• IdentificationMSCVDA11
  • TitleChicago Veteran Druggists' Association records MSCVDA11
  • PublisherSpecial Collections
  • RepositorySpecial Collections
  • Physical Description1.0 linear foot
  • Date1839-1967
  • AbstractThe Chicago Veteran Druggists’ Association (commonly abbreviated as CVDA) was a social and pharmaceutical organization founded by Thomas Nevins Jamieson in 1898. This collection documents the history of the CVDA, with some documentation of its sister organizations in Minnesota.
  • LocationPlease note that this collection is housed in the Special Collections and University Archives Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences, 1750 West Polk Street, Room 320, Chicago, Illinois, 60612.

The Chicago Veteran Druggists’ Association held its first meeting on June 21, 1898 as a celebration of the anniversary of founding member Thomas N. Jamieson’s first job. Initially organized out of concern for a lack of empathy among druggists, the group was intended to promote fellowship among experienced druggists, support them in times of need, and honor them at their funerals. The Chicago Veteran Druggists’ Association was a fraternal rather than professional organization, holding weekly round table meetings specifically avoiding the topics of politics, religion, and the pharmaceutical business. Based on friendship, loyalty, and the German spirit of “Gemüthlichkeit”, active membership was limited to 30 men with at least 25 years of pharmaceutical experience each. The Chicago Veteran Druggists’ Association was incorporated on January 17, 1938.

The collection consists of a variety of photographs, clippings, notes, correspondence, and miscellaneous items related to the business of the Chicago Veteran Druggists’ Association, with dates ranging from 1839 to 1967.

Chicago Veteran Druggists' Association Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago.

  • NamesJamieson, Thomas Nevin
  • Subject
    • Chicago Health Sciences History.
    • Pharmacists.
    • Pharmacy.