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Newton K. Wesley Collection

Identifier: FMS-197

Scope and Contents

This collection is primarily comprised of documents, pictures, and reference material from Newton K. Wesley's (Uyesugi's) career in the field of orthokeratology (using contact lenses to reshape the curvature of the eye). The collection is arranged by series based on the original order and loosely chronological. Personal papers from Mr. Wesley are located in series one. Items relating to Mr. Wesley's two large organizations--the Wesley-Jessen Corporation and the National Eye Research Foundation--are included in series two and four respectively. Collections of ophthalmology publications are also found in series three and four. One box of film and VHS tapes comprise series five. One box of books is found under series six. Series seven includes hundreds of photographs from Newton K. Wesley's career and personal life. Series 8 contains thousands of medical slides used by Newton K. Wesley for presentations. Finally, series nine is made up of five separate scrapbooks primarily housing press clippings covering Mr. Wesley's organizations and developments. Most of the materials in this collection have been digitized and are available online, with the exception of materials like financial and medical records, film and VHS tapes, and the scrapbooks.


  • 1956-2002


Conditions Governing Access

Some materials may be protected by copyright. Permission to reproduce and to publish for commercial purposes must be requested from the Archivist.


24 Boxes

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Arrangement Note

By series.

Related Materials

Newton K. Wesley's change of name documents (April 5, 1943) and chapel address given at Earlham College (January 22, 1943). Dennis Papers EC5.5 Series 5 Box 5 Folder 42

Processing Information

Processed by Kyle Stocksdale and Natalie Gillies.

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Repository Details

Part of the Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives Repository