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Paul Harold Theerman, American historian, archivist. Danforth Foundation fellow, 1974-1980, National Science Foundation fellow, 1974-1978; recipient Morris Khorash award University Chicago, 1974, Research awards Smithsonian Institution, 1982.


Theerman, Paul Harold was born on October 12, 1952 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Harold Bernard and Marie Aune (Rockenbach) Theerman.


Student, Michigan State University, 1971. AB summa cum laude, Washington University, St. Louis, 1974. Master of Arts in History, University Chicago, 1976.

Master of Science in Chemistry, Doctor of Philosophy in History, University Chicago, 1980.


Humanist-in-residence Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago, 1980-1981. Assistant editor Joseph Henry Papers Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1981-1992, associate editor Joseph Henry Papers, 1992-1993. Associate archivist Smithsonian Institution Archives, 1993-1998.

Head images and archives, His. Medicine Division The National Library Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, since 1998.



Member Society of America Archivists, Archivists and Libraries in the History of Health Sciences, American Association for the History of Medicine, History of Science Society (chair meeting and programs 1997-1998, program chair 1996, 2000), American Society Artificial Internal Organs (advisory board Project Bionics since 2000).


  • Other Interests

    Hiking, camping, sailing, architecture.


1 child Virginia Marie.

Harold Bernard Theerman

Marie Aune (Rockenbach) Theerman

Virginia Marie Theerman