1.25 cu. ft. (3 boxes).
Correspondence, reports, articles, memoranda, and clippings concerning Chesley's career as a Minneapolis physician and as epidemiologist and executive officer of the Minnesota Dept. of Health (1907-1955).
About half deal with his service and that of his wife Placida as American Red Cross public health officers in France, Germany, and Poland (1918-1920), with data on community medical facilities, sanitary and health conditions among World War I refugees, treatment of communicable diseases, and Red Cross services. There are occasional reports and comments on Polish political and economic affairs and financial records (1922-1924) of a Minneapolis organization that raised money for a Warsaw teachers' training institute.
The remaining papers concern public health conditions in Minnesota and the United States, epidemiology, and Chesley's work with the American Board of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (1949).
An inventory that provides additional information about these materials is available in the repository; filed as P984.