G. Klumpp was born in 1903. He was president of the pharmaceutical firm Winthrop Laboratories and chaired the medical services task force of the Second Hoover Commission. Klumpp died September 10, 1997.


The papers contain records of the Medical Services Task Force of the Commission on the Organization of the Executive Branch of Government, also known as the Second Hoover Commission. Materials include: memos, correspondence, minutes, and statements. The appendices consist of reports on specific aspects of the United States health care system. Arranged alphabetically by name of organization, thereunder by appendix letter. 


The Oral History Collection has an interview with Klumpp.

Box Contents


Hoover Commission Task Force, 1954-1964 (8 folders)


Medical Services Task Force [Appendices B-L], November 1948

B. Federal health activities and programs, Howard M. Kline
C. Subcommittee on hospitalization, Michael DeBakey, et al
D. Subcommittee on tuberculosis, Robert Plunkett and Richard Nauen
E. Subcommittee on psychiatry and neurology, William Menninger
F. Armed forces hospitalization, Paul Hawley, et al
G. Medical manpower, Edward Churchill and Goldthwaite Dorr
H. Medical education and training programs in federal agencies, Allen Whipple
I. Preventive medicine and public health, Hugh Leavell and James Troupin
J. Medical research, Alfred Richards, O. H. Perry Pepper
K. Medical supply, Herman Hangren and C. W. Harris
L. Actuarial projections, Edward Lew


Medical Services Task Force [Appendices A-M], December 1954

A. Medical services of Department of Defense, Churchill and DeBakey
B. Medical services of Veterans’ Administration, Basil MacLean
C. Services for the health of the public, Theodore Klumpp, et al
D. Medical planning for total war, Paul Hawley and Alan Gregg
E. Cost of federal health services, Marvin Stephens
F. Facilities and beneficiaries of federal medical care programs, Margaret West
G. Survey of federal medical services in five urban areas, Fernald Fitts
I. Activities of federal government in research on health, Milton Winterwitz
K. Dental services, Otto Bandhorst, et al
L. Medical education, Alan Gregg, et al
M. Medical supply, Joseph Noh

Report to Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government – Draft, November 1954