Southern Association for Vascular Surgery records
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Southern Association for Vascular Surgery records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Southern Association for Vascular Surgery
Title: Southern Association for Vascular Surgery records
Dates: 1975-1997
Quantity: 1.6 linear ft. (4 document cases)
Identification: ahc.MSS874

Biographical/Historical Note

The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery (SAVS) developed as a regional version of a national surgical association with the intent to focus on the southeastern United States. John Foster is credited with the original idea, which he presented in 1975 to southern vascular surgeons at an international meeting in Scotland. The association began with a 58 member roster. The mission of SAVS is to "promote the art and science of peripheral vascular surgery, to further education, and to perpetuate friendships."

Index Terms

Associations, institutions, etc.--Southern states
Ernst, Calvin B.
Foster, John H.
Johnson, George, Jr.
Medical archives

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, MSS 874, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1994, with subsequent additions


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List




11Archives Inventory, 1991
1John Foster, 1975-1977
3First Annual Meeting, 1977
4SAVS correspondence, 1978
5SAVS correspondence, 1980
6SAVS correspondence, 1981
7SAVS correspondence, 1982
8C. Ernst Presidential Address, autographed reprint, 1983
9SAVS correspondence, 1984
10SAVS historical data, 1985
11SAVS correspondence, 1985
12SAVS correspondence, 1986
13SAVS correspondence, 1987
14George Johnson Presidential Address manuscript and autograph, 1988
15SAVS correspondence, 1989
16SAVS correspondence, 1990
17SAVS correspondence, 1991
18Responses to requests for overviews from the past presidents of SAVS, 1993-1994
19Presidents' and Founding Members' recollections, 1993
20SAVS - the first 10 years, 1986
21Correspondence regarding the history of SAVS, 1985, 1993-1994



21Founding of SAVS: constitution, letter of invitation, meeting minutes, 1976
2Application for membership, 1976
3President's Award, invitation/announcement, 1981-1982
4SAVS logo plate, undated
5Change of registered agent document, 1979
6Administrative papers, 1979-1985
7Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation, 1981, 1983
8Draft of bylaws, 1982
9Compiled financial statements, 1984-1985
10Agendas, memos, and newsletters collected by George Johnson, 1981-1986
11SAVS meeting minutes, 1976-1981
12SAVS meeting minutes, 1982-1986
13Executive Council meeting, 1982
14Executive Council meeting, 1983
15Executive Council meeting, 1984
16Executive Council meeting, 1984



31Reports on committees to study practice of vascular surgery in the south, 1978-1979
2Published and non-published papers and correspondence, 1979-1982
3Program of SAVS meetings, 1978-1986
4Correspondence to and from Dr. Calvin Ernst, 1975-1984
5SAVS members' correspondence, 1976-1985
6Correspondence to Dr. George Johnson, 1977-1986
7Inter-member personal correspondence, 1982



4116th Annual Meeting brochure and program, 1992
216th Annual Meeting minutes, 1992
317th Annual Meeting brochure and program, 1993
417th Annual Meeting minutes, 1993
518th Annual Meeting brochure and program, 1994
618th Annual Meeting minutes, 1994
719th Annual Meeting brochure and program, 1995
819th Annual Meeting minutes, 1995
920th Annual Meeting brochure and program, 1996
1020th Annual Meeting minutes, 1996
1121st Annual Meeting program, 1997
12Correspondence on education and training, 1990s
13SAVS questionnaire results, 1995
14Correspondence on proposed changes in the by-laws, 1995
15Correspondence, 1990s