Chesney Archives

Cornelius W. Krusé Collection

Cornelius W. Krusé
by unidentified photographer

Collection Overview

Creator: Krusé, Cornelius Wolfram (1913 - 1982)
Collection Date: 1979 - 1981
Extent: 0.25 linear feet

Biography

Cornelius W. Krusé was born in College Station, Texas. He received his B.S. in engineering from the Missouri School of Mines in 1934 and his M.S. in sanitary engineering from Harvard University in 1940. He received his Ph.D. in 1961 from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Krusé joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1944 after serving as a sanitary engineer with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). While with the TVA, he organized the malaria control program and developed strong programs in environmental health engineering. His research interests were wide, and after coming to Johns Hopkins, Krusé served as a consultant for the TVA, the U. S. Public Health Service, and the World Health Organization.

Scope and Content

The Cornelius W. Krusé Collection spans the last part of his tenure as a professor in the school of hygiene and public health, emphasizing his involvement with the World Health Organization (WHO). There are numerous records concerning Krusé’s membership on the WHO Expert Committee on Environmental Management for Vector Control. Materials include lists of committee members, agendas, annotated schedules, programs of lectures, working papers, and background information.

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