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Creighton Bolter Wright Collection

Identifier: WC-6

Scope and Content

The Creighton Bolter Wright collection occupies over 45 linear feet and consists of 42 boxes and a vast assortment of artifacts. The collection is broken down in 7 series: Audio Visual Aides, Books and Reprints, Medical Practice, Personal Memorabilia, Professional Memberships / Affiliations, Writings of Creighton Bolter Wright, and Realia. Boxes 1 through 7 consist of artifacts that were each assigned a specific number; hence, the finding aid primarily includes a listing of the realia by their corresponding number rather than the box location. The collection includes extensive first-hand correspondence, photographs, slides, and artifacts from The Gulf War. A near-complete anthology of Dr. Wright's publications is also included along with the corresponding research, figures, drafts, and abstracts whenever possible.


  • 1850-2015


Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

Series or folders marked [RESTRICTED] contain confidential patient information. Access will be granted on an as needed basis.

Restrictions on Use

Series or folders marked [RESTRICTED] contain confidential patient information. Researchers may neither USE nor REVEAL BY NAME OR ASSOCIATION the identity of any individual whose health information is in a document of record without the express written permission from the persons named or their legal guardians or heirs.

Biography of Creighton Bolter Wright

A native of Washington, D.C., Dr. Creighton Bolter Wright graduated from Duke University Medical School where he was an Angier B. Duke Scholar and an Alpha Omega Alpha honor graduate. He completed his general and cardiovascular-thoracic surgical residencies at the University of Virginia before serving in Vietnam as a member of the Department of Surgery and Vascular Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Colonel Wright then served in the US Army Reserve as commander of the 73rd Combat Support Hospital and then 256th General Hospital USAR. He was Chief of Professional Services for the 803rd Medical Group at King Khalid Military City in Saudi Arabia during The Gulf War. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Kuwait Liberation Medal and the Units under his professional guidance were awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation. Dr. Wright has previously received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the National Defense Medal (with bronze star), the Southwest Asia Service Medal with two service stars, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal.

Dr. Wright joined the staffs of Christ Hospital and The Jewish Hospital in 1981 and served as Director of the Department of Surgery and Program Director for the General Surgery Residency at The Jewish Hospital from 1988 to 2002. Dr. Wright served as the Medical Director of Cardiovascular Services for The Health Alliance of Cincinnati from 2000 to 2003. Dr Wright is a Founding member of the Board of UC Health a multi-facility health system in Greater Cincinnati.

Recognized as a scientist and educator, Dr. Wright has over 200 publications, including four books, to his credit. He has received awards for excellence in teaching at The University of Virginia, Georgetown University and The Jewish Hospital. The American Heart Association (AHA) recognized him with The Kaplan Visionary Physician Award and The Award of Excellence. Dr. Wright has received the Francis Service Award from the Friar's Club and the FBI Director's Community Leadership Award. He is a Fellow or Member of many professional societies and has been President of the Association for Academic Surgery, The William H. Muller Surgical Society, The Cincinnati Surgical Society, The Greater Cincinnati Vascular Society and the AHA of Southwest Ohio.

Source: Creighton Wright, MD Joins Mercy Health - Cincinnati as Vice President of Medical Affairs for West Hospital, Mercy Health News, November 11, 2014


45 Linear Feet


A Collection of Papers, Awards, and Artifacts from Creighton Bolter Wright.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection adheres to the original order of the unprocessed collection wherever possible. The only exceptions are over-sized artifacts, photographs, and framed certificates or plaques.

Guide to the Creighton Bolter Wright Collection
Edited Full Draft
Finding aid prepared by Alec Demith and Veronica Buchanan
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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