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Mary Maciel Archival Collection

Identifier: WC-MM-2012

Scope and Content

The collection includes her original drawings, some original drawings by Max Brodel, Maciel's art supplies and reference books.


  • 1929-1985


Language of Materials

The records are in English

Biography of Mary Maciel

Mary Maciel was a medical illustrator who trained at Johns Hopkins University Department of Art as Applied to Medicine. While there, she studied under Max Brodel who is commonly thought of as the father of modern medical illustration. After school Maciel spent most of her career in Cincinnati.


9 boxes


The professional tools and papers of medical illustrator, Mary Maciel.

Statement of Arrangement

Items were grouped according to type (e.g. drawings, books, art supplies, etc.)

Separated Material

The following books have been removed from the collection due to storage space concerns. They are duplicated in other University of Cincinnati collections.

1. Bridgman, George B. Constructive Anatomy. Bridgeman Publishers, 1920.

2. Flynn, J. Edward, MD. Hand Surgery. The Williams and Wilkins Company, 1966.

3. Frohse, Franz. Atlas of Human Anatomy. Barnes and Noble, Inc., 1953.

4. Lyle, Donald J., and Charles C. Thomas. Neuro-Ophthalmology. 1947.

5. Peck, Stephen Rogers. Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist. Oxford University Press, 1967.

6. Perard, Victor. Anatomy and Drawing. Kingsport Press, Inc., 1944.

7. Spalteholz, Werner. Hand-Atlas of Human Anatomy Vol. II. J. B. Lippincott Company, undated.

8. Spalteholz, Werner. Hand-Atlas of Human Anatomy Vol. III. J. B. Lippincott Company, undated.


Guide to the Mary Maciel Archival Collection
Edited Full Draft
Finding aid prepared by Laura Laugle
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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