- Hall, Alvin P., 1910-1973
- Call number
- Sc MG 319
- Physical description
- .2 linear feet
- Preferred Citation
- Alvin P. Hall papers, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Dr. Alvin P. Hall was the first African American physician licensed to practice psychiatry in Ohio and served in the military for many years. Born in Ohio, he earned his Bachelor's degree from Ohio University at Athens and was awarded his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in 1935. Hall served as a physician in the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Ohio Army Reserves, and during World War II was on active duty in Africa and Italy with the 366th Infantry Regiment, reaching the rank of Captain, Battalion Surgeon. He attended Case Western Reserve University where he completed his psychiatric training in 1951. Hall practiced neuro- and clinical psychiatry in Ohio until his death in 1973. The Alvin P. Hall Papers consist of documents relating to Dr. Hall's military career and contain Army course completion certificates, reassignment orders and correspondence relating to same, Army Reserve papers and handbills regarding the Allied victory in Italy. There are also news clippings and typed and printed copies of his editorial "What it Means to be an American" (1940), in addition to an article about venereal disease control during World War II, author unidentified.
Source of acquisitionGift, Mitchum, Doreen, 1988
Using the collection
LocationSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801