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William C. Fiedler Collection

Identifier: AC 082

Scope and Content

Collection consists of materials concerning William Fiedler and topics involving pharmacy. Material includes correspondence with pharmacists and pharmacies in New Mexico; articles by Fiedler and others on the drug "Antikamnia;" directories of pharmacists and pharmacies in New Mexico; records and minutes of meetings from the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy; and biographical materials on Fiedler and other pharmacists such as Charles Bernard Ruppe and Sister Rosa Agatha Berry. Fiedler's MA thesis, doctoral dissertation, research notes, and a transcript of a 1978 interview with Fiedler and Alberto Alarid on pharmacists in New Mexico history are also in this collection. In addition, 52 audio tapes of interviews with various people involved in pharmacy in New Mexico.


  • 1883-1978

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Biographical Note

William C. Fiedler was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, on July 18, 1928. After finsihing a Bachelor of Science Degree, a Master's Degree, and then a Ph.D. in Pharmacy - all from Purdue University, Fiedler became a professor at the School of Pharmacy of the University of New Mexico in 1955. During the latter part of his career at UNM, he became interested in the history of pharmacy in New Mexcio, and collected material, including oral interviews with many early pharmacists. He was also interested in the "over-the-counter" drug "Antikamnia" collecting material related to the manufacturer and effect of the drug. Professor Fiedler died September 22, 1979.

He was a member of the American Pharmaceutical Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Rho Chl, Phi Lambda Upsilon, and Sigma XI, and was a registered pharmacist in Indiana.


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Separated Material

Photographs received with the collection are housed and cataloged separately.


Contact Information

  1. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
  2. The Palace of the Governors
  3. P.O. Box 2087
  4. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2087, U.S.A.
  5. Phone: (+)505.476.5090
  6. Fax: (+)505.476.5093
  7. Email:
  8. URL:
Guide to the William C. Fiedler Collection, 1883-1978
Processed by Library Staff
?2000 - revised ?2005
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Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090