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Robert A. Kehoe Archival Collection

Identifier: WC-RK-2012

Scope and Content

This list of the contents of Dr. Robert A. Kehoe's papers was compiled in the Summer of 1994. Each number in a box represents a grouping of materials. Most numbers represent single files or envelopes. Whenever possible the listings were copied verbatim from headings on the files or envelopes. Other numbers represent groupings of materials created by the compiler. An example of a created grouping is Box #1 grouping #5. The certificates and awards were too numerous to list, and thus a generic grouping was created. When a file or envelope was not titled it is noted in the list as "Untitled File Folder" and a general description was created and included. The created descriptions are presented within brackets to distinguish them from original headings. In some cases loose papers were found in the boxes, and these entries begin with "Loose Papers..." and are usually followed by a created generic description. Please excuse any errors or oversights that survive in this document despite the great care with which it was created.

Box 7 Folders 14 through 16 contain information related to the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission.


  • 1923-1981


Language of Materials

The records are in English

Biography of Robert A. Kehoe

Alumnus, UC College of Medicine. Completed his residency in pathology at Cincinnati General Hospital, worked as a pathologist at Cincinnati General Hospital, then at Jewish Hospital until 1924. He served in the Physiology Dept. at UC, as well as the Dept. of Occupational Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Industrial Health during the course of his career. His is best known for his support of the anti-knock addictive for car and plane fuel. In 1930, he founded the UC Kettering Laboratory of Applied Physiology, the first university -based laboratory devoted to toxicological problems peculiar to industry. He became Professor Emeritus of Occupational Medicine at UC upon his retirement.


111 boxes


The professional papers of Dr. Robert A. Kehoe.

Statement of Arrangement

Original order
Guide to the Robert A. Kehoe Archival Collection
Edited Full Draft
Finding aid prepared by CMHC Staff
Language of description
Script of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Cincinnati, Health Sciences Library, Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions Repository

Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati Ohio 45267-0574