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The Davis Library’s Archives and Special Collections  has a new manuscript collection available for research; the papers of Richard Bunker Singer, M.D., a former Vice President of Research for the New England Mutual Life Insurance Co., and a long-time member of the American Academy of Insurance Medicine. Dr. Singer contributed a significant amount of research to the field of insurance medicine, particularly in his work on mortality and morbidity studies. The collection includes his autobiography entitled, “Fugitive Memories of the Life of a Number Cruncher”, correspondence, research notes, presentations, articles, printed volumes, and photographs (17.2 linear feet).  The finding aid is available on our webpage. Researchers who would like to use manuscript and records collections must make an appointment by calling 212-277-5135 or sending an email to the archives at henniga@stjohns.edu.

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