Scope and Content

The papers contain correspondence, course materials, written works, and raw data and analysis. The correspondence series (Series 1) includes letters from medical professionals, optometrists, scholars, former students, and professional organizations. This series documents Alpern's expertise in the field, his research interests, and his mentoring of students. Of special note in Series 3 (Written Works) is Alpern's research for the obituary memorial of W.S. Stiles. The largest series (Series 4) contains raw data and data analysis of Alpern's research and collaborative research.