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James A. Hamilton Collection

This collection contains selected writings, journal articles, speeches and reports by James A. Hamilton, founder of the University of Minnesota’s Program in Hospital Administration. Hamilton taught in the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health from 1946 to 1966. He was active outside the University as well and was a pioneer in healthcare management education and healthcare policy. He served as chair of a number of organizations, including the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Hospital Association. Hamilton also chaired the Commission on University Education in Hospital Administration. This commission laid the foundation for healthcare administration education in the United States. He also owned his own consulting firm, Hamilton Associates.